Assisted Living in Hazleton

7 Communities

The Corrigan House

200 West 27th Street, Hazleton, PA
$$$$
2 reviews
Located in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, The Corrigan House is near Hazleton Regional Airport and Church Hill Mall. According to visitors, this facility has a country setting while being within walking distance of numerous stores. They also note that the residents seem happy. Family members appreciate the community's cleanliness and its friendly, helpful staff. Residents can choose a private or semi-private room or companion suite, all of which are pet-friendly, internet-enabled an... (read more)
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Laurels Senior Living Community

23 FAITH DRIVE, Hazleton, PA
$$$$
3 reviews
Laurels Senior Living Community is located in Hazelton, Pennsylvania. It’s less than one mile from the Health and Wellness Center and convenient to Interstate 81. Visitors praise the friendly, courteous staff and like that the food is made from scratch. They commend the activities offered, which include movie nights, arts and crafts and religious services. Also receiving high marks are the day trips to the mall and local restaurants. This facility has exercise programs to enc... (read more)
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Davis Manor South

126 NORTH CHURCH STREET, Hazleton, PA
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The Patrician

600 NORTH LAUREL STREET, Hazleton, PA
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Fritzingertown Senior Living Community

159 South Old Turnpike Road, Drums, PA
$$$$
7 reviews
Fritzingertown Senior Living Community is in Drums, Pennsylvania, near Interstate 81, The Laurel Mall and Lehigh Valley Hospital. According to relatives, staff is friendly and efficient and the food is delicious and prepared to fit dietary restrictions. Residents can participate in casino night, cocktail parties, communion services and in-house bowling or shuffleboard. Off-site transportation is provided to dinner theaters, shopping centers and miniature golf courses. Residen... (read more)
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Providence Place of Hazleton

149 S Hunter Highway Route 309, Drums, PA
$$$$
8 reviews
Providence Place of Hazleton, in Drums, Pennsylvania, is fifteen minutes north of Hazleton just outside the Pocono Mountain region. Community members enjoy a range of on-site activities such as bingo, fitness classes and arts and crafts. Off-site excursions include outdoor picnics, bus rides and casino trips. Meals are served in a restaurant-style setting where residents can also socialize while dining. Loved ones appreciate the community’s amenities, which include an on-site... (read more)
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Andsher Personal Care Home

20 NORTH KENNEDY DRIVE, Mcadoo, PA
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At A Glance

There are 7 assisted living communities in the city and surrounding suburbs to choose from. The average cost of assisted living in Hazleton is $1,800 per month, according to the latest estimates from Genworth.

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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

Cities in Pennsylvania

$4,034.00 Dresher
$4,000.00 US
$2,353.00 Kingston
$1,800.00 Hazleton
$1,590.00 Wilkes Barre

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.


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.