11 Assisted Living Facilities near State College, PA
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There are 11 Assisted Living Facilities in the State College area, with 7 in State College and 4 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in State College is $4,770 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,500.
To help you with your search, browse the 40 reviews below for assisted living facilities in State College. On average, consumers rate assisted living in State College 4.4 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Centre Hall with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in State College, PA
What to Consider About Assisted Living in State College
State College is a medium-sized city in Pennsylvania that's home to Penn State University. Because it's a college town, the majority of its residents are students. However, seniors, age 65 and older, make up 5.2 percent of the population. Even though the city itself has a small senior population, State College has 12 assisted living facilities to serve its senior community.
Each of these facilities falls into one of two classifications: assisted living residences or personal care homes. Both support aging in place and provide staff to help seniors with activities of daily living. However, assisted living residences are private units that include a kitchen and provide a higher level of care. The Department of Aging, Office of Long-Term Care regulates assisted living residences, while the Department of Welfare Adult Residential Licensing oversees personal care homes.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in State College
- The Centre Area Transportation Authority (CATA) operates State College's public bus system. Seniors can present their Medicare card for half-price fares, or they can ride for free using their Senior Citizens Transit Card. The CATABUS offers 24 community bus routes in the city and two bus routes through the Penn State campus area.
- Seniors in Pennsylvania don't have to worry about paying state or local income taxes. Pension income, Social Security income and withdrawals from retirement accounts are tax-free.
- State College's cost of living is 12 percent higher than the national average and 13 percent higher than the state average. However, seniors may still find the area budget-friendly. The cost of groceries and other necessities is slightly lower than the U.S., and Pennsylvania average, and health care costs are 4 percent lower than the state average and 12 percent lower than the national median.
- Seniors don't have to be overly concerned with their safety in State College. The city's crime rate is 68 percent lower than the national average. In fact, State College is considered to be safer than approximately 84 percent of the cities in the United States.
- The State College area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Mount Nittany Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- State College has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Office of Aging, an organization that provides health insurance counseling for Medicare recipients, needs assessments and referrals to area seniors, as well as one senior center.
Paying for Assisted Living in State College
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Assisted Living costs in State College start around $4,770 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 State College 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 State College
Low-income seniors residing in non-nursing residential care facilities can apply for the state's Social Security Supplement program to get assistance paying assisted living costs.
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 State College
State College 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 State College, please visit our Assisted Living in Pennsylvania page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in State College
State College-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 State College
Review of Elmcroft of State College
Elmcroft of State College is wonderful, very nice, no complaints, and we could have gone with it, but they did not have respite, and they only had a small room available at that time. They had nice... Read more
Review of Juniper Village at Brookline
My mother and my stepfather moved into Juniper Village at Brookline. It's been good, and the only issue we had was communication, which was poor. The care has been good, but they assessed my mom as... Read more
Review of Elmcroft of State College
We visited Elmcroft of State College, and I thought it was depressing because they have all the people in one room. They invited us for dinner, but we did not eat there. The staff was very nice, an... Read more