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About Assisted Living

Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.

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About Care Homes

Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.

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Veterans Resources

VA benefits for long-term care, such as Aid and Attendance benefits, can help eligible veterans and their surviving spouses pay for senior care.

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About Home Care

Home care relies on trained aides to provide companionship and non-medical care for seniors living at home.

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About Independent Living

Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.

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About Memory Care

Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.

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About Nursing Homes

Nursing homes provide short-and long-term care for seniors who have physical or mental health conditions that require 24-hour nursing and personal care.

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About Senior Apartments

Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.

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282 Assisted Living Facilities near Lancaster, PA

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If you’re looking for assisted living in Lancaster, our local senior living advisors can help you find a safe, welcoming community for you or your loved one. Whether you’re searching for luxury assisted living in Lancaster or sticking to a budget, we’ll work with you to understand the cost of assisted living in Lancaster.

From there, we’ll show you the best assisted living communities in Lancaster for your family member’s budget, lifestyle, and personal care needs. With 282 assisted living facilities in the Lancaster area, A Place for Mom makes it easier to find a secure and social community for this next stage of life.

We are also serving Assisted Living facilities in surrounding neighborhoods like Stevens, Cabbage Hill and Stadium District. You may also consider nearby communities such as Baltimore, Exton or Glen Mills.

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The tour was great, but once we got into the apartment we found that the kitchen space was way too small.

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We had a great tour with Rose Tree Place, but quickly marked them off the list because the showers were very small

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5.0

I am POA for a gentleman who needs special care and resides in Lore Village at The Lorelton. The staff is wonderful, knowledgeable and caring. The facility itself is very clean and has a very homey feel. The Lorelton has had an excellent record during the height of the pandemic and always put the residents first.

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Review ofThe Watermark at Bellingham
5.0

The tour was great, but once we got into the apartment we found that the kitchen space was way too small.

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Review ofRose Tree Place
5.0

We had a great tour with Rose Tree Place, but quickly marked them off the list because the showers were very small

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Review ofLorelton
5.0

I am POA for a gentleman who needs special care and resides in Lore Village at The Lorelton. The staff is wonderful, knowledgeable and caring. The facility itself is very clean and has a very homey feel. The Lorelton has had an excellent record during the height of the pandemic and always put the residents first.

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Legend of Lancaster

31 Millersville Road, Lancaster, PA 17603

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
23

Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

We are committed to providing quality services in a caring, comfortable environment. Our professional and personalized services are designed to enhance the quality of life for those we serve. We are dedicated to those who entrust their housing and service needs to us. At Legend of Lancaster, we...

4.4(39 reviews)

I love it here! Everyone is so nice. It's been so great.

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Magnolias of Lancaster

1870 Roherstown Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
22

Provides: Memory Care

Magnolias of Lancaster provides a comfortable, home-like setting with programs and services designed specifically for individuals with Alzheimer's disease or other memory impairments. Magnolias of Lancaster offers private and companion suites in a comfortable neighborhood environment. Unique...

4.1(22 reviews)

I've looked at a lot of communities, and this is an excellent community that has advanced memory care needs support. It...

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Evergreen Estates

1300 East King Street, Lancaster, PA 17602

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$X,XXX+ monthly
9

Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

Evergreen Estates Retirement Community is committed to giving the type of care that we would want and expect in a home where we would place our own parents and loved ones. Evergreen Estates Retirement Community is owned and operated by Bob and Kathy Schober and is the sister facility to Country...

4.4(6 reviews)
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Pine Manor Home (Opening Late 2021)

2165 New Holland Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601

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$X,XXX+ monthly

Provides: Assisted Living

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Lorelton

2200 West 4th Street, Wilmington, DE 19805

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
14

Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

Winner Best Assisted Living 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019! Offering Assisted Living as well as Memory Care. The Lorelton is truly unique. Privately owned by a local foundation not a corporation. Not-for-Profit and affordable. The Lorelton is considered to be in 'the Suburbs' of the city. Conveniently...

4.6(85 reviews)

Even though I don't think I'm ready for assisted living, I'm glad my son chose the Lorelton. They treat me really well,

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Woodbridge Place Senior Living

1191 Rapps Dam Road, Phoenixville, PA 19460

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$X,XXX+ monthly
15
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

Woodbridge Place, A Woodbine Senior Living Community, located in the quaint area of Phoenixville, PA is here to help families looking for a community that enhances the quality of life to the residents they serve.They say you can't go back BUT if your family is looking for a community that offers...

