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  • Nursing Home Facilities in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  • Nursing Home Costs in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  • Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  • Free Resources for Seniors in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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Nursing Home Costs in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

In Lancaster, a semiprivate room in a nursing home costs an average of $11,224, and a private room costs $12,775 per month.

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

Using the cost of semiprivate nursing home rooms across the nation as a comparison, Lancaster is more expensive than the state average of $10,038. Nursing home care here is also higher than national median prices, which come to $7,756 per month.

Nursing home costs are similar in nearby Philadelphia, which averages $11,285. Costs in Pittsburgh are significantly more affordable, averaging $9,125 per month. Allentown has some of the highest costs of nursing home care in the state, at $12,471. Central City State College is more affordable, averaging $9,673.

Lancaster

$11,224

Pennsylvania

$10,038

The United States

$7,756

Pittsburgh

$9,125

State College

$9,673

Philadelphia

$11,285

Allentown

$12,471

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

In Lancaster, nursing homes are the most expensive care option available. The least expensive is adult day health care, which averages only $1,625 per month. Assisted living is another option, which costs $4,050. Homemaker and home health aide services may be of use to seniors looking to stay in place. These services cost an average of $4,576 and $4,671 respectively. Comparatively, a semiprivate nursing home room costs $11,224 per month while a private room averages $12,775.

Home care

$4,576

Home health care

$4,671

Adult day health care

$1,625

Assisted living

$4,050

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$11,224

Nursing home (private room)

$12,775

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Many seniors and their families use some form of financial assistance to help them pay for nursing care. The main options available are Medicare, Medicaid, and veterans benefits. These programs can be complicated, especially when it comes to benefit terms. Below, we give a brief overview of how these programs may be used towards paying for skilled nursing care.

  • Medicare: Medicare will typically cover all skilled nursing costs for the first 20 days of one’s stay in a nursing home and a portion of the costs until day 100. After 100 days in a skilled nursing facility, Medicare will not cover any part of the cost of the stay. While this is adequate when short-term care is needed, those in need of long-term care will need to either pay out-of-pocket or use another source of financial assistance.
  • Medicaid: Medicaid covers most of the costs of living in a skilled nursing facility for those who qualify. Care, room, and board are covered with no time limit, but residents may be charged for extras like specially prepared food or cosmetic services. Medicaid eligibility standards are strict and complex, so not all seniors are eligible for Medicaid benefits.
  • Veterans Benefits: Veterans receiving a VA pension may also be eligible for the Aid and Attendance benefit administered by the VA. Aid and Attendance is a monthly allowance that beneficiaries may use to pay for their long-term care, including skilled nursing care.

If these options aren’t available to you, check if your loved one has long-term care insurance or contact your Area Agency on Aging to ask about any local financial assistance programs for seniors.

Free Resources for Seniors in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Seniors in Lancaster may be able to take advantage of some of the following services, which can help with a nursing home transition or increase safety at home.

ResourceContactService
Lancaster County Office of Aging(717) 299-7979This organization helps aging adults in the community by providing services that uphold mental and physical health. Seniors can access care needs assessments and long-term living placement as well as health and wellness programs. An ombudsman program provides advocacy for residents of long-term care facilities, and a Medicare counseling initiative helps elders access health insurance.
Lancaster Neighborhood Senior Center(717) 299-3943As well as offering social and wellness activities, this senior center maintains a list of resources for the aging population. Fitness classes, such as chair yoga, barre class and Zumba help adults stay strong and maintain their balance, and games and clubs help them stay socially engaged.

Meals on Wheels Lancaster(717) 392-4842This volunteer-based service provides fresh and nutritious meals to elders and disabled adults. Seniors can also get help with chores like snow shoveling and seasonal cleaning. A social visitation program is also offered. 

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Ricstar

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Review of Lancaster Nursing and Rehabilitation

I recommend you visit the top floor before you admit anyone. Take a good look around, don't trust the website. We gave this facility a try for my mother's rehab. Barely any air conditioning, had to...

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Dorothy

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Review of Mennonite Home - Nursing & Personal Care

My sister stayed in Mennonite Home. It was an excellent top-notch facility and it was not cheap. They have a variety of different stuff. They have apartments, they have full care and that's what...

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AA

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

Review of Lancaster Nursing and Rehabilitation

Rooms could use a good Sanitation. The could be better. Interactions: Very few that care to talk or share compassion. I just left this place upset. I ALWAYS CALL in advance to advise I am coming to...

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