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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Bucks County, PA for 2024

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Paying for Assisted Living in Bucks County

Seniors living in Bucks County likely share Allentown’s $3,550 cost for assisted living, which is the closest city listed in Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey 2020. This is $750 less than the United States as a whole, and about $405 below the Pennsylvania average of $3,955. This means the cost in Bucks County is about 11% and 21% more affordable than the statewide and national averages, respectively.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Assisted living costs in other cities in Pennsylvania vary significantly. In the western part of the state in Pittsburgh, seniors can expect to pay $3,500 per month, the same as their peers in Bucks County. Rates in Scranton, in northern Pennsylvania, average $2,450 per month or $1,100 less. In East Stroudsburg, which is about 55 miles to the north, the cost is $4,875 or $1,325 more. Costs increase even more toward the center of the state; those in State College pay a monthly rate of $5,340, which is $1,790 more. To the south, costs in Chambersburg and Harrisburg average $5,215 and $4,857 per month, or $1,665 and $1,307 higher, respectively. Philadelphia, in southeastern Pennsylvania, has the highest costs in the state. Seniors in this city can expect to pay $5,550 per month, which is $2,000 more than the rate in Bucks County.

Bucks County/Allentown

$3,550

Pennsylvania

$3,955

The United States

$4,300

Scranton

$2,450

Pittsburgh

$3,550

Harrisburg

$4,857

East Stroudsburg

$4,875

Chambersburg

$5,215

State College

$5,340

Philadelphia

$5,550

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Bucks County

Bucks County 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.

Financial Assistance 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 Bucks County

ResourceContactService
Philadelphia Veterans Regional Office(215) 381-3042Staff at the Philadelphia Veterans Regional Office can assist older adults who served in the military with obtaining federal benefits they’ve earned through their service. Those who’ve sustained a service-related injury may be eligible for disability compensation. Seniors may also qualify for a monthly pension, and veterans who are unable to live independently may be eligible for Aid and Attendance benefits.
Bucks County Transport’s Persons with Disabilities Program(215) 794-5554Bucks County Transport’s Persons with Disabilities Program offers affordable alternatives for senior citizens and individuals with disabilities who are unable to use regular, fixed-route bus service. Seniors are required to complete the application process before requesting their first ride, and they must be covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act. All vehicles are able to accommodate mobility devices, and the service is available Monday through Friday.
State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program(717) 783-8975Pennsylvania’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman works to preserve the rights of seniors living in assisted living facilities throughout the state. The ombudsman is responsible for investigating and resolving issues related to proper transfer and discharge, mistreatment, quality of care services and elder abuse. Volunteers can also provide counseling at no charge to help seniors find a facility that meets their specific needs.
Bucks County Area Agency on Aging(267) 880-5700Bucks County’s Area Agency on Aging helps improve the lives of seniors aged 60 and over with a variety of free or subsidized services. The agency’s staff offers advice to create a personalized care plan for each resident through the Long-term Care Management Program. The AAA also coordinates the PrimeTime health promotion program, and provides opportunities for seniors to stay engaged in the community through the Positively Aging volunteer program.
Bucks County Senior Centers(267) 880-5700The local AAA manages 13 senior centers throughout Bucks County. At the centers, seniors have access to a wide range of activities that help prevent social isolation, including bingo and other board games, free classes, tai chi, dancing and knitting. Technology coaching is available to those who want to learn how to use computers, and there are also free tax preparation workshops. Seniors can also participate in regular group trips, and enjoy a nutritious, low-cost lunch with their peers.
APPRISE Medicare Counseling Program(800) 783-7067This program provides one-on-one counseling for seniors to help them learn about the available health insurance options that can meet their needs, including Medicaid and long-term care insurance, which may help pay for assisted living. Volunteers offer unbiased, impartial information about Medicare Parts A and B, Medicare Advantage, Medigap and Part D prescription drug plans, as well as programs that can reduce their premiums and out-of-pocket costs.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Bucks County

Bucks County-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.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Pennsylvania

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Katie

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Ann's Choice

My parents moved into Ann's Choice. It's a comprehensive level of care. They supply a refrigerator. You have to bring your own microwave. The staff members were excellent, very caring, and...

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Bob B

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Brookdale Northampton

My father has been at Brookdale for five years. All good so far! The staff is friendly, helpful, courteous, and fun. They always stop in his room to see if they can do anything for him. The food is...

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Glori@T

I visited this facility

Review of Legacy Gardens of Bristol

A family member moved into Legacy Gardens recently. The place is small & seems clean but could use a makeover; old wallpaper, carpets & a damaged floor tile that could pose a tripping hazard. The...

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