18 Assisted Living Facilities near Scranton, PA
Also serving communities of Peckville, Gouldsboro, South Sterling.
There are 18 Assisted Living Facilities in the Scranton area, with 9 in Scranton and 9 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Scranton is $3,279 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,500.
To help you with your search, browse the 66 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Scranton. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Scranton 3.6 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Clarks Summit with an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Scranton, PA
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Scranton
The county seat of Lackawanna County, the city of Scranton, Pennsylvania is located on the western fringe of the Pocono Mountains and is home to a senior demographic that is about 15 percent of Scranton’s population. The city is home to 10 assisted living facilities with a further nine located nearby. Scranton’s assisted living facilities, often referred to as personal care homes, are licensed and regulated by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Scranton
- Seniors living on a fixed income may be pleased to note that Scranton has a cost of living index of 90, which is well below the national cost of living index which is 100.
- Scranton’s South Side Senior Center features a wide array of classes and activities that include yoga, bingo, arts and crafts, dancing, bus trips and more for seniors aged 55 and over.
- Scranton is home to world-class medical facilities, including Geisinger Community Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Seniors may be pleased that Pennsylvania does not tax social security checks, which leaves more money in their assisted living budgets. Moreover, Pennsylvania does not generally tax withdrawals taken from 401k accounts.
- Public transportation in Scranton is reliable. COLTS provides public bus service throughout the city and seniors aged 65 and older ride for free.
- Summers in Scranton tend to be comfortable with July highs averaging 82 degrees. Winters, however, tend to be more extreme with January average lows of 18 degrees and heavy snowfall.
Paying for Assisted Living in Scranton
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Scranton start around $3,279 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 Scranton 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 Scranton
Scranton seniors who meet certain eligibility requirements may qualify for financial assistance to pay for care within an assisted living facility. Pennsylvania's Medical Assistance program, known as the Medically Needy Program, offers financial assistance for qualifying seniors or individuals with disabilities to help pay for care in a nursing home or assisted living facility. Additionally, seniors who receive SSI and need to live in an assisted living facility may qualify for a supplement from the state to help pay for assisted living care.
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 Scranton
Scranton 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 Scranton, please visit our Assisted Living in Pennsylvania page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Scranton
Scranton-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.
Other Options in Scranton, PA
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Scranton
Review of Scranton Manor Personal Care Community
My Mother was a resident there for many years. I removed her from there. The place used to be wonderful. Their Administrator left about 6 months ago. The Resident Care Director took over. Down hi... Read more
Review of The Gardens of Green Ridge
The Gardens of Green Ridge is pretty nice, but they don't have enough help, so there are some things that I expected that they would do for me, but they don't get a chance to because they're so ove... Read more
Review of The Gardens of Green Ridge
The Gardens of Green Ridge was very nice. Tracy gave us a really nice tour and answered all of our questions. They hde a brand-new facility with a little snack bar and a TV room. Read more