64 Assisted Living Facilities near Philadelphia, PA
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There are 64 Assisted Living Facilities in the Philadelphia area, with 46 in Philadelphia and 18 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Philadelphia is $3,716 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,450.
To help you with your search, browse the 295 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Philadelphia. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Philadelphia 4.0 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Bala Cynwyd with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 13 families in Philadelphia find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about assisted living options and costs in Philadelphia, call (855) 863-8283.
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Philadelphia
When the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776, Philadelphia became the birthplace of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Seniors retiring to the area can continue to pursue happiness by exploring the city's museums, festivals and historic landmarks. The City of Brotherly Love is home to over 1.5 million people and almost 13 percent are aged 65 and over.
There are 62 assisted living facilities in the Philadelphia area catering to seniors. Known as Assisted Living Residences in Pennsylvania, these facilities are licensed by the Department of Human Services' Office of Long-Term Living.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Philadelphia
- The Philadelphia area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Pennsylvania Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- The Sperling index rates Philadelphia's overall cost of living at 111, which is 11 points higher than the national average. The cost of groceries are close to the national median, but healthcare costs are 16 points higher. Seniors with regular health expenses may find this impacts their budget.
- Public transport in Philadelphia is available through SEPTA and riders aged 65 and over are eligible for free travel. Philadelphia also has the Shared-Ride program, a door-to-door, advance-reservation service available to residents aged 65 and older.
- Philadelphia is a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, meaning that its elected leadership “has made the commitment to actively work toward making their town, city or county a great place for people of all ages,” according to AARP.
- All forms of retirement income, including money from Social Security, pensions and retirement accounts, is exempt from state income tax in Pennsylvania for people aged over 59.5. Sales taxes in the state are also relatively low, which allows Philadelphia seniors to put more money towards assisted living.
- Philadelphia has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, an organization that coordinates a range of services to help seniors live independently as well as more than nine senior centers.
Paying for Assisted Living in Philadelphia
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Assisted Living costs in Philadelphia start around $3,716 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 Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia
The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services has an aging waiver program that may help offset the costs of assisted living in Philadelphia, along with other programs that may benefit seniors. Another program that may be of assistance is the Services My Way program.
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 Philadelphia
Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia, please visit our Assisted Living in Pennsylvania page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Philadelphia
Philadelphia-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 Philadelphia
Review of The Terrace at Chestnut Hill
The rooms are nice and quirky. The services are affordable for the area. The staff are pleasant and responsive. They seem to know what their doing. We love how they handled the pandemic. It was sca... Read more
Review of Tabor Manor
This place is horrible! I was on video with my uncle and watched while listening to the young staff yell, curse at the residents (including my uncle). I told him I would call and he said please don... Read more
Review of Bethesda Court
Grateful for the caring, kind souls that work diligently to care for my aunt even through the hardest times. Read more