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Assisted Living in Delaware County, PA

The average cost of assisted living in the county is $5,318 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 27 assisted living facilities in Delaware County and 30 in surrounding areas.

  • Assisted living: $5,318
  • Nursing home semiprivate room: $10,372
  • In-home care: $4,576
  • Adult day health services: $1,668

The Terrace at Chestnut Hill

495 East Abington Avenue
Philadelphia, PA

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8 Reviews
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8 Reviews
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Our community offers gracious residential living in a home-like setting with dedicated and knowledgeable staff available 24 hours a day to meet the personal needs and individual demands of each resident. Spacious living rooms, private or companion apartments, formal and…

The Residence at Glen Riddle

263 Glen Riddle Road
Media, PA

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5 Reviews
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5 Reviews
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An assisted living community that prides itself on offering the finest accommodations and an active social life is what seniors receive when joining The Residence at Glen Riddle.

Sunrise of Granite Run

247 North Middletown Road
Media, PA

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3 Reviews

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3 Reviews

Located in suburban Philadelphia near a large state park and arboretum, Sunrise at Granite Run provides assisted living and memory care in a peaceful and supportive setting.

Deer Meadows Retirement Community

8301 Roosevelt Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA

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2 Reviews
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2 Reviews
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Located in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, Deer Meadows Retirement Community is an assisted living community that provides a genuine, heartfelt and kind care services for seniors aged 60 and above.

Sunrise of Newtown Square

333 South Newtown Square Road
Newtown Square, PA

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Sunrise of Newtown Square is a warm and conveniently located community that offers assisted living services and specialized memory care in an elegant, Victorian-inspired home.

Harmony Place Assisted Living at Park Ridge

8420 Roosevelt Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA

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Starting at XXXX per month

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Nestled on five charming acres, Harmony Place is the perfect alternative to the daily worries and expense of maintaining a home in the Philadelphia area.

Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line

100 Halcyon Drive
Media, PA

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1 Review
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1 Reviews
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At Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line our residents experience a retirement beyond their imaging because we provide innovative aging service and first-class care.

Residences at Chestnut Ridge

2700 Chestnut St
Chester, PA

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1 Reviews
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Residences at Chestnut Ridge offers a complete range of care, including independent living, assistance with daily living, and a dedicated memory care unit for residents with Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia. Its personal care services also include respite care.…

Wesley Enhanced Living Burholme

7040 Oxford Ave
Philadelphia, PA

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1 Review
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1 Reviews
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When your loved one joins Wesley Enhanced Living Burholme, they will discover their new home has everything they could desire to create a fulfilling, engaging lifestyle.

Atria Center City

150 North 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA

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Atria Center City is a retirement community with luxurious options for independent and supportive senior living in the heart of Philadelphia.

Wesley Enhanced Living at Stapeley

6300 Greene St
Philadelphia, PA

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Affordable living options. A tradition of outstanding care and services for older adults. Stapeley offers the best of urban living with easy access to Center City, the Main Line, and Chestnut Hill. There is a full range of senior living…

Glen Mills Senior Living

242 Baltimore Pike
Glen Mills, PA

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Glen Mills Senior Living offers compassionate senior care and we strive to create a homelike atmosphere where you and your loved ones can feel secure.

Wesley Enhanced Living Pennypack Park

8401 Roosevelt Blvd
Philadelphia, PA

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At Wesley Enhanced Living Pennypack Park our residents experience a retirement beyond their imaging because we provide innovative aging service and gracious living.

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Oakwood Residence

2109 RED LION ROAD
Philadelphia, PA

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Oakwood Residence in Northeast Philadelphia is the area’s affordable choice for Senior Living and Personal Care. Oakwood Residence offers gracious living accommodations for seniors that require assistance with their activities of daily living. The compassionate staff at Oakwood offers companionship…

Holy Redeemer Lafayette

8580 Verree Road
Philadelphia, PA

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It’ s not only about senior living, but also lifestyle. From the moment you walk into our bright, welcoming lobby with on-site conveniences, including a country store, beauty salon, barbershop, pub and full –service bank, you’ll realize you won’t have…

