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Assisted Living in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

Located less than 30 minutes from Scranton, Wilkes-Barre is an excellent retirement option for seniors who love the great outdoors. Residents can go fishing along the Susquehanna River, hunt game in the nearby forests, hike miles of trails at Kirby Park or enjoy some of the best scenic drives the nation has to offer. Winters can be very cold, but weather is mostly pleasant the rest of the year, with an average high of 84 degrees in July. Wilkes-Barre’s low cost of living  makes it one of the most affordable cities in Pennsylvania and an appealing choice for seniors on a budget. Of the city’s 40,766 residents, almost 16% are people 65 and up.

The average monthly cost of assisted living in Wilkes-Barre is $2,450. Rates can vary depending on the facility, its location, and the services and amenities provided.

7 Assisted Living communities in Wilkes-Barre, PA | 11 nearby communities

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1. North Penn Manor

240 North Sherman Street, Wilkes Barre, PA, 18702

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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2. Timber Ridge Health Center

1555 East End Boulevard, Wilkes Barre, PA, 18711

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

Call for Pricing (866) 946-6888

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Golden Livingcenter - East Mountain, Wilkes Barre, PA

3. Golden Livingcenter – East Mountain

101 EAST MOUNTAIN DRIVE, Wilkes Barre, PA, 18702

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

Call for Pricing (866) 956-0235

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4. Hampton House

1548 SANS SOUCI PARKWAY, Wilkes Barre, PA, 18702

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

Call for Pricing (866) 975-4278

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5. St. Luke’s Villa

80 E Northampton St, Wilkes Barre, PA, 18701

Personal Care

Call for Pricing (866) 981-1799

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Kindred at Home, Wilkes Barre, PA

6. Kindred at Home

1065 highway 315 suite 301, Wilkes Barre, PA, 18702

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 983-0331

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Little Flower Manor St Therese Res Diocese of Scranton, Wilkes Barre, PA

7. Little Flower Manor St Therese Res Diocese of Scranton

200 SOUTH MEADE STREET, Wilkes Barre, PA, 18702

Home Care, Personal Care

Call for Pricing (866) 984-3845

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11 matching communities nearby Wilkes-Barre

1. Wesley Village

215 Roberts Road, Pittston, PA, 18640

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

Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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The Meadows Manor, Dallas, PA

2. The Meadows Manor

200 LAKE STREET, Dallas, PA, 18612

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 946-6888

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Fernwood Manor, Hunlock Creek, PA

3. Fernwood Manor

5848 MAIN ROAD, Hunlock Creek, PA, 18621

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 956-0235

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Star Hill Rest Home, Harveys Lake, PA

4. Star Hill Rest Home

935 Star Hill Road, Harveys Lake, PA, 18618

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 975-4278

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5. Riverside Rehabilitation And Nursing Center

500 West Hospital Street, Taylor, PA, 18517

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

Call for Pricing (866) 981-1799

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6. Wyoming Manor

80 Wyoming Ave, Wyoming, PA, 18644

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

Call for Pricing (866) 983-0331

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7. Tiffany Court at Kingston

700 Northampton Street, Kingston, PA, 18704

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 984-3845

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Butler Valley Manor, Drums, PA

8. Butler Valley Manor

463 NORTH HUNTER HWY, Drums, PA, 18222

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

Call for Pricing (877) 828-9665

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9. Telespond Senior Services

1200 Saginaw St., Scranton, PA, 18505

Personal Care

Call for Pricing (877) 843-7557

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Birchwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Nanticoke, PA

10. Birchwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

395 EAST MIDDLE ROAD, Nanticoke, PA, 18634

Home Care, Personal Care

Call for Pricing (877) 853-5446

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Mercy Center Personal Care Home, Dallas, PA

11. Mercy Center Personal Care Home

PO Box 370, Dallas, PA, 18612

Home Care, Personal Care

Call for Pricing (877) 867-8105

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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 >

Paying for Assisted Living in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

The Cost of Assisted Living in Wilkes-Barre

At $2,450 per month, assisted living in Wilkes-Barre is about $1,500 cheaper than the Pennsylvania average of $3,955 and $1,850 cheaper than the national average of $4,300. In New York, prices go up to $4,800, and in New Jersey, they’re even higher at $6,650. Over in Ohio, seniors pay $4,350. West Virginia’s rates are slightly more than Pennsylvania’s at $4,000.

