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21 Residential Care Homes near Harrisburg, PA

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Residential care homes in Harrisburg may appeal to seniors who value smaller, more close-knit communities and many opportunities for socialization. Harrisburg care homes typically take in fewer residents, meaning older adults know each resident in the home and develop strong friendships.

Older-adult care homes vary more than other options for senior living in Harrisburg, so families can choose from a wide range of prices, amenities, and services. A Place for Mom will work with you to understand the cost of care homes. From there, we’ll help you find the right fit, whether you’re staying on a budget or searching for luxury retirement communities.

Residential Care Home Facilities in Harrisburg, PA

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Sunshine Acres Inc

4970 Jolly Acres Rd, White Hall, MD 21161

3.7
(3 reviews)

Private, Semi-Private

Sunshine Acres Inc is located in White Hall, MD in Baltimore County. This residential care home offers the services that you are seeking in an area that is historic. Those who spend time in this area appreciate all of the history that is available here as well as the parks that White Hall has to...

Sunflower Hill

416 Uniontown Road, Westminster, MD 21158

4.4
(4 reviews)

Private

Sunflower Hill is a residential care home, located in Westminster, Maryland, dedicated to serving seniors in Northern Maryland and Carroll County. Northwest of Baltimore, Maryland and southwest of York, Pennsylvania, weather buffs may know Westminster as a place of historical tornado activity....

Magnolia Manor

6 Rees Drive, Willow Street, PA 17584

3.0
(2 reviews)

Private, Semi-Private

Magnolia Manor is a licensed 16 bed personal care home with a family style atmosphere. We always make sure that your experience at Magnolia Manor is more personable and attentive. Come sit and relax in our outdoor courtyard featuring our stimulating garden because the staff at Magnolia Manor is...

Rile's Home - Aide Haven

409 East Lincoln Avenue, Myerstown, PA 17067

5.0
(1 review)

Private

Rile's Home - Aide Haven Rile's Home - Aide Haven is a senior care home in Myerstown, PA within Lebanon County. This region is part of the Lebanon Metropolitan statistical area and home to the Evangelical Seminary. With a population of just over 3,000 it is a nice, quiet place to live. It also...

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Willow View Home

204 HERRVILLE ROAD, Willow Street, PA 17584

3.0
(1 review)

Private, Semi-Private

Accolades Personal Care Home

101 South Broad Street, New Freedom, PA 17349

4.0
(1 review)

Private, Semi-Private

Elder Care Options Inc

2422 Harvard Ave, Camp Hill, PA 17011

(0 review)

Appelt Family Care Home

PO Box 173A, Fredericksburg, PA 17026

(0 review)

Danner Home

44 W Ferdinand St, Manheim, PA 17545

(0 review)

Country View Acres Personal

676 Beaver Creek Rd, Hanover, PA 17331

(0 review)

Larkin Homes

40 Broadway St, Red Lion, PA 17356

(0 review)

Shrewsbury Courtyards Assoc

427 S Main St, Shrewsbury, PA 17361

(0 review)

Stonehedge Retirement Home

RR 1 Box 233, East Waterford, PA 17021

(0 review)

Country Companions

3217 Bert Koontz Rd, Taneytown, MD 21787

(0 review)

Emmanuel Home

800 Priestley Ave, Northumberland, PA 17857

(0 review)

Aprontree Large Personal Care

18015 Path Valley Rd, Spring Run, PA 17262

(0 review)

Greenwood Hill Estate

452 Greenwood Ave, Pottsville, PA 17901

(0 review)

North Pines Assisted Living

3316 Wilhelm Ln, Manchester, MD 21102

4.0
(2 reviews)

Private, Semi-Private

Golden Crest

4019 Evergreen Dr, Hampstead, MD 21074

5.0
(1 review)

Private, Semi-Private

Golden Crest is a family owned and operated licensed assisted living facility with three locations and has been in operation for twenty one years. We provide a comfortable, pleasant, and safe environment for seniors who require personalized assistance. We are committed to creating an affordable...

Golden Crest

1811 Albert Rill Road, Hampstead, MD 21074

4.0
(1 review)

Private, Semi-Private

Golden Crest is a family owned and operated licensed assisted living facility with three locations and has been in operation for twenty one years. We provide a comfortable, pleasant, and safe environment for seniors who require personalized assistance. We are committed to creating an affordable...

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Cost of care homes in Harrisburg, PA

The average cost of senior living in Harrisburg is $3,660 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include undefined, undefined with an average of $0 per month.

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What are care homes?

Residential care homes are houses in residential neighborhoods that are equipped, adapted, and staffed to care for a small number of residents, usually between two and 10. Like assisted living communities, staff at care homes typically help residents with activities of daily living, including bathing, dressing, and medication management. Although residential care homes vary significantly depending on the community, services usually include:

  • Help with personal care
  • Medication management
  • Mobility assistance
  • Nutritious meals
  • Social activities and outings
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
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Services for seniors in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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Transportation

Health care

Senior activities

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

Financial assistance

In Harrisburg, 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

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, is not car dependent. Seniors can expect to rely on public transportation. Transit options in Harrisburg include bus routes, several train routes, subway stations, and public paratransit services. Harrisburg has a somewhat robust biking infrastructure and is very walkable.

