Located in Pennsylvania’s southeasternmost corner, Delaware County is part of the greater Philadelphia area. The county is home to 566,747 people, and seniors make up 16.8% of the population. It has a mild climate, with warm summers and chilly winters. Seniors who enjoy hunting, fishing and nature watching may like to visit Ridley Creek State Park, which has woodlands and waterfalls. Those who prefer to stay closer to home can take in horse racing and live entertainment at Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack. Residents can also visit world-class historic landmarks, such as the Brandywine Battlefield Park, a revolutionary war site.

There are numerous assisted living options to choose from in Delaware County. The average cost for this level of care is $5,550 per month, which is higher than national and state averages. However, Pennsylvania doesn’t tax Social Security, retirement account withdrawals and pension income, which can help stretch seniors’ retirement budgets. 

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Delaware County, PA

Sunrise of Granite Run

247 North Middletown Road, Media, PA, 19063

Sunrise of Granite Run is located in Media, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia, next door to the Granite Run Mall and a short drive from the Tyler Arboretum. Visitors describe the senior living co … (read more)
Sunrise of Granite Run is located in Media, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia, next door to the Granite Run Mall and a short drive from the Tyler Arboretum. Visitors describe the senior living co … (read more)

2015, 2016

Truewood by Merrill, Glen Riddle

263 Glen Riddle Road, Media, PA, 19063

The Residence at Glen Riddle is located in Media, Pennsylvania, just a short drive from the Natural Lands Wawa Preserve. Visitors praise this facility’s homey, Early American style and its pleasant, t … (read more)
The Residence at Glen Riddle is located in Media, Pennsylvania, just a short drive from the Natural Lands Wawa Preserve. Visitors praise this facility’s homey, Early American style and its pleasant, t … (read more)

2015

Residences at Chestnut Ridge

2700 Chestnut St, Chester, PA, 19013

Surrounded by the lush green spaces of Houston Park and the Taylor Memorial Arboretum, the Residences at Chestnut Ridge is firmly planted in the Philadelphia suburb of Chester. Residents appreciate th … (read more)
Surrounded by the lush green spaces of Houston Park and the Taylor Memorial Arboretum, the Residences at Chestnut Ridge is firmly planted in the Philadelphia suburb of Chester. Residents appreciate th … (read more)

Sunrise of Newtown Square

333 South Newtown Street Road, Newtown Square, PA, 19073

Sunrise of Newtown Square was homey. The residents seemed happy. The staff was friendly and kind. It was on rehabilitation, but it was clean. They have an arts and crafts room, and they have gardening … (read more)
Sunrise of Newtown Square was homey. The residents seemed happy. The staff was friendly and kind. It was on rehabilitation, but it was clean. They have an arts and crafts room, and they have gardening … (read more)

Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line

100 Halcyon Drive, Media, PA, 19063

Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line is in Media, Pennsylvania, some 15 miles from Philadelphia. It’s near a golf course, a nature preserve and shopping. The facility is pet-friendly and offers a wide var … (read more)
Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line is in Media, Pennsylvania, some 15 miles from Philadelphia. It’s near a golf course, a nature preserve and shopping. The facility is pet-friendly and offers a wide var … (read more)

Anthology of King of Prussia

350 Guthrie Rd, King Of Prussia, PA, 19087


The Mansion at Rosemont

404 Cheswick Place, Rosemont, PA, 19010


Merrill Gardens at Glen Mills

52 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills, PA, 19342


The Residence at Chadd’s Ford

1778 Wilmington Pike, Glen Mills, PA, 19342

We went to The Residence at Chadds Ford. It’s a new building, and it has the same sort of feel to it as the other place in that it’s very up to date and very pleasant looking. I don’t think it has qui … (read more)
We went to The Residence at Chadds Ford. It’s a new building, and it has the same sort of feel to it as the other place in that it’s very up to date and very pleasant looking. I don’t think it has qui … (read more)

Westgate Hills Rehabilitation and Nursing Center

2050 Old West Chester Pike, Havertown, PA, 19083


2015, 2016

Rose Tree Place

500 Sandy Bank Road, Media, PA, 19063

Rose Tree Place is located in Media, Pennsylvania, with convenient access to U.S. Highway 1 and Interstate 476 and just down the road from Marple Crossroads shopping mall. Relatives compliment the com … (read more)
Rose Tree Place is located in Media, Pennsylvania, with convenient access to U.S. Highway 1 and Interstate 476 and just down the road from Marple Crossroads shopping mall. Relatives compliment the com … (read more)

St. Francis Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare

1412 Lansdowne Avenue, Darby, PA, 19023

St. Francis Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare is in Darby Borough of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, which is 5 miles from Philadelphia. It’s surrounded by numerous parks. It offers a monthly sc … (read more)
St. Francis Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare is in Darby Borough of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, which is 5 miles from Philadelphia. It’s surrounded by numerous parks. It offers a monthly sc … (read more)

2015

Maris Grove

200 Maris Grove Way, Glen Mills, PA, 19342

I brought my father here while looking for possible assisted living options in the future. While not impressed, we succumbed to the pressure of writing a check on the spot to secure a spot on the ‘Pri … (read more)
I brought my father here while looking for possible assisted living options in the future. While not impressed, we succumbed to the pressure of writing a check on the spot to secure a spot on the ‘Pri … (read more)

