Cost of Assisted Living in Pennsylvania
According to the 2012 A Place for Mom Senior Living Costs Survey, the median monthly cost to live in an assisted living one bedroom apartment in Pennsylvania is $3,158.
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Assisted Living Rules and Regulations in Pennsylvania
Many families can feel overwhelmed at the thought of finding quality care for aging loved ones. To help consumers find care, many state regulatory agencies offer public access to assisted living records. However, accessibility and transparency to these records depends on the policies of the state. Take a closer look at finding assisted living records in Pennsylvania.
Public Records and License Status
Pennsylvania offers exceptional transparency and accessibility to assisted living records, offering five years of records for licensed assisted living communities.
To find records and background information visit the Human Services Provider Directory. On the search form, choose the type of community you are looking for under “service code”. If you are not sure of the community type choose both “assisted living” and “personal care homes”. After the results populate, select “Inspection Summary” to view inspection reports.
Violations and Resident Protection
Pennsylvania offers a searchable, updated and accurate list of licensed assisted living communities as well as information regarding violations, inspections, survey results and complaints online. All information is updated within 90 days and is available in the same online location.
Pennsylvania also offers information about special licensing for care, capacity information and payment types accepted at facilities. They do not offer contact information or pricing information online.
Pennsylvania conducts inspections annually and can fine facilities for violations.
Sources and Links
AssistedLiving.com uses the term “assisted living” to indicate that the community provides some level of assistance with daily living activities. It is not intended to indicate that the facility meets official state requirements for level of care.