4 Memory Care Facilities in Westmoreland County, PA
The average cost of memory care in Westmoreland County is $4,344 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,800. Cheaper nearby regions include Allegheny County with an average starting cost of $4,259.
To help you with your search, browse the 8 reviews below for memory care facilities in Westmoreland County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Westmoreland County 4.6 out of 5 stars.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Westmoreland County
Westmoreland County has a population of about 353,000 people, and 22 percent of them are aged 65 or over, the age range most impacted by Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. In Pennsylvania, 280,000 seniors have Alzheimer's disease, and there are four memory care facilities in Westmoreland County to care for local seniors who require specialized care.
In Pennsylvania, these facilities are called assisted living residences and licensed by the state's Department of Aging or the Department of Public Welfare.
- The cost of living is Westmoreland County is 88, much lower than the state and national averages of 100. Housing costs at 67 are a fraction of the national median and could affect memory care fees thanks to lower operating costs.
- In Westmoreland County, the crime rate is 31, on par with the national average. However, property crime at 29 is much lower than the national average of 38.1. Although seniors in memory care are safeguarded by video surveillance and secure locks, family members may wish to ask what additional steps are taken to keep their loved ones safe.
- At 62, the air quality in Westmoreland County is just above the national average of 58, as measured by the EPA's National Air Toxics Assessment. Seniors with chronic respiratory conditions may be able to breathe a bit better here than in similar cities across the U.S.
- In Westmoreland County, the temperature range is between 20 and 83, offering four seasons to seniors who enjoy a change of scenery. Sperling's Comfort Index gives the county a 49 out of 100 (best), which is somewhat lower than the U.S. average of 54. Family members might want to ask might what measures are taken to keep residents warm in the winter months and cool and comfortable when it grows hotter.
Paying for Memory Care in Westmoreland County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Westmoreland County start around $3,671 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,939 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Westmoreland County 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 Westmoreland County
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 Westmoreland County
Westmoreland County 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 Westmoreland County, please visit our Memory Care in Pennsylvania page.
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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Westmoreland County
Westmoreland County-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 Westmoreland County
Review of Walden's View Senior Living
My review is for the Memory Care facility. I had to move my father out of his home after a fall which resulted in other medical issues. Unfortunately, he didn't recover, declined rapidly, and was... Read more
Review of Brookdale Latrobe
Brookdale Latrobe was very nice. The staff was very welcoming. We saw people being cared for and out in the hallways, not just in the room. It was just a short visit, but the overall atmosphere was... Read more
Review of Brookdale Murrysville
We chose Brookdale Murrysville because it's clean and they had a single room that's just right for my dad. The staff and the food seem fine, and my dad hasn't complained. They have a couple of TV a... Read more