9 Assisted Living Facilities near State College, PA

5 Assisted Living Facilities in State College, PA

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Elmcroft of State College

Provides: Assisted Living
150 Farmstead Lane, State College, PA 16803
"Elmcroft is nice and not as quite as expensive as other facilities. It's absolutely clean, it's homey, but it's like fancy-homey. They have a lot of activities for residents to do. There weren't..." More

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Juniper Village at Brookline

Provides: Assisted Living
1930 Cliffside Drive, State College, PA 16801
"Juniper Village is beautiful. Just about anybody would want to live there, especially if you can afford it. For someone that has to go in there, I think it's a very nice place. We peeked into one..." More

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Foxdale Village

Provides: Assisted Living
500 East Marylyn Avenue, State College, PA 16801
"I have been a resident at Foxdale Village for many years and have been grateful for living in such a friendly and comfortable environment. My daughter and husband have been so impressed with my..." More

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The Village at Penn State Retirement ...

Provides: Assisted Living
260 Lions Hill Road, State College, PA 16803
"I had to drag my husband to the Villages, then I had to drag him away. That really says it all. I love the area and the energy of the State College town filled with young people is appealing to us...." More

The Terrace at Brookline

Provides: Assisted Living
610 W Whitehall Rd, State College, PA 16801

4 Assisted Living Facilities near State College, PA

Wynwood House - Nittany Valley

Provides: Assisted Living
294 Discovery Drive, Boalsburg, PA 16827
"My mother moved into Wynwood House and the care is very good. They have a craft room, they do crafts, they have puzzle tables with puzzles, and all sorts of things for them to do. The food is good,..." More

Wynwood House

Provides: Assisted Living
122 Wynwood Drive, Centre Hall, PA 16828
"The fellow that owns Wynwood House is very nice. My aunt and uncle had been there, so I knew the place and I knew them well. The owner was actually willing to hold the room for me until we..." More

Eagle Valley Personal Care Home

Provides: Assisted Living
420 RAILROAD STREET, Milesburg, PA 16853

Oaks at Pleasant Gap

Provides: Assisted Living
200 Rachel Drive, Pleasant Gap, PA 16823
"Refund Plans: 50% of Entrance Fee, amortized for 100 mos.; 100% Refund with rental. Also offer No Entrance Fee with higher rental fee. Priority accesas to Assisted Living and Nursing Care on..." More

Assisted Living near State College, PA

Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in State College

  • Review of Juniper Village at Brookline

    Juniper Village at Brookline was nice and welcoming. We got to tour the facility and got some information about the program. The place was clean and well-kept. They have a list of activities. They ... Read more

    BE
  • Review of Elmcroft of State College

    Elmcroft of State College was very good and we had a very nice tour. The people were friendly, open, and willing to answer our questions. We were shown a deluxe studio. They were small rooms. The f... Read more

    BE
  • Review of Juniper Village at Brookline

    Juniper Village is beautiful. Just about anybody would want to live there, especially if you can afford it. For someone that has to go in there, I think it's a very nice place. We peeked into one o... Read more

    Cheryl
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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

Average Monthly Costs

Cities in Pennsylvania

$4,667.00 State College
$4,000.00 US
$3,505.00 Duncansville
$2,759.00 Tyrone

Assisted Living costs in State College start around $4,667 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.


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.