Located in Mercer County on the border with Ohio, Hermitage is a city with 16,230 residents, 26.8% of whom are aged 65 and older. The national average is 16.5%, suggesting Hermitage is particularly appealing to seniors. Reasons may include the enviable high-quality water and air in the city, its low-cost transportation services for seniors and very low rates of violent crime. Hermitage is also something of a paradise for those who prefer outdoor recreation, such as boating and hiking, while boutique outlets and museums satisfy those who prefer indoor activities.

Seniors who don’t need 24-hour care may find assisted living suits their needs if they’re beginning to struggle with some daily tasks, such as cooking. These facilities provide comfortable accommodations with housekeepers and chefs to take care of daily chores. Assisted living in Hermitage typically costs $4,038 per month, which is a little over the statewide average but below the U.S. median.

This guide discusses the advantages and disadvantages of living in Hermitage, details costs for different types of senior care and other cities in the region and lists some useful local resources available to area seniors.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Hermitage, PA

Garden Way Place

2400 Garden Way, Hermitage, PA, 16148

My mom moved into Garden Way Place. It was more of a home-like community. The staff has been there for a long time. When we went, it was clean, and well taken care of. I have not tried the food, but m … (read more)
My mom moved into Garden Way Place. It was more of a home-like community. The staff has been there for a long time. When we went, it was clean, and well taken care of. I have not tried the food, but m … (read more)

Ridgewood At Shenango Valley

ONE ELSTON WAY, Hermitage, PA, 16148

I toured Ridgewood At Shenango Valley. It was very nice and lovely. Their rooms were nice. They’re not huge. They have a lovely courtyard outside. It’s just very, very nice. If they would have accepte … (read more)
I toured Ridgewood At Shenango Valley. It was very nice and lovely. Their rooms were nice. They’re not huge. They have a lovely courtyard outside. It’s just very, very nice. If they would have accepte … (read more)

Saint John XXIII Home

2250 SHENANGO VALLEY FREEWAY, Hermitage, PA, 16148

This was a facility that I toured when trying to decide what facility to move my parent into. When I showed up for my scheduled tour, I had to wait half an hour before someone came to give me a tour a … (read more)
This was a facility that I toured when trying to decide what facility to move my parent into. When I showed up for my scheduled tour, I had to wait half an hour before someone came to give me a tour a … (read more)

Canfield Place

2300 Canfield Road, Youngstown, OH, 44511

Canfield Place is in Youngstown, Ohio, the county seat of Mahoning County. This facility offers one-bedroom apartments with in-room kitchenettes. Residents enjoy sharing meals in the dining room with … (read more)
Canfield Place is in Youngstown, Ohio, the county seat of Mahoning County. This facility offers one-bedroom apartments with in-room kitchenettes. Residents enjoy sharing meals in the dining room with … (read more)

Clen-Moore Place

22 West Clen Moore Boulevard, New Castle, PA, 16105

Clen Moore Place is a beautiful assisted living place. I don’t know how old it is, but I’d say it’s maybe ten years old. It has a nice courtyard, a square design, and nice rooms. The thing is, they re … (read more)
Clen Moore Place is a beautiful assisted living place. I don’t know how old it is, but I’d say it’s maybe ten years old. It has a nice courtyard, a square design, and nice rooms. The thing is, they re … (read more)

The Lakes at Jefferson

7271 W. Market St., Mercer, PA, 16137

I found a place for when my mother-in-law is ready to go. It’s The Lakes at Jefferson in Mercer. We toured their 2nd floor, which is the 24-hour care facility. The 1st floor has no assistance at all. … (read more)
I found a place for when my mother-in-law is ready to go. It’s The Lakes at Jefferson in Mercer. We toured their 2nd floor, which is the 24-hour care facility. The 1st floor has no assistance at all. … (read more)

Windsor Estates Assisted Living

5240 Windsor Way, New Middletown, OH, 44442

My mother-in-law moved into Windsor Estates Assisted Living. She’s doing well. She just got out of isolation, and she’s doing her first activity today. She said the staff is wonderful, and the food is … (read more)
My mother-in-law moved into Windsor Estates Assisted Living. She’s doing well. She just got out of isolation, and she’s doing her first activity today. She said the staff is wonderful, and the food is … (read more)

Omni West Assisted Living

3259 Vestal Rd., Youngstown, OH, 44509

Omni West’s general appearance seemed older and dated from the outside, but inside, they seemed to have updated it. The director was very good. She was friendly, very nice, and accommodating. She gave … (read more)
Omni West’s general appearance seemed older and dated from the outside, but inside, they seemed to have updated it. The director was very good. She was friendly, very nice, and accommodating. She gave … (read more)

Rhodes Estates

318 Rhodes, New Castle, PA, 16101

I visited Rhodes Estates and right away, I smelled something that was "off." When you go to some nursing homes, they don’t have an odor, but this one had somewhat of an odor. It’s the assisted living … (read more)
I visited Rhodes Estates and right away, I smelled something that was "off." When you go to some nursing homes, they don’t have an odor, but this one had somewhat of an odor. It’s the assisted living … (read more)

