7 Assisted Living Facilities near Hazleton, PA
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There are 7 Assisted Living Facilities in the Hazleton area, with 4 in Hazleton and 3 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Hazleton is $1,800 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,500.
To help you with your search, browse the 22 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Hazleton. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Hazleton 4.4 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Drums with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.
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Top 5 Assisted Living Facilities in Hazleton, PA
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Hazleton
Hazelton sits among the ridges and valleys of Pennsylvania's Sandy Mountain plateau. The area offers various recreational and natural areas for seniors to enjoy, including the nearby Pocono Mountains, so the opportunity for scenic day trips is ever-present.
Seniors seeking assisted living facilities in the Scranton-Wilkes Barre-Hazelton Metro Area will find 42, with 19 located in Scranton and 23 in Wilkes-Barre. The Pennsylvania Department of Aging provides licensing for assisted living residences in the area. Factors involved in licensing include both the number of residents housed and the level of care the facility provides.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Hazleton
- The cost of living index in Hazelton is 22.7 points lower than the national average. The cost of living in this city is also considerably lower than throughout the state of Pennsylvania. Seniors can expect to pay slightly lower grocery and health care rates than elsewhere in the country.
- Hazelton is a relatively safe area for seniors. Crime rates in Hazelton are very near the U.S. average. Violent crime is 3.9 points higher, while property crime is 3.7 points lower than the rest of the nation.
- The Hazelton climate may be too harsh for seniors accustomed to warmer climates. The city gets around 41 inches of snow each year, which is 15 inches more than average in the United States, and blizzards are a common occurrence. The area is more cloudy and rainy than the rest of the state.
Tax rates in Hazelton are very senior-friendly. The sales tax rate, at 6.0 percent, is the same as the national average, and the income tax rate is only slightly higher. The good news for seniors is that Pennsylvania completely exempts retirement income from Social Security, IRAs, and 401(k)s. For those ages 60 or older, the state also exempts income from pensions.
- The Hazelton area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Lehigh Valley Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Hazelton Public Transit provides transportation for the city. By obtaining a HPT identification card at no charge, seniors ages 65 and older qualify for free rides.
Paying for Assisted Living in Hazleton
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Hazleton start around $1,800 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 Hazleton 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 Hazleton
The state of Pennsylvania does not provide financial assistance through either the Medicaid State Plan or through any waiver program. There is an option for seniors who cannot afford the high price of assisted living in the state. The Pennsylvania Domiciliary Care program, known as Dom Care, provides an assisted living alternative for those who qualify.
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 Hazleton
Hazleton 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 Hazleton, please visit our Assisted Living in Pennsylvania page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Hazleton
Hazleton-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 Hazleton
Review of Laurels Senior Living Community
Although a few years ago since my grandfather passed, I still remember visiting him at this facility and am so grateful of his placement there. We spent every holiday we could eating in the dining ... Read more
Review of The Corrigan House
My brother is in Corrigan House. It is more in the country, but it is in walking distance to stores and stuff. It has an outdoor sitting table for the people. Everybody is smiling and happy when we... Read more
Review of Laurels Senior Living Community
My father was at The Laurels. It was a fancy place. It was really nice. All the workers seemed to be very nice. He was in a single room. There was a bed in it and two chairs. Their food was very go... Read more