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Assisted Living in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Harrisburg is the capital of Pennsylvania and home to nearly 50,000 people, about 10% of whom are aged 65 and over. Known for its historical sites and amenities, including the National Civil War Museum, the Fort Hunter Mansion and Park and the Pennsylvania State Capitol Complex, this beautiful city supports a comfortable lifestyle with ample educational and recreational opportunities. It’s centrally located near outstanding hospitals and home to nearly a dozen malls and shopping centers, and it has a reliable public transportation system to ensure everything is within easy reach. Harrisburg has a comfortable climate with year-round highs averaging between 37-85 degrees, and it receives about 26 inches of snow and 42 inches of rain annually.  

Seniors who wish to live an active lifestyle while getting the care and attention they need can opt for an assisted living facility in Detroit. According to the Genworth 2021 Cost of Care Survey, assisted living in Detroit is moderately priced at $4,215 per month, which is at par with the state average and slightly less than the national average.

This guide offers an overview of the assisted living cost comparison across the state and other essential resources to help seniors settle on the appropriate senior care option for them.

9 Assisted Living communities in Harrisburg, PA | 13 nearby communities

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1. Brookdale Harrisburg

3560 N. Progress Ave., Harrisburg, PA, 17110

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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2. Viva Senior Living at Harrisburg

150 Kempton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA, 17111

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (866) 946-6888

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3. The Terraces at Capitol Village

4004 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA, 17112

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (866) 956-0235

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4. Campus of the Jewish Home of Greater Harrisburg

4000 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA, 17112

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (866) 975-4278

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5. Spring Creek Rehabilitation and Health Care Center

1205 South 28th Street, Harrisburg, PA, 17111

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (866) 981-1799

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6. Homeland Center

1901 North Fifth Street, Harrisburg, PA, 17102

Personal Care

Call for Pricing (866) 983-0331

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7. Paxton Ministries

2001 PAXTON STREET, Harrisburg, PA, 17111

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 984-3845

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Campus of the Jewish Home of Greater Harrisburg, Harrisburg, PA

8. Campus of the Jewish Home of Greater Harrisburg

4000 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA, 17112

Home Care, Personal Care

Call for Pricing (877) 828-9665

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Paxton Ministries, Harrisburg, PA

9. Paxton Ministries

2001 PAXTON STREET, Harrisburg, PA, 17111

Home Care, Personal Care

Call for Pricing (877) 843-7557

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13 matching communities nearby Harrisburg

1. Brookdale Grandon Farms

1100 Grandon Way, Mechanicsburg, PA, 17050

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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2. The Woods at Cedar Run

824 Lisburn Road, Camp Hill, PA, 17011

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 946-6888

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3. Palmyra Senior Living

616 W. Main Street, Palmyra, PA, 17078

Assisted Living

From $3650 / mo

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4. Harmony At Hershey

75 E Canal St, Hershey, PA, 17033

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 975-4278

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5. Celebration Villa of Dillsburg

153 Logan Road, Dillsburg, PA, 17019

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 981-1799

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6. Harmony at West Shore

1910 Technology Parkway, Mechanicsburg, PA, 17050

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 983-0331

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7. Oak Hill Village

1020 N. Union Street, Middletown, PA, 17057

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (866) 984-3845

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8. Messiah Lifeways

100 Mount Allen Road, Mechanicsburg, PA, 17055

Home Care, Personal Care

Call for Pricing (877) 828-9665

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Country Meadows of Mechanicsburg (West Shore), Mechanicsburg, PA

9. Country Meadows of Mechanicsburg (West Shore)

4905 E Trindle Rd, Mechanicsburg, PA, 17050

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (877) 843-7557

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10. The Bridges at Bent Creek

2100 Bent Creek Blvd., Mechanicsburg, PA, 17050

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 853-5446

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11. Columbia Cottage Hershey

103 N Larkspur Dr, Palmyra, PA, 17078

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 867-8105

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Kinkora Pythian Home, Duncannon, PA

