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

Nestled in the heart of the Poconos, Stroudsburg is a small town with ample natural beauty and cultural amenities that may interest seniors. Home to nearly 6,000 people, many residents are on the older side, with 30.7% of the population aged 60+. The stunning natural surroundings, access to a thriving downtown area and a moderate climate that includes all four seasons make this town welcoming for retirees. Stroudsburg is known for its fun festivals and events, offering senior residents and their guests entertainment year-round.

Stroudsburg has assisted living communities for seniors who need extra help on a daily basis. Living in an assisted living community means residents get help with personal care and meals but don't need extensive medical intervention. The average cost of an assisted living community in Stroudsburg is $5,126 per month, which is higher than state and national averages.

This guide offers information about the costs of long-term care in Stroudsburg, along with resources to help seniors and their caregivers with financial support. It also provides a look at the regulations that govern these communities. 

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Stroudsburg

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Long Term Care Services administers assisted living facilities through the agency's Licensing division. All facilities must meet minimum standards for staffing, care, meals, housing and more. The agency publishes a regulatory compliance guide to detail the responsibilities of an assisted living provider to its residents.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Stroudsburg

  • The cost of living in Stroudsburg is right at the national average, rated a 99.6 compared to the national average of 100. Transportation costs bring that number up, which may be a boon to seniors in the area who live in long-term care communities and use communal transportation provided by the staff.
  • Stroudsburg residents deal with less violent crime than average in the United States, though property crime is average in the area. On a 100-point scale, Stroudsburg scores 20.1 for violent crime and 35.3 for property crime. The national scores for these two categories are 22.7 and 35.4, respectively. Crime rates may not be a major factor for seniors who live in communities with private security, however. 
  • For those who prefer to see snow every year, Stroudsburg offers a relatively mild climate with near average annual snowfall of 33 inches. Winter temperatures rarely drop below 25 degrees, and summers are pleasant, with warm days that rarely exceed the mid-80s. 
  • Seniors in Stroudsburg may not have as many options when it comes to choosing a doctor because there are just 123 registered physicians per 100,000 residents, well below the national average of 210. However, residents have easy access to emergency care with several local hospitals to choose from, including Lehigh Valley Hospital which operates a full-service emergency department. 
  • Long commute times — 38.6 minutes versus the nationwide average of 26.4 — can make it more difficult to run errands or get to health care providers. However, for seniors in assisted living, travel times may not matter as much. These communities are often centrally located near desirable amenities and provide transportation for their residents. 
  • Pennsylvania has one of the lowest flat tax rates in the country at 3.07%, and all pension and Social Security benefits are tax-exempt, making it a retiree-friendly state. 

Paying for Assisted Living in Stroudsburg

The average cost of assisted living in Stroudsburg is $5,126 per month, but rates can vary dramatically based on the location and amenities offered in each community. 

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Stroudsburg costs approximately $5,126 a month for assisted living, which is substantially higher than the state median of $4,100 and the national median of $4,500. Scranton is one of the most affordable options at $2,875, and Allentown and Bloomsburg are also less expensive than Stroudsburg at $4,784 and $4,473, respectively. Reading is the most expensive option in the region at $5,720 per month. 

    Stroudsburg

    $5,126

    Pennsylvania

    $4,100

    United States

    $4,500

    Scranton

    $2,875

    Allentown

    $4,784

    Reading

    $5,720

    Bloomsburg

    $4,473

    The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

    In-home care and assisted living options are comparable in Stroudsburg, with personal and home health care costs averaging $5,144 per month or just $18 more than assisted living. Cost data isn't available for adult day health care, but the state median for this care option is $1,625, so it may be an affordable option for seniors who need only intermittent assistance. For seniors that need skilled nursing care, the average monthly fee is costlier than assisted living, at $10,403 per month for a semiprivate room. 

      In-Home Care

      $5,144

      Home Health Care

      $5,144

      Assisted Living Facility

      $5,126

      Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

      $10,403

      Note: Data for Stroudsburg was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, East Stroudsburg, was used instead.

      Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Stroudsburg

      Stroudsburg seniors will need to pay their own assisted living costs, as the state does not cover services in assisted living facilities through the Medicaid State Plan or a waiver program.

      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 Stroudsburg

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

      Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Stroudsburg

      Stroudsburg 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

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