4 Assisted Living Facilities near Moscow, PA

1 Assisted Living Facility in Moscow, PA

St Mary's Villa Residence

Provides: Assisted Living
ONE PIONEER PLACE, Moscow, PA 18444
"My friend is in St. Mary’s Villa Residence. It is fantastic and has a very caring atmosphere. The staff is very accommodating and take care of her extremely well. We are very satisfied. The meals..." More

3 Assisted Living Facilities near Moscow, PA

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Scranton Manor Personal Care Community

Provides: Assisted Living
819 Jefferson Ave., Scranton, PA 18510
"My Mother has been a resident of Scranton Manor for a few years now. The staff are kind and very friendly to the residents. The food is very good. The rooms are clean. They have many activities and..." More

Harrison House

Provides: Assisted Living
712 Harrison Ave, Scranton, PA 18510
"The place is very dirty, staff not well trained, food is dispicable. I would not allow my dog to stay there " More

Lakeview Estates

Provides: Assisted Living
111 Bender Rd , Gouldsboro, PA 18424

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Moscow

    When the railways reached Moscow in the late 1800s the town became a popular spot for holiday-makers from New Jersey. Seniors interested in the past can still ride a historical train to the borough's Victorian-era train station.

    Moscow is home to one assisted living facility, and these facilities are known as Assisted Living Residences (ALRs) in Pennsylvania. There are another 34 in nearby communities, including Scranton and Peckville, and all are licensed and monitored by the Department of Human Services' Office of Long-Term Living.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Moscow

    • Retirees in Pennsylvania don't have to pay income tax on any money received from Social Security or retirement accounts. Pensions are also exempt for people aged 60 and over. Sales tax in the state is also low leaving more money in seniors' assisted living budgets.

    • The crime rate in Moscow is only 6 per 1,000 residents, making it one of America's safest communities. The violent crime rate is half of the state average, and the property crime rate less than a quarter of Pennsylvania's average. Moscow is a good option for seniors looking for a safe place in Pennsylvania to retire as it is safer than 86 percent of the state's other communities.

    • The overall cost of living in Moscow is 99 on Sperling's index, compared to the national average of 100. Seniors can save money on groceries, which are listed at 94, six points below the U.S. average. However, the health care cost index is 109, nine points above the national average, which may impact the budget of seniors with health conditions.

    • Air quality in Lackawanna County, including Moscow, is mixed. The American Lung Association gives the county an A grade for particle pollution, but ozone pollution gets a D grade. This may be an important consideration for seniors with respiratory conditions.

    • The Moscow area has no facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with the nearest major hospital located in Scranton.

    • Weather in Moscow is cold, with average lows in January dipping to just 14 degrees. The borough gets 62 inches of snow each year, 36 inches more than the national average. In summer, the July high is around 79 degrees. There are only 173 days of sunshine each year, 32 less than the national average, which can be challenging for seniors who enjoy the outdoors.


    Paying for Assisted Living in Moscow

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Pennsylvania

    $4,000.00 US
    $3,279.00 Scranton
    $3,000.00 Clarks Summit
    $1,590.00 Wilkes Barre

    Assisted Living costs in Moscow 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 Moscow 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 Moscow

    The Optional State Supplement (OSS) may be available to seniors in Moscow who receive Social Security Income.

    Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Pennsylvania page.

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    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 Moscow

    Moscow 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 Moscow, please visit our Assisted Living in Pennsylvania page.


    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Moscow

    Moscow-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.

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    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Moscow

    • Review of St Mary's Villa Residence

      My friend is in St. Mary’s Villa Residence. It is fantastic and has a very caring atmosphere. The staff is very accommodating and take care of her extremely well. We are very satisfied. The meals a... Read more

      DeniseONLFK
    • Review of St Mary's Villa Residence

      My mother went in St Mary's in March 2015. I told the girl that admitted her, who was the activities director, that she had money for about 16 months. I had tax returns and bank and investment stat... Read more

      Denise511
    • Review of St Mary's Villa Residence

      St. Mary's Villa Residence is a beautiful facility. I went to see the place, but they didn’t have a private room open for mom. The staff were very nice and professional. It seemed to be a very well... Read more

      Anette1
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