29 Assisted Living Facilities near Doylestown, PA
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There are 29 Assisted Living Facilities in the Doylestown area, with 2 in Doylestown and 27 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Doylestown is $5,910 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,650. Cheaper nearby regions include Warrington with an average starting cost of $5,720.
To help you with your search, browse the 216 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Doylestown. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Doylestown 4.4 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Warrington with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Doylestown, PA
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Doylestown
The seat of Bucks County is less than 30 miles from Philadelphia in Doylestown, where nearly 30 percent of residents are over 65. To serve this growing community, there are two assisted living facilities in Doylestown with a further 47 located nearby. Each of these facilities is licensed and regulated by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services. Assisted living facilities like those in Doylestown provide assistance to seniors with daily activities like dressing and bathing.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Doylestown
- In terms of overall community safety, Doylestown has a positive reputation as a safe city. Its annual average crime rate of 722 per 100,000 people is far below the national average which is 2,837 per 100,000 people.
- Doylestown has an array of resources for seniors, including the Central Bucks Senior Activity Center, which offers health and fitness programs, lifelong learning activities, and social and recreational activities.
- The Doylestown area is home to world-class medical facilities, including the Doylestown Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Seniors who plan to take public transportation will have convenient access to Doylestown Dart bus service, part of Bucks County Transportation, which also provides routes to the SEPTA Doylestown Rail Line. Seniors aged 65 and older can ride the bus for free.
- Unlike several states, Pennsylvania does not tax social security checks. This may leave seniors with more funds in their budgets that can be used for assisted living costs. Additionally, Pennsylvania does not typically tax seniors’ withdrawals from work retirement or 401k accounts.
- While seniors may save money on taxes in the state, they could wind up paying more for living expenses. Doylestown has a cost of living index of 136, which is considerably higher than the national average of 100.
Paying for Assisted Living in Doylestown
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Doylestown start around $5,910 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 Doylestown 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 Doylestown
Pennsylvania is one of a handful of states that doesn't offer public assistance for care within an assisted living facility. The state does offer waivers for seniors who need support for in-home care or for seniors who require skilled nursing home care. For seniors receiving SSI benefits, the state may provide a supplement to pay for care at an assisted living facility. However, there's limited funding, so many seniors are placed on a waitlist until funds become available.
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 Doylestown
Doylestown 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 Doylestown, please visit our Assisted Living in Pennsylvania page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Doylestown
Doylestown-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 Doylestown
Review of Wesley Enhanced Living Doylestown
Wesley Enhanced Living Doylestown was a great place. It seemed like they had everything that my parents needed. We visited independent living and assisted living. The staff was very nice, very help... Read more
Review of Pine Run Lakeview
My mom has moved into Pine Run Lakeview. We pretty much got her in there, and she loves the food. The staff is fantastic. They have excellent food. The room she has is perfect for what she needs. S... Read more
Review of Wesley Enhanced Living Doylestown
Wesley Enhanced Living Doylestown has a huge buy-in, and that doesn't make any sense for somebody who is 90 years old to pay like $90,000. The lady that gave me a tour is definitely a sales lady, s... Read more