The Pines at Grove Manor

435 North Broad Street, Grove City, PA, 16127

The Pines at Grove Manor was perfectly fine. It was a bit far from the rest of our family, and it was a little more institutionalized and less personal. They shared rooms often, and felt more like a n … (read more)
The Pines at Grove Manor was perfectly fine. It was a bit far from the rest of our family, and it was a little more institutionalized and less personal. They shared rooms often, and felt more like a n … (read more)

Liberty Arms Assisted Living

1353 Churchill Hubbard Rd., Youngstown, OH, 44505

I’m currently in Windsor House at Liberty Arms Assisted Living Residence. They have terrible management. Rude, arrogant, arbitrary, capricious, and acting with actual malice. The rooms are fine, the f … (read more)
I’m currently in Windsor House at Liberty Arms Assisted Living Residence. They have terrible management. Rude, arrogant, arbitrary, capricious, and acting with actual malice. The rooms are fine, the f … (read more)

The Blackburn Home

6 Botsford Street, Poland, OH, 44514


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Shepherd of the Valley – Niles

1500 Mckinley Avenue, Niles, OH, 44446

Located in a residential area of Niles, Ohio, Shepherd of the Valley is within close proximity to local shopping, restaurants and parks, as well as Route 422 and I-80. Residents praise the excellent c … (read more)
Located in a residential area of Niles, Ohio, Shepherd of the Valley is within close proximity to local shopping, restaurants and parks, as well as Route 422 and I-80. Residents praise the excellent c … (read more)

Park Vista of Youngstown

1216 5th Ave, Youngstown, OH, 44504

When my husband gets to be that far along in his little journey, Park Vista is probably where we would choose. First of all, we have people from our church that are there. It’s a completely differen … (read more)
When my husband gets to be that far along in his little journey, Park Vista is probably where we would choose. First of all, we have people from our church that are there. It’s a completely differen … (read more)

Wickshire SL of Poland

335 West McKinley Way, Poland, OH, 44514

My mom is in Wickshire SL Poland and it is a good place. They’re really attentive to the residents and it’s clean. The food is good and it’s all homemade. The staff is real nice, knowledgeable, and ca … (read more)
My mom is in Wickshire SL Poland and it is a good place. They’re really attentive to the residents and it’s clean. The food is good and it’s all homemade. The staff is real nice, knowledgeable, and ca … (read more)

The Inn at Walker Mill

8060 South Avenue, Boardman, OH, 44512

My dad lives in The Inn at Walker Mill. It’s a beautiful community and it was built in 2008. Everybody seems friendly and pleasant there, and the residents seem grateful. When I go there to visit stra … (read more)
My dad lives in The Inn at Walker Mill. It’s a beautiful community and it was built in 2008. Everybody seems friendly and pleasant there, and the residents seem grateful. When I go there to visit stra … (read more)

Levy Gardens

584 granada avenue, Youngstown, OH, 44505

Levy Gardens is a Jewish assisted living facility located in Youngstown, Ohio, near the Robert E. Hagan Memorial Highway. Residents and visitors refer to Levy Gardens as a beautiful place with plenty … (read more)
Levy Gardens is a Jewish assisted living facility located in Youngstown, Ohio, near the Robert E. Hagan Memorial Highway. Residents and visitors refer to Levy Gardens as a beautiful place with plenty … (read more)

Beeghly Oaks

6505 Market St., Boardman, OH, 44512


Meridian Arms Living Center

650 south meridian road, Youngstown, OH, 44509

Meridian Arms Living Center, a small community of 70 rooms, is nestled in a huge wooded area of Youngstown, Ohio, and is located close to Mill Creek Metro Park. Not far from the downtown area, it has … (read more)
Meridian Arms Living Center, a small community of 70 rooms, is nestled in a huge wooded area of Youngstown, Ohio, and is located close to Mill Creek Metro Park. Not far from the downtown area, it has … (read more)

Southpoint at Jameson

1000 S Mercer St, New Castle, PA, 16101

My Uncle was at Southpoint Personal care in New Castle and I can’t say enough good things about the place and the people who took care of him. At first it was a hard transition for him, but he made f … (read more)
My Uncle was at Southpoint Personal care in New Castle and I can’t say enough good things about the place and the people who took care of him. At first it was a hard transition for him, but he made f … (read more)

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Hermitage

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services issues licenses to assisted living facilities throughout the state. To obtain and maintain a license, the facility must comply with the state’s regulations, such as ensuring residents don’t include seniors in need of nursing home care. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Hermitage

