Monroe County’s 78 day care centers and 15 group day care homes provide care for nearly 5,000 children. The rapidly increasing population creates a need for additional day care services. Pocono Services for Families and Children, which provides Head Start and other programs, can be reached at (570) 421-2711.
County facilities are also aware of the increased need for elder care. Monroe County has several large full-service nursing homes with 420 beds. Eleven personal care homes with 520 beds also provide less intensive nursing care.
In-home care is available through the Visiting Nurse Association/Hospice of Monroe County and several other home care providers offer viable alternatives.
Day Care Facilities (2010)
Day Care Centers: 78 / Capacity: 4,273
Group Day Care Homes: 15 / Capacity: 276
Nursing Homes (2008)
Facilities: 3 / Number of Beds: 420
Personal Care Homes (2010)
Facilities: 11 / Total Capacity: 520