$2450

Wilkes-Barre

$3955

Pennsylvania

$4300

The United States

$4800

New York

$6650

New Jersey

$4350

Ohio

$4000

West Virginia

Prices are $1,250 higher than Wilkes-Barre in Bloomsburg, where care costs approximately $3,570 per month. In Allentown, rates average $3,350, while in Reading, seniors pay $3,950. Philadelphia is one of the state’s priciest cities at $5,550. The average is $4,050 in Lancaster, while in Harrisburg, it’s $4,857.

$2450

Wilkes-Barre

$3955

Pennsylvania

$3570

Bloomsburg

$3350

Allentown

$3950

Reading

$5550

Philadelphia

$4050

Lancaster

$4857

Harrisburg

 Note: Data for Wilkes-Barre was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Scranton, was used instead.

Wilkes-Barre Assisted Living Financial Assistance

Run by Pennsylvania’s Department of Human Services, Community HealthChoices is a Medicaid program that can help cover the costs of assisted living for eligible individuals. This program is open to residents 60 and up who have needs that would make them eligible for placement in a skilled nursing facility. Members can receive personal care, nursing services, specialized medical equipment and more.

Learn more about CHC and how to apply at our Assisted Living in Pennsylvania page.

Wilkes-Barre Assisted Living Resources


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Luzerne County Area Agency on Aging(570) 822-1158The Area Agency on Aging provides helpful information and free resources for seniors in Luzerne County. Through its website, retirees can learn about financial assistance options, local wellness services and the county’s mature worker program, which provides job training to unemployed seniors 55 and up. The AAA also has contact information for local ombudsmen who can help investigate reports of elder abuse and other long-term care complaints.
APPRISE(800) 783-7067APPRISE is a free health insurance counseling program for Medicare beneficiaries in Pennsylvania. Counselors can explain benefits, assist with appeals and help seniors make informed choices about the best coverage options for their needs. APPRISE also provides information about financial aid that can help seniors pay for Medicare premiums, deductibles and prescription drugs.
Luzerne County Veterans Affairs(570) 706-3960The Luzerne County Veterans Affairs Office helps seniors obtain pensions and compensation for disabilities resulting from their time in military service. Wartime veterans and their surviving spouses may also be eligible to receive Aid and Attendance benefits, which can pay assisted living costs for qualifying individuals.
North Penn Legal Services(877) 953-4250This nonprofit organization provides free legal advice and assistance to low-income people in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Seniors 60 and up can get help with advance care directives, wills, guardianship and powers of attorney. Other civil issues handled by this organization include benefit denials, debt collection disputes, discrimination and wrongful evictions.
Retired & Senior Volunteer Program(570) 343-1267Luzerne County residents aged 55 and up can find fun and rewarding volunteer opportunities by joining RSVP. Opportunities may include providing companionship to isolated seniors, tutoring children, serving at food pantries and delivering meals to people’s homes.
Charles T. Adams Active Adult Center(570) 825-3484At the Active Adult Center, Wilkes-Barre seniors can find recreational activities, social games, wellness programs and events aimed at residents 60 and up. Activities include nutrition lessons, exercise classes, virtual bowling, shuffleboard and bingo.

Wilkes-Barre Assisted Living Laws and Regulations

Assisted living facilities in Wilkes-Barre must comply with Pennsylvania laws and regulations for accommodations, medication administration, staffing, training and health standards. See our Assisted Living in Pennsylvania page to learn more.