Caring.com
Caring.com

(800) 558-0653

The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in West Mifflin, PA for 2024

Retirees who are searching for an attractive suburban community with access to world-class medical care and cultural attractions can find everything they’re looking for in West Mifflin. This community of almost 20,000 is located along the Monongahela River just 12 miles south of Pittsburgh. More than 20% of the population is aged 65 or older, and the community is part of Allegheny County, a member of AARP’s Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities.

Seniors who need more support than they can receive at home may consider assisted living. These facilities provide 24-hour care and recreational activities that help seniors socialize and stay involved in the community. West Mifflin is an affordable location for assisted living. The cost of essentials such as housing and health care is lower than the national average, and assisted living facilities charge an average of $3,550 per month, which is 8% lower than other parts of the Keystone State and 17% lower than the nation as a whole.

This guide takes a look at West Mifflin, including some of the area’s age-friendly amenities and the cost of long-term care. It features a directory of local assisted living facilities and a guide to government agencies and nonprofits that offer free resources.

What you can do with Caring

  • Search the Caring database

    Quickly search the largest online senior living and senior care directory

  • Read reviews and expert guidance

    Read our authentic consumer reviews and content by experts

  • Speak to a Family Advisor for free

    Guided, expert advice to find the best community or agency for you

  • Take a tour to decide yourself

    We’ll help you book tours or get in touch with local agencies

Assisted Living Facilities in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania

100 Results


Pets AllowedPhysical TherapyPool / Hot TubVeterans Benefits

Filters

100 Results

Sort By

Didn't find what you were looking for?

Caring's Family Advisors are here to help you with questions about senior living and care options.

Call us at (855) 948-3865

1

2

3

4

5

What to Consider About Assisted Living in West Mifflin

Assisted living residences in West Mifflin and other parts of Pennsylvania are licensed by the Department of Human Services. This agency establishes standards for staff training, facility design, resident care and other areas that are relevant to seniors’ health and well-being.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in West Mifflin

  • West Mifflin is an affordable location for retirees. The cost of living is 18% lower than the national average, and it’s more affordable than other parts of the state. Health care prices are particularly competitive.
  • Thanks to its prime location in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area, residents in West Mifflin benefit from excellent health care access. The area is served by more than 30 medical facilities, including the nationally ranked UPMC Shadyside hospital, which specializes in cancer care and cardiology.
  • West Mifflin is a very safe community, which can minimize concerns for seniors and their families. The city’s violent crime score is 10.2 compared to 22.7 nationally, and the property crime index is 26.3 compared to the 35.4 national average.
  • Like other parts of Pennsylvania, West Mifflin experiences variable weather. However, the climate is slightly more pleasant than in other parts of the state. Residents can expect mild summers with highs in the mid-80s and chilly winters with about 30 inches of snow. Fortunately, assisted living facilities handle snow removal and other seasonal tasks.
  • West Mifflin is part of Allegheny County, which joined AARP’s Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities in 2015. The local government is committed to investing in senior housing, recreational programs and outdoor amenities that enhance the lives of older adults.
  • Seniors in West Mifflin have numerous transportation options. Riders aged 65 and older qualify for free transportation on the city’s bus. The Older Persons Transportation Program offers low-cost transportation to seniors aged 60 and older, and ACCESS provides more than 1.5 million paratransit rides annually.

Paying for Assisted Living in West Mifflin

Assisted living in West Mifflin is competitively priced. Seniors pay just $3,550 per month on average, which is lower than the state and national average.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

According to Genworth Financial, assisted living in West Mifflin costs $405 less per month than other parts of the state. Local rates are also $750 lower than the national average, which saves residents $9,000 per year. In Western Pennsylvania, assisted living prices vary considerably, from $3,025 in Johnstown to $5,340 in State College. Median rates are approximately $175 higher in Altoona at $3,723, and prices in Erie are very close to the national average at $4,315.

West Mifflin

$3,550

Pennsylvania

$3,955

The United States

$4,300

Johnstown

$3,025

Altoona

$3,723

Erie

$4,315

State College

$5,340

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Assisted living is one of the most affordable long-term care options in West Mifflin. Adult day health care programs provide recreational activities and personal assistance for $1,473 per month. In-home care costs $4,576, about $1,026 more, and seniors are still responsible for housing and other daily expenses. A semiprivate room in a nursing home costs more than 2.5 times more than assisted living based on a median of $9,125. Private rooms cost $913 more than that, with an average of $10,038.

