Lansdale is a borough in Pennsylvania’s Montgomery County, about 40 minutes northwest of downtown Philadelphia. According to the 2020 census, 14.7% of its 18,773 residents are aged 65 and older. The area’s low levels of crime, excellent medical facilities and multiple low-cost transportation options factor greatly in Lansdale’s appeal to seniors. For entertainment, seniors can visit the DCP Theatre or Bucks County Playhouse; those who prefer big-screen action can choose from three movie theaters. More energetic seniors can play on Lansdale’s eight public golf courses and wander through the labyrinth in Stony Creek Park

Assisted living communities are safe options for aging seniors who find themselves struggling to handle everyday tasks such as housekeeping on their own. This type of living can be great for seniors determined to hold on to most of their independence while their meals are prepared by accomplished chefs and their rooms kept tidy by dedicated housekeepers. The typical cost for assisted living in Lansdale is $5.550 per month, which is approximately 33.5% above the state average.

This guide reviews assisted living costs in this part of Pennsylvania, discusses the pros and cons of living in Lansdale, and lists some free resources for its seniors.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Lansdale, PA

Traditions of Lansdale

1800 Walnut Street, Lansdale, PA, 19446

I visited the facility for my mother who means the world to us and I would not put her in just any old place . Traditions of Lansdale checks off many boxes for us . Kim and the staff are very attentiv … (read more)
I visited the facility for my mother who means the world to us and I would not put her in just any old place . Traditions of Lansdale checks off many boxes for us . Kim and the staff are very attentiv … (read more)

St. Mary Center For Rehabilitation & Healthcare

701 Lansdale Avenue, Lansdale, PA, 19446

The St. Mary Center For Rehabilitation & Healthcare facility itself was nice when you walk in. But the rooms felt very dated and depressing, they need help. They have patios, but the patios have s … (read more)
The St. Mary Center For Rehabilitation & Healthcare facility itself was nice when you walk in. But the rooms felt very dated and depressing, they need help. They have patios, but the patios have s … (read more)

Meadowood Senior Living

P O Box 670 3205 Skippack Pike, Lansdale, PA, 19446

We liked Meadowood. We went all through the place and talked to other people that live there, and everybody seems very happy with it. The rooms were OK.
We liked Meadowood. We went all through the place and talked to other people that live there, and everybody seems very happy with it. The rooms were OK.

The Landing of Towamencin

900 Towamencin Ave, Lansdale, PA, 19446

My mom is in The Landing of Towamencin. It’s just wonderful, the staff is great and caring, they’re very friendly and helpful to the family, or other loved ones. The building is great, the food is gre … (read more)
My mom is in The Landing of Towamencin. It’s just wonderful, the staff is great and caring, they’re very friendly and helpful to the family, or other loved ones. The building is great, the food is gre … (read more)

Elm Terrace Gardens

660 North Broad Street, Lansdale, PA, 19446

Elm Terrace is an option we’re looking at. The cost is a little more on one end than the other; you don’t have to put a lot of money upfront, but the monthly fee is expensive. They’ve got a pool, but … (read more)
Elm Terrace is an option we’re looking at. The cost is a little more on one end than the other; you don’t have to put a lot of money upfront, but the monthly fee is expensive. They’ve got a pool, but … (read more)

Brittany Pointe Estates

1001 Valley Forge Road, Lansdale, PA, 19446


Brookdale Northampton

65 Newtown-Richboro Road, Richboro, PA, 18954

Brookdale Northampton has a lot of employees. They are very caring people and there’s tons of activity for the residents to do (a whole calendar full every month). My mom intermingles with the other p … (read more)
Brookdale Northampton has a lot of employees. They are very caring people and there’s tons of activity for the residents to do (a whole calendar full every month). My mom intermingles with the other p … (read more)

2015, 2016

Sunrise of Blue Bell

795 Penllyn Pike, Blue Bell, PA, 19422

The tour at Sunrise was excellent. They took us on a grand tour of both the assisted living and the memory care unit (because I was also interested in that). The layout was beautiful there. It was lov … (read more)
The tour at Sunrise was excellent. They took us on a grand tour of both the assisted living and the memory care unit (because I was also interested in that). The layout was beautiful there. It was lov … (read more)

2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

The Birches at Harleysville

691 Main Street, Harleysville, PA, 19438

My wife was a resident for a short term stay and I can not say enough good things about the community and the staff. I know that my wife may need the assistance of The Birches again in the future and … (read more)
My wife was a resident for a short term stay and I can not say enough good things about the community and the staff. I know that my wife may need the assistance of The Birches again in the future and … (read more)

Wesley Enhanced Living at Stapeley

6300 Greene St, Philadelphia, PA, 19144

Wesley Enhanced Living at Stapeley has got nice views and nice rooms. My aunt has a one-bedroom apartment and we’re able to transfer most of her things from her condominium into the apartment. So, she … (read more)
Wesley Enhanced Living at Stapeley has got nice views and nice rooms. My aunt has a one-bedroom apartment and we’re able to transfer most of her things from her condominium into the apartment. So, she … (read more)

