Montgomery County is a community of approximately 830,000 residents. It has a large senior population that accounts for over 18% of residents, which is high compared to the national average. Older adults can enjoy a comfortable retirement with easy access to restaurants to suit any preference, nearly endless shopping venues and over 300,000 yards of golf courses. The region has a vibrant arts and culture scene with over 200 attractions, ranging from award-winning playhouses and historic movie theaters to museums and art galleries. 

There are approximately 60 assisted living facilities in Montgomery County. Monthly rates in these facilities, which are licensed as assisted living facilities or personal care homes, average $5,550, which is high compared to state and national fees. Although, costs between individual facilities may vary, depending on location, fee structures and the level of care provided.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Montgomery County, PA

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)

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)

The Quadrangle

3300 Darby Road, Haverford, PA, 19041

The Quadrangle was fine. I didn’t feel like it was as warm an environment as the other place. It was also twice the cost; it was very expensive. The food looked nice. I didn’t eat anything, but the … (read more)
The Quadrangle was fine. I didn’t feel like it was as warm an environment as the other place. It was also twice the cost; it was very expensive. The food looked nice. I didn’t eat anything, but the … (read more)

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)

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)

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)

Greenfield of Perkiomen Valley

300 Perkiomen Avenue, Schwenksville, PA, 19473

Greenfield of Perkiomen Valley was extremely helpful right from the minute I called. They were on top of everything. They were communicating with us the whole way and they were very amenable to everyt … (read more)
Greenfield of Perkiomen Valley was extremely helpful right from the minute I called. They were on top of everything. They were communicating with us the whole way and they were very amenable to everyt … (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)

Sunrise of Haverford

217 West Montgomery Avenue, Haverford, PA, 19041

I went to look at Sunrise of Haverford. The employees there were very friendly. The staff who gave me a tour was very friendly. The facility seemed a little dated. They have a salon and outside walkwa … (read more)
I went to look at Sunrise of Haverford. The employees there were very friendly. The staff who gave me a tour was very friendly. The facility seemed a little dated. They have a salon and outside walkwa … (read more)

Atria Lafayette Hill (Now Open)

9303 Ridge Pike, Lafayette Hill, PA, 19444

Atria Lafayette Hill was fantastic. It’s a newer facility, and very scenic. Out the back, there’s a paved trail that overlooks a pasture with horses. Being still in a city location, the suburb locatio … (read more)
Atria Lafayette Hill was fantastic. It’s a newer facility, and very scenic. Out the back, there’s a paved trail that overlooks a pasture with horses. Being still in a city location, the suburb locatio … (read more)

Symphony Square

35 Old Lancaster Rd, Bala Cynwyd, PA, 19004

I love Symphony Square. It was very nice and the people were extremely friendly. They met most of the needs that my father would be looking for. However, the cost was a little bit prohibitive. The sam … (read more)
I love Symphony Square. It was very nice and the people were extremely friendly. They met most of the needs that my father would be looking for. However, the cost was a little bit prohibitive. The sam … (read more)

Sunrise of Lafayette Hill

429 Ridge Pike, Lafayette Hill, PA, 19444

The interior of Sunrise of Lafayette Hill was nice, it was a nice facility. The people were very helpful. The rooms were spacious. They had a variety of studios or one-bedroom, I did look at those. Up … (read more)
The interior of Sunrise of Lafayette Hill was nice, it was a nice facility. The people were very helpful. The rooms were spacious. They had a variety of studios or one-bedroom, I did look at those. Up … (read more)

St. Mary Center For Rehabilitation & Healthcare

701 Lansdale Avenue, Lansdale, PA, 19446

My 97 year old mother needed care in the last few months of her life and I toured the lovely facility and grounds with the Admissions Director, Bernhard. The almost 100 year old church is at the cente … (read more)
My 97 year old mother needed care in the last few months of her life and I toured the lovely facility and grounds with the Admissions Director, Bernhard. The almost 100 year old church is at the cente … (read more)

Arcadia at Limerick Pointe

51 West Arcadia Drive, Limerick, PA, 19468

We looked at Arcadia at Limerick Pointe. It’s a new building and it’s well-maintained. They still have to open four floors, they are still on the first floor. The second floor is opened up in like two … (read more)
We looked at Arcadia at Limerick Pointe. It’s a new building and it’s well-maintained. They still have to open four floors, they are still on the first floor. The second floor is opened up in like two … (read more)

Penn Assisted Care

68 Main St., Pennsburg, PA, 18073

I toured Penn Assisted Care. My mom has Parkinson’s and they’re fully equipped to handle that. It’s very clean. It’s very basic and very outdated, but suitable for their needs. The staff was very frie … (read more)
I toured Penn Assisted Care. My mom has Parkinson’s and they’re fully equipped to handle that. It’s very clean. It’s very basic and very outdated, but suitable for their needs. The staff was very frie … (read more)

Manatawny Manor

30 Old Schuylkill Road, Pottstown, PA, 19464

It seemed like a caring place with plenty of activities. The staff was very nice. We toured the entire facility and saw more than one room.
It seemed like a caring place with plenty of activities. The staff was very nice. We toured the entire facility and saw more than one room.

