15 Assisted Living Facilities near Wilkes Barre, PA

4 Assisted Living Facilities in Wilkes Barre, PA

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North Penn Manor

Provides: Assisted Living
240 North Sherman Street, Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
"North Penn Manor was the best place that I've been to. I took my husband with me there and he made friends right away. It's a really friendly family environment. The apartment we saw was very nice,..." More

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Riverview Ridge

Provides: Assisted Living
300 Courtright Ave, Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
"They have Private and or semi private rooms. Residents are friendly . Care about each other. The activities director tries to keep them entertained and busy with doing exercise games, bingo...." More

Highland Park

Provides: Assisted Living
874 Schechter Drive, Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
"Highland Park is a wonderful community. I love the staff there. They go above and beyond what their job calls for. My father is in the dementia unit. They treat everybody like family and they're..." More

Little Flower Manor St Therese Res Di...

Provides: Assisted Living
200 SOUTH MEADE STREET, Wilkes Barre, PA 18702

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Kingston Manor

Provides: Assisted Living
700 Third Avenue, Kingston, PA 18704
"My mom resides here and I am so pleased with her care. I am an RN myself and can have some high expectations of care and they have honestly exceeded it . Nursing care top notch the Nurse Mitzi is..." More

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Wyoming Manor

Provides: Assisted Living
80 Wyoming Ave, Wyoming, PA 18644
"Wyoming Manor is nice, small, cozy, and friendly. My mother-in-law says the food is wonderful. They have activities for the residents to do all day like entertainment and mass every morning. The..." More

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Tiffany Court at Kingston

Provides: Assisted Living
700 Northampton Street, Kingston, PA 18704
"The visit I had at Tiffany Court was very nice because staff was able to provide me a very good tour. The facility is beautiful. The staff that gave me the tour was very informative. Their rooms..." More

The Meadows Manor

Provides: Assisted Living
200 LAKE STREET, Dallas, PA 18612
"The Meadows Manor seemed very nice, but costly, and if your loved one has Alzheimer's, they charge more. They have rehab facilities and they have different programs for the seniors if they're..." More

Mercy Center Personal Care Home

Provides: Assisted Living
P O Box 301 Lake Street, Dallas, PA 18612
"I think that the staff is great, very patient and caring. Facility is always clean, too. The food is good and the care for my grandmother is great. I feel comfortable having her there. " More

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Wesley Village

Provides: Assisted Living
215 ROBERTS ROAD, Pittston, PA 18640
"Wesley Village was very clean. The staff was very friendly, and everyone that we have met seemed to be very caring. We were looking for a place for my cousin in the assisted living section. It..." More

Plymouth Manor Personal Care Center

Provides: Assisted Living
120 MARTZ MANOR, Plymouth, PA 18651
"The facility was so friendly! The staff were very friendly. It seemed like a place that I would feel comfortable putting my grandparents in. I spent time in the dining area with the elderly, and we..." More

Davis Manor Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
185 South Mountain Boulevard, Mountain Top, PA ...
"My experience with the Davis Manor assisted living was pleasant for the most part. The staff seemed to be friendly and caring of the patients. My Uncle stayed there for a total of four months. He..." More

Wyoming Valley Manor

Provides: Assisted Living
518 WYOMING AVENUE, Kingston, PA 18704
"I volunteered at this facility for a short period of time. The staff was friendly and from all of my experiences appeared to be courteous to the residents. I took part in resident activities, and..." More

Keystone Garden Estates

Provides: Assisted Living
100 Narrows Road Route 11, Larksville, PA 18651

Pittston Manor

Provides: Assisted Living
51 NORTH MAIN STREET, Pittston, PA 18640

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Wilkes Barre

    Wilkes-Barre is located near Scranton in Eastern Pennsylvania. The city is nicknamed “The Diamond City” due to the large coal reserves that were discovered there in the 19th century. While the city is no longer a major industrial center, it’s still home to over 41,000 residents; nearly 16% of them are seniors. For these seniors, there are 16 assisted living facilities located in the Wilkes-Barre area, with five located within city limits.

    These assisted living facilities are licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services. In licensed facilities, seniors receive food, shelter and assistance with activities of daily living, such as bathing. These facilities must comply with the state’s regulations, such as providing rooms with kitchen capacity.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Wilkes Barre

    • Seniors with respiratory conditions may breathe a little easier in Wilkes-Barre. The American Lung Association maintains a ranking of the cleanest cities in America. On one air quality measure, 24-hour particle pollution, the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre metropolitan area is tied for first place.
    • Wilkes-Barre’s overall cost of living is 26% lower than the nationwide norm. Housing costs are approximately one-fifth the U.S. average. Seniors on a fixed income may notice that their retirement funds stretch further in Wilkes-Barre.
    • Many types of retirement income are not taxed in Pennsylvania. These include Social Security benefits and military pensions. Distributions from some retirement accounts, such as 401(k)s and IRAs, are also exempt from tax. These senior-friendly tax policies can help make Wilkes-Barre even more affordable.
    • The climate in Wilkes-Barre is less comfortable than the national average. The city receives above average amounts of both rain and snow, and it also receives significantly fewer sunny days. For seniors who enjoy spending time outdoors, the climate may be a drawback.
    • Art enthusiasts will enjoy the city’s many art galleries, including the Art E Fecks Gallery and Salonicks Shades of Gray Gallery. The city is also home to cultural centers, buffer dinner theaters, theaters for the performing arts and other attractions.
    • The Wilkes-Barre area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

    Note: Data on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.


    Paying for Assisted Living in Wilkes Barre

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Pennsylvania

    $4,000.00 US
    $3,279.00 Scranton
    $2,391.00 Kingston
    $1,590.00 Wilkes Barre

    Assisted Living costs in Wilkes Barre start around $1,590 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 Wilkes Barre 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 Wilkes Barre

    While Pennsylvania doesn’t pay for assisted living services through its Medicaid plan, it may offer funding through other programs. Low-income seniors who receive SSI benefits may receive top-up funding through optional state supplementation.

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

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    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 Wilkes Barre

    Wilkes Barre 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 Wilkes Barre, please visit our Assisted Living in Pennsylvania page.


    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Wilkes Barre

    Wilkes Barre-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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    Assisted Living near Wilkes Barre, PA

    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Wilkes Barre

    • Review of North Penn Manor

      North Penn Manor was the best place that I've been to. I took my husband with me there and he made friends right away. It's a really friendly family environment. The apartment we saw was very nice,... Read more

      Frances
    • Review of Riverview Ridge

      They have Private and or semi private rooms. Residents are friendly . Care about each other. The activities director tries to keep them entertained and busy with doing exercise games, bingo.... Read more

      Pookie12a
    • Review of North Penn Manor

      When we came to the heart breaking decision we could not at home provide the 24hr care that Mom needed and deserved, we found North Penn Manor. Hands on owner Judy along with her staff provided the... Read more

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