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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Pittston, PA for 2024

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Pittston

Pennsylvania's Bureau of Human Services Licensing regulates assisted living communities in Pittston and the rest of the state. This involves enforcing health codes and working with other government agencies to investigate complaints about care quality.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Pittston

 

 

  • Seniors might be able to save money in Pittston thanks to a cost of living that's about 19.4% below the national norm. In particular, local health care is roughly 5.1% cheaper than the U.S. average, while grocery prices are around 3.4% lower. 

 

  • The FBI reports that overall violent and property crime rates in Pittston have decreased in recent years. What's more, seniors should know that many assisted living communities feature security systems such as cameras and monitored entrances for added peace of mind.

 

  • Most local waterways in Pittston are impaired, which could harm the safety of the city's tap water, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. However, many assisted living communities use water filters and other safety systems to protect residents from environmental pollutants.

 

 

  • Pittston's summer weather is warm, with highs around 83 degrees Fahrenheit in July and lows rarely dropping below 50 degrees Fahrenheit from May through September. On the other hand, winter is cold and snowy, with lows around 21 degrees Fahrenheit in January and upwards of 5 inches of snowfall per month from mid-December through early March. To keep seniors comfortable, most assisted living communities offer numerous indoor amenities to enjoy during unpleasant weather. 

Paying for Assisted Living in Pittston

 

Assisted living communities in Pittston charge approximately $2,875 per month, on average.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Assisted living in Pittston is 36.1% cheaper than the national norm and 29.8% less expensive than the Pennsylvania state average. The city is also significantly more affordable than nearby areas. Assisted living in East Stroudsburg costs about 78.2% more, on average, while seniors in Bloomsburg pay rates around 55.5% higher. Communities in Williamsport are costlier than in Pittston as well, charging around $491 more, as are those in Allentown, at about $1,909 more.

Pittson

$2,875

Pennsylvania

$4,100

United States

$4,500

Williamsport

$3,366

Bloomsburg

$4,473

East Stroudsburg

$5,126

Allentown

$4,784

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Adult day health care is cheaper than assisted living in Pittston by about 44.2%, but other senior care options in the city are costlier. Home health care, which provides light medical services and personal assistance in seniors' homes, is about 59.1% more expensive. Similarly, in-home care provides personalized support with daily tasks for about $1,701 more than assisted living. Rates at nursing home facilities are also higher due to their intensive 24/7 medical monitoring services, charging around 227.9% more.

In-Home Care

$4,576

Home Health Care

$4,576

Adult Day Health Care

$1,603

Assisted Living Facility

$2,875

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$9,429

Note: Data for Pittston was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Scranton, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Pittston

In Pennsylvania, including Pittston, seniors who already receive SSI may be eligible for help paying for assisted living costs. According to PA Code 2800.27, seniors cannot be charged more than their monthly income to receive assisted living services.

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

Financial Assistance 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 Pittston

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

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Pittston

 

Pittston Assisted Living Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Assisted Living Facilities in Pennsylvania are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Pennsylvania page for more information about these laws.

Laws and Regulations in Pennsylvania

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