Assisted living facilities have a lot for their residents to do. They don’t only help with tasks like dressing. They generally offer options for day trips, events and games to provide entertainment and encourage friendship. Every month, seniors pay about $3,250 to stay in a Butler assisted living community. According to the 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey, this is approximately $1,578 less than the $4,828 monthly median in the state capital of Harrisburg.
Seniors can use this guide to gauge some of the assisted living costs they may encounter in Butler and other cities. Payment options, resources and laws are also presented.
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1. Shelbourne Personal Care Home
296 Dinnerbell Road, Butler, PA, 16002
Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living
Hundreds of thousands of American seniors utilize assisted living, a figure that is only growing. For these seniors, assisted living combines residential housing,assistance in daily activities, and some healthcare. These communities also strive to provide an atmosphere that is comfortable and engaging for their residents… Read More >
COVID-19 Rules and Restrictions for Assisted Living in Butler
COVID-19 restrictions and rules for Assisted Living Facilities are typically set by the state – to see the rules in your state, you can read our guide to Assisted Living in Pennsylvania. Keep in mind that there may be other policies that communities put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.
Paying For Assisted Living in Butler
The assisted living monthly median in Butler is $3,250. This can vary depending on the facility, the type of apartment or suite and the level of care provided.
The Cost of Assisted Living in Butler
Butler’s $3,250 monthly assisted living median is considerably less than the $4,100 median in Pennsylvania and the $4,500 monthly national average.
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On the following list, Johnstown ($2,725) is the only city with a monthly assisted living median that’s less than Butler ($3,250). At $3,366 each month, Williamsport is slightly costlier. Other monthly assisted living medians are all notably more expensive than Butler, including four in the $4,000-$5,000 range: Altoona ($4,030), Gettysburg ($4,515), Erie ($4,585) and Allentown ($4,784). The two highest-priced cities on the list are East Stroudsburg at $5,126 and Philadelphia at $5,685.
Note:Data for Butler was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Pittsburgh, was used instead.
How to Get Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Butler
More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living
Since not everyone can afford to pay for assisted living out-of-pocket, it’s important to find alternative methods to help make assisted living more affordable. Some of these options include:
The Butler Area Public Library on McKean Street is open Monday through Saturday. It hosts the Golden Fox Club program for adults 55+ and the No Shelf Control Book Club that meets monthly. Public computers are available to use, and the library can help with faxing, copying, scanning and printing.
The Butler YMCA is open every day, except certain holidays. It offers a wide selection of programs, including Active Older Adult Strength/Cardio and Active Older Adult Rig Training for Senior Strength & Stability. Seniors may be eligible for certain additional memberships, such as SilverSneakers® or Silver&Fit®.
The Butler County Area Agency on Aging assists seniors in the city and county. Programs and services that may be of interest include, but aren’t limited to, Pennsylvania Health and Wellness programs, notary services and seasonal public benefit programs.
Seniors who are 65 and older and have their PA State Senior Citizen Pass don’t have to pay a fare to ride this local bus. Both the terminal and main office of the Butler Transit Authority are in Butler.
Located on College Drive in Butler, the Butler County Community College offers a senior citizen audit opportunity to county residents who are 62 and older. Seniors can take certain available courses for credit or audit, and there’s no cost for tuition.
Butler Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
Assisted Living Facilities in the Butler area are required to follow a set of rules and regulations that are determined at the state level. For an overview of those rules and regulations, see the information below. For more specific information, talk with your local community or Area Agency on Aging.