6 Memory Care Facilities in Philadelphia County, PA

Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in Philadelphia County, PA

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Caring Star 2016

The Terrace at Chestnut Hill

Provides: Memory Care
495 East Abington Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118
"The rooms are typical size. The staff seem friendly. Management has chagned for the 3rd time in a year which was concerning but the administrator is the same and we are glad of that. They send..." More

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Wesley Enhanced Living at Stapeley

Provides: Memory Care
6300 Greene St, Philadelphia, PA 19144
"Its been about a month since we moved my mother into the Stapeley facility of Wesley Enhanced Living and my siblings and I are a very pleased. Mom's declining memory and other cognitive skills..." More
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Caring Star 2015

Atria Center City

Provides: Memory Care
150 North 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
"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..." More

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Caring Star 2015

Deer Meadows Retirement Community

Provides: Memory Care
8301 Roosevelt Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19152
"Deer Meadows Retirement Community is situated on seven acres of land and is conveniently located in Northeast Philadelphia. Offering independent living, personal care, secured memory care and..." More

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Caring Star 2012

The Watermark At Logan Square

Provides: Memory Care
2 Franklin Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103
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The Cottages at Germantown

Provides: Memory Care
127 R. West Gorgas Lane,, Philadelphia, PA 19119
"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..." More

    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

    Counties in Pennsylvania

    $6,715.00 Burlington County
    $5,725.00 Philadelphia County
    $5,689.00 Camden County
    $5,219.00 Delaware County
    $5,103.00 Montgomery County
    $5,101.00 Bucks County
    $4,974.00 US
    $4,474.00 Gloucester County

    Memory Care costs in Philadelphia County start around $5,725 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,974 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.

    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Philadelphia County

    • Review of Wesley Enhanced Living at Stapeley

      Its been about a month since we moved my mother into the Stapeley facility of Wesley Enhanced Living and my siblings and I are a very pleased. Mom's declining memory and other cognitive skills req... Read more

      Tim sh
    • Review of The Terrace at Chestnut Hill

      The rooms are typical size. The staff seem friendly. Management has chagned for the 3rd time in a year which was concerning but the administrator is the same and we are glad of that. They send week... Read more

      N.C.A.
    • 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

      Terry
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