The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Carlisle, PA for 2023

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Carlisle, PA

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Thornwald Home

Provides: Assisted Living
442 WALNUT BOTTOM ROAD, Carlisle, PA 17013
"I’m here at Thornwald Home; it was closer to my children’s home, so they could visit me all the time. I can ring a bell, and within 7 to 12 minutes, there’s someone checking me out; they’re good...." More

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Cumberland Crossings Retirement Commu...

Provides: Assisted Living
1 Longsdorf Way, Carlisle, PA 17015
"I was a rehab patient here. The nurses, nurses aids and physical therapists did an outstanding job. The facility is kept very clean thanks to the housekeeping department. The kitchen is what puts..." More

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Chapel Pointe at Carlisle

Provides: Assisted Living
770 SOUTH HANOVER STREET, Carlisle, PA 17013
"The community is the best that We have seen while searching for a community for my mother. The rooms are very spacious, very clean, and above all, very private. My mother had no needs or wants,..." More

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Church of God Home

Provides: Assisted Living
801 N Hanover Street, Carlisle, PA 17013
"This is by far one of the best nursing homes I've ever been too. I was a youth director of a local church in New York. During my time with the church, the youth and I would travel to several states..." More

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Brookdale Grandon Farms

Provides: Assisted Living
1100 Grandon Way, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
"My father will be moving into Brookdale Grandon Farms. They were so personable, and the facility was on a smaller scale, and that's what my dad is used to. I just feel like they can be more..." More

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Harmony at West Shore

Provides: Assisted Living
1910 Technology Parkway, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
"Harmony at West Shore was a phenomenal location. It looked more like a hotel than it did. Everything was very nicely decorated and very comfortable. They had beautiful libraries, a beautiful..." More

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Celebration Villa of Dillsburg

Provides: Assisted Living
153 Logan Road, Dillsburg, PA 17019
"My parents were residents of Celebration Villa of Dillsburg. I thought it was very well run, was very personalized, and they had a lot of activities. Unfortunately, my parents moved in during COVID..." More

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Legend at Silver Creek

Provides: Assisted Living
425 Lambs Gap Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
"At Legend at Silver Creek, we offer two types of senior living solutions: personal care and memory care. Residents enjoy services and support tailored to their individual preferences and interests...." More

Country Meadows of Mechanicsburg (Wes...

Provides: Assisted Living
4905 E Trindle Rd, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
"After a lengthy hospital stay I was advised that it would be best for my wife to be placed in an assisted living facility. After searching I decided on Country Meadows of Mechanicsburg. I wasn’t..." More

Bethany Village

Provides: Assisted Living
325 Wesley Drive, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
"My parents are residents of Bethany Village. It's definitely the best community. They're on the expensive side, so that's the only negative thing. The atmosphere is very good, and they have a lot..." More

Green Ridge Village

Provides: Assisted Living
210 Big Spring Road, Newville, PA 17241
"Green Ridge Village was very homey and very clean. They had two different places, one was a big old mansion, and one was a regular clinical type home. They're both wonderful. The staff was just..." More

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The Bridges at Bent Creek

Provides: Assisted Living
2100 Bent Creek Blvd., Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
"I toured The Bridges at Bent Creek. They have been extremely helpful, and it was a beautiful location. I really like the people that we met there, so it's a wonderful place. The marketing director..." More

VibraLife - Mechanicsburg

Provides: Assisted Living
707 Shepherdstown Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
"My mom spent the last week of her life here and my only regret is that we could not get her there sooner. The level of care, concern and respect shown to my mother, sister and I was pivotal in..." More

Kinkora Pythian Home

Provides: Assisted Living
25 COVE ROAD, Duncannon, PA 17020
"My Mother has been in the personal care wing at Kinkora since 2019. We are over the top pleased with her care and. Attitude toward life and how much she has improved since entering the facility...." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Carlisle

    Carlisle, Pa., is a small borough located in Cumberland County. It's known as the automotive capital of Pennsylvania and hosts numerous car shows each year that sometimes draw more than a half million visitors. Over 15 percent of the population in Carlisle is made up of senior citizens. The Carlisle area is home to 22 assisted living residences. Four are located in Carlisle while the remaining 18 are located in surrounding communities such as Mechanicsburg, Harrisburg and Camp Hill. Assisted living residences in Pennsylvania are regulated by the Department of Aging, Office of Long Term Living.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Carlisle

    • The cost of living in Carlisle is nearly 6 percent lower than the U.S. national average. Lower prices on expenses such as health care and prescription medications will allow seniors to use the savings toward the cost of assisted living.

    • The Carlisle area is home to world-class medical facilities, including UPMC Pinnacle Carlisle, in case of medical emergencies or illness.

    • Pennsylvania is tax-friendly toward seniors and doesn't deduct income tax from social security income.

    • Property crime rates are slightly higher in Carlisle than the national median. There are 26.09 reports of property crime for every 1,000 residents in Carlisle, while the national average is only 25. Seniors living in Carlisle may wish to take extra caution when it comes to protecting their assets. 

    • Carlisle sees above average amounts of both rain and snow. National yearly averages are 39 inches of rain and 26 inches of snow per year, while Carlisle's average is 42 inches of rain and 28 inches of snow. Seniors who are fond of outdoor living may find the climate to be unpleasant and inconvenient.

    • The Carlisle area has an array of community resources for seniors, including Rabbit Transit's Shared Ride program, which offers consolidated routes to locations not served by fixed public transportation routes, as well as six senior centers.

    Paying for Assisted Living in Carlisle

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Pennsylvania

    $7,440.00 Middletown
    $5,400.00 Camp Hill
    $4,095.00 Dillsburg
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,875.00 Mechanicsburg
    $3,847.00 Harrisburg
    $3,460.00 Shippensburg

    Assisted Living costs in Carlisle 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 Carlisle 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 Carlisle

    There are no Medicaid programs for seniors that help pay for the cost of services provided by assisted living residences in Pennsylvania. 

    Residents who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) may be eligible for additional funding from the state to pay for the cost of room and board. Assisted living residences may not charge seniors who receive SSI more than their monthly income less a personal needs allowance. Family supplementation is permitted provided it's paid directly to the residence.

    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 Carlisle

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

    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Carlisle

    Carlisle-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 Carlisle

    • Review of Manorcare Health Services-carlisle

      I visited a resident that is in your care. She is in the dementia./Alzheimer’s unit. When my friend and I arrived I was expecting this place to be like all the others I had been to. I was totally s... Read more

    • Review of Manorcare Health Services-carlisle

      Every visit I’ve had with my friend in assisted living has been delightful. The place is clean, activities are plentiful, she has made wonderful friends, staff is friendly and helpful. Read more

      Julia Stoltz
    • Review of Chapel Pointe at Carlisle

      The community is the best that We have seen while searching for a community for my mother. The rooms are very spacious, very clean, and above all, very private. My mother had no needs or wants, whe... Read more

      Mel Dunlap
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