2 Memory Care Facilities in Monroe County, PA
The average cost of memory care in Monroe County is $5,469 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,800. Cheaper nearby regions include Northampton County with an average starting cost of $3,500.
To help you with your search, browse the 2 reviews below for memory care facilities in Monroe County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Monroe County 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Monroe County
Monroe County is in Pennsylvania's mountainous northcentral area with a population of 168,046, including 16.7 percent who are age 65 or older and may be living with dementia. Many of those seniors might benefit from living at an Alzheimer's Special Care Unit (SCU), as Pennsylvania assisted living facilities treating patients with cognitive ailments are known, where they could receive specialized care. The Office of Long-Term Living licenses and regulates these SCUs, and Monroe County has two of them within its borders.
- During an average year, Monroe County receives 48 inches of rain, while 39 is the U.S. average. Monroe County gets 47 inches of snow annually, compared to the U.S. average of 26, and its sunny days outnumber cloudy ones by 205 to 130. Summer temperatures stretch to 81 degrees, and the winter lows are a bone-numbing 16. The U.S. has a 54 Sperling's Comfort Index rating, which is ten points higher than this county.
- The air quality in Monroe County is very good. The American Lung Association gave it an "A" grade for particle pollution and a "C" for ozone levels. Seniors thinking about moving to an SCU in this county may want to consider if they have any pre-existing conditions that would be worsened by the air.
- The overall cost of living in Monroe County is three points lower than the U.S. and Pennsylvania median figures of 100. Housing is low at 76, compared to state and national averages of 89 and 100, respectively, while healthcare is three points higher than the U.S. norm. Seniors living on a fixed income may need to shuffle their budget to accommodate the higher cost of living.
- Retirement income is not taxed in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, including pensions, Social Security payments or 401(k) accounts of residents who are age 60 and older. In addition to the low state sales tax, these senior-friendly income tax exemptions may enable families to set aside more money for quality memory care.
Paying for Memory Care in Monroe County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Monroe County start around $5,469 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,939 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Monroe 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 Monroe 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 Monroe County
Monroe 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 Monroe County, please visit our Memory Care in Pennsylvania page.
Directory of Winners in the Monroe County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Monroe County
Monroe 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.
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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Monroe County
Review of Grace Park
I took a tour of Grace Park. It looked beautiful, but they told me they had a bed for my mother, and then they told me they no longer had a bed available. I was moving my mother up from New York, a... Read more
Review of Grace Park
My sister is in the dementia ward at Grace Park. The place is lovely. It's the best of any facility that I've seen. The staff is great. I have nothing negative to say. She has a private room and be... Read more