22 Assisted Living Facilities near Reading, PA

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Reading, PA

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Manor at Market Square

Provides: Assisted Living
803 Penn St, Reading, PA 19601
"Visiting friends at the Manor has always been a pleasurable experience. From the garden entrance to the crackling fireplace in the atrium to the friendly staff and delicious meals, I always feel..." More

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Maidencreek Place

Provides: Assisted Living
105 Dries Road, Reading, PA 19605
"Maidencreek Place was very nice; I would love to take my mom there. It's very clean, very pleasant, and it would have been a nice place for her to be. I saw a studio. It's only one room with a..." More

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Berkshire Commons

Provides: Assisted Living
5485 Perkiomen Avenue, Reading, PA 19606
"The staff there was absolutely amazing. I was so impressed at the genuine care for the residents that was displayed by all staff members we encountered in our recent experience while checking in..." More

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Elmcroft of Reading

Provides: Assisted Living
9 Colin Court, Reading, PA 19606
"My overall impression with Elmcroft of Reading is in 20 years, this is the place I want to be. My father has already been here for almost two months weeks now. It’s a gorgeous country setting and..." More
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The Heritage of Green Hills

Provides: Assisted Living
10 Tranquility Lane, Reading, PA 19607
"Green Hills Manor at Heritage is a wonderful, caring place. I'd recommend it to anyone looking for personal care." More

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Sacred Heart Villa Senior Living

Provides: Assisted Living
51 Seminary Ave, Reading, PA 19605
"We took my mother to the Sacred Heart Villa. It is a Catholic facility, and it is more what she was interested in. She has been in lockdown for two weeks because of COVID, so we haven't been able..." More

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The Villa St. Elizabeth

Provides: Assisted Living
1201 Museum Road, Reading, PA 19611
"My mother-in-law was at The Villa St. Elizabeth for a little under three weeks. It was lovely and clean. The staff took good care of her. The meals were great. She said they were delicious. Her..." More

Rittenhouse Village at Muhlenberg

Provides: Assisted Living
2900 Lawn Terrace, Reading, PA 19605
"Rittenhouse Senior Living is clean, and it has a very welcoming atmosphere. I have asked some residents about how they like it, and I did not get any negative feedback. Everybody is very positive..." More

Morris Pace Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
416 Reading Avenue, Reading, PA 19611
"I moved in to Morris Pace Assisted Living about three weeks ago. It's nice. I'm in a shared room, and it's clean and homey. There are no activities, but they provide good services. The food is..." More

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Stabon Manor PCH Inc

Provides: Assisted Living
1555 HAAK STREET, Reading, PA 19602
"My mother lives here. I dont want to write a big long review so i'm just gonna use a few choice words.... bedbugs, smell, over crowded, theft!!!**by residents, shuffle around from room to room.. no..." More

The Hawthorne

Provides: Assisted Living
1501 MINERAL SPRING ROAD, Reading, PA 19602

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Keystone Villa at Fleetwood

Provides: Assisted Living
501 Hoch Road, Blandon, PA 19510
"Our mother was in another facility and transferred to the Personal Care section of Keystone Villa at Fleetwood. Within the first few days, she started to do physical mobility tasks that she had..." More

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Evans Retirement Center

Provides: Assisted Living
220 East Race Street, Fleetwood, PA 19522
"Evan’s Retirement is a very home-like environment; it is not like institutionalizing someone. The staff is very caring, they did everything they could to make him feel comfortable there, and they..." More

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Mifflin Court

Provides: Assisted Living
450 E Philadelphia Ave, Shillington, PA 19607
"I looked at a lot of different facilities before choosing mifflin court for my mom. I'm very happy I chose this place. The food is excellent and my mom has made new friends already. She finally..." More

Phoebe Berks Village

Provides: Assisted Living
1 Reading Dr, Wernersville, PA 19565
"Phoebe Berks Village was very nice, very neat, and very clean. Beautiful buildings, beautiful surroundings, everybody was very nice and very friendly, and everybody seemed happy. We saw a room and..." More

Birdsboro Lodge

Provides: Assisted Living
6740 Daniel Boone Road, Birdsboro, PA 19508
"My brother moved into Birdsboro Lodge last August. It's a nice place. I've never met a nasty person. It's very, very nice, other than what they charge, and I don't think they charge everybody the..." More

Columbia Cottage Wyomissing

Provides: Assisted Living
3121 State Hill Rd, Wyomissing, PA 19610
"We went to see Columbia Cottage. It was very nice. The building was well maintained. The staff members that we interacted with were very nice. They seemed to have taken interest in the residents..." More

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Country Meadows of Wyomissing (Berks ...

