54 Assisted Living Facilities in West Chester, PA

Bellingham Retirement Community

1615 East Boot Road, West Chester, PA
Ron: "Bellingham Retirement has independent and assisted living. It is an older place, but it is extremely well kept. It is very clean and very organized. It is very nice. They offer a broad selection of activities for the residents. From what I... (read more)
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2014, 2015

Sunrise of Westtown

501 Skiles Boulevard, West Chester, PA
Jeanette: "We visited Sunrise, and it was lovely, but Westtown is far from us. It had a pleasant set of rooms. The rooms were very attractive, very homey, and the people that were there seemed to be comfortable and happy. I met a couple members of th... (read more)
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Arbor Terrace Willistown

1713 West Chester Pike, West Chester, PA
Suzanne: "It is really small, and hardly has any grounds. If you want to gather around, watch football, and drink whiskey, this is your place. It felt like they were really intent on having a good time. I didn't like the staff member at all, she did... (read more)
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Arbour Square at West Chester

1205 Ward Avenue, West Chester, PA
HL: "Arbour Square at West Chester was very nice, but we thought it was a little too fancy and more expensive. The interior was very nice. The rooms were very nice. There were apartments and studios. They had a movie room, lots of rooms for soc... (read more)
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Barclay Friends

700 North Franklin Street, West Chester, PA
Pat: "Barclay Friends was a lovely place. It has limestones that looked very beautiful and the garden areas were extremely beautiful. The food was very good. They have Bridge and board games. The decorations and placement of things were very goo... (read more)
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The Hickman

400 North Walnut Street, West Chester, PA
Masaru1: "The Hickman is a Quaker-affiliated community. A friend of my wife recommended this place to us. Our visit there was very pleasant. It was a good place. We like it. We had lunch there and the food was good. It was an older facility but it s... (read more)
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Park Lane at Bellingham

1615 East Boot Road, West Chester, PA
Vincent: "We toured Park Lane. The staff was quite pleasant. The people there were very standoffish, and they seemed to be older than in some other places. I don't think it was a continuing care facility. The staff member was very nice and pleasant.... (read more)
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Brandywine Hall

800 W Miner St, West Chester, PA
Offering skilled nursing, medical and rehabilitative care for patients and residents. Whether for a short stay or for an extended period, our Clinical Care Teams are focused on implementing personalized care programs to facilitate recovery ... (read more)
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Foulk Manor North

1212 Foulk Road, Wilmington, DE
Foulk Manor North is located in the Wickwood section of northern Wilmington, Delaware, next to both a bus station and the recreational options of Talley Day Park. Residents and visitors appreciate the recent renovations of the facility and ... (read more)
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2014, 2015

Freedom Village at Brandywine

15 Freedom Blvd., Coatesville, PA
Pat: "We're very happy with Freedom Village at Brandywine. The place is very nice and the staff is very good. There's a good Bridge group and they play board games. Mom said the food is good."
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Sunrise of Granite Run

247 North Middletown Road, Media, PA
Sunrise of Granite Run is located in Media, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia, next door to the Granite Run Mall and a short drive from the Tyler Arboretum. Visitors describe the senior living community as comfortable with a nice atmos... (read more)
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Sunrise of Wilmington

2215 Shipley Street, Wilmington, DE
Sunrise of Wilmington is an assisted living facility nestled between Springer Woods and Surrey Park near the outskirts of Wilmington, Delaware. Visitors and residents agree that this is a well-maintained and homelike facility. They also app... (read more)
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2015, 2017

Forwood Manor

1912 Marsh Road, Wilmington, DE
Forwood Manor is located in the northern Wilmington suburb of Talleys Corner, approximately six miles north of Wilmington. Residents and their loved ones appreciate the multitude of independent living options, depending on the space needed,... (read more)
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2014, 2016

The Residence at Glen Riddle

263 Glen Riddle Road, Media, PA
The Residence at Glen Riddle is located in Media, Pennsylvania, just a short drive from the Natural Lands Wawa Preserve. Visitors praise this facility's homey, Early American style and its pleasant, tranquil atmosphere. Guests also complime... (read more)
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2015, 2016