Sunrise of Abington

1801 Susquehanna Road, Abington, PA, 19001

1)Make sure room is 100% ready before you move in 2)Get names of the proper staff needed to contact for issues as they arise. Maintenance, Comcast, Executive Director,Billing department, Dining Room … (read more)
1)Make sure room is 100% ready before you move in 2)Get names of the proper staff needed to contact for issues as they arise. Maintenance, Comcast, Executive Director,Billing department, Dining Room … (read more)

2014

Hidden Meadows on the Ridge

340 Farmers Lane, Sellersville, PA, 18960

Hidden Meadows On the Ridge was very, very clean. They supply a lot for the amount of money that they would charge my mother-in-law. There are a lot of services that come standard and the best thing i … (read more)
Hidden Meadows On the Ridge was very, very clean. They supply a lot for the amount of money that they would charge my mother-in-law. There are a lot of services that come standard and the best thing i … (read more)

Pinnacle at Plymouth Meeting

215 Plymouth Rd., Plymouth Meeting, PA, 19362

Pinnacle at Plymouth was brand-new, and it was beautiful. It was like being at a hotel in Atlantic City. It was very busy. It’s a place for socially active people. They had a cooking class going on wh … (read more)
Pinnacle at Plymouth was brand-new, and it was beautiful. It was like being at a hotel in Atlantic City. It was very busy. It’s a place for socially active people. They had a cooking class going on wh … (read more)

Park Creek Place Assisted Living

1091 Horsham Road, North Wales, PA, 19454

We did a tour of Park Creek Place Assisted Living. They were very nice. We went there and got introduced to several people, the girl who’s the head of nursing, and another guy. They all came in and ta … (read more)
We did a tour of Park Creek Place Assisted Living. They were very nice. We went there and got introduced to several people, the girl who’s the head of nursing, and another guy. They all came in and ta … (read more)

Wesley Enhanced Living Upper Moreland

2815 Byberry Road, Hatboro, PA, 19040

Wesley Enhanced Living Upper Moreland has been very good to my mom. Her room is very nice, with a living room and a bedroom, it’s well laid out too. They have activities but she doesn’t like to do man … (read more)
Wesley Enhanced Living Upper Moreland has been very good to my mom. Her room is very nice, with a living room and a bedroom, it’s well laid out too. They have activities but she doesn’t like to do man … (read more)

Greenfield of Perkiomen Valley

300 Perkiomen Avenue, Schwenksville, PA, 19473

Greenfield of Perkiomen Valley was a nice, small community. I think they only had 63 residents. It just seemed like a very nice, closeknit kind of family. The girl that talked with us was really nice. … (read more)
Greenfield of Perkiomen Valley was a nice, small community. I think they only had 63 residents. It just seemed like a very nice, closeknit kind of family. The girl that talked with us was really nice. … (read more)

2016

Sunrise of Dresher

1650 Susquehanna Road, Dresher, PA, 19025

Sunrise of Dresher was very nice. It had a nice greeting room and a large piano that the residents could play. They had a nice enclosed sunroom where you could meet with family members and be outside … (read more)
Sunrise of Dresher was very nice. It had a nice greeting room and a large piano that the residents could play. They had a nice enclosed sunroom where you could meet with family members and be outside … (read more)

Springfield Senior Living

551 East Evergreen Avenue, Wyndmoor, PA, 19038

Springfield Senior Living is a good facility. It was very close to the neighborhood. What I didn’t like was their snack bar because it’s all old snacks in there. I toured their assisted living. Thei … (read more)
Springfield Senior Living is a good facility. It was very close to the neighborhood. What I didn’t like was their snack bar because it’s all old snacks in there. I toured their assisted living. Thei … (read more)

Wesley Enhanced Living Doylestown

200 Veterans Lane, Doylestown, PA, 18901

Wesley Enhanced Living Doylestown was a great place. It seemed like they had everything that my parents needed. We visited independent living and assisted living. The staff was very nice, very helpful … (read more)
Wesley Enhanced Living Doylestown was a great place. It seemed like they had everything that my parents needed. We visited independent living and assisted living. The staff was very nice, very helpful … (read more)

Sunrise of North Wales

1419 Horsham Road , North Wales, PA, 19454

My parents moved into Sunrise of North Wales. Overall, it has been a positive experience. They have a very nice one-bedroom apartment. They try to keep the residents active and engaged. Right now, the … (read more)
My parents moved into Sunrise of North Wales. Overall, it has been a positive experience. They have a very nice one-bedroom apartment. They try to keep the residents active and engaged. Right now, the … (read more)

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Lansdale

Assisted living facilities in Pennsylvania are regulated and licensed by the Department of Human Services. Its authority includes making unannounced inspections to ensure facilities continue to meet state and local laws regarding the safety and care of their residents, including fire safety regulations. The work of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman can also factor in licensing decisions.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Lansdale

