17 Memory Care Facilities near Philadelphia, PA
There are 17 Memory Care Facilities in the Philadelphia area, with 7 in Philadelphia and 10 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Philadelphia is $5,665 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,850. Cheaper nearby regions include Woodbury with an average starting cost of $3,300.
To help you with your search, browse the 23 reviews below for memory care facilities in Philadelphia. On average, consumers rate memory care in Philadelphia 4.3 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Cherry Hill with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Philadelphia, PA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is home to 1,580,863 people, making it the sixth most populous city in the United States. Approximately 13 percent of the population are seniors, and those with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia have access to six memory care facilities in the city of brotherly love. There are another 16 facilities nearby in Bala Cynwyd, Cherry Hill, Wynnewood, Haverford, Wyndmoor, Lafayette Hill, Bryn Mawr, Woodbury and Jenkin Town.
Pennsylvania offers two types of memory care facilities. Assisted living residences, which are licensed by the Department of Aging, provide nursing home care and other services to four or more adults. Personal care homes, which are licensed by the Department of Public Welfare, also house four or more residents but cannot provide nursing home care. Both types may operate in one building under a dual license.
- Philadelphia is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Roxborough Memorial Hospital, as well as the Mercy Philadelphia Hospital in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Philadelphia’s violent crime rates are three times the national average, and property crime rates are 1.3 times the national average. When choosing a memory care facility, it is a good idea to do research on the surrounding neighborhood and inquire about the facility’s security features.
- Philadelphia residents enjoy housing costs that are 20 percent lower than the US average. In addition, pension income for seniors 60 years of age or older is exempt from taxes, as is income from Social Security, 401(k) accounts, IRAs, or other retirement accounts. This may help loved ones set aside additional money for memory care.
- On a scale from one to 100, where 100 indicates the most comfortable climate, Philadelphia scores a 57 on the Sperling Comfort Index. This city is cloudy and rainy for much of the year and has cold, snowy winters. Ask the staff of your chosen memory care facility how they ensure that residents will not wander out in harsh weather.
Paying for Memory Care in Philadelphia
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Philadelphia start around $5,665 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,973 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia
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 Philadelphia
Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia, please visit our Memory Care in Pennsylvania page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Philadelphia
Philadelphia-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 Philadelphia
Review of The Terrace at Chestnut Hill
My aunt was in The Terrace at Chestnut Hill. The activities were dependent on the staff that was working. Some people were more engaged with the seniors than the others. They had a great staff, but... Read more
Review of Atria Center City
Of all the communities we saw, Atria Center City was one of the best places. The location was great, and downtown Philadelphia doesn't have a whole lot of parking but they have parking under the bu... Read more
Review of The Cottages at Germantown
I liked the cottages, it had a short waiting list and the people there were nice and helpful. It's not far from where I live and that's most important. They have activities all the time. If mom wil... Read more