The 3 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Tunkhannock, PA for 2023
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There are 3 Assisted Living Facilities in the Tunkhannock area, with 2 in Tunkhannock and 1 nearby.
To help you with your search, browse the 5 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Tunkhannock. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Tunkhannock 4.8 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Dallas with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars.
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Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania
United Methodist Homes - Tunkhannock Campus
50 West Tioga Street, Tunkhannock, PA, 18657
"We've got my father settled into United Methodist Homes - Tunkhannock Campus and it's very good. They're very, very caring, very efficient, and they just really have impressed us. They have exercise and physical therapy, and they take their meals ..."READ MORE
Star Hill Rest Home
935 Star Hill Road, Harveys Lake, PA, 18618
"My mother-in-law is in Star Hill Rest Home, and I am definitely pleased. They staff is very personable. It's set up more like a home as opposed to a nursing home. The rooms are fine. They play bingo and are brought snacks or treats besides the reg..."READ MORE
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Tunkhannock
Tunkhannock is a small borough in Wyoming County, Pennsylvania. It's home to about 1,800 people, over 20% of whom are aged 65 and over. Many of these seniors are members of the local senior center, which hosts exercise classes, health and wellness programs and congregate meals.
Seniors who need assistance with daily tasks may reside in one of two assisted living facilities in Tunkhannock, with one additional facility in nearby Harveys Lake. In Pennsylvania, including Tunkhannock, assisted living facilities may be classified as either assisted living residences, which are overseen by the Department of Aging, or personal care homes, which receive their licensing through the Department of Public Welfare.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Tunkhannock
- Overall, the cost of living in Tunkhannock is about 7% lower than state and national averages, making it a viable option for seniors who have limited means. While healthcare expenses are slightly higher than the nationwide median, they are about 3% lower than the average Pennsylvania city.
- Seniors looking for a safe community to spend their retirement years may find Tunkhannock to be a good option. Here, violent crime is rated 9.1 out of 100 compared to the national average of 22.7. Property crime is rated 21.5, which is about 13 points lower than the national average of 35.4.
Temperatures in Tunkhannock range between 17 and 81 degrees over the course of a year, making it one of Pennsylvania's cooler cities. The community gets about 40 inches of annual snowfall, so seniors who don't drive in snowy conditions may want to find an assisted living facility that provides regular transportation to local shopping and medical centers.
- The air quality in Tunkhannock is rated 82 out of 100, which is considerably higher than the national average of 58. This indicates relatively clean air, which may make the community a good option for seniors.
- Pennsylvania doesn't impose state income tax on any type of retirement income, including pension income, Social Security benefits and withdrawals from retirement accounts, which may leave more money for assisted living expenses in Tunkhannock.
- The Tunkhannock area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Commonwealth Health Tyler Memorial Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Assisted Living in Tunkhannock
Assisted Living costs in Tunkhannock start around $0 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 Tunkhannock 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.
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Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Tunkhannock
Currently, there are no private or state-funded programs that cover assisted living expenses in Tunkhannock. However, low-income seniors who are Supplemental Security Income beneficiaries can use this cash benefit to cover housing and personal care services.
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 Tunkhannock
Tunkhannock 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 Tunkhannock, please visit our Assisted Living in Pennsylvania page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Tunkhannock
Tunkhannock-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.