The population in Lancaster, PA, has been growing steadily for years. It’s also no surprise that the Central PA community is one of the most popular places to retire in Pennsylvania. According to the Lancaster County Planning Commission, the population of Lancaster County is expected to grow by 25 percent by the year 2040. Many of the new residents will be seniors drawn to the region by the large number of retirement homes in Lancaster, PA.
But, even with the building boom in retirement homes in Lancaster, PA, several studies have pointed to an impending crisis in affordable senior housing in Lancaster County. This is of particular concern to the region’s middle class seniors, who are often priced out of the market at many of the county’s upscale Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs), but do not qualify for subsidized apartment complexes or other resources available to seniors of modest means.
The Lancaster County Office of the Aging is a comprehensive resource for seniors who are looking for lists of the retirement homes in Lancaster, PA, along with information on other senior services that are available—like adult day care, in-home care, or retirement homes that offer rental apartments or less expensive entrance fees.
Often, seniors are surprised to know that many retirement homes offer month-to-month apartments with no buy-in fees and that, when comparing retirement community living costs with the cost of staying at home, retirement homes offer a good value and the peace of mind of a fixed cost.
At Country Meadows, our team can work with families to find additional financial resources, like the Veterans Benefits Assistance Program or the LifeCare Funding Group, that will help make the cost of moving to a retirement home affordable. Schedule an appointment to discuss how we can help.