2 Memory Care Facilities in Mercer County, PA

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Garden Way Place

Provides: Memory Care
2400 Garden Way, Hermitage, PA 16148
"At Garden Way Place, residents are at the center of our small, homelike senior living community. We develop individual care plans to meet the needs of each resident, and a full-time registered..." More

Saint Paul Homes

Provides: Memory Care
339 EAST JAMESTOWN ROAD, Greenville, PA 16125
"St Paul’s Nursing Home is nice, but my friend cannot afford to stay there. They were a good place -- clean and very friendly. It’s very well maintained, very nice, and organized. Nice neighborhood,..." More

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Mercer County

    Approximately 112,000 people live in Mercer County, and 21 percent of them are age 65 or over, the demographic most likely to develop Alzheimer's disease, Huntington's disease and other forms of dementia. Statewide, there are about 280,000 seniors diagnosed with Alzheimer's diseases. 

    There are two memory care facilities in Mercer County, located in Hermitage and Greenville, to care for local residents with Alzheimer's disease. In Pennsylvania, these are known as assisted living residences and licensed by the state's Department of Aging or the Department of Public Welfare.

    • The cost of living in Mercer County is 82, much lower than the state and national averages of 100. Housing costs are half the national median and may indirectly impact memory care fees thanks to lower operating costs.
    • Mercer County has a higher violent crime rate at 40 than the national average of 31.1. However, property crime at 37, is more a bit lower than the U.S. median of 38.1. Seniors in memory care are protected by video surveillance and secure locks, required by law, but family members may want to ask staff what steps are taken to keep residents safe.
    • At 72, the air quality in Mercer County, is much higher than the national average of 58, as measured by the EPA's National Air Toxics Assessment. Seniors with chronic respiratory conditions might breathe easier here on most days.
    • With a temperature range of 17 to 81, Mercer County offers a wide spectrum of seasonal weather for seniors in memory care facilities. Sperling's Comfort Index rates the county a 45 out of 100 (best), much lower than the U.S. average of 54. Due to the county's extreme temperatures in winter and summer months, family members might wish to ask about measures taken to ensure their loved ones' comfort during extreme temperatures.


    Paying for Memory Care in Mercer County

    Average Monthly Costs

    Counties in Pennsylvania

    $5,400.00 Geauga County
    $5,235.00 Portage County
    $4,897.00 US
    $4,674.00 Mahoning County
    $4,265.00 Butler County
    $4,182.00 Allegheny County
    $4,000.00 Mercer County
    $3,973.00 Erie County

    Memory Care costs in Mercer County start around $4,000 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,897 per month.

    It’s important to note that memory care rates in Mercer County 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 Mercer County

    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 Mercer County

    Mercer County 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 Mercer County, please visit our Memory Care in Pennsylvania page.

    Directory of Winners in the Mercer County Area


    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Mercer County

    Mercer County-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.

    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Mercer County

    • Review of Saint Paul Homes

      St Paul’s Nursing Home is nice, but my friend cannot afford to stay there. They were a good place -- clean and very friendly. It’s very well maintained, very nice, and organized. Nice neighborhood,... Read more

      Maria771030
    • Review of Saint Paul Homes

      St. Paul’s was clean, and the food was good. It's a very large facility, and you had to park outside. They didn't have a pool. The staff was very competent. They had nursing care. Read more

      Jerry541382
    • Review of Saint Paul Homes

      <p>I did not meet a lot of the staff other than the one who assisted me. She gave me a lot of material and explained how they have apartments that you can move in to. She explained all kinds of lev... Read more

      Bonnie106368361
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