2021 Top Pennsylvania Senior Living Communities

If you’re looking for senior living or care in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, or anywhere in-between in the expansive Pennsylvania countryside, you’ve probably discovered there is not shortage of options. You wouldn’t be the first to feel confused or overwhelmed by the living types, services, types of staff and other things you need to take into account. It’s easy to feel lost when you’re beginning your search for the senior home.

We want to make sure your finding the best senior living and care community for your loved one is as painless as possible. That’s why we put together the following list of 15 communities that are the highest rated in Pennsylvania. It’s a large state, so don’t be anxious if none of the providers listed below are in your area. You can still search our senior living directory for other high quality senior living facilities in your city. You can also contact us and a professional senior living advisor will assist you.

Pennsylvania Senior Living Tip: Staying Connected with Loved Ones
The transition to senior living can be a jolting experience for aging adults. Most folks transition just fine, while others miss their loved ones terribly. When searching out a senior living facility, inquire as to how frequently you or your loved one can use the phone, receive visitors, or even connect via video. Some communities are more lenient with the phone but have strict in-person visitation policies. While others prefer frequent in-person visitation and organize activities around these sessions. Staying connected often, especially in those early months, is critical to a healthy transition. 

Ranking The Best Senior Living Facilities in Pennsylvania

Thankfully the Internet provides us with nearly infinite information for products and services. Reviews are available for nearly everything and senior living is no different. While ranking the best Pennsylvania senior living facilities, we researched Google and Facebook reviews among ratings left by our own audience. We also dug into state violations and complaints with the PA Department of Health to balance the reviews we found and make our final list.

Pennsylvania senior living facilities start at $1400 a month, and average roughly $2,600. Prices will go up depending on the level of care the senior living center offers and what the senior resident needs. Memory care and skilled nursing facilities can be thousands of dollars more a month, but senior apartments and independent living usually charge just rent, since no care is provided.

Top Rated Pennsylvania Senior Living Facilities

4.8/5 Average Rating of Facilities
177 Total Reviews

5 stars

Echo Lake Retirement Living

900 N Atwater Dr,
Malvern PA 19355

Living Types Available: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

4.5 stars

4.8/5 Average Rating
18 Total Reviews

Echo Lake Retirement Living Malvern PA

What residents and loved ones have to say about Echo Lake Retirement Living:

My mother is looking at moving into a retirement community. We went to visit Echo Lake on a weekend and I expected there would be nothing happening since they just opened. As we entered we were surprised to see about 15 residents being entertained by an employee (Ginger). They were all laughing and enjoying some cocktails and milkshakes. My mother joined in with the group. Ginger could not have done more to make us feel welcomed. We have toured many places and have not witnessed a group of happier people. Definitely a place to consider.

-Sue Manor

Park Lane at Bellingham

1615 E Boot Rd
West Chester PA 19380

Living Types Available: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

4.5 stars

4.6/5 Average Rating
13 Total Reviews

Park Lane at Bellingham West Chester PA

What residents and loved ones have to say about Park Lane at Bellingham:

My father has been there for 2 yrs now it’s a wonderful community . He is 91 and it keeps him active and social

-Judi Novak

The Mansion at Rosemont

404 Cheswick Rd
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

Living Types Available: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Nursing Home

4.5 stars

4.8/5 Average Rating
6 Total Reviews

The Mansion at Rosemont Bryn Mawr PA

What residents and loved ones have to say about The Mansion at Rosemont:

Beautiful apartments for seniors with different levels of needed care. Willing staff members to aid in problem solving or just to lend an ear.

-Carolynn Roe

Traditions of Hershey

100 N Larkspur Dr
Palmyra, PA 17078

Living Types Available: Independent Living, Assisted Living

5 stars

5.0/5 Average Rating
12 Total Reviews

traditions of hershey palmyra pa

What residents and loved ones have to say about Traditions of Hershey:

he entire staff is awesome. Very loving and caring From the kitchen to maintenance, personal care unit and management. They cared for my mother in law to a quality second to none. We are very pleased with their personal attention to her and us, the family. If I could give them a 10 star I would. You won’t go wrong with putting the care of a loved one in their hands. They provide great activities And entertainment. Rick the bus driver worked with us to get Mom to drs. appointments even if it wasn’t on scheduled days. Lauren the activities director, had first class entertainment. The kitchen provides wonderful food. If you can’t find something great to eat, you are way to picky. Their salad bar alone is awesome. Home made soups, at least 2 different entree’s. Everything was cooked to perfection. No mushy veggies with no flavor. I will stop now, just can’t say enough about this place. One more thing, their rent prices are also reasonable for what they provide, better than any other place we checked out.

-Tracey McCarthy

The Bridges at Warwick

1600 Almshouse Rd
Jamison, PA 18929

Living Types Available: Assisted Living, Memory Care

5 stars

5.0/5 Average Rating
18 Total Reviews

The Bridges at Warwick Jamison PA

What residents and loved ones have to say about The Bridges at Warwick:

My mother, now 91, moved to The Bridges at Warwick in August 2018, and she is happy and thriving! We couldn’t be more pleased about her care and the dedication of the staff to making her life as fulfilling as possible. She transferred from another facility where she was deemed to have “plateaued” after recovering from a serious illness, and their plan called for her to spend the rest of her life in a wheel chair in their skilled nursing unit. The Bridges made a different assessment and rehabilitated our mom so that she is now walking with assistance from her walker and participating in all of the daily, day-long activities offered to residents. In fact, she’s only in her room to sleep! The Bridges is clean and beautifully decorated, and we are very happy we chose The Bridges for our mother.