4.2(81 reviews)

My mother has been at Woodbridge Place for 3 years. We have had ups and downs throughout that period, but the new leade...

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The Watermark at Bellingham

1615 East Boot Road, West Chester, PA 19380

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
11

Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

Bellingham is a senior living community offering independent living, personal care and memory care services to seniors We also offer skilled nursing care at Parklane which is located on our campus. Centered around a quaint 18th century farm, Bellingham retirement community offers a variety of...

4.1(84 reviews)

The tour was great, but once we got into the apartment we found that the kitchen space was way too small.

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Rose Tree Place

500 Sandy Bank Road, Media, PA 19063

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$X,XXX+ monthly
6

Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

When you think of assisted living and memory care, what do you see? If cookie-cutter apartments, quiet hallways, bland food and stereotypical activities come to mind, then think again. Over twenty years of experience have taught us that today's seniors want more choices and are leading a more...

4.2(80 reviews)

We had a great tour with Rose Tree Place, but quickly marked them off the list because the showers were very small

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Brookdale Grandon Farms

1100 Grandon Way, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
7
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

Home is where the heart is and a whole lot more.If you’re looking for a senior living community where you can explore new hobbies and strengthen your sense of purpose, we might be the right fit for you. With both personal care home services and Alzheimer’s and dementia care on one campus, you’ll...

4.1(76 reviews)

From the first call that I made to them, they walked us through everything, helped set everything up, and kept in contac...

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Keystone Villa at Fleetwood

501 Hoch Rd, Blandon, PA 19510

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
13
4

Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living

4.8(62 reviews)
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Greenfield Senior Living of Perkiomen Valley

300 Perkiomen Avenue, Schwenksville, PA 19473

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$X,XXX+ monthly
12

Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

Welcome home to Greenfield of Perkiomen Valley. We are conveniently located near Routes 29, 73 and 422 in the charming, small-town community of Schwenksville, Pa. Our residents live among friends while enjoying a blend of planned social, cultural and recreational activities in an inviting...

3.9(66 reviews)

Our family had a virtual tour and it is a very nice community and the staff we encountered over the phone were wonderful...

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Juniper Village at Mount Joy

607 Hearthstone Lane, Mount Joy, PA 17552

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$X,XXX+ monthly
14
4

Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

Juniper Village at Mount Joy provides the keys to unlocking a great lifestyle for senior living! At Juniper Village we believe that maintaining and promoting an active body, an engaged mind, and a fulfilled spirit are keys to healthy aging. Whether you cherish quiet activities or spirited social...

4.7(53 reviews)

I play music at Juniper Village, approximately twice a month. The residents are super friendly and love seeing us come i...

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Senior Commons at Powder Mill

1775 Powder Mill Road, York, PA 17403

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$X,XXX+ monthly
2
7

Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

Since 1986 Senior Commons at Powder Mill has been recognized as York, Pennsylvania's premier provider of assisted-living residences, independent-living apartments and secure dementia care. Managed by Heritage Senior Living, Senior Commons at Powder Mill is committed to providing the highest level...

4.0(62 reviews)

Senior Commons wasn't a bad place. I liked that it was more off the beaten track even though it’s right by a main thoro...

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Traditions of Hershey

100 North Larkspur Drive, Palmyra, PA 17078

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$X,XXX+ monthly
5
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Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living

Independent living means living without the responsibilities that come with being a homeowner. Choose from one of the beautifully appointed studio, one and two-bedroom apartments, each with their own kitchen and private bath. Enjoy a host of services and programs that encourage you to live...

4.6(51 reviews)

Our family was very impressed with the facility and with the marketing manager. She spent a lot of time with us to draft...

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Sunrise of Granite Run

247 North Middletown Road, Media, PA 19063

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$X,XXX+ monthly
17
4
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized personal care...

4.1(54 reviews)
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Morningside House At Satyr Hill

8800 Old Harford Rd, Parkville, MD 21234

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$X,XXX+ monthly
16

Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

Morningside House at Satyr Hill is an assisted living community located in Parkville, Maryland in Baltimore County and home to just over 30,000 people. Residents will be able to enjoy quiet, park-like settings while still being close to area shops, malls, restaurants, movies, museums and sporting...