Home Care

$4,576

Home Health Care

$4,576

Adult Day Health Care

$1,473

Assisted Living Facilities

$3,550

Nursing Home (semiprivate room)

$9,125

Nursing Home (private room)

$10,038

Note: Data for West Mifflin was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Pittsburgh, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in West Mifflin

West Mifflin seniors who meet certain eligibility requirements for the Pennsylvania Department of Aging waiver may qualify for financial assistance in order to pay for care within one of the city’s assisted living facilities. In addition, if you receive SSI and need to live in an assisted living facility, the state can pay a supplement to the facility if you qualify.  

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Pennsylvania page.

Paying for Assisted Living Facilities 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 West Mifflin

Thanks to federal funding and programs sponsored by Allegheny County, seniors in West Mifflin have access to a variety of resources that can help with long-term care placement and healthy aging. The following organizations are active throughout the area.

ResourceContactService
Allegheny County Area Agency on Aging(412) 350-5460The Allegheny County Area Agency on Aging is a no-wrong-door resource for seniors who need information about long-term care and community-based services. It supports nutrition, transportation and recreation programs and helps seniors find alternatives to nursing home care.
Allegheny County Older Persons Transportation Program(412) 562-5385OPT provides low-cost door-to-door transportation to seniors. Rides are available for medical appointments, shopping trips and recreational activities from 6 a.m. until midnight seven days a week. Seniors must complete an application to qualify.
Eastern Area Adult Services(412) 829-9250This nonprofit group provides meals, sponsors several senior centers and employs an Aging and Disability Information Specialist who can help seniors navigate age-related challenges. Free medical equipment loans are available in partnership with the Turtle Creek Valley Rotary Club.
Wesley Family Services(412) 345-7420Wesley Family Services sponsors In Service of Seniors: Pittsburgh and Open Your Heart to a Senior. These programs provide free life-enhancing supports to seniors aged 60 and older in Allegheny and Westmoreland counties. Volunteer opportunities are also available to adults who want to give back to neighbors in need.
Pittsburgh Cares Retired & Senior Volunteer Program(412) 471-2114, ext. 203Pittsburgh Cares manages the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program for Allegheny County and surrounding areas. This nationwide initiative provides opportunities for adults aged 55 and older to meet like-minded people while using their skills to benefit local hospitals, schools, food banks and community organizations.
Allegheny Ombudsman Program(412) 350-5044The ombudsman for Allegheny County is an impartial advocate who serves as a liaison between state agencies, long-term care residents and providers. Advocates visit assisted living facilities in West Mifflin, advise seniors of their rights and investigate complaints.
Allegheny County Department of Veterans’ Services(412) 621-4357Military families in West Mifflin can turn to Allegheny County Department Veterans’ Services for free assistance with local, state and federal benefits. Service officers can provide information about Aid & Attendance, life insurance, disability compensation and medical services available through the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in West Mifflin

West Mifflin-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.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Pennsylvania

Reviews of Communities Nearby

Assisted Living

Jean

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Locust Grove

My sister is at Locust Grove and it's been a great experience. They take real good care of her and they keep me updated on everything. She's made friends there and she's doing very well. The staff...

Provider response

Thank you so much, Jean for taking time to share your review of Locust Grove. We value your opinion deeply and will share your positive review and accolades of the team members with our leadership...

Read more

Assisted Living

jcraig26

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Locust Grove

The staff was great. But, the administration is horrible. My stepmother was a resident of Locust Grove and really liked it. The problem came when she was sent to the hospital after falling and...

Provider response

Hello, my name is Alison and I work at the Elegance Support Center. Thank you for taking time to rate Locust Grove. I have shared your review with our community and regional leadership team. If...

Read more

Assisted Living

DG

I visited this facility

Review of Locust Grove

Locust Grove was very nice but more expensive. It didn't have a courtyard where you can go out, sit in the sun, and smoke a cigarette. It also didn't have a piano. The staff was wonderful. The...

Read more

Helpful Articles

Assisted Living near West Mifflin, PA

McKeesportDuquesneMonroevilleWhitehallNorth HuntingdonSouth Park

Other Options in West Mifflin, PA

Business Owners

Caring.com

Caring.com is a leading online destination for caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones. We offer thousands of original articles, helpful tools, advice from more than 50 leading experts, a community of caregivers, and a comprehensive directory of caregiving services.

 

The material on this site is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for legal, financial, professional, or medical advice or diagnosis or treatment. By using our website, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Caring.com

Caring.com is a leading online destination for caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones. We offer thousands of original articles, helpful tools, advice from more than 50 leading experts, a community of caregivers, and a comprehensive directory of caregiving services.

 

The material on this site is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for legal, financial, professional, or medical advice or diagnosis or treatment. By using our website, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Our Services

  • Senior Living Directory

  • Senior Care Directory

  • Caregiving Resources

  • Sitemap

  • Terms of Use

  • Privacy Policy


© 2024 Caring, LLC. All rights reserved.