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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

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

Researching Pennsylvania Assisted Living? Ask these questions:

  • What terms does Pennsylvania require to be disclosed to you prior to making a decision?
    Pennsylvania may require the base price, payment schedule, services included in that rate and other items to be disclosed in writing - be sure to find out.
  • What is the Scope of Care offered?
    Find out the minimum services the facility MUST provide to you, as required by Pennsylvania. These may include 24-hour supervision, types of meals, medical attention, etc.
  • What are the admission requirements to live at the facility?
    Each state is different; find out what the age and physical health requirements are for this specific facility as well as facilities in Pennsylvania. Determine if the type of care you need is offered by the individual facility.
  • Will the facility complete an assessment and create a care plan for the resident?
    Pennsylvania probably requires an initial evaluation and the creation of a care plan - be sure to find out exactly what the facility offers.
  • Ask about the handling of medication in the facility?
    There are sure to be specific requirements in Pennsylvania - ask how the facility handles administering your medication.
  • Does the facility offer rooms and other areas that meet or exceed those required by Pennsylvania?
    Pennsylvania will have a minimum size of rooms, a limit to number of people per room, and even requirements as to privacy of available bathrooms - make sure you ask.
  • Does the facility offer the available required staff?
    Make sure the facility staffs the proper professionals, as Pennsylvania requires. These may include an administrator and caregivers, as well as round-the-clock staff.
  • Is memory care offered?
    Find out of the facility is licensed to be able to handle dementia or Alzheimer's care in Pennsylvania.
  • Are Medicaid waivers available for Pennsylvania for this specific facility?
    If you are unable to cover the costs, find out if the facility may offer a Pennsylvania Medicaid Waiver. You can also research at dhs.pa.gov.

Helpful Pennsylvania Assisted Living Resources

Do you have a question about licensing or regulations of assisted living facilities in Pennsylvania? Questions about licensing and regulations are handled at the state level. You can contact the Pennsylvania licensing and regulatory agency at:
Department of Human Services, Bureau of Human Services Licensing
dhs.pa.gov
(717) 783-3670
Do you want to report an issue or have a dispute with a senior living facility in Pennsylvania? Your local Pennsylvania long-term care ombudsman can help resolve disputes and offer assistance in your long-term care decisions. You can contact them at:
Department of Aging of Pennsylvania
aging.state.pa.us
Local: (717) 783-1550
Are you aware of all the Pennsylvania health-based programs available to you? Your Pennsylvania Health Department can be a great resource. Contact them at:
Pennsylvania Department of Health
health.state.pa.us
Tollfree: (877) 724-3258
Are you familiar with the Pennsylvania Area Agencies on the Aging and all the assistance they can provide to you?

The Pennsylvania AAAs (Area Agency for the Aging) are very helpful. These offices can provide guidance to those 60+ in Pennsylvania regarding elder abuse, caregiver support, insurance counseling, transportation and much more.

Find your local Pennsylvania AAA below:

Active Aging
Meadville, PA
(814) 336-1792
Beaver County Office on Aging
Beaver Falls, PA
(724) 847-2262
Aging Services, Inc.
Indiana, PA
(724) 349-4500
Allegheny County Area Agency on Aging
Pittsburgh, PA
(412) 350-4234
Westmoreland County Area Agency on Aging
Greensburg, PA
(724) 830-4444
Southwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging
Charleroi, PA
(724) 489-8080
Area Agency on Agency of Somerset County
Somerset, PA
(814) 443-2681
Cambria County Area Agency on Aging
Johnstown, PA
(814) 539-5595
Blair Senior Services, Inc.
Altoona, PA
(814) 946-1235
Huntingdon, Bedford, and Fulton County Area Agency on Aging
Bedford, PA
(814) 623-8148
Centre County Office on Aging
Bellefonte, PA
(814) 355-6716
STEP Office of Aging
Williamsport, PA
(570) 323-3096
Columbia-Montour Aging Office, Inc.
Bloomsburg, PA
(570) 784-9272
Northumberland County AAA
Sunbury, PA
(570) 495-2395
Union-Snyder Area Agency on Aging
Lewisburg, PA
(570) 524-2100
Mifflin-Juniata Area Agency on Aging, Inc.
Lewistown, PA
(717) 242-0315
Franklin County Area Agency on Aging
Chambersburg, PA
(717) 263-2153
Adams County Office for Aging
Gettysburg, PA
(717) 334-9296
Cumberland County Aging and Community Services
Carlisle, PA
(717) 240-6110
Perry County Area Agency on Aging
New Bloomfield, PA
(717) 582-5128
Dauphin County Area Agency on Aging
Harrisburg, PA
(717) 780-6130
Lebanon County Area Agency on Aging
Lebanon, PA
(717) 273-9262
York County Area Agency on Aging
York, PA
(717) 771-9610
Lancaster County Office of Aging
Lancaster, PA
(717) 299-7979
Chester County Department of Aging Services
West Chester, PA
610-344-6378
Montgomery County Aging & Adult Services
Norristown, PA
(610) 278-3601
Bucks County Area Agency on Aging
Doylestown, PA
267-880-5700
Delaware County Office of Services for the Aging (COSA)
Eddystone, PA
(610) 490-1300
Philadelphia Corporation for Aging
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 765-9000
Berks County Office on Aging
Reading, PA
(610) 478-6500
Lehigh County Office Of Aging and Adult Services
Allentown, PA
(610) 782-3034
Northampton County Area Agency on Aging
Bethlehem, PA
610-829-4540
Pike County Area Agency on Aging
Hawley, PA
(570) 775-5550
Area Agency on Aging for Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Tioga Counties
Towanda, PA
(570) 265-6121
Area Agency on Aging of Luzerne and Wyoming County
Wilkes-Barre, PA
(570) 822-1158
Lackawanna County Area Agency on Aging
Scranton, PA
(570) 963-6740
Carbon County Area Agency on Aging
Palmerton, PA
(610) 824-7830
Schuylkill County Office of Senior Services
Pottsville, PA
(570) 622-3103
Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging, Inc
Clearfield, PA
(814) 765-2696
Jefferson County Area Agency on Aging
Brookville, PA
(814) 849-3096
Experience, Inc. Area Agency on Aging
Warren, PA
(814) 726-1700
Venango County Area Agency on Aging
Franklin, PA
(814) 432-9711
Armstrong County Area Agency on Aging
Kittanning, PA
(724) 548-3290
Challenges: Options in Aging
New Castle, PA
(724) 658-3729
Mercer County Area Agency on Aging, Inc.
Mercer, PA
(724) 662-6222
Monroe County Area Agency on Aging
Stroudsburg, PA
(570) 420-3735
Clarion Area Agency on Aging, Inc.
Clarion, PA
(814) 226-4640
Butler County Area Agency on Aging
Butler, PA
(724) 282-3008
Potter County Human Services
Roulette, PA
(814) 544-7315
Wayne County Area Agency on Aging
Honesdale, PA
(570) 253-4262

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Dover
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