Located in the Pocono Mountains, Stroudsburg has a population of 5,950, 29.6% of whom are seniors over 65. This small town is well-suited to seniors with its walkable downtown and selection of museums and galleries. Considering its size, Stroudsburg has excellent medical facilities, including St. Luke’s Hospital, which contains several specialist facilities. For those recovering from surgery or an injury, there’s also a Rehabilitation Services center run by the Lehigh Valley Health Network.

The cost of nursing home care in Stroudsburg is fairly high according to the Genworth 2021 Cost of Care Survey. The monthly cost for a semiprivate room is $10,403 compared to the national average of $7,908. However, nursing home care is not the best fit for everyone. This type of care provides high levels of supervision, monitoring and medical care that are not possible in a senior’s own home. It can be more appropriate and economical for those who don’t need this level of care to look into assisted living or home health care instead.

This guide lists some resources for Stroudsburg’s seniors and provides more detail on the costs of different care types.

Directory of Nursing Homes in Stroudsburg, PA

Pleasant Valley Manor

4227 Manor Drive, Stroudsburg, PA, 18360

Pleaant Valley Manor is an older facility so is in need of some repair. However they keep it very clean and are well staffed. Staff was excellent and take very good care of the residents
Pleaant Valley Manor is an older facility so is in need of some repair. However they keep it very clean and are well staffed. Staff was excellent and take very good care of the residents

Whitestone Health Care Center

370 Whitestone Cor, Stroudsburg, PA, 18360

As with any facility, there are staff that are caring and compassionate, others not so and have no business working in this field. The RN that was on day duty was rude, impatient and had no contact wi … (read more)
As with any facility, there are staff that are caring and compassionate, others not so and have no business working in this field. The RN that was on day duty was rude, impatient and had no contact wi … (read more)

Clover Rest Home

28 WASHINGTON STREET, Columbia, NJ, 07832

great care-best kept secret for a great nursing home
great care-best kept secret for a great nursing home

Slate Belt Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

701 SLATE BELT BLVD, RD 3, Bangor, PA, 18013

My friend was in Slate Belt Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. The care he got was good. They were very nice to him, but he didn’t listen. He couldn’t have physical therapy anymore because he kept f … (read more)
My friend was in Slate Belt Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. The care he got was good. They were very nice to him, but he didn’t listen. He couldn’t have physical therapy anymore because he kept f … (read more)

Brookmont Healthcare Center

510 Brookmont Dr, Effort, PA, 18330

My mother recently celebrated her 100th birthday. Carrie, the activities coordinator, organized a special party for her. The chapel was set aside for the family. The center provided drinks, the cake, … (read more)
My mother recently celebrated her 100th birthday. Carrie, the activities coordinator, organized a special party for her. The chapel was set aside for the family. The center provided drinks, the cake, … (read more)

Golden LivingCenter – Stroud

221 E. Brown St., East Stroudsburg, PA, 18301


Nursing Home Costs in Stroudsburg, PA

Semiprivate nursing home rooms cost $10,403 on average in Stroudsburg. The cost for a private room is $11,193.

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

When compared to the nation as a whole, the cost for a semiprivate room in a Stroudsburg nursing home is $2,500 per month higher. However, it’s on par with the statewide average for Pennsylvania.

Nearby Bloomsburg is cheaper than Stroudsburg by around $1,500, while Scranton is cheaper by roughly $1,000. Allentown has one of the highest rates in Pennsylvania for a semiprivate nursing home room and is more expensive than Stroudsburg by over $2,000 per month. Stroudsburg’s prices are also lower than Philadelphia’s by around $1,000.

$10403

Stroudsburg

$10403

Pennsylvania

$7908

The United States

$12461

Allentown

$11437

Philadelphia

$9429

Scranton

$8943

Bloomsburg

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Nursing home care can be relatively expensive, so it can be useful to compare the costs of other types of senior care available in Stroudsburg. Some seniors are able to live with lower levels of assistance and place great value on their independence. To obtain help on the smallest budget, an assisted living facility is the best option at $5,126 per month. Homemaker services and home health aides are slightly more expensive at $5,144. Nursing home care is at the highest end of the spectrum with semiprivate rooms costing $10,403 each month and private rooms costing $11,193.

$5144

Homemaker Services

$5144

Home Health Aide

$5126

Assisted Living Facility

$10403

Nursing home (semi-private room)

$11193

Nursing home (private room)

Note: Data for Stroudsburg was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, East Stroudsburg, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Stroudsburg, 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 Stroudsburg, PA

The following resources may be useful for those who are considering moving to a nursing home. These services are designed to help seniors live as independently as possible and can provide financial assistance when needed. Services that help seniors live more independently can delay the move to a nursing home and save money in the long run.

Resource

Contact 

Service

(844)-480-0140

The Pennsylvania Options Program helps seniors 60+ in the state to obtain financial aid for their care needs, whether it's home help, Meals on Wheels or nursing home care. The senior's health and physical abilities are assessed. The program then looks at funding options to cover some or all of their care.

(570)-420-3745

Run by Monroe County, The Loder Senior Center in East Stroudsburg offers a number of services to local seniors, including yoga classes, pet therapy, bingo, tai chi, stretching, arthritis classes and blood pressure checks.

(570)-420-3735

This local Area Agency on Agency is located in Stroudsburg and offers advice and assistance to help seniors live as independently as possible. This includes nutritional advice, access to meals on wheels services, mobility assistance and help in gaining access to services.

(570) 344-7190 lcombudsman@epix.net

Serving Seniors, Inc. is the local ombudsman program for four PA counties, including Monroe. Seniors and their loved ones can count on the ombudsman to advocate for their rights and solve disputes related to care, rights and policies while the senior is living in long-term care.