12. Kinkora Pythian Home

25 COVE ROAD, Duncannon, PA, 17020

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 874-4734

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The Middletown Home, Middletown, PA

13. The Middletown Home

999 West Harrisburg Pike, Middletown, PA, 17057

Home Care, Personal Care

Call for Pricing (877) 876-4096

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What is Assisted 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 Harrisburg

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 Harrisburg

Seniors in Detroit pay $4,215 per month for assisted living services.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Detroit

Assisted living facilities in Detroit charge an average of $4,215 per month. While this is consistent with the state average of $4,250, it is $285 less than the national average of $4,500.

$4215

Harrisburg

$4250

Pennsylvania

$4500

The United States

Less expensive assisted living care can be found in Muskegon, where the monthly average is $4,013, and Battle Creek, which has the lowest rates in the state at $3,400. Assisted living costs in Niles are at par with Detroit at $4,200. Detroit offers affordable care options compared to Monroe and Ann Arbor, where assisted living is priced at $5,050 and $6,093. While the median costs in the Grand Rapids Area are over $600 more than Detroit, nearby cities like Flint have a slightly higher monthly average priced at $4,375.  

$4215

Harrisburg

$5050

Monroe

$6093

Ann Arbor

$4200

Niles

$4013

Muskegon

$4828

Grand Rapids Area

$3400

Battle Creek

$4375

Flint

How to Get Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Harrisburg

How to Get Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Pennsylvania

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:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For more information about your options for making assisted living more affordable, visit our guide to Assisted Living in Pennsylvania.

Harrisburg Assisted Living Resources

 Contact Description 

Dauphin County Area Agency on Aging (717) 780-6130 Dauphin County Area Agency on Aging provides an array of care and support programs and services to Harrisburg residents aged 60 and over. At the local AAA, seniors can receive Medicare counseling through the APPRISE State Health Insurance Program, access to volunteer opportunities and information and assistance on local agencies that provide aging-related assistance. The AAA also provides transportation services, congregate meals, free legal assistance and a long-term care ombudsman program that aids in investigating reports of abuse and resolving conflicts in assisted living facilities.  

Harrisburg Vet Center (717) 782-3954 The Harrisburg Vet Center is a community-based counseling center that provides an array of services to veterans and their spouses or survivors. Through the vet center, qualifying veterans can receive assistance with locating and applying for federal, state and local benefits, including the VA pension and the Aid and Attendance benefit, which can be put toward assisted living expenses. The center also provides counseling services and helps veterans obtain healthcare services through the VA.  

RSVP of the Capital Region (717) 541-9521 RSVP of the Capital Region is a volunteer-based organization for Harrisburg adults aged 55 and over. Membership is free and includes benefits such as invitations to annual volunteer recognition events, transportation support and free supplemental insurance. Some volunteer opportunities include participating in after-school programming, elementary reading and math tutoring and maintaining community gardens.  

Senior Center (717) 657-1547The Senior Center is operated by the Lower Paxton Parks and Recreation Department and is open to Harrisburg residents aged 55 and over, including those who live outside of the township. The center has daily scheduled activities that include light aerobics, aquacize, line dancing, art classes, Spanish classes, Mah Jongg and group sewing and crafts. The center also provides transportation services to those aged 60 and over for errands such as shopping and medical appointments. 

SeniorLAW Center (877) 727-7529 SeniorLAW Center is a nonprofit legal firm that operates several projects to meet the needs of seniors in the Harrisburg region. Some areas in which the firm can provide assistance and representation include victim services for seniors who’ve experienced abuse or neglect, pension rights and assistance with accessing public benefits. It also provides legal, educational and advocacy services to seniors with limited English proficiency. Assistance can be provided in person, by phone or through community legal clinics.  

Harrisburg Assisted Living Laws and Regulations

Assisted Living Facilities in the Harrisburg 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.