14 Assisted Living Facilities near Altoona, PA

4 Assisted Living Facilities in Altoona, PA

Graystone Manor at Bellmeade

Provides: Assisted Living
1929 E. Pleasant Valley Boulevard, Altoona, PA ...
"My wife is a resident at Graystone Court and I can not imagine a home with a more caring and efficient staff. The home itself is beautiful with oil paintings on the walls and it's free of the odors..." More

Altoona Center For Nursing Care

Provides: Assisted Living
1020 Green Avenue, Altoona, PA 16601
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Golden Livingcenter - Hillview

Provides: Assisted Living
700 SOUTH CAYUGA AVENUE, Altoona, PA 16602
"Seemed very understaffed. When I mentioned it to my husbands case management, she was quick to say they were within state guild lines. There is rarely a nurse at the nurses station. They have..." More

Warner's Home for the Aged

Provides: Assisted Living
1100 14TH AVENUE, Altoona, PA 16601

10 Assisted Living Facilities near Altoona, PA


Elmcroft of Altoona

Provides: Assisted Living
170 Red Fox Drive, Duncansville, PA 16635
"Elmcroft of Altoona was great. The facility and people were good. They very seldom have vacancies. Their medical outlook is level 2 or above. They don't have a pool, but they have a huge garden in..." More

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Garvey Manor Nursing Home

Provides: Assisted Living
1037 South Logan Boulevard, Hollidaysburg, PA 1...
"My mother began to call this her home and everyone there her family. She started out in an independent living apartment, but after several years, she needed more care and transferred to a personal..." More


Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg

Provides: Assisted Living
220 Newry Street, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648
"My dad was at Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg and it was very nice. They had different levels; that was what made it so nice. They had different houses. If you need assistance, they have..." More

The Winds At Mattern Orchard

Provides: Assisted Living
590 NEWRY LANE, Duncansville, PA 16635
"My impression of The Winds At Mattern Orchard was good. Their rooms were nice and there's also a courtyard with gardens. There are various activities the residents can do. The food was very good..." More

Hollidaysburg Veterans Home

Provides: Assisted Living
500 Municipal Dr, Duncansville, PA 16635

Blair Chalet

Provides: Assisted Living
R D 1 Box 379, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648

John Paul II Manor

Provides: Assisted Living
856 CAMBRIA STREET, Cresson, PA 16630

Martha's Manor Inc

Provides: Assisted Living
124 Cosey Lane,, Lilly, PA 15938

Sonshine Country Manor

Provides: Assisted Living
1890 MARINA ROAD, Fallentimber, PA 16639

St Leonard's Home

Provides: Assisted Living
601 NORTH MONTGOMERY STREET, Hollidaysburg, PA ...

Assisted Living near Altoona, PA

Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Altoona

  • Review of Graystone Manor at Bellmeade

    My wife is a resident at Graystone Court and I can not imagine a home with a more caring and efficient staff. The home itself is beautiful with oil paintings on the walls and it's free of the odors... Read more

    Dean E
  • Review of Graystone Manor at Bellmeade

    My mother-in-law is at Graystone Manor at Bellmeade. It's very clean and they have very competent staff. They're very friendly and very caring with the clients. They have Bingo and things like that... Read more

  • Review of Golden Livingcenter - Hillview

    Seemed very understaffed. When I mentioned it to my husbands case management, she was quick to say they were within state guild lines. There is rarely a nurse at the nurses station. They have wate... Read more

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Altoona

Altoona, Pennsylvania is situated approximately 100 miles east of Pittsburgh. The major railroad town lies at the base of Brush Mountain and has a population of around 45,000 persons, with 16.1 percent being over the age of 65. These 8,000 seniors are served by four assisted living facilities in Altoona, with an additional 21 in the neighboring areas. Assisted living facilities in Altoona and throughout the state of Pennsylvania are referred to as personal care homes (PCH) and are inspected and licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services. PCHs are defined by the state as residences that provide shelter, meals, supervision and assistance with personal care tasks.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Altoona

  • Pennsylvania is considered a retirement tax-friendly state. Because the state doesn't tax social security income, Altoona offers seniors the opportunity to save more money for everyday costs. 
  • Altoona experiences a diverse climate that includes cold, snowy winters and hot, humid summers. Seniors who live in the area will find an average of 60 inches of snow each winter, not ideal for those seeking sunshine and temperate weather.
  • Bus service in Altoona is provided by AMTRAN. Seniors are eligible to ride this public transit system for free. For seniors who are looking to travel throughout New England, Amtrak's the Pennsylvanian stops daily in Altoona and offers service to New York City or Pittsburgh. Senior citizens also qualify for discounted fares while riding Amtrak.
  • The Altoona area is home to world-class medical facilities, including UMPC Altoona Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
  • Altoona has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Blair Senior Services Central Blair Senior Center, an organization that provides seniors a place to participate in multiple exercise classes, congregate meals and daily activities.
  • A senior has a 1 in 44 chance of being a victim of violent or property crime in Altoona. This means that crime rates in Altoona are approximately 81 percent higher than the rest of Pennslyvania's towns or cities. Because of the high crime rates in Altoona, seniors might consider looking elsewhere.

Paying for Assisted Living in Altoona

Average Monthly Costs

Cities in Pennsylvania

$4,000.00 US
$3,505.00 Duncansville
$2,759.00 Tyrone

Assisted Living costs in Altoona start around $0 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 Altoona 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 Altoona

The state of Pennsylvania does not offer any explicit resources for financial assistance for assisted living (PCH). The state's official website that discusses options for paying for long-term care suggests enrolling in long-term insurance or paying with personal savings.

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 Altoona

Altoona 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.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Altoona

Altoona-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.