4 Memory Care Facilities near Scranton, PA

2 Memory Care Facilities in Scranton, PA


The Gardens of Green Ridge

Provides: Memory Care
2751 Boulevard Ave, Scranton, PA 18509
"Every resident at The Gardens of Green Ridge benefits from a spirit of community that is based on family ideals. At The Gardens of Green Ridge, personal interests are achieved and lasting..." More

Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania

Provides: Memory Care
1101 Vine Street, Scranton, PA 18510
"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..." More

2 Memory Care Facilities near Scranton, PA

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Oakwood Terrace

Provides: Memory Care
400 Gleason Drive, Moosic, PA 18507
"Oakwood Terrace was a beautiful place and decorated like someone's house. You can barely tell that it was an assisted living place. The staff was very accommodating. My tour was very nice, and they..." More


Elmcroft of Mid Valley (Treasures)

Provides: Memory Care
67 Sturges Road, Peckville, PA 18452
"The staff at Elmcroft of Mid Valley was highly skilled and clearly understand memory care. It's a smaller community so the setting is more intimate and homey. The chef even took the time to meet..." More
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    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

    Cities in Pennsylvania

    $5,520.00 Vestal
    $5,015.00 Allentown
    $4,850.00 US
    $4,495.00 Kingston
    $4,481.00 Scranton
    $3,500.00 Bethlehem

    Memory Care costs in Scranton start around $4,481 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,850 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.

    Memory Care near Scranton, PA

    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Scranton

    • 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

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