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If you’re considering moving your loved one into a Reading nursing home, our senior living advisors can help. The term “nursing home” is often used interchangeably with assisted living or other senior housing options; but a nursing home is a skilled nursing facility for individuals with serious, debilitating short- or long-term health issues. So even the best nursing homes in Reading, PA may not be right for seniors who don’t require round-the-clock care.

We can help you determine if a skilled nursing facility in Reading or another care type is right for you. Browse 176 senior living options near you to see the variety available, or contact us to learn more about elderly homes in Reading.

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Manor At Market Square

803 Penn St, Reading, PA 19601

4.7
(29 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Manor at Market Square is truly a gem in the heart of Reading, PA. If you're looking for a community that exudes a friendly and fun atmosphere while still providing the little extra assistance when you need it, you're in the right place. Catering to both independent living and residents who...

Mifflin Court

450 E Philadelphia Avenue, Shillington, PA 19607

4.4
(24 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Mifflin Court is a Genesis senior living community located in quaint and historic Shillington, PA. The picture perfect town is like something out of a storybook and actually served as the basis for the town of Olinger in the fictional books by legendary author John Updike. We offer all the...

Rittenhouse Village At Muhlenberg

2900 Lawn Terrace, Reading, PA 19605

4.3
(22 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

It's A Wonderful Senior Life At Rittenhouse Village, Our Philosophy is Different We're creating a resident-focused senior living community with you and your well-being in mind. At Rittenhouse Village At Muhlenberg, we've designed the very best in senior living by blending wonderful amenities...

Maidencreek Place

105 Dries Road, Reading, PA 19605

4.6
(22 reviews)

Studio, Semi-Private

Enlivant communities were founded on the premise that not only would we provide stellar care for our residents but we would make it affordable as well. We offer a full range of amenities from 24/7 personal care to excellent dining and a full activities calendar. We provide our residents with the...

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Elmcroft of Reading

9 Colin Ct, Reading, PA 19606

4.4
(18 reviews)

Studio, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Lease by October 29 and get $1,000 off your rent for the first three months. THAT’S A SAVINGS OF $3,000!*We are continuing to admit new Residents, where possible and appropriate, to help residents and families in need. We will do all we can to help those who are in need of our services now and...

Berkshire Commons

5485 Perkiomen Avenue, Reading, PA 19606

3.9
(15 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

Berkshire Commons is an award winning senior living community, located in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country, sits on the picturesque grounds of the Reading Country Club. Residents, friends and families alike call our luxurious community 'The Place to Be,' with its premiere location and...

The Heritage of Green Hills

200 Tranquility Ln, Shillington, PA 19607

4.8
(6 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private, 2 Bed

The Heritage of Green Hills is a full-service, independent living, personal care and memory care community located on 78 acres of rolling hills in Berks County, Pa. The Heritage is a vibrant, healthy life plan community. The community is focused on helping residents reach their highest level of...

The Highlands At Wyomissing a CCRC

2000 Cambridge Ave, Wyomissing, PA 19610

4.3
(6 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

The Highlands at Wyomissing is a nonprofit continuing care retirement community (CCRC) located in charming Wyomissing, PA, where the retirement living is stimulating and the ambience gracious. Built in 1989, The Highlands is situated on 113 acres of gently rolling land with tree-lined roads and...

Morris-Pace Personal Care

416 Reading Ave, Reading, PA 19611

(0 review)

Studio, Semi-Private

Morris-Pace Personal Care is a senior living community located in Reading, PA, in Berks County, home to just over 90,000 people. Reading is known for the Bachman Pretzel factory and coal transportation on the Reading Railroad. Residents will be able to shop, run their errands, do banking, and go...

Saucon Valley Manor

1050 Main Street, Hellertown, PA 18055

4.0
(108 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Saucon Valley Manor is a senior living community located in the beautiful borough of Hellertown, PA. Surrounded by lush greenery, you will never find yourself disappointed with the view. At Sacuon Valley Manor, you can be sure that your loved ones are taken care of. With twenty-four hour care,...

Lorelton

2200 West 4th Street, Wilmington, DE 19805

4.6
(82 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Woodbridge Place Senior Living

1191 Rapps Dam Road, Phoenixville, PA 19460

4.3
(77 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

The Watermark at Bellingham

1615 East Boot Road, West Chester, PA 19380

4.0
(83 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Rose Tree Place

500 Sandy Bank Road, Media, PA 19063

4.2
(79 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

South Mountain Memory Care

201 S. 7th St., Emmaus, PA 18049

4.9
(65 reviews)

Studio, Semi-Private

South Mountain Memory Care was built on the “Small House” concept. This concept has been found to be most the most successful environment for those with memory issues in that it creates a sense of home, confidence of surroundings, and ultimately happiness with residents.Research indicates that...

