39 Assisted Living Facilities near Downingtown, PA
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There are 39 Assisted Living Facilities in the Downingtown area, with 2 in Downingtown and 37 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Downingtown is $4,463 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,500. Cheaper nearby regions include Exton with an average starting cost of $4,000.
To help you with your search, browse the 213 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Downingtown. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Downingtown 4.3 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Coatesville with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Downingtown
Downingtown, Pa., is a borough located on the Delaware River across from the New Jersey border. This community is home to fewer than 8,000 people, of which roughly 20 percent are over the age of 60. Because of the borough's small size, it offers just two assisted living communities for seniors from which to choose. There are another 35 facilities in the surrounding area. These communities are classified into two categories, depending on the level of care they provide, and each category is regulated by a different state governing agency. Assisted living residences, which are for those who need supplemental health care services, are licensed by the Department of Aging, Office of Long-Term Living, Division of Licensing. Personal care homes, which are for seniors who do not need nursing home-level care, are licensed by the Department of Public Welfare, Adult Residential Licensing.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Downingtown
- While Downington's seasonal temperatures are on par with the nation's average, the city scores 13 points lower than the U.S. average on Sperling's Comfort Index because of its relatively high humidity levels. This may be a consideration for seniors who enjoy being outside.
- The cost of living in Downington is higher than the overall national average, and seniors can expect to spend nearly 9 percent more on groceries, 4 percent more on health care and 6 percent more on transportation than they would elsewhere.
- The overall crime rate in Downington is about 25 percent higher than the state average, but roughly 9 percent below the national average.
- Pennsylvania seniors do not pay taxes on income they receive from Social Security, retirement accounts or pensions. This may allow them to put more money toward the cost of assisted living.
- Public transportation in Downington is provided courtesy of Transportation Management Association of Chester County, or TMACC. Seniors age 65 and over are eligible to receive a free transit card.
- The Downington area has few facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with the nearest major hospital located in Coatesville.
Paying for Assisted Living in Downingtown
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Downingtown start around $4,463 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 Downingtown 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 Downingtown
At this time, Downingtown residents do not have access to any assistance programs or Medicaid waivers to help them cover the cost of assisted living. However, the state does add money to federal Supplemental Security Income payments, and eligible seniors may be able to use this benefit to pay for their care.
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Pennsylvania page.
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 Downingtown
Downingtown 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 Downingtown, please visit our Assisted Living in Pennsylvania page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Downingtown
Downingtown-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 Downingtown
Review of Simpson Meadows Retirement Community
We visited Simpson Meadows Retirement Community. The person that we met there was extremely helpful and gave us a lot of good information about the facility. She gave us a tour. It looked clean and... Read more
Review of St. Martha Villa
I thought St. Martha Villa was good. My parents were not 100% for it, so it was a very short visit, but I thought it was a good place. The apartments were not furnished, they were just empty, but t... Read more
Review of St. Martha Villa
St. Martha Villa was very lovely. The person who showed me around was excellent. They didn't have shared bedrooms. You have to be in an apartment on your own, so my mom couldn't afford to stay ther... Read more