3.8(56 reviews)

If you can afford it, I would suggest you put my loved one here. I have had a good experience for my loved one being he...

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Paramount Senior Living at Newark

200 E Village Rd, Newark, DE 19713

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
7

Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

Paramount Senior Living is a senior living community offering both assisted living and memory care in Newark, Delaware. We are located in a quiet residential neighborhood with access to many nearby activities and amenities. Residents can enjoy shopping at nearby shopping centers, excursions to...

4.1(53 reviews)

We really liked Paramount. It is a great place and we got a good tour. WE were also able to eat lunch and enjoyed the fo...

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Charter Senior Living Towson

6451 N Charles St, Towson, MD 21212

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
11
2

Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

At Charter Senior Living of Towson you will enjoy the warmth of home, the comfort of family and the convenience of exceptional service. Our Assisted Living promotes choice, dignity, privacy, independence and individuality, but more importantly, our community means vibrant, engaging and fun...

4.0(47 reviews)

We really loved our mothers apartment, it is ADA complaint and with her being in a wheelchair the shower is very easy to...

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Somerford House & Place of Newark

501 South Harmony Road, Newark, DE 19713

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
11
5

Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

Somerford House offers general assisted living on a beautifully landscaped campus in Newark, Delaware. Centrally located the surrounding community offers easy access to downtown Newark, local shopping districts, Christiana Hospital and Interstate 95. Step inside our doors to discover a lovely,...

4.1(44 reviews)
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Highgate at Paoli Pointe

600 Paoli Pointe Drive, Paoli, PA 19301

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
16
4

Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

Located in the heart of Chester County, Highgate at Paoli Pointe is a Genesis community which combines all the comforts of home with the luxuries and amenities of premiere senior living. Our 80-apartment home offers 24-hour assistance when needed while still encouraging residents to be as...

4.5(39 reviews)

When our father [name removed] fell at his assisted living facility he ended up in the hospital. After a lengthy stay a...

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Cost of assisted living in Lancaster, PA

The average cost of senior living in Lancaster is $4,349 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Millersville, PA with an average of $3,600 per month.

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Planning ahead can better position you to make good choices for your loved one’s care in the future. But if your aging family member needs care now, there are ways to finance the cost of long-term care through a combination of approaches.

What is assisted living?

Assisted living is long-term care for seniors who are generally active and independent, but who require increased supervision and help with some daily tasks. Staff can assist residents with activities of daily living like dressing, bathing, and medication management. Assisted living is also a good option for seniors seeking more socialization. Services and amenities in assisted living facilities often include:

  • Housekeeping
  • Nutritious meals and snacks
  • Help with personal care
  • Laundry
  • Social activities and outings
  • 24-hour emergency response
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Services for seniors in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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Health care

Senior activities

In Lancaster, Pennsylvania, seniors have access to local offices and organizations that may help them obtain financial assistance for senior care, including:

Financial assistance

In Lancaster, Pennsylvania, seniors have access to local offices and organizations that may help them obtain financial assistance for senior care, including:

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Transportation

Lancaster is not car dependent, meaning seniors can expect to rely on public transportation. Transit options in Lancaster include bus routes and trolley services. Seniors may receive fare discounts. Lancaster has somewhat limited biking infrastructure and is walkable.

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Health care

Lancaster offers several health care providers for seniors wanting to be proactive about their health or for seniors seeking treatment for chronic conditions. The area has few hospitals, including Lancaster General Hospital and UPMC Lititz.

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Senior activities

This small yet vibrant town between Harrisburg and Philadelphia offers plenty of unique shopping and dining options along with easy access to health care facilities and transportation. For leisure and entertainment, seniors in Lancaster have access to a wide variety of museums, historic sites, natural areas, and local festivals that combine to create countless opportunities for an active, fulfilling retirement.

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Learn More About Assisted Living in Lancaster, PA

This small yet vibrant town between Harrisburg and Philadelphia offers plenty of unique shopping and dining options along with easy access to health care facilities and transportation. For leisure and entertainment, Lancaster has a wide variety of museums, historic sites, natural areas, and local festivals that combine to create countless opportunities for an active, fulfilling retirement.