Whitehall Manor

1177 Sixth Street, Whitehall, PA 18052

3.9
(76 reviews)

Studio, Semi-Private

Whitehall Manor opened its doors to its first residents in Fall 1998. Our local owners are personally committed to providing the quality of care that is surpassed in the industry. Our organized healthcare service team brings to you many years of experience in all aspects of healthcare and...

Keystone Villa at Fleetwood

501 Hoch Rd, Blandon, PA 19510

4.8
(62 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Atria Bethlehem

1745 West Macada Road, Bethlehem, PA 18017

4.2
(69 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Atria Bethlehem understands the importance of seniors maintaining a healthy balance between independence and safety. That's why our Pennsylvania retirement community provides them with everything they need to feel secure in their surroundings and comfortable to participate in daily activities....

The Birches at Harleysville

691 Main Street, Harleysville, PA 19438

4.3
(63 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Need assistance with daily tasks such as bathing, dressing or medication management? At The Birches at Arbour Square Personal Care and Dementia Care Community located on a 20-acre campus in Harleysville, PA, you will find all the services you need to live a healthy and happy life. The...

Juniper Village at Mount Joy

607 Hearthstone Lane, Mount Joy, PA 17552

4.7
(52 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

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What are nursing homes?

Nursing homes, also called skilled nursing facilities, provide long-term care for seniors with significant physical or mental health conditions, and short-term care to people recovering from an injury or hospital stay. Nursing homes provide personal assistance and medical care from licensed professionals. Services in skilled nursing facilities often include:

  • Help with personal care
  • Rehabilitation care, including physical and speech therapy
  • Mobility assistance
  • Palliative and hospice care
  • Health care services
  • Complimentary transportation
  • 24-hour care and supervision
Complete guide to nursing homes

Reading, Pennsylvania

Nursing Homes

A nursing home is a facility that houses at least two seniors who are not related by blood or by marriage to the administrator. A nursing home facility offers its inhabitants 24-hour care administered by on-site nurses. These caregivers offer maintenance, personal care and other health related services for those who are unable to care for their own needs.

This type of facility is a familiar and comfy care alternative for individuals 65 years and above, however nursing homes will usually individuals 55 and greater (a rarity in theworldof senior care).A significant number of nursing home occupants are seniors who require assistance with daily tasks such as getting dressed, have incontinence issues, have mental or physical disabilities, or experience difficulty with hearing and seeing. The most frequent mental issue effecting residents of nursing homes is dementia, which can cloud their memory function, and familiarity, and decision making abilities. A significant amount of inhabitants tend to be single women who have smaller social support groups, and almost fifty percent of nursing home residents are older than the age of 85. Examples of amenities and servicesprovided at nursing homes might include senior centers, rehabilitation needed due to injury, disability, or illness, care coordination and case management, and monitoring serious illness and unstable health status. Nursing homes are required to provide medically-related social services, nursing and related services, dietary services, and specialized rehabilitative services (treatment for mental illness or intellectual disability) to residents.

Local Hospitals and Health Care Providers

Proximity to hospitals is a major factor when selecting the right destination for you or your loved one. In total, there are 3 hospitals located in Reading which offer emergency services and other healthcare. The top hospitals in Reading include Reading Hospital, St Joseph Medical Center, and Haven Behavioral Hospital Of Eastern Pennsylvania.

Cost of Living

The total cost of living is a major influence in determining which facility works for your family. The median monthly price for rent in Reading is about $759 and the median home value for Reading is approximately $68,165. The rent burden for Reading is around 20.3% of the average person’s monthly income. Reading has a sales tax of 6.00%.

