The 5 Best Memory Care Facilities in Philadelphia County, PA for 2023
The average cost of memory care in Philadelphia County is $7,061 per month. This is higher than the national median of $5,500. Cheaper nearby regions include Camden County with an average starting cost of $6,685.
To help you with your search, browse the 16 reviews below for memory care facilities in Philadelphia County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Philadelphia County 4.3 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Camden County with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 5 families in Philadelphia County find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Philadelphia County, call (855) 863-8283.
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Directory of Memory Care Facilities in Philadelphia County, PA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Philadelphia County
Philadelphia County's population is 1,580,863 people, and 13.4 percent of these residents are age 65 and older. Based on statewide Medicare enrollment, around 14.1 percent of the seniors are projected to have Alzheimer's disease and related ailments that affect more than 400,000 Pennsylvania citizens, who could benefit from live-in attention at an Alzheimer's Special Care Unit (SCU), as they're called in Pennsylvania.
SCUs are licensed and governed by the Office of Long-Term Living, which requires specialized training and more security measures than an assisted living facility. There are six SCUs that seniors and their families can choose from in the county of Philadelphia.
Philadelphia County's climate is very near the national average with 47 inches of rain, 26 inches of snow and 199 sunny days as compared to 39, 26, and 205, respectively. Summertime highs can hit 88 degrees, and wintry lows stay above 26. The county has a Sperling's Comfort Index of 57, which is three points higher than the U.S. norm.
- The violent crime rate in Philadelphia County is more than twice the country's rate of 31.1 at 68.2, and the property crime rate is 23 points higher than the national rate of 38.1. SCUs have extra safeguards to protect residents, which can afford their families confidence that appropriate care is being given to their loved ones.
- The air quality in Philadelphia County is average to poor, according to the American Lung Association, which gives the area a "C" grade for particle pollution but an "F" for high ozone levels. Seniors living with dementia and some type of respiratory ailment may find that the air here aggravates their condition.
- Residents who are 60 and older in Pennsylvania enjoy tax exemptions for their retirement income, including pensions, accounts, and Social Security benefits. The state sales tax is also low, which may enable families to allocate more money towards memory care.
Paying for Memory Care in Philadelphia County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Philadelphia County start around $7,061 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,747 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia County
Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia County, please visit our Memory Care in Pennsylvania page.
Directory of Winners in the Philadelphia County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Philadelphia County
Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia County
Review of The Terrace at Chestnut Hill
The Terrace at Chestnut Hill had a good atmosphere. I liked the people. However, it looked like they were understaffed because there was a lot of stuff to do, but I saw them engaged with the reside... Read more
Review of Wesley Enhanced Living at Stapeley
I am posting this review of Wesley Enhanced Living at Stapeley, specifically the Bridges Memory Care. The move-in process was very smooth, facilitated on-site by Patrick who also recommended a par... Read more
Review of Wesley Enhanced Living at Stapeley
Wesley Enhanced Living at Stapeley took a personal approach during our tour. When the gentleman we met with, Patrick, explained to us why he got into this business, it made it very personal. He exp... Read more