32 Memory Care Facilities near West Chester, PA
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There are 32 Memory Care Facilities in the West Chester area, with 6 in West Chester and 26 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in West Chester is $6,781 per month. This is higher than the national median of $5,180. Cheaper nearby regions include Exton with an average starting cost of $6,681.
To help you with your search, browse the 39 reviews below for memory care facilities in West Chester. On average, consumers rate memory care in West Chester 4.0 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Exton with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in West Chester, PA
What to Consider About Memory Care in West Chester
The borough of West Chester lies along the Delaware River near the New Jersey border in the state of Pennsylvania, a state where at least 280,000 people are currently living with Alzheimer's disease, according to the Alzheimer's Association. About 20,000 people live in West Chester, and nearly 9 percent are over the age of 65. To support local seniors who have Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia, West Chester has four memory care facilities, and there are an additional 20 facilities in nearby cities like Downingtown and Exton.
In West Chester, facilities are officially referred to as "special care units," or SCUs. They are located within their own secured areas within personal care homes or assisted living residences.
- The overall cost of living in West Chester is about 40 percent higher than the national median. This is predominantly due to the high cost of real estate in the area, which may impact the cost of room and board at local memory care facilities. Healthcare expenses are about 15 percent higher than the national average, which may make it difficult for seniors to afford care for chronic conditions like dementia.
- Crime is rated on a scale of one to 100, with one representing the lowest level of crime. Violent crime in West Chester is rated 29.5, compared to the national average of 31.1, and property crime is rated 35.8, compared to the nationwide median of 38.1. This may provide peace of mind for families who are helping loved ones relocate to memory care in this city.
- Summers in West Chester are hot and humid with highs in the mid-80s, which may be a consideration for seniors who enjoy being outside but are sensitive to heat. Winters are very cold with lows in the mid-20s and the area receives about 23 inches of snow annually.
- West Chester residents who are age 60 and over do not pay income tax on money the draw from retirement accounts, and those over 59.5 don't pay income tax on income they receive from public pensions. Additionally, Social Security benefits are not taxed in the state, which may let seniors budget more money toward memory care expenses.
Paying for Memory Care in West Chester
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in West Chester start around $6,476 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,363 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in West Chester 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 West Chester
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 West Chester
West Chester 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 West Chester, please visit our Memory Care in Pennsylvania page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in West Chester
West Chester-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 West Chester, PA
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in West Chester
Review of The Watermark at Bellingham
We visited The Watermark at Bellingham. They were very nice and very friendly. We had no issues with the staff, but there wasn't much outstanding about the facility. It's a very old community and i... Read more
Review of Arbor Terrace Willistown
I toured Arbor Terrace Willistown for my dad, and it was very nice and well-kept up. My issue is with distance, so I am trying to find something that is good and close to my home. I have no complai... Read more
Review of Sunrise of Westtown
My mother has been placed at Sunrise of Westtown. They're nice, professional, and homelike. It has only been a week, but I'm very impressed. My mother is adjusting well. Her room is a bit small, bu... Read more