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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Johnstown, PA for 2024

Located 70 miles east of Pittsburgh, Johnstown is a city in west-central Pennsylvania with numerous attractions and recreational activities for residents to enjoy. The city is home to over 18,000 residents with a senior population comprising 20%. Johnstown may be an attractive city for retirees due to its low cost of living, affordable health care prices and high number of local physicians. Seniors can access health care services at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, an award-winning Duke LifePoint hospital with 537 inpatient beds.

Johnstown also offers several high-quality assisted living communities. Assisted living is a type of residential care for seniors who are somewhat independent but need some assistance with personal care tasks. It offers several services and amenities, including 24-hour trained staff, daily meals and regularly scheduled social activities. In Johnstown, seniors pay about $2,725 per month for care, which is lower than Pennsylvania's statewide average and the national median.

This guide offers information about living in Johnstown and how local care costs compare to surrounding cities. Additionally, seniors can learn about free or low-cost resources to help them navigate care options. 

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Johnstown

The Bureau of Human Services Licensing through the Department of Human Services oversees and licenses assisted living communities in Johnstown and throughout Pennsylvania. It also provides regulation and compliance information facilities must follow, which can help seniors and their families make informed decisions when navigating long-term care options.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Johnstown

 

  • Based on a 100-point index, the cost of living in Johnstown is over 30% lower than the national average, making the city an economical option for budget-minded seniors. Assisted living communities also offer fixed monthly rates that include housing, meals and utilities, which can help with affordability.
  • Johnstown has high crime rates compared to U.S. figures. On a 100-point index, Johnstown ranks at 33.9 for violent crimes and 47.7 for property crimes, while the United States ranks at 22.7 and 35.4. However, most assisted living communities provide security features to help residents feel safe.
  • Low-income adults aged 65 and older may be eligible for Pennsylvania's Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program, which offers rebates up to $650 for those in need. The annual income limit is $35,000 for homeowners and $15,000 for renters. Seniors can use this rebate to cover a portion of their monthly assisted living expenses.
  • On average, Johnstown experiences 166 sunny days per year, which is lower than the national median of 205, and 51 inches of annual snowfall. Although winters can be a bit harsh, the city's climate is generally mild throughout the rest of the year, and summers are pleasant with average temperatures ranging from the mid to upper 70s, providing comfortable weather for outdoor recreational activities.
  • Based on a 100-point index, health care costs are about 7% lower than the national average. Johnstown also has 214 physicians per 100,000 residents, which is higher than the national median of 210 physicians and gives seniors more options when seeking medical care.
  • Johnstown is home to Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, a 537-bed facility with a Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association. The hospital offers various quality medical services, such as emergency care and rehabilitation services, for seniors who require care that isn't provided at their assisted living community.

Paying for Assisted Living in Johnstown

Seniors in Johnstown pay a monthly rate of $2,725 for assisted living, but this price can vary depending on a facility's location, amenities and services.

Cities in Pennsylvania

Assisted living in Johnstown costs $2,725 per month, which is $1,375 less than Pennsylvania's statewide average and $1,775 less than the national median, making it one of the most affordable cities in the state. Philadelphia carries a higher monthly rate than Johnstown at $5,685, as does Harrisburg, at $4,828. In Pittsburgh, seniors pay a higher rate at $3,250 per month, while residents in Scranton pay about $150 more than those in Johnstown.

Johnstown

$2,725

Pennsylvania

$4,100

United States

$4,500

Philadelphia

$5,685

Harrisburg

$4,828

Pittsburgh

$3,250

Scranton

$2,875

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

For budget-conscious retirees, assisted living is a more economical senior care option than others offered in the state. In-home care and home health care share a higher monthly rate of $3,813 and may be better options for seniors wishing to remain at home, while nursing homes offer residential care for older adults requiring 24-hour skilled nursing care. To access a semiprivate room, seniors can expect to pay about $6,446 more than assisted living.

In-Home Care

$3,813

Home Health Care

$3,813

Assisted Living Facility

$2,725

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$9,171

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Johnstown

In Pennsylvania, including Johnstown, seniors who qualify for SSI might be eligible for financial assistance in paying for assisted living costs. According to PA Code 2800.27, seniors can't be charged more than their monthly income for assisted living services.

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

Financial Assistance 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 Johnstown

Johnstown 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 Johnstown, please visit our Assisted Living in Pennsylvania page.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Johnstown

 

Johnstown Assisted Living Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Assisted Living Facilities 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

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Diane

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Villa Assisted Living LLC

My mom has been in The Villa since February. It's very, very nice and we are very happy with it. They have activities that she participates in and the meals are very balanced and good. She's happy...

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Elva

I visited this facility

Review of The Atrium

We were impressed with The Atrium. It really was a nice place. The staff members were very nice. They were wonderful. When we visited the residents were having their lunch time, so we didn't see...

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Reviewer525

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of The Atrium

My wife is in The Atrium. The staff has been very pleasant and responsible. The food is average. Her room is above average and has plenty of space. They have common rooms, TV room, activity room...

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