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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

Helpful Pennsylvania Consumer Agencies

Billing Medicare

Part A bills and services, hospital care, skilled nursing care, and fraud.

Fiscal Intermediary
Highmark Medicare Services
Tollfree: (800) 633-4227
Tollfree Notes: 1-800-MEDICARE

Part B bills and services.

Highmark Medicare Services
Tollfree: (800) 633-4227
Tollfree Notes: 1-800-MEDICARE

General Medicare Information

Information on local seminars and health fairs on Medicare health plan choices, or to report a complaint directly to CMS.

CMS RO - Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Regional Office
CMS, Philadelphia Regional Office
Local: (215) 861-4140

Medigap policies available in my area, and insurance questions.

State Department of Insurance
Insurance Department of Pennsylvania
Local: (717) 787-2317
Tollfree: (877) 881-6388

Medigap policies, long-term care insurance, Medicare health plan choices, Medicare rights and protections, and help with filing an appeal.

SHIP -- State Health Insurance Assistance Program
Tollfree: (800) 783-7067

Health Care Facilities and Services in Your Area

Finding a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) closest to me to help me lower my health care costs. FQHCs include community health centers, tribal health clinics, migrant health services, and health centers for the homeless.

Primary Care Association
Forum for Primary Health Care of Pennsylvania
Local: (717) 761-6443
Tollfree: (866) 944-2273

To find a hospice program in my area.

State Hospice Organization
Pennsylvania Hospice Network
Local: (717) 533-4002
Tollfree: (866) 554-6774

Other Health Insurance Programs

Health based programs and services.

State Health Departments
Pennsylvania Department of Health
Tollfree: (877) 724-3258

Low-income programs (such as Medicaid) to help pay medical bills.

State Medical Assistance Office
Department of Public Welfare of Pennsylvania
Tollfree: (800) 692-7462

Quality of Care/Complaints

Complaints about quality of care, and filing an appeal or complaint.

QIO -- Quality Improvement Organization (formerly PRO - Peer Review Organization)
Quality Insights of Pennsylvania
Local: (717) 671-5425
Tollfree: (800) 322-1914

Obtaining information on nursing homes or resolving problems between nursing homes and residents or their families.

Department of Aging of Pennsylvania
Local: (717) 783-1550

Where to submit a complaint about the quality of life or quality of care inside a nursing home.

Nursing Home State Survey Agency
Pennsylvania Department of Health
Local: (717) 787-1816
Tollfree: (800) 254-5164
Tollfree Notes: Complaint hotline

For national organizations, see our list of senior care resources

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