18 Assisted Living Facilities near Ellwood City, PA
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There are 18 Assisted Living Facilities in the Ellwood City area, with 2 in Ellwood City and 16 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Ellwood City is $1,700 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,600.
To help you with your search, browse the 74 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Ellwood City. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Ellwood City 4.0 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Mars with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Ellwood City, PA
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Ellwood City
Roughly 30 miles from Pittsburgh, Ellwood City boasts the small-town charm that many seniors enjoy, but also access to nearby urban services and amenities such as world-class health care. Ellwood City is home to one assisted living facility, but there are another 19 within close proximity. These facilities are regulated by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services. Also referred to throughout the state as personal care homes, these facilities feature help for seniors with tasks and activities associated with daily living such as dressing and bathing. Some facilities also provide more specialized services to seniors who have dementia or a type of disability.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Ellwood City
- The cost of living index in Ellwood City of 88 is less than the state and national average which are both 100. This is good news for seniors who are hoping to keep more money in their budgets.
- Because the state of Pennsylvania does not tax social security checks or withdrawals from 401k and retirement accounts, seniors will have more money at their disposal to help pay for assisted living costs.
- The Ellwood City area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Ellwood City Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Ellwood City has an array of resources for seniors, including the Ellwood City Challenges Center, which features educational programs, games such as cards and bingo, a computer lab, and book exchange program.
- Seniors who prefer to rely on public transportation can use the New Castle Area Transit Authority that features fixed bus routes. Seniors 65 and over ride for free.
- Ellwood City features a four-season climate, but seniors who dislike traversing in icy or snowy conditions should note that winters can include extreme inclement weather with an average January temperature low of 16 degrees.
Paying for Assisted Living in Ellwood City
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Ellwood City start around $1,700 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 Ellwood City 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 Ellwood City
At this time, the state of Pennsylvania does not provide financial assistance that seniors can use to help pay for care at an assisted living facility. Current state waivers may be used for nursing home care or home support, but not assisted living within a facility. Still, some seniors who qualify and receive SSI benefits may be eligible to receive a monthly supplement that can be used to pay for care at an assisted living facility.
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 Ellwood City
Ellwood City 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 Ellwood City, please visit our Assisted Living in Pennsylvania page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Ellwood City
Ellwood City-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 near Ellwood City, PA
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Ellwood City
Review of Northview Estates
facility is clean, staff are friendly and helpful, they care about the people that live here, the food is not home cooking but its decent and i have no complaints. Read more
Review of Northview Estates
My mother stayed at Northview Estates. It's a very good community, but she was a little beyond staying there because her dementia put her over the edge. They have church, crafts, and sing-alongs. T... Read more
Review of Trinity Oaks
My mother required too much care to go to Trinity Oaks Care Center, but it was a very nice facility. The person during the visit was very good, and the place looked great. I saw people in the dinin... Read more