The Summit at Glen Mills

52 Baltimore Pike
Glen Mills, PA

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Opening Late 2019/Early 2020 Combine amazing service, great friends, and resort-level amenities and you’ve got the perfect recipe for all the comforts of home. The Summit at Glen Mills is opening later this year and offers Independent Living, Personal Care…

Atria Lafayette Hill (Opening Early 2020)

9303 Ridge Pike
Philadelphia, PA

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Opening Early 2020! Now pre-leasing and opening this winter in Philadelphia, Atria Lafayette Hill is a modern senior living community thoughtfully designed to help older people fully enjoy the benefits of an active lifestyle – and experience greater well-being. From…

The Watermark At Logan Square

2 Franklin Square
Philadelphia, PA

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The Watermark at Logan Square in Philadelphia PA is rental retirement community that offers Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care and Skilled Nursing on a campus that bristles with all the excitement of Center City living. Choose from spacious one-bedroom…

Maris Grove

200 Maris Grove Way
Glen Mills, PA

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Maris Grove is a full-service, maintenance-free community designed exclusively for retirees, age 62 or better. Located on 87 picturesque acres in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, Maris Grove is a private campus kept secure day and night by a team of professionals…

Rose Tree Place

500 Sandy Bank Road
Media, PA

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Rose Tree Place in Media, Pennsylvania is a rental community offering Assisted Living and Memory Care in an engaging setting on a friendly full-service campus. Residents choose from six floor plans, from cozy studio- to deluxe 2 bedroom, and enjoy…

St. Francis Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare

1412 Lansdowne Avenue
Darby, PA

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St. Francis Center for Rehabilitation & Healthcare is a Catholic faith care center in Darby, Pennsylvania, where you are welcomed into our warm and caring atmosphere that is created by our dedicated staff and volunteers, all of whom are committed…

Plush Mills Senior Living

501 Plush Mill Road
Wallingford, PA

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Plush Mills Senior Living is an assisted living community that provides big, bright and beautiful apartments to active seniors who wanted to remain independent but can no longer live alone.

Riddle Village

1048 West Baltimore Pike
Media, PA

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Riddle Village is a Lifecare community located in Media, Pennsylvania. Riddle Village Lifecare provides living accommodations, residential services and amenities - plus unlimited long-term Personal Care and Skilled Nursing Care if health needs change. At Riddle village we live and…

Roxborough Home For Women

601 Leverington Ave
Philadelphia, PA

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Roxborough Home for Women, established in 1887, is a lovely private nonprofit personal care home for senior women located in the Northwest section of ...

Lima Estates

411 North Middletown Road
Media, PA

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As a well-established Pennsylvania retirement community, Lima Estates has a beautiful 54-acre campus near the scenic Philadelphia area.

Wayne Center

30 W Wayne Ave
Wayne, PA

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Offering skilled nursing, medical and rehabilitative care for patients and residents. Whether for a short stay or for an extended period, our Clinical Care Teams are focused on implementing personalized care programs to facilitate recovery and improve well-being.

Hcc at White Horse Village

535 GRADYVILLE ROAD
Newtown Square, PA

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Refund Plans: 80% refund of Entrance Fee; Declining balance refund at 2% per mo. (Price: 61% of Entrance Fee). Assisted Living and Nursing Care on Fee-For-Service basis.

Reviews of Delaware County Assisted Living Facilities

Residences at Chestnut Ridge

Review by Tony Ieradi | Consumer

Most of the staff members are very nice. Very friendly. But as far as the building goes, it's not great at all. My mother has been without a toilet, refrigerator, and cold water in the kitchen sink for over 48 hours. The toilet had been running for weeks, and the fix to stop it from overflowing is to shut off the water...

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The Terrace at Chestnut Hill

Review by Barbara B | Consumer

The Terrace at Chestnut Hill is not what I was looking for. They didn't have 1-bedroom apartment. The place itself was so different from the rest of the ones that I looked at. It wasn't really spacious, but it was more intimate. It had common rooms, so it was different from the other facilities in that sense. I did wit...

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The Terrace at Chestnut Hill

Review by Diane | Consumer

I liked The Terrace at Chestnut Hill a lot; it was really nice. The staff was so warm and friendly. I saw different activities going on that looked wonderful. I was impressed with the way the staff interacted with each other and the residents. I wanted to move my husband there, but where my husband currently is offered...