Commonwealth Senior Living at Willow Grove

1120 York Road, Willow Grove, PA, 19090

I went to Commonwealth Senior Living at Willow Grove. It was a very tranquil place to be so close to the city. There was a very nice lake with a nice view for the residents. The tour was very efficien … (read more)
I went to Commonwealth Senior Living at Willow Grove. It was a very tranquil place to be so close to the city. There was a very nice lake with a nice view for the residents. The tour was very efficien … (read more)


The Residence at Bala Cynwyd

230 Rock Hill Road, Suite 110, Bala Cynwyd, PA, 19004


Paying for Assisted Living in Montgomery County

Genworth Financial’s 2020 Cost of Care Survey discloses regional senior care costs throughout the United States, helping seniors make informed decisions for retirement. Because no data is available for Montgomery County, the following cost comparison is based on the fees listed for Philadelphia, which is located about 30 miles away. Here, assisted living fees are relatively high at $5,550 per month. This is nearly $1,600 higher than the state median of $3,955 and approximately $1,250 higher than the national average of $4,300, making it among the more expensive options in the nation for assisted living.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

At $5,550 per month, assisted living fees in the Montgomery County region are among the highest in the state. Those seeking affordable care have many options to choose from. In the capital city of Harrisburg, care costs exceed state and national averages but are considerably lower than in Montgomery County at $4,857 per month. In Erie, fees are closer to the national median at $4,315, and in the York area, care costs are a little lower at $4,260 per month. Rates in Lancaster average $4,050 per month, and in Pittsburgh, the second-most populous city in the state after Philadelphia, monthly care costs are very affordable at $3,550. The Scranton area is the cheapest city in the state for assisted living, with monthly fees coming in at $2,450.

$5550

Montgomery County/Philadelphia

$3955

Pennsylvania

$4300

The United States

$4260

York Area

$4050

Lancaster

$4857

Harrisburg Area

$2450

Scranton Area

$3550

Pittsburgh

$4315

Erie

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Montgomery County

Montgomery County 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.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Montgomery County

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 Montgomery County

ResourceContact Service
Montgomery County Senior Services(610) 78-3601The county’s Senior Services Division plans, coordinates and administers a broad array of free and low-cost services to area residents aged 60 and over. Through this nonprofit agency, seniors can schedule level of care assessments, which may be required for those seeking accommodations in certain types of assisted living facilities. The agency also has a long-term care ombudsman who advocates on behalf of assisted living residents who’ve received subpar care. The ombudsman can help residents understand their rights, obtain the services outlined in the personalized care plan and resolve interpersonal issues that arise. They can also field and investigate reports of abuse or neglect.
Legal Aid of Southeastern PA(610) 275-5400Legal Aid of Southeastern PA is a local nonprofit legal firm that provides free representation and assistance to those aged 60 and over. The agency specializes in elder law and can help older adults with creating simple wills and assigning guardianship and powers of attorney. The agency can also help seniors obtain public benefits that may help them cover assisted living expenses, including Social Security and Medicaid.
Senior Adult Activities Center of Montgomery County(610) 275-1960SAAC is a local nonprofit organization that offers a wide array of social and recreational opportunities for older adults in Montgomery County. It operates two senior centers where members participate in age-friendly fitness programs, play games, enjoy congregate meals and connect with advisors who can help them identify and apply for programs and services. The agency has a social services team that helps with applications for public benefits, educates older adults on how to protect themselves from fraud and helps seniors obtain mental health services. It also administers programs to support holistic wellness, including Walk with Ease and tai chi.
Veterans Affairs(610) 278-3285The county’s Veterans Affairs office is operated by veterans who are trained to help qualifying seniors who served the country through military service. At this location, veterans get help with applying for benefits that help cover assisted living expenses, including pension programs, disability compensation and the Aid and Attendance benefit. The office provides free shuttle service to nearby VA medical facilities, special advocacy services and tax assistance. It can also help veterans connect with local organizations, such as the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
RSVP(610) 834-1040RSVP is a volunteer organization for those aged 55 and over. Through this nonprofit agency, older adults can serve their communities in the capacities that fit their abilities, schedule and interests. There are numerous volunteer opportunities to choose from, including virtually tutoring veterans or high school students in math, providing administrative support to local nonprofit organizations and charities and advising nonprofit management.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Montgomery County

Montgomery County-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 Montgomery County