9 Assisted Living Facilities near Washington, PA
There are 9 Assisted Living Facilities in the Washington area, with 4 in Washington and 5 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Washington is $2,400 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,420.
To help you with your search, browse the 39 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Washington. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Washington 3.8 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Bridgeville with an average rating of 3.9 out of 5 stars.
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4 Assisted Living Facilities in Washington, PA
5 Assisted Living Facilities near Washington, PA
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Washington
Washington, also known as “Little Washington,” is located in the Greater Pittsburgh Region in southwestern Pennsylvania. This city has a senior population of 7.4 percent in the 65 to 74 age range, with four assisted living facilities located within its boundaries and 46 in surrounding areas such as Canonsburg, Bridgeville and Upper St. Clair. In Washington and the rest of Pennsylvania, assisted living residences (ALRs) are licensed and regulated by the Department of Aging’s Office of Long-Term Living. These facilities are required to support aging in place and must have private residential units with a kitchen area.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Washington
- The cost of living in Washington is ranked at 83.4, which is more affordable than the national average of 100. Seniors may find that assisted living costs, transportation, groceries and utilities are more affordable in Washington than in the Pittsburgh metro area, where the cost of living is slightly higher at 88.
- Washington, PA, is served by Freedom Transit, a public transportation service with fixed routes that travel all over the area. Seniors with valid identification ride for free, so navigating the city is both convenient and affordable.
- The Washington area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Washington Hospital and Washington Health Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Air quality in Washington, PA, is slightly worse than the U.S. on average. The city ranks 52 out of 100, while the U.S. ranks 58. These statistics are based on the EPA’s National Air Toxics Assessment, which analyzes air quality by zip code.
- Winters in Washington may be harsh for seniors partial to warm weather because January lows can plummet to 20 degrees. The city ranks 45 out of 100 on Sperling’s Comfort Index, with an average of 164 sunny days annually; the U.S. average is 205 sunny days.
- The violent crime rate in Washington, PA, rates 62.8, while the U.S. average is lower at 31.1. Property crime is also higher in this city, with a rate of 58.2 as compared to the national average of 38.1.
Paying for Assisted Living in Washington
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Assisted Living costs in Washington start around $2,400 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 Washington 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 Washington
Pennsylvania Medicaid doesn’t cover the cost of assisted living. However, for assisted living residents who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI), the costs must not exceed the amount of benefits received after adjusting for the personal needs allowance (PNA). A state supplement may be available to make assisted living costs in Washington more manageable.
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 Washington
Washington 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 Washington, please visit our Assisted Living in Pennsylvania page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Washington
Washington-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 Washington
Review of Personal Care at Evergreen, Inc
Personal Care at Evergreen was a very nice place. That would be the place to go. It would be my first choice. The guy in charge seemed to be a nice guy. He was great. The location was perfect for u... Read more
Review of Personal Care at Evergreen, Inc
We have had a very good experience at Personal Care at Evergreen. We went up and looked at everything, and then we talked to the director. She is going to come and interview Marian -- my niece -- o... Read more
Review of Hawthorne Woods Assisted Living
We chose Hawthorne Woods because my mother's doctor is affiliated with Washington Hospital, which makes house calls to the center. That way, she wouldn't have to leave for a doctor's appointment an... Read more