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Page Reviewed / Updated – October 6, 2022

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For seniors looking for an affordable city to retire, Reading, PA, has a cost of living that is 23% lower than the national average. It’s also approximately 16% lower than the state average. Seniors experience the greatest cost savings in housing and can find additional savings in groceries and transportation. According to Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey, assisted living costs an average of $5,720 per month, higher than the state and national averages.

In the state of Pennsylvania, Social Security and payments from retirement accounts, including 401Ks and IRAs, are not taxed. Pension income for seniors aged 60 and older are also exempt when seniors file their annual income taxes.

In addition to providing a list of the best assisted living facilities in Reading, PA, this guide provides an overview of the cost of assisted living in Reading, as well as average costs for other types of care. Additionally, find a list of free and low-cost services that provide seniors with a variety of assistance in their communities.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Reading, PA

In the city of Reading, assisted living costs average $5,720, which is $1,620 more than the state average and $1,220 more than the national average. Philadelphia has similar costs at $5,685. Harrisburg has an average monthly cost of $4,828, and Erie costs $4,585. Lower costs are found in Pittsburgh at $3,250 per month and in Scranton, where costs are $2,875.

  • Reading: $5,720
  • United States: $4,500
  • Pennsylvania: $4,100
  • Scranton: $2,875
  • Pittsburgh: $3,250
  • Philadelphia: $5,685
  • Harrisburg: $4,828
  • Erie: $4,585

The Cost of Other Types of Care in Reading, PA

Assisted living averages $5,720 per month, but there are additional options with lower and higher costs. For both In-Home Care and Home Health Care, the monthly cost is an average of $4,576. Seniors who require only minimal supervision during the day at facilities outside their homes can choose adult day health care costing an average of $1,065 per month. Nursing homes with 24-hour skilled nursing care usually have the greatest cost, charging about $12,631 per month for a semi-private room and $13,662 for a private room.

  • Assisted Living Facility: $5,720
  • In-Home Care: $4,576
  • Home Health Care: $4,576
  • Adult Day Health Care: $1,065
  • Nursing Home Facility (semi-private room): $12,631
  • Nursing Home Facility (private room): $13,662

Manor at Market Square

Manor at Market Square is located within walking distance of shops, restaurants and Reading's GoggleWorks Center for the Arts. Seniors at this facility receive world-class assisted living and personal care. The community's culinary team serves three restaurant-style meals each day in a bright, family-style dining room, and residents are invited to take part in a broad range of activities throughout the day, including worship services, morning stretches, fitness classes, card games and bingo. 

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  • On-site physical, occupational and speech therapists
  • Continuum of care, including independent living, assisted living and memory care

Maidencreek Place Senior Living Community

Maidencreek Place Senior Living Community offers assisted living care in a lively, engaging community. Seniors at this facility have plenty of opportunities to participate in social activities with friends and neighbors. The social calendar regularly includes activities such as arts and crafts, ice cream socials and movie nights, as well as church services and religious study. Residents at Maidencreek Place reside in private studio or one-bedroom apartments that include individual climate control, generous closet space and kitchenettes.

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Elmcroft of Reading

Located just minutes away from the Appalachian Trail and the Schuylkill River, Elmcroft of Reading offers 24-hour assisted living care in a luxurious, peaceful setting. Residents can enjoy restaurant-style dining three times daily and have access to round-the-clock snacks and refreshments, compliments of the facility's culinary team. Care staff at Elmcroft of Reading aims to help seniors feel at home in the facility. Daily activities, such as billiards, cooking classes and a gardening club, help seniors socialize, while housekeeping staff tidies resident suites daily. 

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  • Studio, one- and two-bedroom suites
  • Scheduled transportation available

The Villa St. Elizabeth

The Villa St. Elizabeth is a luxury assisted living facility that's nestled within the walls of a cozy Victorian mansion. The beautiful interior along with a well-manicured, sizable outdoor space are among the reasons we chose to include this community in our top 10 list. The facility's attentive caregivers are available to residents 24 hours a day to provide medication administration assistance and help with daily tasks. On-site amenities include a gift shop, beauty salon, library and chapel, and there's a classy, restaurant-style dining room, which serves three meals daily.

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  • An on-site team of licensed clinicians monitors residents' health
  • Utilities and housekeeping included in monthly rates

The Heritage of Green Hills

The Heritage of Green Hills' signature Well by Design program is one of the top reasons the facility is included on this list. This program helps residents monitor and set goals for their health, engaging their mind, body and spirit. Seniors living here are invited to take part in a variety of other activities, as well, including meditation, tap dancing, cocktail parties and community outings. The Heritage of Green Hills is adorned with a broad range of amenities, including an indoor heated pool and hot tub, creative arts studio, and fireside lounge and bar. 

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  • Four dining options, including carryout and restaurant-style fine dining
  • Fenced-in dog park on-site

Rittenhouse Village at Muhlenberg

Rittenhouse Village at Muhlenberg offers resort-style living with 24-hour assisted living care. Seniors at this facility can enjoy a broad range of on-site and off-site activities, including shopping trips, fitness classes, game nights and cocktail parties. Chauffeured transportation is available to take residents to and from appointments, errands and visits with loved ones. In addition to full-time care and entertainment, residents receive full housekeeping and laundry services.

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Keystone Villa at Fleetwood

Convenience is one of the main reasons we've included Keystone Villa at Fleetwood in our list of the top 10 assisted living facilities in Reading. This community offers a broad range of services and amenities, all of which are covered in the facility's monthly rate. These services include weekly housekeeping and linen service, scheduled transportation and 24-hour personal care. Resident suites are tastefully decorated in neutral tones, allowing seniors to bring in their own decor and truly make themselves feel at home.

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  • All suites equipped with an emergency call button and fire alarm
  • Utilities included in monthly rate

Phoebe Berks Village

Phoebe Berks Village allows seniors to age in place with a continuum of care that includes independent living, assisted living and nursing care. Seniors who receive assisted living care in this facility are under 24-hour supervision by caregivers who are available to help with daily tasks and medication administration. Phoebe Berks Village boasts plenty of outdoor space, including gardening space and a boardwalk, and resident suites feature spacious private balconies.

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Country Meadows of Wyomissing

Country Meadows of Wyomissing offers all-inclusive assisted living care. Seniors living here have access to 24-hour care, as well as a variety of programs and activities focused on enriching their physical, social and spiritual well-being. The community's chef prepares three restaurant-style meals daily, and residents have access to snacks and beverages throughout the rest of the day. Scheduled transportation is available for appointments, shopping and visits with loved ones.

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Columbia Cottage Wyomissing

Located in a quiet residential area in Wyomissing, Columbia Cottage offers personalized assisted living care for seniors just minutes away from Reading. The facility's culinary team offers three nutritious meals each day, preparing special meals for those with unique dietary needs. The community has a full social calendar with daily activities such as bingo, manicures, trivia and bowling. Residents are welcome to invite family to join them for activities, meals and social visits.

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  • Comfortable, private suites with three floor plans to choose from
  • All suites feature individual climate control