Regional Climate and Weather Information

For many seniors, weather and climate are a significant influence in determining a care community. Monthly, Reading gets around 4 inches of precipitation. The most rain historically happens in July with an average of 5 inches during the month. Reading gets an average of 18.30 inches of snow. In the summer, the air temperature in Reading is approximately 75F. The low summer temperature is approximately 61F in June. The summer high temperature is at around 88F in the month of July. During wintertime, the average temperature in Reading dips to around 34F. The peak winter temperature is about 45F in the month of December. The low winter temperature will rise to approximately 23 F during the month of January. On average, the air quality index rating in Reading is around 43.9. The average AQI conditions are rated as good. This means that there is no health advisory associated with the air quality for this destination. The air quality index score reaches its max in the month of December at around 57.2. During this time, the average air quality conditions are rated moderate. This means that those who are unusually sensitive should consider limiting the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion. Reading has a humid subtropical type of climate. On average, the humidity rating for Reading is approximately 63%. The average humidity levels peak in the month of January at around 68%.

Demographics and Values

In terms of crime, Reading has 7.3 violent crimes per 1000 residents and 23.9 property crimes per 1000 residents. In terms of education, 9.2% have a college degree, 2.8% have a graduate degree, and 35.2% have a high-school diploma. Reading has a population density of 3,475 people per square mile. The current population of Reading is growing at a rate of 0.004%. During the last presidential election, 52.5% voted Republican, 42.6% voted Democrat, and 4.9% voted for a third party candidate in Berks county. Out of the total city population, 50.7% are female and 49.3% are male. The median age of Reading is 29 years old. In Reading, 18.2% of the population are over the age of 55, 7.8% are over the age of 60, 3.7% are over the age of 70, and 2.2% are over the age of 80. In Reading, 61.9% participate in the labor force, 19.4% have some form of disability, 14.2% do not have health insurance, and 36.6% live in poverty. In Reading, 3.8% of the citizens are veterans of the United States military. Reading is considered friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. Racially, the population of Reading is 11.7% other or not specified, 19.6% mixed race, 0.1% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 3.2% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 64.7% Hispanic, 52.8% white, and 12.1% black. In terms of Christian denominations, out of the total population of Reading 19.1% practice Catholicism, 10.4% are Lutherans, and 7.0% are Presbyterians. In terms of non-Christian denominations in Reading, out of the total population 0.3% practice Judaism, 0.0% practice an Eastern religion, and 0.2% practice Islam. In Reading, 51.6% are nonbelievers.

State Information

An overview of Pennsylvania

Overall, Pennsylvania ranks 41st out of all states in quality of life and 21st in healthcare. In terms of resources, Pennsylvania has a cost of living index of 98.6, a grocery index rating of 106.9, and a housing index rating of 100.8. These index ratings are based on a system where 100 is considered the national average and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average. The state of Pennsylvania has 201 hospitals and 273 health centers, providing care to a population of 12,823,695. The three highest ranked hospitals in Pennsylvania are Reading Hospital, Lancaster General Hospital, and And Main Line Hospital Bryn Mawr Campus. The natural beauty of Pennsylvania is ranked 38th in the nation.

Social demographics of the state

Thirty-four percent of Pennsylvania residents regularly attend a religious service from one of the state’s 15,359 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-19%, Mainline Protestant-23%, and Historically Black Protestant-5%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Pennsylvania there are 535 masonic lodges. The median age in the state is 41, and 32% of the population is over the age of 55. In the most recent presidential election, 48% of Pennsylvania residents voted Republican and 47% voted Democrat. The state of Pennsylvania ranks 29th in the country for diversity, and the state is considered LGBTQ friendly.

State-wide weather information

The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of July at around 6.38 inches. On average, the state receives 3.64 inches of precipitation a month. During the winter, the average temperature in Pennsylvania drops to around 29F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 45F during the month of December. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 11F in the month of January. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 69F. The average high summer temperature is around 89F in the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 47F in the month of June. The average air quality index rating in Pennsylvania is 39.9 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of May with a rating of 49.0 AQI. Pennsylvania experiences an average humidity rating of about 70%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of January at around 75%. While residents of Pennsylvania mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Pennsylvania can include floods, tornados, and and hurricanes.

Wildlife to be found in Pennsylvania

The state of Pennsylvania has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of weeping willow, poplar, columbine, and walnut. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the river otter, the red and gray foxes, the coyote, or the mink. The state animal of Pennsylvania is the the white-tailed deer.

Disclosure: A Place for Mom refers to "nursing home" here generally as an umbrella term to include assisted living facilities. It is not used to indicate that the facility meets official state requirements for level of care of a skilled nursing facility, as defined in that particular jurisdiction.

Frequently asked questions about Nursing Homes in Pennsylvania

Columbia Cottage, Independence Court of Quakertown and Springfield Crossings are the top rated nursing homes near Reading, Pennsylvania. See full list of communities.

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