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Cost of Pennsylvania Nursing Homes

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average cost of skilled nursing in Pennsylvania is $8,790 per month.

The monthly base rate for Pennsylvania nursing homes is typically average when compared to neighboring states. Pennsylvania is also more expensive compared to the national average.

This cost is the base cost for a in Pennsylvania. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

The rate for a is typically higher. In Pennsylvania, the average cost is $9,429.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

West Virginia$8,562
New Jersey$9,733
New York$10,980

Pennsylvania Nursing Home Statistics

Pennsylvania contains 698 certified Medicare and Medicaid nursing homes. These nursing homes have a total of 88,163 available beds for skilled nursing residents and at the time when we updated this data 87% of those beds were full. The overall average Medicare 5 Star Quality rating for Pennsylvania skilled nursing homes is 3.2 which ranks 42 nationally.

Below, we display graphs that show the breakdowns of various important quality ratings and other helpful statistics for skilled nursing facilities in Pennsylvania. You can use these statistics to compare an individual nursing home against the averages of the other Pennsylvania facilities.

Overall Ratings of Pennsylvania Nursing Homes

Capacity of Skilled Nursing Facilities in Pennsylvania

Ownership of Nursing Homes in Pennsylvania

Percent of Pennsylvania Nursing Homes in a Hospital

Percent of Pennsylvania Facilities that are in Continuing Care Retirement Communities

Percent of Pennsylvania Skilled Nursing Facilities with Counseling

Number of Complaints in the Past Year per Skilled Nursing Facility in Pennsylvania

Researching Skilled Nursing Facilities in Pennsylvania? Ask these questions:

  • What are the staffing ratios per resident per day and how does that compare to other nursing homes in Pennsylvania?
    Does the nursing home's reported time compare favorably to other Pennsylvania nursing homes?
  • What is the nursing home's staff turnover like?
    How does this staff turnover compare to other facilities in Pennsylvania?
  • How much time do the nursing home's staff spend with residents each day?
    Compare the daily time spent to other facilities in Pennsylvania.
  • How does the nursing home's quality measures compare against other Pennsylvania facilities?
    Compare the long stay and short stay quality measures against other Pennsylvania nursing homes.
  • What's the nursing home's Medicare rating and how does that compare to others in Pennsylvania?
    The Medicare rating is based on evaluation of Pennsylvania's nursing homes.
  • What types of activities does the nursing home offer residents?
    Is there a monthly activity calendar? What resident activities are available?
  • Is transportation offered to the nursing home residents?
    How does this compare to other Pennsylvania nursing homes?
  • Does the nursing home accept Medicaid?
    If you cannot afford the service, does the facility accept Pennsylvania Medicaid?

Important Helpful Contacts for Nursing Home Residents and Seniors in Pennsylvania

Have a complaint about a Pennsylvania Nursing Home? If you or a loved one in Pennsylvania have a complaint about the qualify of care or overall conditions in a nursing home located in Pennsylvania, report it to:
Pennsylvania Department of Health
Local: (717) 787-1816
Tollfree: (800) 254-5164
Tollfree Notes: Complaint hotline
Do you have a dispute with a nursing home in Pennsylvania or maybe you are simply seeking some more information regarding the care or services received? If so, your local long-term care ombudsman is a valuable resource. You can contact them at:
Department of Aging of Pennsylvania
Local: (717) 783-1550
As a Pennsylvania resident, do you have questions about your Medicare coverage or a Medigap Policy? You can contact the Pennsylvania state department of insurance at:
Insurance Department of Pennsylvania
Local: (717) 787-2317
Local TDD: (717) 783-3898
Tollfree: (877) 881-6388
Are you aware of all the Pennsylvania health-based programs and services that may be available? If not, the Pennsylvania Health Department is a valuable resource, contact at the following:
Pennsylvania Department of Health
Tollfree: (877) 724-3258
Are you on a low income in Pennsylvania and having trouble covering your medical bills? The Pennsylvania medical assistance office may be able to help, contact at:
Department of Public Welfare of Pennsylvania
Tollfree: (800) 692-7462
Are you familiar with the Pennsylvania Area Agencies on the Aging and all the assistance they can provide to you?

