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  • Nursing Home Facilities in Reading, Pennsylvania
  • Nursing Home Costs in Reading, PA
  • Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Reading, PA
  • Free Resources for Seniors in Reading, PA
  • Frequently Asked Questions
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Nursing Home Costs in Reading, PA

Semiprivate rooms in Reading nursing homes cost an average of $11,724 per month, while the median cost of a private room is $12,824.

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

At an average of $11,724 for a semiprivate room, the cost of nursing home care in Reading is expensive in comparison to the Pennsylvania statewide median of $10,038 and the national average of $7,756.

The cost of nursing home care varies significantly in other Pennsylvania cities. The most expensive is nearby Allentown, where the average cost is $12,471 per month. Seniors in Philadelphia pay $11,285 for this level of care, and the average rate is similar in Lancaster at $11,224. The city of Bloomsburg has the lowest cost for nursing facility care in Pennsylvania at $8,578 per month.

Reading

$11,724

Pennsylvania

$10,038

The United States

$7,756

Allentown

$12,471

Philadelphia

$11,285

Lancaster

$11,224

Bloomsburg

$8,578

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Reading seniors have several care options available depending on their needs. Those who only require daytime assistance during the week may opt for adult day health care, which is the least expensive option at a cost of $942 per month. Home care and home health care services cost $4,481 and $4,576 per month, respectively. Assisted living offers 24/7 support with activities of daily living in a residential setting and costs $3,950 per month. Nursing homes have the highest monthly rates, at $11,724 for semiprivate and $12,824 for private rooms.

Home care

$4,481

Home health care

$4,576

Adult day health care

$942

Assisted living

$3,950

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$11,724

Nursing home (private room)

$12,824

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Reading, PA

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 Reading, PA

The following resources may be of interest to seniors in Reading who are considering nursing home care or are looking for services that could help them safely age in place instead. These free programs and services are offered by government departments and nonprofit organizations.

ResourceContactService
Meals On Wheels(610) 374-3195Berks Encore is the nonprofit organization that runs the Meals on Wheels program in Reading. The program delivers meals to seniors aged 60 and over who are homebound due to illness or disabilities. To qualify, seniors must be unable to prepare meals on their own and not have access to regular help from family or friends. Volunteers deliver a hot meal at around noon each day, Monday to Friday. The volunteers provide a safety check service and a friendly smile at the same time. Seniors who are able to travel can access congregate meals at the organization's Reading senior center.
BARTA Special Transport(610) 921-0601The BARTA Special Transport system provides shared-ride services to seniors aged 65 and older. Seniors are required to pay a small share of the transportation cost, but financial assistance is available. Rides are provided in wheelchair-friendly buses and vans. Seniors can request rides for any purpose, including shopping, nonemergency medical appointments and to the local senior center.
Catholic Charities Diocese of Allentown(610) 435-1541The Catholic Charities Diocese of Allentown offers a number of programs to assist seniors in the Reading area. The case management program helps seniors access community resources and promotes their safety and independence. The long-term care ombudsman service advocates on behalf of seniors in nursing homes and helps resolve complaints filed by residents and their families. The gatekeeper program is a collective community initiative to connect seniors with appropriate services to help them live independently in their own homes.

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Kelly

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Review of Wyomissing Rehabilitation and Nursing Center

My dad is currently at Wyomissing Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. The facility is clean. Everyone is friendly and the staff is very caring. The food is OK, it's not bad. They have a daily...

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Cathy

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

Review of Complete Care at Berkshire

We had some problems with Berkshire Center. My mom said that the food was always cold. The registered nurse was wonderful. Her name was Cathy, and she was fantastic. She bent over backwards for my...

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Tina Geldersma

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

Review of Complete Care at Berkshire

My father is in this facility and his health is not good at all. He was placed here for Rehab got very ill was sent to the hospital and then back here. Both times he's been here in two different...

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