Harlee Manor

463 W Sproul Rd, Springfield, PA, 19064

Harlee Manor is located in Springfield, Pennsylvania, with convenient access to Springfield Hospital and just a short drive from Spring Valley Park. Relatives appreciate that the facility’s staff memb … (read more)
Harlee Manor is located in Springfield, Pennsylvania, with convenient access to Springfield Hospital and just a short drive from Spring Valley Park. Relatives appreciate that the facility’s staff memb … (read more)

Lima Estates

411 North Middletown Road, Media, PA, 19063


Riddle Village LifeCare Retirement Community

1048 West Baltimore Pike, Media, PA, 19063

The facility itself was beautiful the only problem I found was that the retirment community on the other side was much better and had way better amenities than the assisted living side I think that th … (read more)
The facility itself was beautiful the only problem I found was that the retirment community on the other side was much better and had way better amenities than the assisted living side I think that th … (read more)

Dunwoody Village

3500 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA, 19073

Dunwoody, as the locals call it, is an upscale and exclusive assisted living facility. I recently went there to visit my family’s oldest living neighbor. He is still very active and I’m glad he is at … (read more)
Dunwoody, as the locals call it, is an upscale and exclusive assisted living facility. I recently went there to visit my family’s oldest living neighbor. He is still very active and I’m glad he is at … (read more)

White Horse Village

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 carpe … (read more)
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 carpe … (read more)

Plush Mills Senior Living

501 Plush Mill Road, Wallingford, PA, 19086

On April 27, 2020 prior to any COVID surge at Plush Mills, the General Manager at Plush Mills sent a newsletter out stating, " As we promised, you will continue to receive regular updates from … (read more)
On April 27, 2020 prior to any COVID surge at Plush Mills, the General Manager at Plush Mills sent a newsletter out stating, " As we promised, you will continue to receive regular updates from … (read more)

Beaumont at Bryn Mawr

601 North Ithan Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA, 19010

Beaumont at Bryn Mawr is great, really beautiful, and elegant. If it weren’t so far out and it weren’t so expensive, it would be high on our list. We’ve eaten there a couple of times because we … (read more)
Beaumont at Bryn Mawr is great, really beautiful, and elegant. If it weren’t so far out and it weren’t so expensive, it would be high on our list. We’ve eaten there a couple of times because we … (read more)

Paying for Assisted Living in Delaware County

Due to its proximity to Philadelphia, Delaware County shares the metropolitan area’s average assisted living cost of $5,550 per month. According to Genworth’s 2020 Cost of Care Survey, this is much higher than the state average of $3,955. Assisted living in Delaware County is also more expensive than the national median of $4,300.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Within Pennsylvania, Delaware County’s average cost of $5,550 makes it one of the most expensive locations for assisted living. The cost in the central city of State College is almost as high at $5,340. The Pittsburgh area is much more affordable, with an average price of $3,550 per month. The average paid in the lakeside city of Erie is significantly higher at $4,315. Assisted living in Lancaster is more affordable, with a median price of $4,050 per month. At $2,450, Scranton has the lowest price in the state. Assisted living here is less than half the cost of the Delaware County area. In Reading, the average cost for assisted living is much closer to the state median at $3,950. Near the border with New Jersey, East Stroudsburg has a much higher average at $4,875 per month.

$5550

Delaware County

$3955

Pennsylvania

$4300

The United States

$2450

Scranton

$3550

Pittsburgh

$3950

Reading

$4050

Lancaster

$4315

Erie

$4875

East Stroudsburg

$5340

State College

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Delaware County

Delaware 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 for Assisted Living in Delaware County

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 Delaware County

ResourceContact Service
Delaware County Office of Services for the Aging(610) 490-1300COSA offers assessments to help seniors determine their care needs and referrals to appropriate long-term care communities. Older adults can also get help applying for health insurance and other financial assistance programs. Evidence-based health promotion programs include fall prevention courses, diabetes and chronic pain management workshops and a walking program for seniors with arthritis.
Chester Senior Center(610) 497-3550Adults aged 50 and up can take part in activities and trips offered by this senior center. Health clinics are held here, including chiropractor visits and healthy aging classes. Members also have access to Bible study groups, art classes and book clubs. A travel club visits destinations both near and far, with trips ranging from international cruises to luncheons at the local casino. Staff can arrange low-cost transportation to the senior center from neighboring communities.
Delaware County Veterans Affairs(610) 891-4646The Delaware County Veterans Affairs department offers a discount program that can help service members save money at local retailers. Staff members also are available to help veterans fill out and submit applications for VA benefits and entitlement programs. Additionally, assistance may be available for health care services, housing and education.
Legal Aid of Southeastern PA(610) 874-8421LASP is a nonprofit law firm that provides free services to help low-income people access necessary advocacy and assistance. Its Elder Law initiative provides referrals and information on topics related to Medicare, Social Security and health care access. The organization can also help seniors create wills and care directives or deal with cases of fraud or elder abuse.
Delaware County Community Transit(610) 891-5311This county-run program offers several community-based transportation initiatives for older residents, including the Senior Shared Ride Program. This program helps adults over age 65 get around, while a paratransit service is available to seniors with special needs. The Medical Assistance Transportation Program is designed especially for those receiving Medical Assistance benefits.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Delaware County

Delaware 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 Delaware County