4 Assisted Living Facilities near Markleysburg, PA
There are 4 Assisted Living Facilities in the Markleysburg area, with 2 in Markleysburg and 2 nearby.
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2 Assisted Living Facilities in Markleysburg, PA
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Markleysburg
Markleysburg is a very small community of just 280 people in the mountains of the southwestern region of Pennsylvania. This small community is home to Frank Lloyd Wright's Kentuck Knob, a small, one-story Usonian house that is constructed of native materials. Seniors aged 55 and over may enjoy a guided tour of the house at a discounted rate.
In spite of its small size, Markleysburg has two assisted living facilities, and there are two more nearby. These facilities are classified as assisted living residences, which are licensed by the Department of Aging, or personal care homes, which are licensed by the Department of Public Welfare.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Markleysburg
- The cost of living in Markleysburg is about 15% below the statewide and nationwide medians, which may appeal to seniors with fixed monthly incomes. Healthcare is especially affordable here at roughly 15% below the national average and 20% below the state average.
Crime is relatively uncommon in Markleysburg, which may make it a good option for seniors who enjoy being out in the community. On a scale of 1 to 100, the city's rate of violent crime is 13.1, compared to the nationwide median score of 22.7, and the property crime rate is 23.6, versus the national average of 35.4.
Markleysburg's climate is cool compared to most Pennsylvania cities, with year-round temperatures ranging between 17 and 78 degrees. The city receives an average annual snowfall of 100 inches, which may be a concern for seniors who use mobility aids like wheelchairs and walkers.
Markleysburg's air quality is very good, which may make assisted living here a good option for seniors who have respiratory illnesses or cardiovascular conditions. On a 100-point health index, the city is rated 87, nearly 30 points higher than the national median of 58.
- In Markleysburg, seniors do not pay income tax at the state level on any type of retirement income, which may make assisted living here a financially viable option, even for those with limited means.
- Markleysburg has no facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with the nearest major hospital located in Uniontown.
Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Assisted Living in Markleysburg
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Markleysburg start around $0 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 Markleysburg 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 Markleysburg
While Pennsylvania does not cover assisted living services received in Markleysburg through any programs, low-income seniors who draw Supplemental Security Income may use this benefit to pay for housing and services in local assisted living facilities.
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 Markleysburg
Markleysburg 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 Markleysburg, please visit our Assisted Living in Pennsylvania page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Markleysburg
Markleysburg-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.