St. Martha Villa

490 Manor Avenue, Downingtown, PA
Bonnie: "St. Martha Villa was very nice. They have independent and assisted. My aunt was in there and liked the food. I knew she got very good care. One of the girls that I had for therapy when I was in another facility works there, and they have a... (read more)
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Sunrise of Paoli

324 West Lancaster Avenue, Malvern, PA
Charles: "I think Sunrise was an absolutely beautiful place, but I would absolutely not recommend it because of how they went about the assessment of Mother and the money situation. I did not like the way they decided in the care assessment, and tha... (read more)
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Sunrise of Newtown Square

333 South Newtown Square Road, Newtown Square, PA
Janet: "Sunrise of Newtown Square is absolutely gorgeous; it is perfect. It recaptures the past, and reminds the residents of happier days. Everything is beautiful and everything is well done. The staff member who assisted us was wonderful. She wa... (read more)
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Ivy Gables

2210 Swiss Lane, Wilmington, DE
Ivy Gables is an assisted living facility in Wilmington, Delaware, near I-95 and numerous parks. The facility's studio apartments are described by visitors as well decorated and clean. The facility is praised by visitors for its caring, com... (read more)
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Foulk Manor South

407 Foulk Road, Wilmington, DE
Foulk Manor South is an assisted living and memory care facility located minutes from Alapocas Run State Park in Wilmington, Delaware. Visitors and residents appreciate the knowledgeable and engaging staff at this community and praise the n... (read more)
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Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line

100 Halcyon Drive, Media, PA
Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line is in Media, Pennsylvania, some 15 miles from Philadelphia. It's near a golf course, a nature preserve and shopping. The facility is pet-friendly and offers a wide variety of activities and fitness programs,... (read more)
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At A Glance

There are 54 assisted living communities in the city and surrounding suburbs to choose from. The average cost of assisted living in West Chester is $4,893 per month, according to the latest estimates from Genworth.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in West Chester

West Chester, Pennsylvania has a population of just over 20,000 with almost 9 percent of residents considered seniors. To meet the needs of this group, there are eight assisted living facilities throughout West Chester, along with another 61 in neighboring communities including Coatesville and Media, as well as Wilmington, Delaware. In each of these facilities, seniors receive room and board in a comfortable residential setting, along with personal care services that include medication management and assistance with the activities of daily living, such as dressing, bathing and grooming. Assisted living facilities in West Chester, and in the rest of Pennsylvania, are licensed by the state's Department of Human Services.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in West Chester

  • The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) provides public transportation throughout West Chester, connecting the city to Philadelphia and King of Prussia. Discounted fares are available for seniors. SCCOOT and Krapf Transit also provide bus lines that travel through West Chester, and OurBus runs directly from West Chester to Manhattan.

  • The West Chester area is home to world-class medical facilities, including West Chester Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

  • Even though it can get hot and humid in West Chester, the weather here is variable, and uncomfortable temperatures rarely last long. Thunderstorms hit during late summer, and heavy snowfall occurs every few years.

  • West Chester has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Chester County Department of Aging Services, an organization that provides Medicare counseling and protective services, as well as one senior center.

  • The cost of living in West Chester is 37.6 percent higher than the average national cost of living, making this area a good choice for seniors who have ample retirement savings or income.

  • West Chester is a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, meaning that its elected leadership “has made the commitment to actively work toward making their town, city or county a great place for people of all ages,” according to AARP.


Paying for Assisted Living in West Chester

Average Monthly Costs

Cities in Pennsylvania

$5,620.00 Coatesville
$4,893.00 West Chester
$4,463.00 Downingtown
$4,034.00 Newtown Square
$4,000.00 US
$3,886.00 Exton
$3,250.00 Kennett Square

Assisted Living costs in West Chester start around $4,893 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 West Chester 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 West Chester

While the state of Pennsylvania doesn't offer any financial assistance to help low-income seniors pay for assisted living costs, including through Medicare, it does offer a couple of prescription assistance programs that provide varying degrees of financial benefits based on income. These programs, known as PACE and PACENET, shouldn't be confused with the Medicare PACE program, which is not available in Pennsylvania.

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 West Chester

West Chester 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 West Chester

West Chester-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.