5 Memory Care Facilities near Reading, PA
Also serving communities of Wyomissing, Shillington, Orwigsburg, Pottsville.
There are 5 Memory Care Facilities in the Reading area, with 3 in Reading and 2 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Reading is $4,894 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,900. Cheaper nearby regions include Phoenixville with an average starting cost of $3,775.
To help you with your search, browse the 1 review below for memory care facilities in Reading. Better rated regions include Pottstown with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in Reading, PA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Reading
Reading is a small city located in Berks County, Pennsylvania. Nearly 10 percent of Reading's 88,000 residents are 65 years or older and many of these require specialized residential care for Alzheimer's disease, Huntington's disease or other forms of dementia. Throughout Pennsylvania, in fact, an estimated 280,000 seniors have been diagnosed with some form of dementia.
In the Reading area, seniors with dementia can choose from more than 60 memory care facilities. Known officially in Pennsylvania as Assisted Living Residences (ALRs), these facilities often offer both basic assisted living services to seniors as well as memory care to those with dementia. The Pennsylvania Department of Aging, which regulates these facilities, provides similar provisions for both levels of care.
- Reading's overall cost of living is exceptionally low when compared with the average U.S. city. Overall costs are 18 percent below the national average, while housing costs in the city are 73 percent below. Families who are looking for affordable memory care may find Reading to be an ideal location.
- The Reading area is home to world-class medical facilities including those that specialize in brain health and dementia care such as Haven Behavioral Hospital and Tower Health- Reading Hospital in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Although the air quality has been given a passing grade by the American Lung Association, Berks County has high levels of ozone pollution which can pose a threat to vulnerable members of the population, including seniors and those with a respiratory illness.
- Violent crime in Reading occurs at nearly double the rate of the average Pennsylvania city. An average of 7.28 violent crimes per 1,000 residents occurs each year in Reading, while only 3.13 violent crimes per 1,000 residents occur on average throughout the state. Seniors and their families should ensure that any memory care facility they're considering has security procedures in place to keep residents safe.
Paying for Memory Care in Reading
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Reading start around $4,894 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,043 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Reading 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 Reading
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 Reading
Reading 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 Reading, please visit our Memory Care in Pennsylvania page.
Directory of Winners in the Reading Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Reading
Reading-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.