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Assisted Living in State College, PA

State College is a municipality in central Pennsylvania that has approximately 2,400 senior residents. A college town, State College is home to Penn State’s main campus, and there are museums, wineries, resorts and plenty of natural wildlife areas. Crime in the area is low. Seniors can get treatment for chronic and acute conditions at one of several local hospitals, including Mount Nittany Medical Center and Geisinger Lewistown Hospital.Seniors who need help with daily care and prefer a residential, homelike setting can choose an assisted living community. These facilities offer different types of living arrangements, including houses, apartments and individual rooms. Services include grooming, bathing, transportation, meals and housekeeping. They also provide a calendar of activities so residents can socialize and stay active. In State College, these facilities cost around $4,518 per month. This guide covers the cost of assisted living in cities across the state and provides a list of resources to help improve the quality of life of aging adults.

3 Assisted Living communities in State College, PA | 4 nearby communities

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1. Celebration Villa of Nittany Valley

150 Farmstead Lane, State College, PA, 16803

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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2. Juniper Village at Brookline

1930 Cliffside Drive, State College, PA, 16801

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 946-6888

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3. Harmony At State College

121 Havershire Blvd, State College, PA, 16803

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 956-0235

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4 matching communities nearby State College

1. Valley View Retirement Community

4702 E Main St, Belleville, PA, 17004

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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2. Centre Crest Home

502 EAST HOWARD STREET, Bellefonte, PA, 16823

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

Call for Pricing (866) 946-6888

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Centre Crest Home, Bellefonte, PA

3. Centre Crest Home

502 EAST HOWARD STREET, Bellefonte, PA, 16823

Home Care, Personal Care

Call for Pricing (866) 956-0235

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The Oaks at Pleasant Gap, Pleasant Gap, PA

4. The Oaks at Pleasant Gap

200 Rachel Drive, Pleasant Gap, PA, 16823

Home Care, Personal Care

Call for Pricing (866) 975-4278

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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 State College

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 State College

The fee for care and room and board in an assisted living community in State College is $4,518 per month, but this cost can vary depending on what services an individual needs and where they live.

The Cost of Assisted Living in State College

According to Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey, the cost in State College is close to the national average of $4,500 but more than the state average of $4,100.

$4518

State College

$4100

Pennsylvania

$4500

The United States

Scranton, Pennsylvania, has one of the lowest costs of care at $2,875 per month. Philadelphia and Lancaster seniors pay some of the highest costs at $5,685 and $5,550 per month. The cost in Chambersburg is $4,823 and the cost in Pittsburgh is $3,250 per month. The cost in Gettysburg is just a few dollars less than the cost in State College, while the cost of care in Altoona is $488 less.

$4518

State College

$3250

Pittsburgh

$4823

Chambersburg

$5685

Philadelphia

$5550

Lancaster

$2875

Scranton

$4030

Altoona

$4515

Gettysburg

How to Get Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in State College

Paying for Assisted Living Facilities 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.

State College Assisted Living Resources

ResourceContactService
Centre County Office on Aging(814) 355-6716
The Centre County Office on Aging helps seniors ages 60 and older locate the available programs in the area that address aging and the needs of older adults. These services include caregiver support, insurance counseling, nutrition and congregate meals, information and referrals, and the operation of senior centers.
Pennsylvania Long-Term Care Ombudsman(717) 783-1550
The long-term care ombudsman advocates for seniors in long-term care facilities. Ombudsmen are trained volunteers who listen to complaints, work for resolutions, and educate seniors and community staff on senior rights. The ombudsman also pushes for change at the government level to improve the quality of life for the aging population.
Mid-Penn Legal Services(814) 238-4958
Mid-Penn Legal Services offer free legal assistance to seniors and low-income families throughout central Pennsylvania. Services provided include help with income taxes, domestic violence, employment laws, public benefits and disability information.
PA Link(800) 753-8827
PA Link connects seniors to local services and programs that help to address a variety of needs. The service is free of charge and helps seniors find transportation to and from doctor’s appointments, meals, information, and referrals on housing and consumer information.
Centre County Veterans Affairs(814) 355-6812
The Centre County Veterans Affairs office helps retired military apply for compensation and benefit programs. The department provides information on the Aid and Attendance Housing Benefit that helps veterans pay for residential care and at-home care. The department also offers information on education and housing information, retirement, counseling and health care.

State College Assisted Living Laws and Regulations

Assisted Living Facilities in the State College 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.

Laws and Regulations for Assisted Living in Pennsylvania