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The average cost of assisted living in the county is $3,750 a month. This guide is a starting point covering the cost of assisted living care in the county, as well as financing options to pay for it. You'll find in-depth information on 14 assisted living facilities in Bucks County and 30 in surrounding areas.
The beautiful surroundings of Brookdale Northampton, located northeast of Philadelphia, create a cozy, familiar setting for the assisted living care we provide.
Ask our residents and they will tell you that joining The Birches at Newton has given them a new lease on life, thanks to our customized services and emphasis on having fun.
Woodbourne Place of Levittown provides an environment that allows residents to thrive. Individual care plans are developed by experienced staff and care is coordinated by a full-time registered nurse.
Abutting a tree-lined residential neighborhood, Oaks of Bensalem is a comfortable, brightly-lit assisted living home, built to cater to the needs and comfort of seniors.
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Hidden Meadows on the Ridge is a mid-sized senior living community nestled among the woodlands, while conveniently located in Upper Bucks' County, nor...
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As you enter our community, you will immediately sense the difference – the genuine warmth, concern, and compassion of our caring associates who are focused on providing you with the very best personalized care to ensure that you’re comfortable and…
Set in a residential neighborhood of Newtown, Pennsylvania Pickering Manor offers a full range of care, from independent living with spacious cottages to assisted living, memory care and even skilled nursing and rehab.
The best of urban living with the freedom from to-dos lists is found at Wesley Enhanced Living at Doylestown, a retirement community that offers a full range of lifestyle options for active seniors.
Ann's Choice is a full-service, maintenance-free community designed exclusively for retirees, age 62 or better. Located on 103 picturesque acres in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Ann's Choice is a private campus kept secure day and night by a team of professionals…
Set on 8 acres in historic Bucks County, The Solana at Doylestown offers discreet, 24-hour assistance with everyday care needs, as well as innovative, personalized memory care.
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Juniper Village at Bucks County is an Independent LifeCare Continuing Care Retirement Community spread out over 20 beautiful acres in Bensalem, PA. Conveniently located outside of Philadelphia, PA and serving the residents of Bucks County and surrounding areas for over…
The Brunswick at Attleboro The Brunswick at Attleboro is special, unique and a place where the spirit of cooperation flourishes to enhance the quality of life for all residents. The Brunswick offers you a warm supportive environment that encourages choices.…
We toured Hidden Meadows on the Ridge & The Laurels. It's a large facility, but there weren't a lot of residents around at the time. The rooms were nice sized, everything was clean, and the people that I met were very nice. The Laurels was the memory care part and everything was kept clean. They do games to help th...Read more Hidden Meadows on the Ridge & The Laurels reviews
I visited Oaks of Bensalem. They were lovely to talk to, but I didn't think it was the place for my mother. They didn't really have private rooms and my mother was looking for a private room. They were all double rooms. Their programs looked very nice. The person who assisted me was lovely.Read more Allegria at the Oaks reviews
I liked Woodbourne Place very much. It was on the top of my list. It was clean, the people were friendly, and the rooms were really nice. The private rooms were extra nice, and they have kitchen stuff. I had lunch there, and it was gourmet. I would recommend them.Read more Woodbourne Place reviews
According to Genworth’s 2018 Cost of Care study, Bucks County’s average monthly cost of assisted living is equal to the state average of $3,750 and lower than the national average of $4,000. Bucks County assisted living costs are similar to costs in Reading ($3,400) and State College ($3,818), while costs are notably higher in Philadelphia ($5,318) and Lebanon ($4,358).
Cost of Assisted Living Comparison Chart
Senior care costs vary depending on the location, the type of services and the level of care. In Bucks County, nursing home care in a semiprivate room is three times more expensive than assisted living, while home care costs about $450 more per month than assisted living. It’s also important to factor in daily living expenses when comparing the costs of different types of senior care because assisted living and nursing home costs usually include rent, utilities, property taxes and food.
