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Explore what it’s like to spend the golden years in one of the country’s oldest cities. Philadelphia, PA, is home to historic landmarks, rich history, and a range of assisted living options. Temperate springs and summers are perfect for walks in one of the city’s many parks while wintertime is ideal for visits to one of the many nearby museums. Whether you choose luxury assisted living accommodations or pick something more personal and quaint, there’s something for everyone in Philadelphia.
Assisted living communities can provide the peace of mind that comes from not worrying about home maintenance, chores, or errands, as well as help with personal care like grooming, eating, and other activities of daily living (ADLs) seniors might have trouble with. Keep in mind as you start your search for assisted living facilities that some cities (particularly those where the cost of living is high) will be more expensive than others.
We strive to provide you with the best cost data available: when we can, we provide Seniorly data on the cost of senior living communities. If we don’t have that data, we default to Genworth, who has been tracking the cost of care for 17 years in the US. Genworth’s median cost of assisted living facilities in Philadelphia is $5,685 per month. There will be at least some variation within Philadelphia’s assisted living community costs, as each might provide slightly different types of specialized care, or be located in more or less crowded or desirable neighborhoods.
Assisted living isn’t the right option for everyone, however, and with terms like “retirement home” and “nursing home” clouding your search, knowing what is most appropriate can be difficult. For example, if your loved one requires nursing care, or has diagnosed Alzheimer's or dementia that has progressed to a certain point, a skilled nursing facility, in-home care, or memory care community may be more appropriate. Conversely, those who don’t require day-to-day assistance with ADLs may find independent living more comfortable. Our local advisors can provide expert advice on what you can afford and whether or not your city of interest is right for your needs and budget.
When people research assisted living facilities in Philadelphia, PA, they tend to explore options in nearby areas as well. In the case of Philadelphia, PA, that includes Bensalem, Hershey, and Pittsburgh. We've provided their pricing here.
Compared to other cities, Philadelphia, PA’s overall cost of living is closer to the national average. While Bensalem is more expensive than average and Pittsburgh less, Philadelphia, PA’s cost of living index is 101.2, where the US national average is 100. This is due to exceptionally low housing costs balanced out by very high transportation costs.
Philadelphia, PA, residents can explore these state and local resources for information about eligibility for certain types of benefits and how they might apply to finding assisted living facility options.
With Seniorly’s help, you’re sure to find your ideal assisted living facility match in Philadelphia, PA.