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The Terrace at Chestnut Hill

Review by Harriet | Consumer

The Terrace at Chestnut Hill was very nice and the location was very nice. It was just a little bit too small for what they offered because my parents will be moving from a three-bedroom home. The staff was very friendly, very accommodating, answered all my questions, and was very eager to work with us. It was a large ...

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The Terrace at Chestnut Hill

Review by Sylvia | Consumer

The Terrace at Chestnut Hill was a converted home built in like 1890. It was very homey and comfortable, and not like a hospital. The staff members were very warm, welcoming, and answered all our questions. They introduced us to the cook and the maintenance people. Everything was so nice.

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The Terrace at Chestnut Hill

Review by Al | Consumer

Everything was good at The Terrace at Chestnut Hill and I thought it was very nice. They have places for different needs of the people and it was clean. I was impressed with it.

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Map of Delaware County Assisted Living Facilities

Assisted Living Costs in Delaware County

According to Genworth’s 2018 Cost of Care study, the average monthly cost for assisted living in Delaware County ($5,318) exceeds the state ($3,750) and national ($4,000) costs by more than $1,000. In Pennsylvania, assisted living costs tend to be less expensive outside the Philadelphia metro area, such as in Gettysburg ($3,100), Johnstown ($3,036) and Altoona ($3,765).  Eerie ($4,588), Harrisburg ($4,418) and the Chambersburg area ($4,550) have median costs for Pennsylvania.

Note: Senior care cost data wasn’t available for Delaware County, so data for the closest city, Philadelphia, was used.

Cost of Assisted Living Comparison Chart

  • Delaware County/Philadelphia: $5,318
  • National average: $4,000
  • State average: $3,750
  • Altoona: $3,765
  • Gettysburg: $3,100
  • Johnstown: $3,036
  • Chambersburg: $4,550
  • Erie: $4,588
  • Harrisburg: $4,418

Care Cost Comparison

Seniors who require long-term care have two primary options: long-term care facilities and in-home care. The associated care costs are influenced by many factors, including the extent of care needed. In Delaware County, nursing home care is the most expensive option, with the average monthly cost of a semiprivate room ($10,372) nearly double the cost of a private room in an assisted living facility ($5,318). In-home care treatments, such as homemaker services ($4,576) and home health aides ($4,576), are less expensive than assisted living. They require additional budgetary considerations, however, as seniors who receive in-home care must pay for these services on top of their standard monthly home expenses.

Cost of Homemaker/Home Health Aide Comparison Chart

  • Assisted living: $5,318
  • Homemaker services: $4,576
  • Home health aide: $4,576
  • Adult day health: $1,668
  • Nursing home care (semiprivate room): $10,372

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Delaware County

Medicaid in Pennsylvania

In Pennsylvania, eligible seniors can receive affordable health care services via Medicaid, known as Medical Assistance (MA). This program provides recipients with standard benefits, including checkups, immunizations, prescription drugs, emergency room care and mental health treatment.

The Medical Assistance program has specific eligibility guidelines that seniors must fulfill. To receive coverage, they must be a:

  • Resident of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. citizen, lawfully admitted alien or refugee

Pennsylvania also has specific income requirements. Most seniors will fall under the program’s Non-Money Payment (NMP) Medical Assistance category. Designed for residents who are aged, blind or disabled, this category is dependent on Supplemental Security Income (SSI). To meet the financial requirements, seniors cannot have income that exceeds:

  • $2,000 (individual)
  • $3,000 (two people)

To apply to Medical Assistance, Delaware County seniors can use the state’s online tool for health and human service programs, Compass. Once they’ve turned in their application, they should receive a response in the mail within 30 days.

Everyone enrolled in the Medical Assistance program receives a managed care provider. Seniors are automatically enrolled in Community HealthChoices (CHC), a managed care program designed to serve the needs of aging adults. Delaware County seniors can choose a plan from the health care providers serving Southeast Pennsylvania, which include:

  • Aetna Better Health
  • Health Partners of Philadelphia Inc.
  • Keystone First Health Plan
  • United Healthcare Community Plan

Pennsylvania is implementing the CHC program over several years. Seniors in Southeast territories will receive all of their CHC benefits during Phase II of the transition, which was completed January 2019. CHC gives seniors access to the services that used to be conferred via the Office of Long-Term Living waivers. CHC cannot be used to cover the costs of assisted living, but seniors can use the available long-term benefits while living in assisted living facilities. 

