24 Assisted Living Facilities near Chester, PA

2 Assisted Living Facilities in Chester, PA

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Residences at Chestnut Ridge

Provides: Assisted Living
2700 Chestnut St, Chester, PA 19013
"Residences at Chestnut Ridge has been very good. The building is beautiful, well-run, immaculately clean, and looks pretty. The staff that deals with us is very nice. There's someone always on..." More

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The Belvedere

Provides: Assisted Living
2507 Chestnut St, Chester, PA 19013
"Offering skilled nursing, medical and rehabilitative care for patients and residents. Whether for a short stay or for an extended period, our Clinical Care Teams are focused on implementing..." More

22 Assisted Living Facilities near Chester, PA

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Foulk Manor North

Provides: Assisted Living
1212 Foulk Road, Wilmington, DE 19803
"Foulk Manor North was not affordable, but it was nice. The staff was very friendly and very knowledgeable. It's a nice and well-equipped community. The rooms were clean and sufficient, and the menu..." More

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Sunrise of Granite Run

Provides: Assisted Living
247 North Middletown Road, Media, PA 19063
"We visited Sunrise of Granite Run. I loved it. The residents were very engaged and happy. The staff looked very passionate and happy to work there. For us, it was very convenient. Their rooms were..." More

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The Residence at Glen Riddle

Provides: Assisted Living
263 Glen Riddle Road, Media, PA 19063
"My mother had PSP. This is a rare brain disease that only very recently is being treated differently than Parkinson's. I say this because the people at Glen Riddle listened to our family's concerns..." More

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Sunrise of Newtown Square

Provides: Assisted Living
333 South Newtown Square Road, Newtown Square, ...
"Sunrise of Newtown Square provides excellent resident care with a personal touch. My mother enjoyed her beautiful spacious room, activities and interaction with other residents in the warm clean..." More

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Ivy Gables

Provides: Assisted Living
2210 Swiss Lane, Wilmington, DE 19810
"The rooms were small in Ivy Gables. However, it was decorated beautifully and clean. I didn’t see a lot of interactions; I only saw six people, and they looked like they had memory issues. They..." More

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Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line

Provides: Assisted Living
100 Halcyon Drive, Media, PA 19063
"Everything was very good at Wesley Enhanced Living. The staff was also very good, but it was just a larger community than what they were looking for. The residents look happy and engaged...." More

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Glen Mills Senior Living

Provides: Assisted Living
242 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills, PA 19342
"Laura, the person who took me on the tour at Glen Mills, was great. They had beautiful, lovely, and clean living quarters. The place was pretty nice and good, and has a lot of different thing for..." More
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The Summit at Glen Mills

Provides: Assisted Living
52 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills, PA 19342
"Opening Late 2019/Early 2020 Combine amazing service, great friends, and resort-level amenities and you’ve got the perfect recipe for all the comforts of home. The Summit at Glen Mills is..." More

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Rose Tree Place

Provides: Assisted Living
500 Sandy Bank Road, Media, PA 19063
"My family and I moved Mom into Rose Tree Place in March 2019 and have been extremely satisfied with every aspect of this facility. Mike was exceptional in overseeing the whole process, Steve is..." More

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St. Francis Center for Rehabilitation...

Provides: Assisted Living
1412 Lansdowne Avenue, Darby, PA 19023
"THIS FACILITY OFFERS PLEASANT STAFF, PERFECT LOCATION, ACTIVITIES, OUTDOOR GARDENS AND CREATIVE MINDS. THEY ARE IN CONSTANT CONTACT WITH FAMILY TO KEEP ALL UPDATED ISSUES FRESH. I WOULD RECCOMEND..." More

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Maris Grove

Provides: Assisted Living
200 Maris Grove Way, Glen Mills, PA 19342
"The first place we visited was Maris Grove. We loved it and would move in tomorrow! We chose it because it was large, clean, and had everything we would like, except it was too far from our..." More

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Forwood Manor

Provides: Assisted Living
1912 Marsh Road, Wilmington, DE 19810
"I liked Forwood Manor a lot, and I'm very positive about it. The rooms were a good size, pretty new, and looked nice. The staff seemed good. They had a library." More

Harlee Manor

Provides: Assisted Living
463 W Sproul Rd, Springfield, PA 19064
"I can not say enough good things about Harlee Manor. My father was transferred there after a long stay between the hospital & another Assisted Living facility in Media. His care was excellent...." More

Plush Mills Senior Living

Provides: Assisted Living
501 Plush Mill Road, Wallingford, PA 19086
"Mom is at Plush Mills Senior Living, and so far our experience has been very positive. They have arts program, physical exercise program, and movie nights. Her room is like a small bedroom..." More