In Lancaster, assisted living communities provide personal care services in settings typically ranging from private apartments to shared rooms, often with restaurant-style dining and activities based on residents’ interests. Designed to promote independence among seniors who don’t require 24-hour skilled nursing care, assisted living is a good option for retirees who need help with some daily tasks and would like to live a socially fulfilling, active lifestyle.

Cost of Assisted Living in Lancaster, PA

The median monthly cost of assisted living in 2019 was about $3,700 in Lancaster and $4,000 within the metropolitan area. The median monthly cost of assisted living in 2019 in the state of Pennsylvania was around $4,200.

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Cost of Living

The total household expenses associated with living in Lancaster are rated 13 points below the national average. Grocery and other essential costs are also below the average, indicating that Lancaster is relatively affordable.

Index Scores

All index scores are based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates that the cost is twice as expensive as the national average, while a score of 50 indicates that the cost is half as expensive.

Household Expenses Health Care Insurance Entertainment Groceries Clothing
87 77 81 89 84 88

Income and Housing

Median Income Age 45-64 Median Income Age 65+ Median Household Income Average Individual Income Median Employee Salary Average Property Tax One-bedroom Apartment Gross Rent Estimate
$43,121 per year $29,035 per year $37,817 per year $19,183 per year $41,032 per year $3,595 per year $749 per month

Local Hospitals

The top hospitals that service Lancaster include:

Lancaster General Hospital

  • Facility type: nonprofit, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 580+
  • Specialties: emergency department, ICU, joint replacement

UPMC Lititz

  • Facility type: corporate, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 50+
  • Specialties: emergency department, ICU, spine surgery

Weather and Climate

Lancaster’s climate is classified as humid continental, meaning the city experiences four distinct seasons with hot, humid summers and cold winters with moderate amounts of snowfall. The average humidity level is 67%, and humidity levels are often highest during September at about 71%.

Seasonal Temperatures

January Average January Maximum January Minimum
29°F 38°F 21°F

July Average July Maximum July Minimum
74°F 85°F 64°F

Air Quality

  • Relative Air Quality Index: 112

This index is based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates twice the presence of air pollutants than the national average, while a score of 50 indicates half the presence.

Precipitation

  • Average annual precipitation: 43″

Demographics and Values

Population Statistics

Median Age Percent of Population Over 65 Population Population Density Average Household Size
34 9.8% 61,016 8,439 per square mile 2.6

Race & Ethnicity

American Indian or Alaskan Native Asian Black Hispanic or Latino Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Two or More Races White (not Hispanic or Latino)
0.2% 4.4% 17.2% 38.3% 0.1% 6.7% 40.1%

These figures were taken from the most recent U.S. Census.

LGBTQ+ Inclusivity

These scores were taken from the 2020 Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index.

  • Non-discrimination laws in Reading: 30/30
  • Overall inclusivity: 91/100

2016 Presidential Election Results for Lancaster County

Democratic Republican Other
37.7% 57.3% 4.9%

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

Some of the most popular museums and historic sites in Lancaster include:

  • Lancaster Museum of Art
  • The National Civil War Museum
  • Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
  • Hans Herr House and Museum
  • DeMuth Museum
  • Amish Farm and House

Outdoor attractions in Lancaster:

  • Lancaster County Central Park
  • Crystal Park
  • Reservoir Park
  • Turkey Hill Nature Preserve
  • Trout Run Nature Preserve
  • Louise Arnold Tangle Arboretum
  • Conestoga House & Gardens

Lancaster’s top entertainment destinations and shopping districts are:

  • Fulton Theatre
  • Barshinger Center
  • The Trust Performing Arts Center
  • Sunflower Festival
  • Harvest Day Festival
  • Clipper Magazine Stadium
  • Park City Center
  • Red Rose Commons

Transportation

Red Rose Transit Authority operates bus and trolley services throughout the Lancaster downtown area and offers free bus fares to senior citizens. Taxis and rideshare services, like Uber and Lyft, are also available in Lancaster.

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Ephrata Manor, Country View Manor and Harvest View are the top rated assisted living facilities near Lancaster, Pennsylvania. See full list of communities.

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