39 Assisted Living Facilities near Lancaster, PA
Also serving communities of Millersville.
There are 39 Assisted Living Facilities in the Lancaster area, with 13 in Lancaster and 26 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Lancaster is $3,548 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,450.
To help you with your search, browse the 81 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Lancaster. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Lancaster 4.4 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Ephrata with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 9 families in Lancaster find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about assisted living options and costs in Lancaster, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Lancaster, PA
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Lancaster
Founded in 1729, Lancaster is one of the oldest inland towns in the United States, and its rich history reflects this. There's also many assisted living communities for seniors that are considering calling Lancaster home. In the Lancaster area there are a total of 63 assisted living facilities, with 12 in the Lancaster city limits and 51 in the nearby communities of Mountville, Columbia and Willow Street. These facilities play an important part in the local community and enable seniors who need support with the tasks associated with daily living, to live in a safe, welcoming environment. In Lancaster and all of PA, The Pennsylvania Long-Term Care Council is responsible for the oversight and licensing of assisted living communities.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Lancaster
- Lancaster is rated as one of the most polluted cities in the United States by the American Lung Foundation. Lancaster was ranked eighth worst city in the "year-round particle pollution" category and 13th worst in the short-term particle pollution category. As such, seniors with respiratory conditions should be mindful about spending too much time outdoors.
- With an average annual high temperature of 63 and an average annual low of 43 degrees Fahrenheit, weather in Lancaster is generally mild all year round, and shouldn't cause many problems for seniors who are vulnerable to extreme temperatures.
Lancaster has one of the highest violent crime rates across cities of all sizes. The violent crime rate is over double the national average at around eight per 1,000 residents compared to four per 1,000 nationwide. The rate of reported property crime is more than double the average of the state at around 36 per 1,000, compared to approximately 17 per 1,000. Seniors may feel at risk living in an assisted living facility in Lancaster as a result of these high crime rates.
Pennsylvania doesn't tax pensions, Social Security benefits or any other types of retirement income. Therefore, it is a good choice for seniors looking to save money towards their assisted living accommodation.
- The Lancaster area is home to world-class medical facilities, including the Lancaster General Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Lancaster has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Lancaster Neighborhood Senior Center, an organization that as well as two other senior centers.
Paying for Assisted Living in Lancaster
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Lancaster start around $3,378 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 Lancaster 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 Lancaster
Pennsylvania doesn't provide financial assistance to residents in assisted living via Medicaid. However, an addition to Supplemental Security Income can be claimed to help assist with the costs.
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 Lancaster
Lancaster 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 Lancaster, please visit our Assisted Living in Pennsylvania page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Lancaster
Lancaster-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.
Other Options in Lancaster, PA
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Lancaster
Review of Country Meadows of Lancaster
My husband and I moved his Mother into Country Meadows last summer and she absolutely loves it there and so do we! The entire staff is so caring, from Management to the nurses, and the kitchen sta... Read more
Review of Elderwood Senior Living at Lancaster
We did not choose Elderwood Senior Living at Lancaster. It was not what I was looking for. The place was nice and everybody seemed very pleasant. The residents that I saw seemed to be happy, but it... Read more
Review of Evergreen Estates Retirement Community
We went with Evergreen Estates Retirement Community. It was a more cheery and more active type of place for my parents. We put an application in there if and when the time comes. It is much newer a... Read more