Riddle Village

Provides: Assisted Living
1048 West Baltimore Pike, Media, PA 19063
"Riddle Village is beautiful. The decor is very nice, it is a very large building and does not seem stuffy, nor does it smell. The rooms are large as well. The dining room and cafes prepare great..." More

Lima Estates

Provides: Assisted Living
411 North Middletown Road, Media, PA 19063

White Horse Village

Provides: Assisted Living
535 GRADYVILLE ROAD, Newtown Square, PA 19073
"I did not spend a lot of time with the staff, even after my grandparents moved into the assisted living building, but when I was around the staff, I did not see anything I had an issue with. The..." More

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Lodge Lane Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
1221 Lodge Lane, Wilmington, DE 19809
"Lodge Lane was beautiful, but they did not have independent living. They only had assisted living, which was not what I was looking for. The facility was small, new, friendly, and stellar...." More

Naamans Creek Country Manor

Provides: Assisted Living
1194 NAAMANS CREEK ROAD, Boothwyn, PA 19060

Media Campus

Provides: Assisted Living
111 Elwyn Road, Elwyn, PA 19063

Haskins Personal Care Home

Provides: Assisted Living
1009 Rhodes Avenue, Secane, PA 19018

Nova Gardens

Provides: Assisted Living
246 Melrose Avenue, East Lansdowne, PA 19050

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Chester

    Chester is located on the west bank of the Delaware River, about 12 miles southwest of Philadelphia, and its senior population of 11.7 percent is slightly less than Philadelphia's 12.5 percent. Seniors in the Chester area can choose from 29 assisted living facilities, including two in Chester and another 27 in surrounding areas like Media and Woodbury. The regulations regarding assisted living facilities, officially known as assisted living residences, are administered by the Department of Human Services in Pennsylvania.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Chester

    • Chester's weather is generally milder than Pennsylvania's more mountainous regions further inland, especially during the winter. The average low temperature in January is 26 degrees, while the average high temperature in July is 87 degrees. Seniors may find the weather in Chester to be comfortable for a relatively large portion of the year.
    • Chester’s cost of living is only 82.5 percent of the national average, which is quite low for this part of the country. However, the extremely low cost of housing accounts for the great majority of this difference. Essential living expenses that will be of greatest interest to seniors are all above the national average, especially utilities.
    • The economic difficulties in Chester have resulted in a very high overall crime rate. The rate of violent crimes is especially high at 15.83 per thousand people per year, as compared to an average of 3.16 for Pennsylvania. Seniors living in Chester should use extreme caution to protect themselves.
    • The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority serves Chester with one of its regional rail lines, which originates in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and ends in Newark, New Jersey. Seniors 65 and over pay only a nominal fare for destinations in Pennsylvania and half the standard fare for destinations in Delaware and New Jersey. These discounts require a senior ID card.
    • The Chester Senior Center maintains a full calendar of activities that includes games such as cards, dominos and bingo. Exercise classes, arts and crafts and adult education are also part of the regular schedule. This senior center also serves hot lunches Monday through Friday.
    • The Chester area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Community Hospital and Crozer Chester Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.


    Paying for Assisted Living in Chester

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Pennsylvania

    $4,667.00 Wilmington
    $4,291.00 Media
    $4,264.00 Haverford
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,881.00 Philadelphia
    $3,300.00 Woodbury
    $3,300.00 Newtown Square
    $3,090.00 Chester

    Assisted Living costs in Chester start around $3,090 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 Chester 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 Chester

    Pennsylvania does not have any programs that help with the costs of assisted living at this time. Social Security Supplemental Income (SSI) may be able to provide some financial help to those who are eligible. 

    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 Chester

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


    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Chester

    Chester-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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    Assisted Living near Chester, PA

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    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Chester

    • Review of Residences at Chestnut Ridge

      Residences at Chestnut Ridge has been very good. The building is beautiful, well-run, immaculately clean, and looks pretty. The staff that deals with us is very nice. There's someone always on call... Read more

      Nina
    • Review of Residences at Chestnut Ridge

      Most of the staff members are very nice. Very friendly. But as far as the building goes, it's not great at all. My mother has been without a toilet, refrigerator, and cold water in the kitchen sink... Read more

      Tony Ieradi
    • Review of Residences at Chestnut Ridge

      We moved mom into Residences at Chestnut Ridge. It's beautiful, inside it's really nice, and it's well-decorated. She gets round the clock care, she likes everyone, and the staff is very nice, and ... Read more

      Amy
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