12 Memory Care Facilities near Mechanicsburg, PA
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There are 12 Memory Care Facilities in the Mechanicsburg area, with 3 in Mechanicsburg and 9 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Mechanicsburg is $5,327 per month. This is higher than the national median of $5,120. Cheaper nearby regions include York with an average starting cost of $4,030.
To help you with your search, browse the 33 reviews below for memory care facilities in Mechanicsburg. On average, consumers rate memory care in Mechanicsburg 3.1 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Harrisburg with an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Mechanicsburg, PA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Mechanicsburg
Located within the greater Harrisburg metro area, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, has a population of 9,016, with 15.8 percent of residents aged 65 years and older. Some of these people are part of the 280,000 seniors in the state who are currently living with Alzheimer's disease and related forms of dementia.
The borough has three memory care facilities to serve this population and 11 more in nearby neighborhoods such as Dillsburg and Harrisburg. These facilities are known as Special Care Units, or SCUs, and are typically housed within existing assisted living residences or personal care homes.
- The cost of living is 97.9 in Mechanicsburg, compared to a national average of 100. However, healthcare is 13 percent higher than the national average and 6 percent higher than the state average, which might be a point of consideration for families with loved ones in memory care here.
- Mechanicsburg has a violent crime rate of 22.2, significantly lower than the U.S. average of 31.1, and a property crime rate of 37, which is lower than the U.S. average of 38.1. Despite the moderate crime stats, it's a good idea to ask about which specific security measures are in place at each facility toured. Cameras, alarms and other devices should be installed and monitored.
- Mechanicsburg has 195 sunny days per year, which is just under the national average. It gets 42 inches of rain and 26 inches of snow annually, which is also on par with the regional and national figures. July highs average 85 degrees Fahrenheit, and January lows average 22 degrees, making certain times of year challenging for seniors who are sensitive to extreme hot or cold weather.
- Pennsylvania is tax-friendly toward retirees, with no tax on Social Security income or withdrawals from retirement accounts. Senior income and public or private pension income is also tax-exempt, which may leave some room in the budget for personal items and other daily expenses.
Paying for Memory Care in Mechanicsburg
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Memory Care costs in Mechanicsburg start around $5,132 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,053 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Mechanicsburg and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.
Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Mechanicsburg
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in Pennsylvania page.
More Ways to Pay for Memory Care
While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for memory care, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance memory care costs include:
- Veterans Benefits
- Life Insurance Policy
- Long-Term Care Insurance
- Reverse Mortgage
For more information about different ways to finance memory care, visit our Memory Care in Pennsylvania page.
Free Memory Care Resources in Mechanicsburg
Mechanicsburg and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in a memory care community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.
To see a list of free memory care resources in Mechanicsburg, please visit our Memory Care in Pennsylvania page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Mechanicsburg
Mechanicsburg-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in Pennsylvania are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Pennsylvania page for more information about these laws.
Other Options in Mechanicsburg, PA
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Mechanicsburg
Review of Harmony at West Shore
There is virtually no staff around. When I've tried to call to report an emergency in my aunt's room, you can't get anyone to answer the phones. Even during regular hours, you spend 20 minutes wa... Read more
Review of Harmony at West Shore
My mom and stepfather moved into Harmony at West Shore. My mom is in memory care. It's wonderful as far as memory care goes, it's very nice. The staff is what makes it wonderful. They're very frien... Read more
Review of Brookdale Grandon Farms
My parents are in the memory care unit at Brookdale Grandon Farms. The staff was very pleasant and answered my questions. The facility itself was wonderful. They have a very low staff ratio, so it ... Read more