4 Memory Care Facilities near Scranton, PA
Also serving communities of Moosic, Peckville, Newfoundland.
There are 4 Memory Care Facilities in the Scranton area, with 2 in Scranton and 2 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Scranton is $4,481 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,900. Cheaper nearby regions include Kingston with an average starting cost of $4,475.
To help you with your search, browse the 16 reviews below for memory care facilities in Scranton. On average, consumers rate memory care in Scranton 4.5 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Kingston with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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2 Memory Care Facilities in Scranton, PA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Scranton
Scranton is situated in the northeastern region of Pennsylvania, a state in which the Alzheimer's Association estimates that 280,000 people are living with Alzheimer's. This disease, which is diagnosed in as many as one in 10 seniors, is the leading cause of dementia. Scranton's senior community makes up more than 16 percent of the city's population of 78,000 people and some are in need of memory care.
Scranton is home to one memory care facility, and there are two more in the nearby cities of Moosic and Peckville. These facilities may also be called special care units and may either occupy their own building or be located within assisted living residences or personal care homes.
- Lackawanna County received an A for short-term particle pollution and a D for ozone pollution from the American Lung Association. Families whose senior loved one has cardiovascular disease or a respiratory illness may wish to speak to their doctor about how Scranton's air quality may affect their health.
- Pennsylvania does not have an income tax, so Scranton seniors do not pay income tax on any type of retirement income, including government or private pensions, Social Security benefits or withdrawals from retirement savings accounts. This may leave more money in the budget for memory care expenses.
- Scranton experiences mild summers with highs in the low-80s, which may appeal to seniors who are sensitive to heat. Winters are cold and snowy, with lows in the teens and an annual average of 50 inches of snow, which is double the national snowfall average. This may make local travel difficult for families visiting their loved ones in a memory care facility.
- The Scranton area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in geriatric care such as Regional Hospital of Scranton, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in Scranton
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Scranton start around $4,481 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 Scranton 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 Scranton
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 Scranton
Scranton 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 Scranton, please visit our Memory Care in Pennsylvania page.
Directory of Winners in the Scranton Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Scranton
Scranton-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 Scranton
Review of The Gardens of Green Ridge
I very much like The Gardens of Green Ridge. They were playing bingo, and then in the memory care unit, they were doing arts and crafts. The staff members were very kind. It was our no. 1 pick of m... Read more
Review of Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania
Jewish Home of Eastern PA was a very beautiful place. There was no odor. The walls had colors. It's homey and had wooden floors. I only saw the dementia unit. The administrator who showed me around... Read more