15 Assisted Living Facilities near York, PA
Also serving communities of Dallastown, Dover, Shrewsbury.
There are 15 Assisted Living Facilities in the York area, with 13 in York and 2 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in York is $3,136 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,450.
To help you with your search, browse the 63 reviews below for assisted living facilities in York. On average, consumers rate assisted living in York 4.4 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Elizabethtown with an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 14 families in York find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about assisted living options and costs in York, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in York, PA
What to Consider About Assisted Living in York
York, the county seat of York County in Pennsylvania, has a senior demographic that is more than 14 percent of its population. It features services and amenities that seniors look for in a hometown, such as 13 assisted living facilities in the city, and nine more situated nearby. These facilities, sometimes referred to as personal care homes, are licensed and regulated by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services. In York and all of PA, these senior communities are designed to provide residents with assistance on activities associated with daily living. Some facilities are equipped to provide specialized care for seniors who have certain conditions like a disability or dementia.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in York
- Many seniors in Pennsylvania live on a fixed income, so they may be relieved to know that York’s cost of living index of 87 is below the national average which is 100.
- York is home to various senior centers like the popular White Rose Senior Center, which has been serving the city’s seniors for 34 years with games, classes, and special events.
- The city of York is home to world-class medical facilities, including WellSpan York Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Pennsylvania does not tax social security checks. In addition, Pennsylvania does not tax withdrawals taken from work retirement accounts or 401k accounts, which leaves more money in seniors' budgets to pay for services like assisted living care.
- Seniors who wish to rely on public transportation will have access to Rabbittransit bus service which provides fixed routes throughout the city. Passengers aged 65 and older ride Rabbittransit for free.
- Weather in York could be difficult for some seniors. The July average high is 87 degrees Fahrenheit. Seniors who have respiratory may find the hot, humid summers problematic. Additionally, the January average low in York is 21 degrees Fahrenheit. Winters in York include icy conditions and heavy snowfalls that may make it hard for seniors to get around the city.
Paying for Assisted Living in York
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in York start around $3,092 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 York 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 York
Pennsylvania is a state that does not offer public financial assistance for care within an assisted living facility. There are no public waivers to help defray the costs of care of living in one of these facilities. However, seniors receiving SSI benefits who choose to reside at an assisted living facility may qualify for the state to pay a supplement to the facility.
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 York
York 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 York, please visit our Assisted Living in Pennsylvania page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in York
York-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 York
Review of Brunswick at Longstown
Horrible. Brunswick was very nicely appointed and clean when we visited before admitting our loved one. How quickly things changed. Staff turnover is high, they use very poor agency staffing wee... Read more
Review of Elmcroft of York
The team here is awesome -they make Elmcroft feel good! The Executive Director is kind and compassionate-she makes sure things are taken care of and there is good communication. Activities works ... Read more
Review of Senior Commons at Powder Mill
I thought that Senior Commons at Powder Mill is a little bit expensive; the other place I saw was cheaper. This is a nicer community of course. The tour was a pleasurable experience and the lady th... Read more