22 Memory Care Facilities near Pittsburgh, PA
Also serving communities of Mckees Rocks, Gibsonia.
There are 22 Memory Care Facilities in the Pittsburgh area, with 19 in Pittsburgh and 3 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Pittsburgh is $4,757 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,825. Cheaper nearby regions include Bridgeville with an average starting cost of $4,300.
To help you with your search, browse the 20 reviews below for memory care facilities in Pittsburgh. On average, consumers rate memory care in Pittsburgh 4.2 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Bridgeville with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 8 families in Pittsburgh find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Pittsburgh, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Pittsburgh, PA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is home to the University of Pittsburgh Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, which specializes in the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. There are approximately 280,000 people living with this disease in Pennsylvania, where 14 percent of the population is over 65. In Pittsburgh, there are 15 memory care facilities from which to choose and 14 located in nearby areas including Monroeville and West Mifflin. Assisted living residences (ALRs) in Pittsburgh and the rest of the state that are licensed to provide care for residents with Alzheimer’s are called Special Care Units (SCUs) and are held to stringent requirements.
- The cost of living in Pittsburgh ranks at 94.2, cheaper than the U.S. average of 100. Caregivers who handle financial matters for seniors in memory care may find the lower living cost reflected in areas such as facility cost and health care.
- Pittsburgh ranks 52 out of 100 on Sperling’s Comfort Index because there are only 160 sunny days per year as compared to the U.S. average of 205. The city receives an estimated 27 inches of snow annually, which may hinder outdoor enjoyment for senior residents.
- The rate for both violent crime and property crime in Pittsburgh is higher than the national average. Violent crime ranks 71.7 as compared to the U.S. average of 31.1, while property crime comes in at 46.6 as compared to the U.S. ranking of 38.1. The good news is that memory care facilities have surveillance and security to ensure the safety of residents and their belongings.
- Pittsburgh has an air quality rating of 39 out of 100, while the U.S. as a whole is rated 58. This may be detrimental for seniors in memory care who have respiratory illnesses or who are sensitive to pollution.
Paying for Memory Care in Pittsburgh
Average Monthly Costs
Cities in Pennsylvania
Memory Care costs in Pittsburgh start around $4,676 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,957 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Pittsburgh 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 Pittsburgh
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 Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh 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 Pittsburgh, please visit our Memory Care in Pennsylvania page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh-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.
Other Options in Pittsburgh, PA
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Pittsburgh
Review of Arden Courts of North Hills
My mother was a resident at this facility prior to her death. I have been in healthcare for 40 years, and I have never seen a more compassionate staff than at this facility. Every staff member to... Read more
Review of Sunrise of McCandless
Sunrise of McCandless was not an appropriate setting for my mother, and it would be far out of our price range as well. The rooms were nice. The staff was nice and friendly, but they weren't that a... Read more
Review of Sunrise of McCandless
Sunrise of McCandless is very clean, the care has been excellent, and anyone we've seen interacting with the residents has been very kind and respectful. They're doing some construction right now, ... Read more