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Health care

Harrisburg 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 a few hospitals, including UPMC Pinnacle and Penn State Health Holy Spirit Medical Center.

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Senior activities

Located along the banks of the Susquehanna River rests Harrisburg, Pennsylvania — a city bursting with history, culture, and entertainment. Seniors can enjoy reduced ticket prices at a variety of historical and cultural activities, including The Pennsylvania National Fire Museum, Susquehanna Art Museum, and The Pride of the Susquehanna tours. Sports fans can cheer on the Harrisburg Senators at FNB Field while nature enthusiasts can explore Wildwood Park.

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Learn More About Care Homes in Harrisburg, PA

Situated along the Susquehanna River in South Central Pennsylvania, Harrisburg is the commonwealth’s capital city with a history rooted in steel and railroad. Harrisburg has retained its strength over the decades with a robust economy and steady influx of new residents.

In Harrisburg, residential care homes — sometimes called care homes, board and care homes, group homes, or personal care homesare often houses in residential neighborhoods that are adapted, equipped, and staffed to care for a small number of residents, usually 10 or less. Similar to assisted living but in a smaller, more residential setting, these homes provide supervision, organized events, and assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs). This means care homes can help with everyday routines but typically do not provide 24-hour skilled nursing assistance.

Cost of Care Homes in Harrisburg, PA

The median monthly cost of a room in a care home is about $2,000 in the state of Pennsylvania. However, the cost of living in a care home depends largely on location. Since the homes are private residences, costs are tied to real estate value and therefore may vary greatly.

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Cost of Living

The total household expenses associated with living in Harrisburg are rated 20 points below the national average. Grocery and other essential costs are also rated substantially below average.

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 Grocery Clothing
80 70 74 81 77 80

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
$36,711 per year $29,209 per year $34,384 per year $20,746 per year $48,863 per year $2,406 per year $737 per month

Local Hospitals

The top hospitals that service Harrisburg, PA include:

Geisinger Holy Spirit

  • Facility type: nonprofit, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 300+
  • Specialties: emergency department, ICU, spine surgery

UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg

  • Facility type: corporate, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 490+
  • Specialties: emergency department, inpatient surgery, ICU

Weather and Climate

In a transitional zone between a humid subtropical and humid continental climate, Harrisburg experiences four distinct seasons, including hot summers, cold winters, and pleasant springs and falls with moderate temperatures. Severe thunderstorms during summers are common, as are winter storms with snowfall. Harrisburg sees plenty of precipitation throughout the year, though July typically receives the most. The city’s average humidity level is 64%, and humidity levels are often highest during September at about 70%.

Seasonal Temperatures

January Average January Maximum January Minimum
30.3°F 37.5°F 23.1°F

July Average July Maximum July Minimum
75.9°F 85.7°F 66°F

Air Quality

  • Relative Air Quality Index: 102

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: 41.5″

Demographics and Values

Population Statistics

Median age Percent of population over 65 Population Population Density Average Household Size
35.5 10.1% 49,915 6,139.7 per square mile 2.3

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)
0.4% 5.4% 51.8% 21.8% <0.1% 3.9% 22.6%

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

LGBTQ+ Inclusivity

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

  • Non-discrimination laws in Harrisburg, PA: 30/30
  • Overall inclusivity: 69/100

2016 Presidential Election

Democratic Republican Other
49.44% 46.51% 4.05%

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

Situated along the Susquehanna River in South Central Pennsylvania, Harrisburg is the commonwealth’s capital city with a history rooted in steel, the railroad, and other key trades of the Industrial Revolution. While it’s often upstaged by Pennsylvania’s major metro areas to the east and west, Harrisburg has remained steady over the decades and continues to be a top-ranked destination for families — largely thanks to a robust economy held up by government employers and multinational companies like Hershey.

Downtown Harrisburg is the heart of the city, home to popular sites like the Pennsylvania State Capitol, the State Museum of Pennsylvania, the shopping complex Strawberry Square, the Susquehanna Art Museum, and the Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts. A couple miles east of downtown in Reservoir Park is the National Civil War Museum, where galleries and exhibits tell the entire history of the “War Between the States” through countless artifacts, photographs, and dioramas.

Given the natural beauty of the Susquehanna Valley, Harrisburg has no shortage of outdoor recreational activities. City Island sits in the middle of the Susquehanna River near downtown Harrisburg and features a sports complex, an old-fashioned miniature railroad and carousel, a steamboat, and other attractions for all ages. In Harrisburg’s Uptown neighborhood, the Japanese bridge and Renaissance-inspired gardens surrounding Italian Lake draw in photographers, concertgoers, and wedding parties during the city’s warmer months. On the north end of town, the expansive Wildwood Park covers more than 200 acres and includes a nature center, a large lake, miles of trails, and raised boardwalks through forests and fields.

Transportation

Transportation in Harrisburg is available via Capital Area Transit (CAT), the public transit system serving Harrisburg and surrounding cities. CAT offers bus routes with stops throughout the city, along with special services for seniors such as a Senior Free Fare Program, Paratransit, a Senior Shared Ride program, and a Persons with Disabilities (PWD) program for door-to-door transportation.

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Rile's Home - Aide Haven, Golden Crest and Sunflower Hill are the top rated care homes near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. See full list of communities.

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