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What does Assisted Living Care
Cost in Pennsylvania?

How much will my family have to pay?
 

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This is one of the first questions almost every family asks. We found average costs for Pennsylvania in the data from the MetLife 2012 Market Survey of Long-Term Care Costs.

In our experience, this is one of the first questions almost every family asks. We found average costs for Pennsylvania in the data from the MetLife 2012 Market Survey of Long-Term Care Costs.

The survey says that the average cost in 2012 of an Assisted Living Facility in Pennsylvania was $3,503 per month, up from $3,328 in 2010. The highest reported cost for the state was $7,170, and the lowest was $1,400.

The daily cost varies, depending on your locality. In Pittsburgh, for instance, the average cost of Assisted Living per month was $3,543. In Philadelphia, it was $4,044. In Scranton, it was $3,160. The rest of the state has a lower monthly cost, as an average, of $3,320.

Pennsylvania Avg. Monthly Assisted Living Facility Cost
Philadelphia $4,044
Pittsburgh $3,543
Scranton $3,160
Rest of State $3,320
State Average $3,503

For comparison, the average daily cost for Nursing Home care (private) in Pennsylvania was $290, or about $8700.00 for a month. The cost of a home health aide was $21.00 per hour. The average cost of Adult Day Services (Adult Day Care) was $60.00 per day.

This information comes from the National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care Information which is a web site produced by The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services . They credit the 2010 MetLife Market Survey of Long-Term Care Costs as the source for the data they present.This article was based on information from the , a website developed by The The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

They include this explanatory note about the MetLife survey:

MetLife provides a "State Average" for each type of long-term care service in each state-the average of all rates for all sampled services in the state. In the states where MetLife includes average rates for one or more cities or areas within a state, these averages are specific to those areas.

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