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

Quakertown is a quiet borough with about 9,000 residents, 15% of whom are seniors. It offers modest crime rates and a mild climate, supporting the environment many retirees prefer. It promotes high access to health care with one local hospital and a high number of doctors per capita. Older residents enjoy retiree-friendly tax laws, which can help make assisted living more affordable.

Assisted living facilities support a comfortable lifestyle for those who need a helping hand throughout the day. These residential communities have trained caregivers who administer personalized care plans, offering services such as assistance bathing, dressing and mobility. Residents can enjoy three meals daily and participate in engaging social and recreational activities, and oftentimes, they’re allowed to bring their pets. On average, seniors in Quakertown pay $4,784 per month for this type of care, which is higher than respective state and national norms of $4,100 and $4,500.

Through this guide, readers can learn more about how local care costs compare to rates in other cities. The guide also lists some of the most common ways seniors in Quakertown pay for residential care.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Quakertown

In Quakertown, assisted living facilities are regulated by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services. This department promotes high-quality care in assisted living facilities through strict licensing procedures and regular inspections. It also accepts and follows up on concerns and complaints regarding substandard care, neglect or unfair move-out orders, and it publishes information on residents' rights. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Quakertown

  • Quakertown’s overall cost of living is high compared to state and national norms, which may be of note for seniors considering retirement in this community. On a 100-point national cost of living index, the city rates 110.7 compared to the Pennsylvania score of 94.6. Housing costs are the main driver of the city’s high score, but seniors may avoid this expense by choosing assisted living.
  • Seniors in Pennsylvania don’t pay state income taxes on their Social Security benefits, and all pension income and withdrawals from retirement savings accounts are tax-exempt for those aged 60 and over. This may help seniors afford assisted living costs in Quakertown.
  • On a 100-point crime index that assigns higher scores to communities with more reported crime, Quakertown rates several points lower than national norms. The borough scores at 19.1 for violent crime and 33.5 for property crime. To provide peace of mind for residents, assisted living facilities often have measures in place such as security gates, surveillance cameras and alarm systems.
  • Quakertown has a temperate climate, making it an attractive option for retirees who enjoy experiencing four distinct seasons. Year-round temperatures range from 20 degrees in the winter to 86 in the summer, and the city gets about 49 inches of annual rainfall and 27 inches of snow.
  • The American Lung Association reports that in Bucks County, where Quakertown is located, ozone pollution is a public health hazard. It gives the region an F for this type of pollution, indicating a high number of high-ozone days annually. Assisted living residents who are sensitive to environmental irritants may choose to participate in indoor activities when outdoor air quality is a concern.
  • St. Luke’s Quakertown Campus is a full-service hospital that administers a variety of inpatient and outpatient services, supporting the health of older adults in the city. There are 246 doctors per capita, about 36 more than the national norm, and many assisted living facilities have on-call physicians who provide routine medical care for residents.

 

Paying for Assisted Living in Quakertown

In Quakertown, assisted living facilities charge approximately $4,784 per month for residential care.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Assisted living residents in Quakertown pay $4,784 per month for housing and care, which is hundreds of dollars over the Pennsylvania norm of $4,100 and the national average of $4,500. Seniors may save close to $2,000 per month by opting for care in Scranton, but Quakertown is a relatively budget-friendly alternative to several other cities in eastern Pennsylvania. In East Stroudsburg, seniors pay higher rates of $5,126 for care, and in Philadelphia and Reading, respective monthly fees are significantly higher than Quakertown’s norm at $5,685 and $5,720.

Quakertown

$4,784

Pennsylvania

$4,100

United States

$4,500

Scranton

$2,875

East Stroudsburg

$5,126

Reading

$5,720

Philadelphia

$5,685

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

At $4,784 per month, assisted living is moderately priced compared to other local long-term care options. Residential care costs about $400 less than home care, which includes nonmedical services, and $460 less than home health care, which includes skilled nursing. It’s also about a third of the cost of nursing home care, which starts at $12,461 per month for semiprivate accommodations. Adult day health care, which doesn’t include housing, is the most economically priced option in the city at $1,625.

In-Home Care

$5,196

Home Health Care

$5,243

Adult Day Health Care

$1,625

Assisted Living Facility

$4,784

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$12,461

Note: Data for Quakertown was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Allentown, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Quakertown

The State of Pennsylvania offers two Medicaid waiver programs to help seniors pay for assisted living; the Community Health Choices (CHC) program and the Pennsylvania Department of Ageing 60+(PDA60+) program. There is also the Services My Way (SMW) program that assists seniors with managing self-directed service programs. 

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 Quakertown

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

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Quakertown

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

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Pennsylvania

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