5 Memory Care Facilities in Northampton County, PA
The average cost of memory care in Northampton County is $5,295 per month. This is higher than the national median of $5,120. Cheaper nearby regions include Lehigh County with an average starting cost of $5,251.
To help you with your search, browse the 19 reviews below for memory care facilities in Northampton County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Northampton County 4.2 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Lehigh County with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 8 families in Northampton County find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Northampton County, call (855) 863-8283.
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Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in Northampton County, PA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Northampton County
Northampton County, located in eastern Pennsylvania, has around 303,000 people, 18.6 percent of whom are aged 65 or over, the age range most likely to develop Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. About 280,000 seniors across the state have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, and there are seven memory care facilities in Northampton County to support local seniors with these cognitive challenges. These facilities are called assisted living residences and licensed by Pennsylvania's Department of Aging or the Department of Public Welfare.
- At 106, the cost of living is Northampton County a bit higher than the state and national averages of 100. Housing and healthcare costs are the biggest drivers and may indirectly lead to higher memory care fees due to higher operating costs.
- Northampton County has a slightly higher violent crime rate at 33 than the national average of 31.1. However, property crime at 31 is somewhat lower than the U.S. average of 38.1. This might ease the mind of family members moving to the area to be closer to loved ones in memory care.
- In Northampton County, the average air quality is 50, which is much higher than the national average of 58, according to the EPA's National Air Toxics Assessment. Seniors with chronic respiratory conditions enjoy clearer air in the region.
- The county's temperatures range between 19 degrees in January and 84 in July, and Sperling's Comfort Index for Northampton County is a 46 out of 100 (best), compared to the U.S. average of 54. The annual rainfall of 49 inches exceeds the U.S. annual average by 10 inches. Family members might wish to ask what measures are taken to keep loved ones' comfortable year-round, despite rising or falling temperatures.
Paying for Memory Care in Northampton County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Northampton County start around $3,500 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 Northampton 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 Northampton 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 Northampton County
Northampton 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 Northampton County, please visit our Memory Care in Pennsylvania page.
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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Northampton County
Northampton 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 Northampton County
Review of Saucon Valley Manor
I thought Saucon Valley Manor would have been a good place for my husband. It's just close to me and we could visit him frequently. We toured the memory care and there's an area where they can go o... Read more
Review of Saucon Valley Manor
My husband is now at Saucon Valley Manor. He's in the locked unit. They separate those who have memory care or memory brain diseases from others. They do activities, and they take them outside. The... Read more
Review of Country Meadows of Bethlehem
My father is in the Country Meadows of Bethlehem. He's in memory care. He's happy with their food. They're shorthanded, but they're helpful. It's not what I thought it was gonna be. I thought it wo... Read more