-Greg Kowalick

Allegria at the Oaks

6400 Hulmeville Rd
Bensalem PA 19020

Living Types Available: Assisted Living, Memory Care

4.5 stars

4.8/5 Average Rating
22 Total Reviews

Allegria at The Oaks Bensalem PA

What residents and loved ones have to say about Allegria at the Oaks:

My grandfather, god bless his soul, had to be put into a home. We were hesitant at first but I must say the care and compassion that Allegria has shown to our dear pops made all doubts fade away. He would always talk about how great the food was and how nice the nurses were to him. No matter what he needed they always helped with a smile and were nothing but helpful throughout his entire stay. Every time we went to visit the nurses sat down with us and gave us a full summary of how he was doing, and they were very open and helpful with us in general. Their recent renovations are gorgeous as well and add to the pleasantness of my grandad’s stay. Highly recommended!! Great staff!!

-Raphael Rand

Walden’s View Senior Living

7990 US-30
N Huntingdon, PA 15642

Living Types Available: Assisted Living, Memory Care

4.5 stars

4.4/5 Average Rating
7 Total Reviews

Walden's View of North Huntingdon PA

What residents and loved ones have to say about Walden’s View Senior Living:

After many months of using an in home caregiver for mom we decided we just couldn’t do it anymore. My mom was lonely an we were all snapping with each other. Since we moved her to Waldens view she is like a new person. She has made some new friends, goes to all kinds of activities they have an even has gained some weight…..thanks to everyone there it was a great decision for our family

-Tony Litman

North Strabane Rehabilitation & Wellness Center

100 Tandem Village Rd
Canonsburg PA 15317

Living Types Available: Assisted Living

5 stars

5.0/5 Average Rating
9 Total Reviews

North Strabane Rehabilitation Wellness Center Canonsburg PA

What residents and loved ones have to say about North Strabane Rehabilitation & Wellness Center:

My 95 year old aunt has been in 3 nursing homes in the past 6 years and has received the best care by far from North Strabane Rehab and Wellness Center(NSRWC). The staff is very friendly and responsive. The facility is very clean with the hard surfaced floors being scrubbed just about daily and the dining room table cloths changed daily and as needed. Her room is always clean and tidy. My Aunt’s cloths are always clean even though she has difficulty feeding herself which reflects the personal assistance provided by the staff. She also seems to really enjoy her meals. Her appetite has never been better. The management and staff at NSRWC are commended for their efforts in providing excellent resident care.

-Ronald Ronaldk

The Landing of Southampton

1160 Street Rd
Southampton PA 18966

Living Types Available: Assisted Living, Memory Care

5 stars

5.0/5 Average Rating
9 Total Reviews

the landing of southampton pa

What residents and loved ones have to say about The Landing of Southampton:

My grandmother recently moved into the Landing and we were nervous because we knew it would be a big adjustment for her and us. The staff went above and beyond to make these first few weeks special and we are grateful for the care she is receiving. The facility is beautiful and management has been there to answer all of our questions (Sorry there were so many!).

-Carlos Serrano

Quality Life Services – Apollo

153 Goodview Dr #8527
Apollo, PA 15613

Living Types Available: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Nursing Home

4.5 stars

5.0/5 Average Rating
4 Total Reviews

Quality Life Services Apollo PA

What residents and loved ones have to say about Quality Life Services – Apollo:

Kind, loving, dedicated staff giving their very best to care for, an ever changing, challenging, healthcare environment.

-A S

Harrison House Chester County

300 Strode Ave
Coatesville PA 19320

Living Types Available: Independent Living, Assisted Living

4.5 stars

4.8/5 Average Rating
29 Total Reviews

Harrison House Chester County PA

What residents and loved ones have to say about Harrison House Chester County:

My grandmother was a resident at Harrison House and received excellent care from the staff. The community is beautiful, clean and decorated nicely. The staffs friendly, caring and always willing to give a helping hand. I can’t say enough about the wonderful place.

-David Peirce

Kyffin Grove

1419 Horsham Rd
North Wales PA 19454

Living Types Available: Assisted Living, Memory Care

4.5 stars

4.6/5 Average Rating
12 Total Reviews

Kyffin Grove North Wales PA

What residents and loved ones have to say about Listing:

My family loves coming to Kyffin, they always have something fun or interesting going on, and the staff are always warm and welcoming. They’re a second family, and such a wonderful community.

-Atticus West

Dunwoody Village

3500 W Chester Pike
Newtown Square PA 19073

Living Types Available: Assisted Living

5 stars

5.0/5 Average Rating
10 Total Reviews

Dunwoody Village Newtown Square PA

What residents and loved ones have to say about Dunwoody Village:

Excellent life care community with everything from large independent homes to skilled nursing facility. Interesting, accomplished residents.

-Richard Brower

Spring Mill Pointe

2002 Joshua Rd
Lafayette Hill PA 19444

Living Types Available: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

4.5 stars

4.8/5 Average Rating
6 Total Reviews

Spring Mill Pointe Lafayette Hill PA

What residents and loved ones have to say about Spring Mill Pointe:

Spring Mill is a warm community with beautiful apartments and great programs. It’s the perfect size for residents to feel as though they have plenty of space without feeling overwhelmed and it’s in a great location! The team members at Spring Mill are incredibly supportive and consistently provide exceptional service.

-Michelle Standiford

Hudson Estates Gracious Retirement Living

651 Montgomery Glen
Dr Lansdale PA 19446

Living Types Available: Independent Living

4.5 stars

5.0/5 Average Rating
2 Total Reviews

Hudson Estates Gracious Retirement Living Lansdale PA

What residents and loved ones have to say about Hudson Estates Gracious Retirement Living:

I can’t wait to move in! I love Hudson Estates. They offer a lot of services and you can’t beat the monthly rent. I will gladly send my friends.

-D B