2 Assisted Living Facilities in Bedford, PA

2 Assisted Living Facilities in Bedford, PA

Carrol's Rest Home

Provides: Assisted Living
7741 LINCOLN HWY, Bedford, PA 15522
"My great-grandfather spent the last few months of his life as a resident of Carrol's. The staff truly made him feel at home and loved and cared for him as though he was their own family. Pap was..." More

Colonial Courtyard at Bedford

Provides: Assisted Living
220 Donahue Manor Rd, Bedford, PA 15522
"I've been there quite a few times to visit my grandmother. The staff was always personable and friendly. The whole place was carpeted and that made me feel a bit better since my grandmother has..." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Bedford

    Bedford, Pennsylvania, started as a trading post in 1750, and once hosted George Washington, as well as three later presidents. Today, the city of more than 48,000 people boasts approximately 11,000 seniors. At the Bedford Senior Center, residents over 55 can share a midday meal, attend classes or take exercise classes. For aging citizens who need assistance with the tasks of daily living, there are two assisted living facilities in town. In Bedford and the rest of Pennsylvania, assisted living facilities are called assisted living residences (ALR). They're licensed and overseen by the state's Department of Aging, Office of Long-Term Living, Division of Licensing.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Bedford

    • In Bedford and throughout the commonwealth, seniors don't pay taxes on retirement income, such as IRAs, Social Security and 401(k)s. Also, pension income for seniors over 60 is tax-exempt, so seniors may have a bit more money for living expenses or assisted living costs.
    • The Bedford area is home to world-class medical facilities, including UPMC Bedford Memorial, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
    • The cost of living in Bedford is more than 11% below the state and national averages, due mainly to lower housing and healthcare costs. This may be welcome news for families moving to the area to be closer to loved ones in assisted living.
    • Seniors in Bedford can feel secure while attending appointments in town as the violent and property crime rates are a fraction of the U.S. averages. Bedford's violent crime rate is 9.3, less than half the national median of 22.7, while its property crime rate is 15.7, less than half the U.S. average of 35.4.
    • Compared to the national average air quality of 58, Bedford has one of the best air quality ratings in the country, at 83. These results are based on the EPA's National Air Toxics Assessment. This means that seniors with COPD and other respiratory diseases can breathe easier here.
    • At 38 inches, Pennsylvania gets as much rain as the national average, but it receives 32 inches of snow, which is four more inches than the U.S. average. With January lows of 19 and July highs of 83, residents at assisted living centers may wish to ask whether individual temperature controls are available in the rooms.

    Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.

    Paying for Assisted Living in Bedford

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Pennsylvania

    $4,000.00 US
    $2,660.00 Duncansville

    Assisted Living costs in Bedford 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 Bedford 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 Bedford

    PA Code 2800.27 limits how much assisted living facilities can charge for their services. The fees cannot exceed the senior's monthly income. In Bedford and the rest of Pennsylvania, seniors who already receive SSI might be eligible for assistance for assisted living costs.

    Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Pennsylvania page.

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    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 Bedford

    Bedford 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 Bedford, please visit our Assisted Living in Pennsylvania page.

    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Bedford

    Bedford-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 Bedford

    • Review of Colonial Courtyard at Bedford

      Community is understaffed and proper care not able to be given. High turnover of staff. No consistency of care. Read more

      family member of former resident
    • Review of Colonial Courtyard at Bedford

      We don't get showers the way we were told. The meals are not good. Vegetables are soggy. The girls are worked to death. There is not enough help and many of the managers are quitting. Read more

      thought it would be beter
    • Review of Colonial Courtyard at Bedford

      This is a beautiful facility, but extremely understaffed. The residents are now being charged $4.00 more per day, and staff has been cut. The residents are not receiving the care they should. Ca... Read more

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