  • Seniors in Hermitage enjoy a lower cost of living than most of their peers in Pennsylvania and across the United States. According to Sperling’s Best Places, the city has an overall COL index of 79.8, which is significantly below the averages for the state and the country, which are 92.5 and 100, respectively. Average health and transportation costs are much lower here too.
  • Crime statistics in Hermitage are a tale of two halves. While property crime is above the figures for the state and the country, violent crime is much less common. For example, the chances of being a victim of a violent crime in Pennsylvania is one in 326, which is better than the national average. In Hermitage, it’s even less likely at one1 in 814. Seniors concerned about crime may be pleased to know that many of the city’s assisted living communities provide additional security as standard.
  • Mercer County Community Transit provides a door-to-door transportation service for seniors at a reduced rate of $1 per trip. Rides are available Monday to Friday between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. in the Shenango Valley area and between 8 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. outside Shenango Valley. If a senior requires an escort, they can ride for the same $1 fare.
  • Health care in Hermitage is capably managed by a significant number of physicians registered to treat Medicare beneficiaries. Many work in the area’s largest facilities, such as the Sharon Regional Medical Center and the UPMC Outpatient Center. Additionally, the city is only half an hour from Youngstown, Ohio, which is home to several well-regarded hospitals.
  • Winters can be cold in Hermitage, with temperatures regularly falling to 16 degrees. Snowfall is common too, averaging above the U.S. norm at 53 inches per year. However, in July, the dial often settles at a pleasant 82 degrees and the city’s seniors benefit from air and water quality far above the U.S. averages.

Paying for Assisted Living in Hermitage

The findings of the 2020 Genworth Cost of Care Survey reveal that seniors in Hermitage pay $4,038 per month for assisted living. This is about $83 more than the typical Pennsylvanian but $262 less than the typical American.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Pittsburgh has the most affordable assisted living fees in the region, at $3,550. Up in Erie, rates rise to around $4,315, an annual increase of $3,324 when compared to what seniors pay in Hermitage. About 120 miles to the southeast in Johnstown, average costs are much lower at $3,025 per month.  

$4038

Hermitage

$3955

Pennsylvania

$4300

The United States

$3550

Pittsburgh

$4315

Erie

$3025

Johnstown

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Seniors in Hermitage who hire home health aides typically pay $4,385 per month for the service, which is $381 more than if they received homemaker services without basic medical support. Assisted living, which provides accommodation and care, costs only $34 more than home care. Seniors who can attend adult day centers have the most affordable care, at $1,192. Nursing homes offer the most expensive care, typically charging $8,365 per month for a private room. However, monthly fees of around $7,300 are average for semiprivate rooms.

$4004

Homemaker Services

$4385

Home Health Aide

$1192

Adult Day Health Care

$4038

Assisted Living Facility

$7300

Nursing Home Facility (semi-private room)

$8365

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Note: Data for Hermitage was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Youngstown, Ohio, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Hermitage

Financial aid is available to Hermitage assisted living facility residents in the form of the CHC and PDA 60+ waiver programs. Neither program directly pays for room and board, but each provides supplemental income to offset the cost of assisted living facilities.

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Pennsylvania page.

Paying for Assisted Living Facilities in Pennsylvania

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 Hermitage

Mercer County is home to many nonprofit organizations and agencies dedicated to helping Hermitage seniors overcome hurdles associated with aging. These examples can help seniors challenge decisions made within their assisted living facilities, apply for multiple financial benefits and understand more about Medicare plans.

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Contact

Service

(724) 662-6222

The Mercer County Area Agency on Aging is a source of help for seniors in many ways. For example, it can dispatch the Long-Term Care Ombudsman to seniors with concerns about quality standards within their assisted living communities. It can also refer seniors to attorneys who provide free legal advice and representation and connect volunteers with nonprofits who rely on their help. The agency also manages the Shenango Valley Senior Community Center in Hermitage.

(724) 662-7511

U.S. military veterans, their spouses and dependents unsure of the benefits they can claim can get help from officers at Mercer County Veterans Affairs. The officers identify the local, state and federal benefits to which the vets are entitled and help them complete and submit their claims. They can also direct vets to local medical services, such as the Hermitage VA Outpatient Clinic, or the Butler VA Health Care System, if the local clinic doesn't have the facilities to treat their condition.

(800) 783-7067

Pennsylvania Medicare Education and Decision Insight (PA MEDI) is a state-sponsored program for seniors with Medicare and those who need assistance before applying. The program's counselors provide information, advice, helping seniors understand the different Medicare plans and assisting with applications. The counselors may also advise seniors about private health care insurance, but they won't try to sell plans as their sole purpose is to support seniors. They can also assist when someone is denied a Medicare claim.

(888) 744-1938

The Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides financial loans for seniors and the disabled, so they can purchase necessary medical equipment. Devices can include computers and tablets, hearing aids, scooters, wheelchairs and modified vehicles. As of 2021, mini-loans of up to $7,000 have a 0% interest rate and loans above $7,000 are provided at a rate of $3.75%.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Hermitage

Hermitage-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 Laws and Regulations in Pennsylvania