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In order to find the top assisted living communities in the State College area, our team of researchers:

  • Sorted through 17 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 25 hours researching assisted living communities in State College
  • Read more than 136 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 9 assisted living communities that earned our seal of approval. Through this process we discovered that the average cost of assisted living in the city of State College is $4,518, which is higher than the state average of $4,100 and also higher than the national average of $4,300.

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Christina Drumm-Boyd
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM)
Christina Drumm-Boyd
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM)

Christina is a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM) who is passionate about seniors and their families. Along with her staff, Christina works hands-on with each client to find the best solutions for the challenges that often come with aging.

Read on for in-depth information about the top assisted living facilities in State College, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 17 communities in the State College area. Trusted Communities’s team of researchers spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the State College area to allow seniors and their families to find the community that’s right for them. Click through the facilities listed below to read in-depth reviews, what residents are saying, and details such as base pricing, room types, and more.

Celebration Villa of Nittany Valley
Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, Companion Suites
Assisted Living, Memory Care, Respite
Assisted Living: $5,245, Memory Care: $4,940
Celebration Villa of Nittany Valley is a single-story senior living community with peaceful gardens located about three miles west of the downtown district in State College, PA. Forested mountains and crystal-clear streams surround the area, providing residents with stunning scenery and fresh air. All apartments feature large windows and individual temperature controls, and staff offer enhanced personal care services 24/7 to help seniors in assisted living plans maintain independence and well-being. Services include mobility assistance, medication administration, continence management, transportation arrangements and person-centered dementia care. Residents can use salon services and additional health care services from doctors, rehabilitation therapists, visiting podiatrists and hospice care providers on-site. The community's life enrichment programming includes local outings, social events and purposeful activities tailored to individual interests. At mealtimes residents order nutritious, chef-prepared meals from menus catered to personal tastes and special diets.
What Residents are Saying:
Families applaud the easy-to-navigate building, friendly atmosphere and recreational activities. One visitor describes, "Celebration Villa of Nittany Valley was very nice and homey .... I liked the whole layout. It wasn't very complicated to find your way around." A resident's daughter says, "The care is very good, the staff is very accommodating ... and easy going. There's always something going on ...."
4.33 out of 5 stars
(29) Reviews
150 Farmstead Ln., State College, PA 16803
Celebration Villa of Reedsville
Colonial Courtyard at Tyrone
Epworth Manor Senior Living
Foxdale Village Retirement Community
Harmony at State College
Juniper Village at Brookline Senior Living
The Village At Penn State
Wynwood House

Our Methodology

It’s not what we research, but the way we research that makes stand out. We start by identifying problems and challenges in the senior care industry by gaining insight from conversations with industry professionals, older adults, and those that care for them. Next, our research team led by industry experts apply our data-driven research techniques to understand the magnitude of the challenge and how to overcome it. Finally, we present our findings in easy-to-understand guides and studies and share our actionable results with influencers and caregivers, as well as the general public.

Facility Features (40%)

Facility Health Services Graded on health services provided
on the facility including, but not
limited to, on-site nursing,
pharmacy, skilled nursing,
medicine administration, etc

Facility Amenities Graded on the available

Affordability Financial assistance acceptance
and overall costs and value.

Residential Quality (40%)

Resident Satisfaction Polling & survey of overall facility satisfaction.

Facility Complaint and Violations Number of complaints and violations the facility had. Taking into account improvement over time.

Online Reviews Aggregated verified online reviews.

Location (20%)

Location-Based Benefits Including, but not limited to, proximity to
hospitals, ambulance response times, senior
resources available, and state and city
financial assistance.

Location Quality Local crime rates, incidents against older
adults, air quality, climate.

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