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

Our comprehensive listings and authentic reviews in Scranton, PA below include 20 Assisted Living facilities with 194 reviews. On average in Scranton, residents and their loved ones rate Assisted Living options 3.6 out of 5 stars.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Scranton

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services oversees assisted living facilities in Scranton and throughout the state. On its website, older adults can access information on how to find facilities and providers in their area. Resources are also available for community-based and personal care services. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Scranton

  • Based on a 100-point cost of living score that ranks average living expenses across the country, Scranton scores 79, while Pennsylvania scores 94.6. This means the city has a lower cost of living than both the nation and the state. On average, seniors enjoy lower grocery, housing, utility and transportation costs. 
  • Using a similar 100-point index that ranks average health costs, Scranton scores 108.7, putting the city nearly 10% higher than the national average. However, Scranton is ranked as having better water and air quality than the nation. The city also has a higher number of physicians, with 235 available for every 100,000 people. The U.S. average is 210 physicians for every 100,000.
  • Violent crime rates in Scranton are relatively low, making it a good option for seniors looking to live in peace. On a 100-point scale, the city is ranked at 13.4, whereas the nation is ranked at 22.7. However, property crime ranks are slightly higher, with a ranking of 38.3. The national average is 35.4.
  • For seniors who enjoy pleasant summer weather, Scranton has milder summers than most places in Pennsylvania. The humidity can sometimes be unpleasant, especially in July and August. January tends to be the snowiest month in Scranton, with an average accumulation of around 13.2 inches. Six months of the year can see significant snowfall, which may make it difficult for older adults to run errands or get to appointments. 
  • Scranton is home to five hospitals and is ranked 145th out of over 2,000 cities in hospitals per capita. Seniors have access to a wide variety of services between the five hospitals, including home nursing, prescription services, counseling and family support. Emergency care for severe illnesses, injuries or surgeries is also available. 

Paying for Assisted Living in Scranton

Monthly costs for assisted living in Scranton are around $2,875, but this price can vary depending on the location or the amenities and services offered. 

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

On average, assisted living services in Scranton are lower than the Pennsylvania monthly rate of $4,100 and the national median of $4,500. In Pittsburgh, prices are about $375 more than in Scranton at $3,250. Allentown and Harrisburg also have higher costs at $4,784 and $4,828 per month, respectively. The southeastern city of Philadelphia has some of the highest fees in the state at $5,685, which is roughly $2,800 more than Scranton. 

Allentown

$4,784

Pennsylvania

$4,100

United States

$4,500

East Stroudsburg

$5,126

Scranton

$2,875

Reading

$5,720

Philadelphia

$5,685

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Seniors pay around $2,875 per month for assisted living care in Scranton. In-home care and home health care offer similar services to older adults in the comfort of their homes. The cost of monthly care for both is $4,576, which is $1,701 more than assisted living. For a less expensive option, adult day health care has lower rates at $1,603 per month. Nursing homes provide seniors with the most extensive services, and monthly care costs for a shared room are several thousand more than assisted living at $9,429.

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

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Scranton

Allentown seniors who meet certain eligibility requirements for the Pennsylvania Department of Aging waiver may qualify for financial assistance in order to pay for care within one of the city’s assisted living facilities. In addition, if you receive SSI and need to live in an assisted living facility, the state can pay a supplement to the facility if you qualify.  

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 Scranton

Seniors in Scranton have numerous resources they can access for financial assistance and community-based programs that make assisted living more affordable. Services include transportation, counseling, legal advice and nutritional support. By contacting any of the agencies below, older adults can get more information on how to take advantage of these services.  

ResourceContactService
Lackawanna County Area Agency on Aging(570) 963-6740The Lackawanna County Area Agency on Aging provides older adults with in-home- and community-based services and protections to help them live independently for longer. Services include home-delivered meals, transportation, adult day care and personal care services.
United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania (UNC)(570) 346-6203UNC is a nonprofit agency dedicated to helping seniors, low-income families and others in need attain self-sufficiency through a variety of programs. For individuals aged 55 and older, the older adult program provides educational, nutritional and social opportunities focused on improving their overall well-being.
Scranton Vet Center(570) 344-2676The Scranton Vet Center offers confidential help to local veterans, service members and their families. Counseling services are available to help those struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder, depression or other mental health disorders. Services are held at no cost in a non-medical setting.
Pennsylvania Legal Assistance Program(717) 783-1550Pennsylvania's legal assistance program provides older adults with free legal services, including counsel, advice and representation as needed. The program assists with a variety of legal matters, such as housing, guardianship defense, Social Security, abuse, health care, nutrition, Medicare and more.
PA Shared Ride / Lottery Program(570) 963-6795Seniors aged 65 and older can qualify for the PA Shared Ride/Lottery Program for free. After receiving a senior pass, older adults can make a reservation with a shared van up to two business days in advance.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Scranton

Scranton 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.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Pennsylvania

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Paulette

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I toured The Gardens of Green Ridge. If my cousin didn't get into the other place, I definitely would have wanted him in The Gardens of Green Ridge. It was beautiful for someone who's looking for a...

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Review of Harrison House

We liked Harrison House for my sister. It seemed clean and well cared for. The clientele is what you would expect in a nursing home that is associated with a counseling center. There were people...

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Susan

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

Review of Angel's Family Manor

My husband is in a personal care facility and that place is called Angels Family Manor. It's gross, it smells, and it's dirty. Everybody there has an issue of some sort. It's overcrowded. They...

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