Assisted Living in Kennett Square

42 Communities

Friends Home in Kennett

147 West State Street, Kennett Square, PA
$$$$
5 reviews
Jennifer823880: "I have visited Friends Home in Kennett several times, and every time I leave, I feel absolutely wonderful. The staff and residents are wonderful. It is different from some others because it is an old mansion built by the Quakers in the 1800’s. It is a wonderful, very warm, very caring, and very loving place. You don’t get that feeling in one of those big corporations that are just going to suck you dry. The staff members work there because they want to and they like it. It i... (read more)
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Brandywine Living at Longwood

301 Victoria Gardens Drive, Kennett Square, PA
$$$$
7 reviews
Kathleen & Bumble: "When a family member needs to make the decision to move a loved one from their home, there is no tougher decision. But Brandywine Senior Living at Kennett Square helped this difficult decision. Since the day our loved one moved in, the Staff provided love and support every day. They treated her like family. Everyone on the staff knew her name and took the time to learn about her. Our loved one was not just a resident; she was part of the Brandywine Family. They wonderf... (read more)
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Genesis Health Care

600 S Broad St, Kennett Square, PA
$$$$
1 review
Leah3: "The environment at Genesis Regional Office Central is very good. The people are very friendly and attentive. The social worker would call to give me updates on the status of my grandmother. One time she had a rash and they called me up to let me know the treatments that they were doing for her. The facility is also very clean. They serve her meals and checks on her every day. I�m very happy with them. "
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Kendal at Longwood

P O Box 100, Kennett Square, PA
$$$$
6 reviews
Patricia: "The rooms at Kendal Crosslands were nice enough. It's surrounded by lovely gardens. The staff was very pleasant, nice, and friendly. They have lovely grounds and they have a library."
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Kendal Crosslands

1660 EAST STREET ROAD, Kennett Square, PA
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Rehabilitation Services

101 E State St, Kennett Square, PA
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Foulk Manor North

1212 Foulk Road, Wilmington, DE
$$$$
27 reviews
Foulk Manor North is located in the Wickwood section of northern Wilmington, Delaware, next to both a bus station and the recreational options of Talley Day Park. Residents and visitors appreciate the recent renovations of the facility and the modern feel that Foulk Manor North has created. Residents are happy with the friendliness of the staff and believe that staff members do a fine job caring for them and keeping the facility clean. Residents note that they enjoy the beaut... (read more)
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The Lorelton

2200 West 4th St., Wilmington, DE
$$$$
19 reviews
The Lorelton is an assisted living facility nestled next to Woodlawn Park in the heart of Wilmington, Delaware. Residents and their loved ones compliment the community for their cheerful and homelike ambiance and appreciate the kind and courteous staff. This facility receives rave reviews for their beauty salon, craft room and landscaped garden. Residents praise the delicious food and the restaurant-like dining room. They enjoy participating in a variety of entertaining activ... (read more)
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Freedom Village at Brandywine

15 Freedom Blvd., Coatesville, PA
$$$$
25 reviews
Pat: "We're very happy with Freedom Village at Brandywine. The place is very nice and the staff is very good. There's a good Bridge group and they play board games. Mom said the food is good."
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Brookdale White Chapel

200 East Village Rd., Newark, DE
$$$$
20 reviews
Nestled four blocks from the center of downtown Newark, Delaware, Brookdale White Chapel is close to the University of Delaware, Rittenhouse Park and the Mineralogical Museum. Visitors describe the facility as quaint, comfortable and spacious. Residents and their loved ones describe the rooms as beautiful and clean and the staff as very pleasant and observant to all the residents. Many activities are provided to keep residents healthy and active, including religious services,... (read more)
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At A Glance

There are 42 assisted living communities in the city and surrounding suburbs to choose from. The average cost of assisted living in Kennett Square is $3,250 per month, according to the latest estimates from Genworth.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Kennett Square

Kennett Square, a borough in the Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington Metro area of Chester County, Pennsylvania, is known as the mushroom capital of the world due to its mushroom farming industry. The community is also located just minutes from the famous Longwood Gardens, which features themed indoor and outdoor gardens. Seniors gain entrance to this popular point of interest for a reduced ticket price. 

Over 11 percent of the borough's total population is over the age of 65. There are six assisted living facilities for seniors to choose from within the city proper and an additional 44 nearby. Assisted living facilities in Pennsylvania are officially called "Assisted Living Residences" or "Personal Care Homes," depending on the level of care they provide. Assisted living residences are licensed through the Department of Aging, Office of Long-Term Living, Division of Licensing, and personal care homes are licensed through the Department of Public Welfare, Adult Residential Licensing

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Kennett Square

  • The cost of living in Kennett Square is about 10 percent higher than the state and national medians, which may affect how much money seniors can afford for their assisted living budget. Among the biggest factors impacting the overall cost of living in the area is healthcare, which is about 15 percent more expensive than elsewhere in the country.
  • July highs in Kennett Square are around 85 degrees Fahrenheit and January lows are in the low-20s, making the region well-suited for seniors who enjoy seasonal weather. 
  • The American Lung Association gave Chester County an "F" for ozone pollution and an "A" for short-term particle pollution. Seniors should speak with their health practitioners to determine how the region's air quality will affect them, particularly if they have chronic respiratory conditions. 
  • Seniors in Kennett Square are not taxed on their Social Security benefits, their income from retirement accounts or income from pensions. 
  • Public bus service in Kennett Square is provided courtesy of the Transportation Management Association of Chester County, or TMACC. Seniors can use public transportation for free or a discounted fare when they show their state ID card.
  • The Kennett Square area has few facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with the nearest major hospital located in West Grove.


Paying for Assisted Living in Kennett Square

Average Monthly Costs

Cities in Pennsylvania

$5,620.00 Coatesville
$4,893.00 West Chester
$4,763.00 Newark
$4,745.00 Hockessin
$4,707.00 Wilmington
$4,463.00 Downingtown
$4,000.00 US
$3,250.00 Kennett Square

Assisted Living costs in Kennett Square start around $3,250 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 Kennett Square 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 Kennett Square

Currently, Pennsylvania does not cover assisted living services under Medicaid or any Medicaid waiver programs. However, the state does add money to the cash benefit provided to low-income seniors through the federal Supplemental Security Income program, which can be used toward assisted living. 

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 Kennett Square

Kennett Square 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 Kennett Square

Kennett Square-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.