There are 1,348 assisted living facilities in Pennsylvania. Major cities, such as Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, usually have the most options to choose from based on an individual’s care needs. Seniors who can live somewhat independently but require some assistance with daily living activities may benefit from assisted living. 

What Services Do Assisted Living Facilities Provide?

Assisted living facilities provide services that help seniors with daily living activities, including dressing, bathing, grooming and toileting. Although the exact services depend on the specific facility, most communities offer housekeeping, prepared meals, laundry services and transportation for residents. These facilities also provide various amenities to help seniors stay engaged and feel at home in their new community. Common amenities include:

  • Organized social activities and events
  • Concierge services
  • Nursing staff
  • Gym or fitness center
  • Outdoor common areas
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wellness program
  • Salon and barber shop
  • Emergency call systems

Trained personal care staff is usually available 24/7 to respond to emergency calls and help residents with their daily tasks. However, assisted living facilities do not provide around-the-clock skilled nursing care. A nursing home may be more suitable in that case. 

How to Choose an Assisted Living Facility

To choose an assisted living facilities, individuals and families can search by town or zip code to find a directory of assisted living facilities in their area. A facility that matches a loved one’s needs and feels like home are key when choosing the right location. Scheduling a facility tour can be helpful to see what amenities are provided and how residents spend their days. Some communities may also have virtual tours or pictures on their website offering an idea of what the facility looks like.