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The 5 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Scottdale, PA for 2024

Scottdale sits about 50 miles southeast of Pittsburgh in Westmoreland County, where seniors account for nearly a quarter of the population. The region has 9 assisted living facilities that meet the needs of older adults, with the monthly median rate for this type of care coming in at $6,075. By comparison, the state norm runs lower at around $5,550, and nationally, seniors pay approximately $5,350 for residential care.

Based on the 332 reviews reviews in our directory, assisted living facilities in Scottdale receive an average satisfaction rating of 4.75 out of 5 stars stars.

 

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Scottdale

In Scottdale, assisted living facilities obtain licensing through the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services. This department monitors day-to-day operations through its Office of Long-Term Living, Bureau of Human Services Licensing, and requires facilities to follow standard rules for staffing, building features and care planning. Additionally, it has an online form where residents and visitors can file complaints regarding substandard care.

 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Scottdale

  • With a rating of 57 points on the AARP Livability Index, nine points above the average city score, Scottdale offers a favorable environment for retirees and assisted living residents. It has more age diversity than a typical U.S. city, and a comparatively high portion of the population participates in social organizations and groups versus the nation as a whole. The city offers high access to amenities, putting assisted living residents within half a mile of 0.7 grocery stores and 3.2 parks no matter where they live in the community.
  • With a cost of living that comes in nearly 7% below the national benchmark, Scottdale offers affordability for retirees with limited access to financial resources. In general, residents spend 5% less on utilities, 11% less on housing and 22% less on food here than in a typical U.S. city, which may promote competitive pricing among local assisted living facilities.
  • Scottdale ranks as safer than 42% of U.S. communities and sees about 12 crimes per 1,000 people annually. Both property and violent crime occur at a lower rate here than in a typical U.S. or Pennsylvania community, particularly in neighborhoods such as Alverton and Borough Center. This may make the city a favorable option for active seniors, considering local assisted living options.
  • While Pennsylvania has an inheritance tax, impacting some seniors’ financial planning, seniors aged 60 and over don’t pay state income tax on any of their retirement income, leaving more money in the budget for assisted living expenses. Additionally, clothing, groceries and prescription drugs have tax-exempt status, which may save assisted living residents money on the items they purchase most often.
  • Westmoreland County, where Scottdale sits, ranks 20th out of the state’s 67 counties for health outcomes and the factors that contribute to residents’ overall health. While the local life expectancy tracks a little lower than state and national norms at 77.6 years, only 12% of adults self-report their health as fair or poor versus 13% statewide. To support residents’ health, many local assisted living facilities provide amenities such as fitness classes and on-site wellness screenings and services.

 

Paying for Assisted Living in Scottdale

In Scottsdale, assisted living facilities charge around $6,075 per month for housing and personal care services.

 

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

With monthly rates coming in around $6,075, assisted living costs in Scottdale run hundreds of dollars above the Pennsylvania median of $5,550 and the nationwide norm of $5,350. While local care costs offer about $2,340 in monthly savings over rates in Erie, other nearby cities have more economically priced care. For example, in State College, seniors pay around $4,850 for services. Similarly, in Johnstown, rates run about $1,650 below the local median, and in Gettysburg, seniors pay about $2,275 less for care.

 

Scottdale

$6,075

Pennsylvania

$5,550

United States

$5,350

Johnstown

$4,426

Gettysburg

$3,800

State College

$4,850

Erie

$8,418

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Assisted living rates in Scottdale come in at around $6,075. This runs about $3,350 below the cost of nursing home care, which serves seniors who need intensive services, such as catheter care, wound care or disease monitoring. Home health care, which provides skilled nursing services in the client’s home, compares to assisted living rates at around $6,101, but those who only need nonmedical personal care at home pay a considerably lower median rate of $4,767. Adult day health care facilities, which provide meals, daily personal assistance and light medical support in a nonresidential setting, offer about $3,300 in savings compared to assisted living.

 

 

In-Home Care

$4,767

Home Health Care

$6,101

Adult Day Health Care

$2,779

Assisted Living Facility

$6,075

Nursing Home Care (semi-private room)

$9,429

Note: Data for Scottdale was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Pittsburgh, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Scottdale

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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 Scottdale

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

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Scottdale

Scottdale 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

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Kathleen

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Woodcrest Senior Living Community

My mom moved into Woodcrest Senior Living Community last Monday. I love the community. It's safe. The employees are completely wonderful. They're all polite and accommodating. I've never seen a...

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Debbie

I visited this facility

Review of Woodcrest Senior Living Community

Woodcrest Senior Living Community was very nice. They had activities while we were there. They also had a nice chapel area and daily devotionals, which my dad liked. Their menu had a nice variety....

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Larry

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Woodcrest Senior Living Community

My mother moved into Woodcrest Senior Living Community. They take care of her pretty well. I like how clean it all was. Everybody seems so caring and their living quarters are clean and updated....

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