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The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in Mechanicsburg, PA for 2023

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There are 14 Memory Care Facilities in the Mechanicsburg area, with 4 in Mechanicsburg and 10 nearby.

The average cost of memory care in Mechanicsburg is $5,911 per month. This is higher than the national median of $5,500. Cheaper rated regions include Hershey with an average starting cost of 6,050.

To help you with your search, browse the 48 reviews below for memory care facilities in Mechanicsburg. On average, consumers rate memory care in Mechanicsburg 3.3 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Harrisburg with an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars.

Caring.com has helped 6 families in Mechanicsburg find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Mechanicsburg, call (855) 948-3865.

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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. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Mechanicsburg

  • 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

Memory Care costs in Mechanicsburg start around $5,428 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,694 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.

Cities in Pennsylvania

Westminster

$7,595

Harrisburg

$6,405

Chambersburg

$6,100

Hershey

$6,050

Lancaster

$5,887

US

$5,694

Mechanicsburg

$5,428

York

$4,316

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.

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