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Cost of Pennsylvania Assisted Living Facilities

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average cost of assisted living in Pennsylvania is $3,555 per month.

The monthly base rate for Pennsylvania assisted living is typically lower when compared to neighboring states. Pennsylvania is also less expensive compared to the national average.

This cost is the base cost for a one-bedroom assisted living unit in Pennsylvania. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

West Virginia$3,500
Pennsylvania$3,555
U.S.$3,600
Ohio$3,890
Maryland$3,900
New York$4,100
New Jersey$5,725
Delaware$5,745

Assisted Living Regulations

Pennsylvania defines an assisted living facility as a personal care home for people who do not need continuous nursing services, but who may need assistance with some of their ADL's. Residents of a personal care home include the elderly, those with mental illness and retardation, as well as those with physical disabilities. Pennsylvania law is being revised and distinctions may develop which separate assisted living residences from personal care homes.

Pennsylvania Assisted Living Facilities Scope of Care

In Pennsylvania, an assisted living facility provides food, shelter and personal assistance or supervision 24 hours a day. Staff members may assist residents with ADL's, including: - eating, drinking, - ambulating, - transferring in and out of a bed or chair, - toileting, bladder and bowel management, - personal hygiene, - securing and managing health care, - self-administering medication, - proper turning and positioning in a bed or chair

Pennsylvania Assisted Living Admission Requirements

Residents of an assisted living facility must not require continuous nursing care. A facility must have a written program description including the services the home can effectively provide and the needs of the residents that can be served without jeopardizing their health or safety. A resident cannot be admitted if doing so would violate staffing guidelines, fire safety regulations or physical site policies.

Pennsylvania Assisted Living Care Plan Requirements

Pennsylvania has very specific guidelines regarding the development and maintenance of a care plan for assisted living residents. Specific forms are required for several different types of assessments which must be completed at various intervals throughout the admissions process. When all of the evaluations have occurred, a support plan must be identified and in place no later than 30 days following admission.

Pennsylvania Assisted Living Medication Management Requirements

An assisted living facility is required to help residents as needed with their medications, if such assistance has been determined to be a part of the resident's care plan. Medication assistance may only be performed by staff who are either licensed medical personnel or who have completed an approved medical administration course.

Pennsylvania Assisted Living Facility Requirements

Private units must allow for at least 80 square feet of livable floor space, while double occupancy units must allow for at least 60 square feet of livable floor space per person. In addition, residents with mobility needs must have at least 100 square feet of living space and allow room for necessary equipment. Other policies apply regarding general and fire safety, and sanitation needs. No more than four residents are allowed per residential unit. There must be one toilet for every six users and one tub/shower for every ten users. Users include staff, residents and visitors.

Pennsylvania Assisted Living Staffing Requirements

Direct care staff must be sufficient in number to meet the needs of the residents. At least one direct care staff member must be present and awake at all times. Staff members must be 18 and have a high school diploma. Staff must have orientation and at least forty hours of initial training related to safety, resident rights and reporting abuse. An administrator must be 21, and meet a variety of different educational requirements. He or she is required to be in the home at least 20 hours per month.

Pennsylvania Assisted Living Medicaid Policy

Medicaid funding is not available, although a state supplement to Supplemental Security Income is available for residents in personal care homes.

Pennsylvania Alzheimer's Unit Requirements

No more than two persons are allowed per bedroom in this unit. Staff who work in the unit must have specific training for working with that population. At least one specially trained staff person must be present in the unit at all times. Additional policies apply to these units. Weekly activities must include: - gross motor activities, such as dancing, stretching, and other exercise; - self-care activities, such as personal hygiene; - social activities, such as games, music, and holiday and seasonal celebrations; - crafts, such as sewing, decorations, and pictures - sensory and memory enhancement activities, such as review of current events, movies, story telling, picture albums, cooking, pet therapy, and reminiscing; - outdoor activities, as weather permits, such as walking, gardening, and field trips.

Pennsylvania Medicaid Coverage of Assisted Living and Related Services

The State of Pennsylvania does not pay for care services funded by Medicaid to those living in assisted living communities. Instead, the State of Pennsylvania offers a program called PA Dom Care (Domiciliary Care Program).

The Pennsylvania Domiciliary Care program - Dom Care offers an option to assisted living. The care recipient moves into the home of a caregiver and receives care in that home by the person(s) who reside there. The Dom Care providers are screened by the PA Department of Aging's local Area Agencies on Aging to make certain that the home passes safety checks and the providers must pass background checks.

Dom Care recipients receive room, board and care services at a cost lower than traditional assisted living or nursing home care. Dom Care Providers are permitted to care for a maximum of 3 residents.

Providers cannot be related to the Residents. To be clear, an elderly individual cannot move into the home of another family member and pay them for their care services. However, an elderly individual can move into the home of a friend provided they meet the other qualifications to provide care. The rate for care in 2013 - individual residents pay $964 / month and couples pay $1706 / month to their Dom Care Providers.

The Pennsylvania Dom Care Benefits

Participants receive personal care and assistance with daily living activities like laundry, housekeeping, cooking, medication reminders, transportation assistance and recreational activities. They also are assigned a case manager from the state that monitors their well-being and their home's safety. Medical care is not a covered benefit of this program.

Participants may qualify to receive financial assistance. The supplement helps fills the gap between the program participant's income and the monthly cost of Dom Care.

How to apply - applicants for this program must receive approval before they are able to participate in the Dom Care program from their local Area Agency on Aging. More information can be found on the Pennsylvania Department of Aging webpage about the program. View the legal requirements of the program here.

What is the best number to call to get started? 1- 717-783-1550

Is there a website? http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt?open=514&objID=616679&mode=2

Department of Public Welfare, Bureau of Human Services Licensing

Phone (717) 783-3670

Contact: Ronald Melusky Phone (717) 783-3670

E-mail: rmelusky@state.pa.us

Web Site: www.dpw.state.pa.us

Pennsylvania Contacts

Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, Bureau of Adult Residential Licensure

Phone: (717) 783-3670
Website: www.dpw.state.pa.us

Contact:
Karen E. Kroh
Phone: (717) 783-3670
Email:

Much of the information above was adapted from the National Center of Assisted Living 2010 Regulatory Review.

License information source: Pennsylvania Department of Human Services

Pennsylvania Assisted Living Facilities by City

Abington
Aliquippa
Allenport
Allentown
Allison Park
Altoona
Ambler
Ambridge
Annville
Apollo
Aston
Athens
Atlas
Audubon
Avalon
Baden
Bath
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Bear Creek Townshi
Beaver
Beaver Falls
Bedford
Belleville
Bellevue
Bensalem
Bentleyville
Berwick
Berwyn
Bethany
Bethel Park
Bethlehem
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Boyertown
Brackenridge
Braddock
Bradford
Brentwood
Bridgeville
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Brodheadsville
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Butler
Cabot
Camp Hill
Campbelltown
Canonsburg
Canton
Carbondale
Carlisle
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Catasauqua
Center Valley
Centerville
Centre Hall
Chalfont
Chambersburg
Charleroi
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Cherry Tree
Chester
Cheswick
Chicora
Clairton
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Clarksville
Claysburg
Claysville
Clearfield
Coal Center
Coal Township
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Confluence
Connellsville
Coraopolis
Cornwall
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