Services include:

  • Benefits counseling
  • Community transition 
  • Nonmedical transportation
  • Specialized medical equipment and supplies
  • Personal assistance

For more information about Medicaid or its waivers, please call (800) 692-7462 or apply online with COMPASS.

Other Financial Assistance Programs for Assisted Living

Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

While Delaware County seniors cannot fund assisted living costs via Medicaid benefits, they can fund the costs with Supplement Security Income (SSI). Seniors must meet the following requirements to receive SSI:

  • Little or no income
  • Total property value of $2,000 or less (for individuals) or $3,000 or less (for two people)
  • Must apply to any additional government benefit programs they might be eligible for
  • Age 65+, blind or disabled

Eligible seniors who wish to use their SSI to pay for assisted living costs will receive Personal Care Boarding Home (PCBH) income. In 2019, this SSI category provides seniors with a monthly income of:

  • $1,210 (for individuals)
  • $2,114 (for two people)

In Pennsylvania, the Department of Human Services (DHS) regulates licensed assisted living facilities, which are often referred to as Personal Care Boarding Homes. To receive approval from the DHS, these boarding homes provide residents with a range of services, including meals, transportation, medication administration, laundry and recreational activities.

To find a Personal Care Boarding Home that accepts SSI, seniors can use the DHS provider directory.

For more information about how to receive this benefit and locate your local Social Security Office, please call (800) 772-1213.

Assisted Living Bridge Loans

Seniors who need money immediately to pay for assisted living fees may want to apply for an Elderlife Financial Services bridge loan. If approved, seniors can access funds in as little as 24 hours. These loans are designed for seniors who need short-term funds when waiting on benefits approval or for the sale of their home to clear. Bridge loans can help them cover assisted living costs in the meantime. To learn more about loan terms and interest rates, seniors can call (888) 228-4500 to talk to an Elderlife Financial representative.   

Veteran Benefits

There are two veteran benefits that can help seniors pay for assisted living costs.

Aid & Attendance

The Aid & Attendance benefit offers aging veterans an increased monthly pension amount if they meet one of the following:

  • They’re bedridden
  • They require assistance to perform basic activities
  • They have visual acuity of 5/200 or less

Housebound

The housebound benefit provides aging seniors with increased pension income if a permanent disability has confined them to their residence.

The process of applying requires many forms and a few other determinations that the Delaware County local regional benefit office can guide veterans through. To apply for either of these programs, call (800) 827-1000.

Assisted Living Resources in Delaware County

Services for the Aging

The Delaware County Office of Services for the Aging (COSA) oversees the county’s service system for aging residents. The office provides seniors and caregivers with information and referrals and helps them find appropriate long-term supports. COSA also offers enrichment programs, ranging from domiciliary care to community transportation services. 

The Delaware County Office of Services for the Aging (COSA)
206 Eddystone Avenue, Eddystone, PA 19022
(610) 490-1300

Senior Centers

Delaware County is home to many senior centers, many of which are funded by COSA. These senior centers provide the local community with leisure activities, nutritious meals and cognitive stimulation programs.

Chester Senior Center
721 Hayes St, Chester, 19013
(610) 497-3550

Surrey at Hometown Senior Center
302 South Jackson St, Media, 19063
(610) 566-0505

Friendship Circle
1515 Landsdowne Ave, Darby, 19023
(610) 237-6222

County Assistance Office

If Delaware County seniors need assistance filling out benefits applications, they should contact the local assistance office. This office, which oversees cash assistance, long-term living services and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), helps residents apply for and renew benefits. 

Delaware County Assistance Office Headquarters
701 Crosby Street, Suite A, Chester, PA 19013-6099
(610) 447-5500

Veterans Affairs

Veterans residing in Delaware County can turn to the Delaware County Department of Veterans Affairs for assistance. The office can help veterans receive health and pension benefits, access life insurance programs and file appeals. 

Veterans Affairs – Delaware County, Pennsylvania
Government Center, Lobby – Room G3
201 W. Front St., Media, PA 19063
(610) 891-4646

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