These offices provide a number of different services to Pennsylvania residents that are 60 years of age and older. The AAAs can assist and offer guidance on nutrition, caregiver support, assistance programs and referrals, ombudsmen assistance, insurance counseling and even transportation.

Find and Contact your local Pennsylvania AAA below:

Active Aging
Meadville, PA
(814) 336-1792
Beaver County Office on Aging
Beaver Falls, PA
(724) 847-2262
Aging Services, Inc.
Indiana, PA
(724) 349-4500
Allegheny County Area Agency on Aging
Pittsburgh, PA
(412) 350-4234
Westmoreland County Area Agency on Aging
Greensburg, PA
(724) 830-4444
Southwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging
Charleroi, PA
(724) 489-8080
Area Agency on Agency of Somerset County
Somerset, PA
(814) 443-2681
Cambria County Area Agency on Aging
Johnstown, PA
(814) 539-5595
Blair Senior Services, Inc.
Altoona, PA
(814) 946-1235
Huntingdon, Bedford, and Fulton County Area Agency on Aging
Bedford, PA
(814) 623-8148
Centre County Office on Aging
Bellefonte, PA
(814) 355-6716
STEP Office of Aging
Williamsport, PA
(570) 323-3096
Columbia-Montour Aging Office, Inc.
Bloomsburg, PA
(570) 784-9272
Northumberland County AAA
Sunbury, PA
(570) 495-2395
Union-Snyder Area Agency on Aging
Lewisburg, PA
(570) 524-2100
Mifflin-Juniata Area Agency on Aging, Inc.
Lewistown, PA
(717) 242-0315
Franklin County Area Agency on Aging
Chambersburg, PA
(717) 263-2153
Adams County Office for Aging
Gettysburg, PA
(717) 334-9296
Cumberland County Aging and Community Services
Carlisle, PA
(717) 240-6110
Perry County Area Agency on Aging
New Bloomfield, PA
(717) 582-5128
Dauphin County Area Agency on Aging
Harrisburg, PA
(717) 780-6130
Lebanon County Area Agency on Aging
Lebanon, PA
(717) 273-9262
York County Area Agency on Aging
York, PA
(717) 771-9610
Lancaster County Office of Aging
Lancaster, PA
(717) 299-7979
Chester County Department of Aging Services
West Chester, PA
Montgomery County Aging & Adult Services
Norristown, PA
(610) 278-3601
Bucks County Area Agency on Aging
Doylestown, PA
Delaware County Office of Services for the Aging (COSA)
Eddystone, PA
(610) 490-1300
Philadelphia Corporation for Aging
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 765-9000
Berks County Office on Aging
Reading, PA
(610) 478-6500
Lehigh County Office Of Aging and Adult Services
Allentown, PA
(610) 782-3034
Northampton County Area Agency on Aging
Bethlehem, PA
Pike County Area Agency on Aging
Hawley, PA
(570) 775-5550
Area Agency on Aging for Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Tioga Counties
Towanda, PA
(570) 265-6121
Area Agency on Aging of Luzerne and Wyoming County
Wilkes-Barre, PA
(570) 822-1158
Lackawanna County Area Agency on Aging
Scranton, PA
(570) 963-6740
Carbon County Area Agency on Aging
Palmerton, PA
(610) 824-7830
Schuylkill County Office of Senior Services
Pottsville, PA
(570) 622-3103
Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging, Inc
Clearfield, PA
(814) 765-2696
Jefferson County Area Agency on Aging
Brookville, PA
(814) 849-3096
Experience, Inc. Area Agency on Aging
Warren, PA
(814) 726-1700
Venango County Area Agency on Aging
Franklin, PA
(814) 432-9711
Armstrong County Area Agency on Aging
Kittanning, PA
(724) 548-3290
Challenges: Options in Aging
New Castle, PA
(724) 658-3729
Mercer County Area Agency on Aging, Inc.
Mercer, PA
(724) 662-6222
Monroe County Area Agency on Aging
Stroudsburg, PA
(570) 420-3735
Clarion Area Agency on Aging, Inc.
Clarion, PA
(814) 226-4640
Butler County Area Agency on Aging
Butler, PA
(724) 282-3008
Potter County Human Services
Roulette, PA
(814) 544-7315
Wayne County Area Agency on Aging
Honesdale, PA
(570) 253-4262

For national organizations, see our list of senior care resources

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