  • According to Sperling’s Best Places, the average cost of living in Lansdale is above national and state averages. Using cost of living indices that set the national average as 100, Lansdale’s overall figure is 103.6. However, some of those above-average costs come from areas that shouldn’t concern seniors in assisted living too much, such as utility and housing costs. Better yet, Lansdale’s average health costs are actually below average. 
  • TransNet’s Shared Ride Program transports adults age 65 and over around Montgomery County for reduced fees. Seniors can use the curb-to-curb service for any purpose, including arranging group trips with friends using the program’s sedans and vans. Alternatively, SEPTA, the local transit authority, offers free and subsidized transport services in several neighboring counties, including paratransit options for the disabled.
  • The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue can provide a property tax rebate of up to $650 for homeowners aged 65 and over whose incomes don’t exceed $35,000 per year. Qualifying seniors can see this rebate boosted up to a maximum of $975. 
  • Lansdale is a safe place for seniors. Statistics published by Neighborhood Scout reveal the property crime rate to be half the national average and two-thirds the state average. The rate of violent crime is even lower at a third of the national average and significantly below Pennsylvania’s average. Seniors in many assisted living communities also benefit from 24/7 surveillance systems and staff. 
  • Health care in Lansdale is capably handled by Jefferson Lansdale Hospital and a large number of Medicare-registered physicians who work in a range of disciplines, including orthopedic surgery and physical therapy. Lansdale’s seniors are within an hour’s journey of six of the top 10 hospitals in the state.
  • Although the area gets about 22 inches of snow per year, the average climate is among the best in the state, with temperatures averaging 22 degrees in winter and 84 in summer.

Paying for Assisted Living in Lansdale

A typical room in a Lansdale assisted living facility costs $5,550 per month. Comparing that price with data published in the 2020 Genworth Cost of Care Survey shows that Lansdale’s costs are around 33.5% above the median figure for Pennsylvania and 25.4% above the national average.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Lansdale’s assisted living costs are the most expensive in Pennsylvania, but not within an hour’s radius of the borough. Although seniors in Reading and Allentown pay less than their peers in Lansdale at $3,950 and $3,550 respectively, fees jump to an average of $7,478 in nearby Trenton, New Jersey. That’s an annual increase of $1,928 when compared to Lansdale.

$5550

Lansdale

$3955

Pennsylvania

$4300

The United States

$3950

Reading

$3550

Allentown

$7478

Trenton, NJ

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Adult day care is the most affordable option for able seniors, with monthly costs in Lansdale averaging $1,842. Those who need caregivers to come to them typically pay $4,767 per month for home care and home health care, despite the latter also providing basic medical support. Assisted living’s costs are less than half of what a senior in a nursing home can expect to pay. A semiprivate room is around $11,285; an extra $1,213 gets a private room.

$4767

Home Care

$4767

Home Health Care

$1842

Adult Day Health Care

$5550

Assisted Living Facilities

$11285

Nursing Home (semiprivate room)

$12498

Nursing Home (private room)

Note: Data for Lansdale was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Philadelphia, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Lansdale

Lansdale seniors who meet certain eligibility requirements for the Pennsylvania Department of Aging waiver may qualify for financial assistance in order to pay for care within one of the city’s assisted living facilities. In addition, if you receive SSI and need to live in an assisted living facility, the state can pay a supplement to the facility if you qualify.  

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 Lansdale

Montgomery County and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania provide a range of free resources for seniors. The area is also home to nonprofit organizations that provide opportunities for seniors to give back to their communities.

Resource

Contact

Service

(610) 278-3285

Operated entirely by other vets, the free service can help U.S. military veterans identify and apply for benefits they're entitled to. The staff can help seniors in assisted living discover whether they qualify for VA Aid and Attendance benefits and other state and federal benefits not directly linked to vets.

(610) 834-1040

RSVP is a nonprofit organization that helps seniors find volunteer opportunities with other nonprofits in their communities. Seniors determine how much time they can spare helping others and RSVP refers them to the appropriate service. Potential positions include serving as a counselor to advise other seniors about Medicare plans, mentoring younger residents, or delivering meals to homebound residents of Lansdale.

(215) 853-1028

Gold Cards are issued to Montgomery County residents aged 60 and over, allowing them free admission to a range of events taking place in various colleges in the North Penn School District. Seniors can join the crowds at sports events, take in theater performances or listen to live music performed by students. The card can also gain seniors free or reduced-rate access to some educational courses.

(215) 362-7432

Operating from two convenient locations, The PEAK Center provides a range of services and programs for Lansdale's older residents. Services include the use of the computer lab and access to various classes designed to improve fitness, such as tai chi and yoga. The centers also provide seniors with information about local benefits, such as farmers markets vouchers and legal counseling.

(610) 860-5050

The free services of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman's office are available for residents of assisted living facilities who can't independently resolve issues relating to their quality of care. Residents' families and concerned third parties may also register complaints with the ombudsman. Every complaint is investigated, with complaints relating to neglect or abuse referred to the relevant authorities.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Lansdale

Lansdale-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