Cost of Homemaker/Home Health Aide Comparison Chart
Pennsylvania seniors aged 65 and older who meet specific income and asset limits may qualify for coverage under Medicaid. In Pennsylvania, Medicaid is known as Medical Assistance.
Eligibility guidelines for Medical Assistance coverage in Pennsylvania state that seniors must have an income no greater than $2,313 a month for single applicants and $4,626 for married couples applying together. These rates are based on 300 percent of the Social Security Income Federal Benefit Rate. Applicants must also meet asset limits of $2,000 for an individual and $4,000 for a married couple. Assets include cash, bonds, pension payments and stock dividends and exclude personal belongings, household furnishings, one vehicle and a primary place of residence valued at less than $585,000.
In Pennsylvania, Medical Assistance does not cover the cost of assisted living for seniors; however, benefits may be available for seniors who require extra services and support while residing in an assisted living facility.
Seniors who require assistance with activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing and personal care may be eligible for funding through the Pennsylvania Community HealthChoices Program. The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services administers this newly launched program.
For more information on Medicaid, call the Consumer Service Center at (866) 550-4355 or the Bucks County Assistance Office at (215) 781-3300.
To learn more about the Community HealthChoices program, call (833) 735-4416.
Bridge Loans for Assisted Living
Elderlife Financial offers short-term lending solutions for seniors who need temporary funding for assisted living. Commonly known as bridge loans, these financial products are ideal for seniors who are either waiting for Veterans benefits or selling their home and entering an assisted living facility.
Bridge loan approval generally takes less than 24 hours, and once approved, the money can be taken as either a lump-sum payment or made available as a line of credit. There are no up-front costs or application fees, and seniors and their family can apply over the phone.
To learn more about assisted living bridge loans, contact Elderlife Financial Services at (888) 228-4500.
Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefits
Honorably discharged veterans or their surviving spouses may be eligible for a VA pension supplement through the Aid and Attendance benefits program. This program is open to applications from veterans aged 65 and older who meet one or more of the following criteria:
Veterans Housebound Allowance
Veterans and their surviving spouses who already receive a VA pension and spend the majority of their time confined to their place of residence due to a permanent disability may qualify for Housebound benefits. This VA pension top-up benefit may be added to the current monthly VA pension amount. Note that Aid and Attendance benefits cannot be combined with Housebound benefits.
Seniors in Bucks County can apply for Aid and Attendance or Housebound benefits by contacting the Philadelphia Regional Office of the Veterans Benefits Administration at (844) 698-2311.
The Bucks County Association for Retired and Senior Citizens is a not-for-profit corporation that operates four senior centers in Bucks County. These centers host low-cost events focused on wellness, lifelong learning and socialization for adults aged 55 and over, including monthly bun bakes, escorted day and overnight trips, and preventative health screening.
Central Bucks Senior Activity Center
700 N. Shady Retreat Road, Doylestown, PA 18901
Neshaminy Activity Center
1842 Brownsville Road, Feasterville-Trevose, PA 19053
Pennridge Community Center
146 East Main Street, Perkasie, PA 18944
Upper Bucks Activity Center
2183 Milford Square Pike, Quakertown, PA 18951
A number of local government, not-for-profit and church-based groups provide Bucks County seniors with assistance with local transportation, accessing legal services and navigating seniors’ health insurance options.
Bucks County Area Agency on Aging
30 East Oakland Avenue, Doylestown, PA 18901
Bucks County Transport, Inc.
P.O. Box 510, Holicong, PA 18928
Bucks County is home to a number of veterans service organizations where veterans and their family members can participate in social activities and special events, access member discount programs and connect with fellow veterans. Health services for veterans are available at the nearby Southeastern Veterans Center.
Albert R. Atkinson, Jr. American Legion Post 210
315 North Street, Doylestown, PA 18901
Southeastern Veterans Center
One Veterans Drive, Spring City, PA 19475
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