15 Assisted Living Communities in York, Pennsylvania
The average cost of assisted living in the city is $4,145 a month. This guide is a starting point covering the cost of assisted living care in the city, as well as financing options to pay for it. You’ll find in-depth information on 15 Assisted Living Communities in York and several in surrounding areas.
- Assisted living: $4,145
- Nursing home semiprivate room: $10,494
- In-home care: $4,385
- Adult day health services: $1,603
Assisted Living Facilities near York, Pennsylvania
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Reviews of Assisted Living Facilities in York
November 27, 2020
My dad is in Autumn House West. The room is fine; the facility is fine. However, their food is not very good, according to my dad. The staff are good. They play bingo and somebody comes in and sings. They're not taking them out of course. That's about all I know of their activities. My dad is bored there. Well, they have pretty much the same amenities with others. They have a salon and a TV room. It's basically everything that everybody else has. Value for money is good. They need to improve on the food; they need a chef that could cook. Their communication skills aren't very good, but they're getting a new administrator. The last administrator was OK. It's more of the nurses and the front desk staff that is hard to communicate with.
December 20, 2018
Country Meadows - Leader Heights has been very good. The facility is a good size and there are lots of activities. My dad can go out and eat and go on country drives, which is nice for him. They serve three meals a day, and he seems to like the food a lot. My dad's room is very nice, clean, comfortable, and came fully-furnished. The staff is very caring and attentive.
August 22, 2017
We visited Senior Commons. The apartments were way too small. The rooms are empty and you move your furniture in. They have more patients that were in assisted living than independent living. It wasn't the right environment for me.
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Assisted Living Costs in York
According to Genworth’s 2018 Cost of Care study, the average monthly cost of assisted living facilities in York ($4,145) is several hundred dollars more than the state average ($3,750). Other areas, such as Altoona ($3,765), Bloomsburg ($3,600), Gettysburg ($3,100) and Williamsport ($3,225), are less costly. York, however, is not the state’s most expensive region; its average monthly costs are exceeded by Erie ($4,588), Harrisburg ($4,418) and Lancaster ($4,350).
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Care Cost Comparison
The costs of long-term care treatments vary by type of care. While assisted living costs in York may appear to be high priced, they’re much less expensive than the average costs of nursing home care in the city. The monthly costs of semiprivate rooms ($10,494) and private rooms ($11,589) are more than double the costs of assisted living facilities ($4,145). This disparity between assisted living facilities and in-home care is less pronounced; the average monthly cost of homemaker services ($4,385) tops the cost of assisted living by about $200. When assessing comparable costs, however, seniors should consider the expenses associated with each style of living. Assisted living costs typically include expenses, such as room and board, food and utilities. When seniors choose to remain at home, however, they must make room in their budget for standard and unforeseen expenses. Cost of Homemaker/Home Health Aide Comparison Chart
Cost of Homemaker/Home Health Aide Comparison Chart
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Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in York
Medicaid in Pennsylvania
In Pennsylvania, the state Medicaid program is called Medical Assistance (MA). Applicants who are 65 years of age or older, blind or disabled are eligible for Medical Assistance.
With MA programs, seniors receive basic benefits, including dental care, eye care, in-patient hospital services, prescriptions, X-ray services, medical equipment and behavioral health services. Depending on the program, individuals may also be able to access care management and coordination of care programs.
To be eligible for the NMP Medical Assistance program, applicants must have monthly income below $2,000 for one person and $3,000 for two people, a valid ID card, a Social Security number and Pennsylvania residency. Medical Assistance is open to residents of the U.S., refugees and certain lawfully admitted aliens.
York Seniors can apply for Medical Assistance via the online COMPASS tool, where applicants can sign up for health care programs, renew benefits and learn more about Home and Community Based Services (HCBS). Individuals can also fill out a paper application or call (866) 550-4355.
Most York seniors eligible for the Medical Assistance program will receive managed care from the HealthChoices zone. Once accepted, seniors will receive an ACCESS card in the mail, which they will use to access health benefits. Seniors must then select a health plan and Primary Care Physician (PCP). Seniors in York can choose health care plans from providers, including Aetna Better Health, AmeriHealth Caritas PA, Gateway Health Plan, Inc., United Healthcare Community Plan and UPMC for You.
The standard Medical Assistance program doesn’t cover assisted living costs. In the section below, you can learn more about potential financing options.
Other Financial Assistance Programs for Assisted Living
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
In Pennsylvania, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is the primary way seniors on Medicaid finance assisted living costs. Medical Assistance provides the senior population of Pennsylvania with several waiver programs. These waivers don’t fund the costs of assisted living facilities, however, which are often referred to as personal care homes (PCHs).
The PA Department of Human Services is responsible for regulating licensed PCHs. Under the DHS guidelines, PCHs must provide shelter, supervision, meals and assistance with the activities of daily living (ADLs). If York seniors need financial assistance to fund long-term PCH care, they should consider applying for SSI. This program, which provides limited-resource individuals with a monthly income, can be used to fund PCH costs.
To receive SSI, York seniors must meet certain eligibility requirements:
Eligible seniors who wish to reside in personal care homes will receive the Personal Care Boarding Home (PCBH) monthly payment. This single payment, which includes federal and state funds, may total up to $1,210.30 (individual) or $2,114.40 (couple) per month. Included in this supplement is a Personal Needs Allowance (PNA). While most of the PCBH payment goes towards the recipient’s care, the PNA can be used for personal expenses.
To learn more, call (800) 772-1213.
Between 2018 and 2020, Pennsylvania’s Department of Human Services is transitioning away from its old system of Medical Assistance waivers. DHS is phasing in the Community HealthChoices (CHC) Waiver. Seniors living in York may be impacted by Phase 3 of the transition, which will be implemented in January 2020. CHC cannot be used to cover the costs of room and board in assisted living facilities. However, seniors living in assisted living facilities can receive CHC services in that setting.
For more information on CHC, please call (866) 542-0299
Assisted Living Resources in York
Agency on Aging
The York County Agency on Aging provides local seniors with community-based resources and services. Seniors can contact the office to learn about health insurance, HCBS programs, legal services, long-term care options and transportation services. York County Area Agency on Aging
100 West Market Street, York, PA 17401
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