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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Beaver Falls, PA for 2024

Beaver Falls is a cozy community located along the Beaver River in Western Pennsylvania that’s home to about 1,300 seniors. The city has a lot to offer older adults, including a very low cost of living, favorable tax policies and some of the most pleasant summer weather in the country.

Seniors in Beaver Falls who need help with daily activities, such as bathing, housekeeping and medication reminders, may find that assisted living is their best long-term care option. These communities for older adults provide room, board and some supervision, but they don’t provide the high level of medical care available in nursing homes. According to Genworth Financial’s 2020 Cost of Care Survey, assisted living in Beaver Falls costs an average of $4,677 per month.

This guide is intended to help families compare the cost of assisted living in Beaver Falls with nearby cities and other types of senior care. It also provides links to valuable community resources that can make dealing with long-term care easier and more affordable. 

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Beaver Falls

Assisted living facilities, officially known as assisted living residences, in Beaver Falls are licensed by Pennsylvania’s Department of Health. General provisions, requirements, resident rights and other regulations affecting assisted living facilities are located in Pennsylvania Code Chapter 2800

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Beaver Falls

  • The overall cost of living in Beaver Falls is 20.9% lower than the national median and 7.5% lower than the Pennsylvania average. While very low housing costs account for much of this affordability, health care costs are also well below the state and national averages. 
  • Seniors in Beaver Falls benefit from Pennsylvania’s favorable tax policies for retired people. Not only is Social Security exempt from state income tax, but all withdrawals from retirement accounts are exempt as well, as are public and private pensions. 
  • The climate for Beaver Falls is considered very average for the United States. The city gets about 38 inches of rain per year, matching the national average. It also gets 21 inches of snow per year. In summer, Beaver Falls gets a 9.1 out of 10 on BestPlaces Comfort Index.
  • The American Lung Association’s State of the Air Report Card gives Beaver County a D for ozone pollution and a passing score for particle pollution. Despite a negative history of ozone pollution, the number of high ozone days has decreased significantly in the past decade. 
  • Statistics show that rates of violent and property crime are higher in Beaver Falls than the state and national averages. Many assisted living facilities in the area understand that this may be a concern for families, so they offer perimeter barriers, video surveillance, access control and other security features to improve peace of mind. 
  • While there are no hospitals within the city limits of Beaver Falls, there are quality medical facilities nearby. Curahealth Heritage Valley is just 4 miles away in the town of Beaver, which is also home to numerous pharmacies and other health care providers. 

Paying for Assisted Living in Beaver Falls

The estimated cost of assisted living in Beaver Falls is $4,677 per month. This means families can expect to pay about $700 more per month than the Pennsylvania state average of $3,955 and about $370 more per month than the national median of $4,300. 

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

At $4,677 per month, Beaver Falls has high assisted living costs compared to nearby cities. In Pittsburgh, the average monthly rate is more than $1,100 less at $3,550. Across the border in Youngstown, Ohio, the average cost is about $600 less at $4,038 per month. In the town of Wheeling, West Virginia, which is also close to Beaver Falls, the estimated cost for assisted living is $3,906 per month. 

Beaver Falls

$4,677

Pennsylvania

$3,955

The United States

$4,300

Pittsburgh

$3,550

Youngstown, OH

$4,038

Wheeling, WV

$3,906

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Families looking for alternatives to assisted living in Beaver Falls will find both more and less expensive senior care options. Like most cities, nursing homes are the most expensive type of care in Beaver Falls. A semiprivate room costs $6,570 per month, while a private room averages $7,194 per month. Adult day health care is usually the least expensive option. Although cost information is not available for this type of service in Beaver Falls, statewide, seniors typically pay $1,517 for this level of care. The average cost for both homemaker services and home health aides is $3,718 per month, but this rate fluctuates based on the number of service hours required per week. 

Home Care

$3,718

Home Health Care

$3,718

Adult Day Health Care

0

Assisted Living Facilities

$4,677

Nursing Home (semiprivate room)

$6,570

Nursing Home (private room)

$7,194

Note: Care cost data for Beaver Falls was not available, so data for the closest city, Weirton, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Beaver Falls

Beaver Falls 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.

Paying for Assisted Living Facilities in Pennsylvania

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 Beaver Falls

The following free resources help seniors with legal issues, financial assistance, abusive situations and general advocacy. Programs are offered by public and private organizations. 

ResourceContactService
Beaver County Office on Aging(724) 847-2262Seniors and families in Beaver Falls can contact the Beaver County's Office on Aging to get information about long-term care in the community. Agents can perform an in-home assessment to determine which services are required and find out if any financial programs can help pay for care. Home and community services may be available to seniors still at home waiting to transition to assisted living. The office on Aging also operates a senior center in nearby New Brighton, which offers a variety of games and activities for older adults.
Pennsylvania Health Law Project(412) 434-5779Free legal help is available to seniors in Beaver Falls through the Pennsylvania Health Law Project. This nonprofit organization is primarily responsible for ensuring that seniors in the state get the health care services and insurance coverage they deserve. It accomplishes this through advocacy, counseling and education. It also works to preserve Medicaid coverage for low-income seniors, as well as home and community-based services for older adults still living in their own homes.
Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program(800) 490-8505Operated by Pennsylvania's Department of Aging, the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program investigates reports of abuse occurring in Beaver Falls assisted living facilities. To encourage the investigation of abuse, the names of reporters will remain anonymous. Ombudsman volunteers can provide long-term care residents with information about their rights and advocate for them at the government level. Virtual counseling is available for families who are unable to travel to an office for assistance.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Beaver Falls

Beaver Falls-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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