4 Memory Care Facilities in York County, PA


Senior Commons at Powder Mill

Provides: Memory Care
1775 Powder Mill Road, York, PA 17403
"My father fell while in the memory care unit there and they didn't notify us or the hospital for 8 hours. Unfortunately the head injury lead to his death a few days later." More


Autumn House West

Provides: Memory Care
914 W Market Street, York, PA 17404
"Welcome to Autumn House West Care, Compassion & Dignity in the heart of York. The culture of all of our personal care communities offers confidence in the attentive care, loving compassion,..." More

Caring Star 2018

Country Meadows - Leader Heights

Provides: Memory Care
2760 Pine Grove Road, York, PA 17403
""Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength." - Betty Friedan Country Meadows of Country Meadows of York-South is located just 14 miles from the Maryland state line. ..." More

Caring Star 2013

Country Meadows of York West

Provides: Memory Care
1920 Trolley Road, York, PA 17408
"Country Meadows York West Retirement Community is a comprehensive organization dedicated to enriching all aspects of its residents' lives. Its quaint location within the Shiloh neighborhood of..." More

    What to Consider About Memory Care in York County

    York County is home to almost 450,000 people, and 17.1 percent of the population is aged 65 and older. People in this age bracket are most likely to develop Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. The Alzheimer's Association estimates that the disease affects more than 400,000 Pennsylvania citizens.

    An estimated 11.6 percent of the state's population has dementia and could benefit from an Alzheimer's Special Care Unit (SCU), as they're called in Pennsylvania including York County. These units are licensed by the Office of Long-Term Living.

    • York County's climate is almost the same as the national average with 43 inches of rain, 25 inches of snow and 199 sunny days as compared to 39, 26, and 205, respectively. Summertime highs stay in the mid-80s, and wintry lows only drop as low as 22 degrees. The county's Sperling Comfort Index is 49, which is five points lower than the national average. Seniors' families might want to ask facility staff about procedures in place to protect their residents from harsh weather conditions. 
    • York County's violent crime rate is only a few points above the U.S. average of 31.1, and the property crime rate is eight points lower than the national norm. SCUs have additional layers of security in place to prevent residents from leaving the facility and to stop unwelcome guests.
    • The air quality in York County is poor, according to the American Lung Association, which gives the area a "B" grade for particle pollution but an "F" for high ozone. This may affect seniors with pre-existing lung disease, such as asthma or lung cancer.
    • Retirement income is tax-exempt for residents 60 and older in Pennsylvania, including pensions, retirement accounts, and Social Security benefits. Pennsylvania's sales tax is low as well, which may lessen the tax bill for seniors, allowing families to budget more money towards memory care.

    Paying for Memory Care in York County

    Average Monthly Costs

    Counties in Pennsylvania

    $6,000.00 Harford County
    $5,870.00 Carroll County
    $5,710.00 York County
    $5,000.00 Lebanon County
    $4,863.00 US
    $4,776.00 Lancaster County
    $4,376.00 Cumberland County
    $3,040.00 Dauphin County

    Memory Care costs in York County start around $5,710 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,863 per month.

    It’s important to note that memory care rates in York 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 York 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 York County

    York 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 York County, please visit our Memory Care in Pennsylvania page.

    Directory of Winners in the York County Area

    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in York County

    York 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.

    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in York County

    • Review of Senior Commons at Powder Mill

      My father fell while in the memory care unit there and they didn't notify us or the hospital for 8 hours. Unfortunately the head injury lead to his death a few days later. Read more

      Mark Fitz
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