Provides: Assisted Living
1800 Tulpehocken Rd, Wyomissing, PA 19610
"Country Meadows was beautiful. I’m actually probably going to put her in there because where she is now isn’t strictly a locked-down facility. I was looking for a locked-down. This was one of the..." More

Grand View Manor

Provides: Assisted Living
129 HOUCK ROAD, Fleetwood, PA 19522
"My mother moved into Grand View Manor. It's a country setting, so she can sit out in front of her room and look outside and watch deer run around, and there's all kinds of games going on. It's also..." More

Berks Leisure Living

Provides: Assisted Living
1399 Fairview Drive, Leesport, PA 19533
"Berks Leisure Living was affordable to me and I liked the location because it was out in the country. They have single rooms, a library, and activities." More

Mifflin Center

Provides: Assisted Living
500 Philadelphia Ave, Shillington, PA 19607
"I unfortunately was transferred to Mifflin Center from the Surgery Center after a knee replacement. We were told that it would be a private room with the door shut due to Covid 19. This was not..." More

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Danken House

Provides: Assisted Living
448 PRESTON ROAD, Wernersville, PA 19565

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Reading

    Reading Railroad is immortalized on the American Monopoly board and seniors can explore this piece of Reading history at the Reading Railroad Heritage Museum. The city is also home to more than 88,000 people and 9.5 percent of residents are aged 65 and older. There are 23 assisted living facilities in the area that cater to seniors, which are licensed and monitored by the Department of Human Services' Office of Long-Term Living.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Reading

    • The Reading area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Reading Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
    • Reading has many options for seniors who enjoy art and culture. The Ceramic Art and Culture Institute has a gallery and there are workshops and classes available that may interest seniors who want to explore their creative side. The Santander Performing Arts Center also offers residents the opportunity to see concerts and plays in the heart of Reading.
    • Berks Area Regional Transportation Authority (BARTA) provides public transport in Reading. Riders aged 65 and older who have a valid ID are eligible for free transport. BARTA also has Special Services, a door-to-door, shared-ride service for people not well-served by the regular service.
    • Reading has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Berks County Area Agency on Aging, an organization that provides services and advocates for older residents as well as more than five senior centers.
    • Berks County, including Reading, has poor air quality. The State of the Air 2018 report gave the city a failing grade for ozone pollution and a D grade for 24-hour particle pollution. This may lead to poor health outcomes for seniors with respiratory conditions.
    • Taxpayers in Reading who are aged 60 or above do not need to pay state income tax on any retirement income. The state sales tax rate is relatively low and many common products are exempt, including groceries and prescription drugs, which can help the budget of seniors on a fixed income.


    Paying for Assisted Living in Reading

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Pennsylvania

    $4,680.00 Shillington
    $4,285.00 Douglassville
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,760.00 Boyertown
    $3,344.00 Reading
    $1,700.00 Fleetwood

    Assisted Living costs in Reading start around $3,344 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 Reading 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 Reading

    Financial help for assisted living in the Reading area may be available through a Personal Care Home Boarding Supplement. Otherwise, options are limited to private pay, long-term care insurance and veteran's benefits, according to the Pennsylvania Assisted Living Association. Pennsylvania waiver programs through Home and Community Based Services (HCBS), which allow the use of Medicaid monies to help pay for daily living support, only apply to higher levels of care, such as nursing homes.

    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 Reading

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


    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Reading

    Reading-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 Reading

    • Review of Sacred Heart Villa Senior Living

      We took my mother to the Sacred Heart Villa. It is a Catholic facility, and it is more what she was interested in. She has been in lockdown for two weeks because of COVID, so we haven't been able t... Read more

      Ray C
    • Review of Berkshire Commons

      The staff there was absolutely amazing. I was so impressed at the genuine care for the residents that was displayed by all staff members we encountered in our recent experience while checking in ou... Read more

      GJ77
    • Review of Maidencreek Place

      Maidencreek Place was very nice; I would love to take my mom there. It's very clean, very pleasant, and it would have been a nice place for her to be. I saw a studio. It's only one room with a bath... Read more

      Lori
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