47 Assisted Living Facilities near Allentown, PA
There are 47 Assisted Living Facilities in the Allentown area, with 14 in Allentown and 33 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Allentown is $3,610 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,425. Cheaper nearby regions include Emmaus with an average starting cost of $2,500.
To help you with your search, browse the 244 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Allentown. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Allentown 4.1 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Macungie with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 9 families in Allentown find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about assisted living options and costs in Allentown, call (855) 863-8283.
14 Assisted Living Facilities in Allentown, PA
33 Assisted Living Facilities near Allentown, PA
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Allentown
Located in Lehigh County, Allentown, Pennsylvania, is the state’s third most populous city. About 12 percent of the city’s population are seniors aged 60 and over, and there are 12 licensed assisted care facilities in Allentown to serve their needs. 44 more facilities are situated in nearby communities as well. All of these facilities, which are referred to as personal care homes, are licensed and regulated by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Allentown
- Even with its many amenities, Allentown is associated with a cost of living that is below the national average. Allentown’s cost of living index is 94; the national average, which is also the overall average for the state of Pennsylvania, is 100.
Lehigh Valley Active Life, a popular Allentown senior center, features a wide variety of activities that include arts and crafts classes, health seminars, computer classes, fitness sessions and supervised trips.
- Allentown is home to world-class medical facilities, including Lehigh Valley Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Seniors should note that Pennsylvania does not tax social security checks, which leaves more money in their assisted living budgets. Additionally, the state does not tax withdrawals taken from certain types of retirement and 401k accounts.
- Seniors who plan to rely on public transportation in Allentown have convenient access to the Lehigh and Northampton Transportation Authority, which operates a fixed-route bus service throughout the city. Seniors age 65 and older ride free with their PA Senior Travel ID.
- Seniors concerned about safety should consider that Allentown has an above-average crime rate. Allentown’s annual crime rate is 3,224 crimes per 100,000 people while the national average is 2,837 crimes per 100,000 people.
Paying for Assisted Living in Allentown
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Allentown start around $3,610 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.
It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Allentown 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 Assisted Living in Allentown
Allentown seniors who meet certain eligibility requirements for the Pennsylvania Department of Aging waiver may qualify for financial assistance in order to pay for care within one of the city’s assisted living facilities. In addition, if you receive SSI and need to live in an assisted living facility, the state can pay a supplement to the facility if you qualify.
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Pennsylvania page.
More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living
While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:
- Veterans Benefits
- Life Insurance Policy
- Long-Term Care Insurance
- Reverse Mortgage
For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in Pennsylvania page.
Free Assisted Living Resources in Allentown
Allentown and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living 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 assisted living resources in Allentown, please visit our Assisted Living in Pennsylvania page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Allentown
Allentown-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Pennsylvania are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Pennsylvania page for more information about these laws.
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Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Allentown
Review of Heather Glen Senior Living
I chose Heather Glen for my Mothers care because as soon as I came to tour the facility, they made me feel welcome. The director, "Jackie" went above and beyond to accommodate my Mother's needs... Read more
Review of Heather Glen Senior Living
Our mom has received such great care at Heather Glen we could not be more pleased. The staff is super friendly and accommodating. We highly recommend placing your loved one at Heather Glen. They... Read more
Review of Parkland Manor
My mother as been there for 2 months and I’ve been pretty impressed from what I have seen so far. I usually visit her during the day and the first shift crew is great! Very friendly and always the... Read more