Posted by Kristina Law on Apr 2, 2015

In Financial, Main

cost of assisted living


The Cost of Assisted Living

When looking for an assisted living community for your loved one, sticker shock is a common response by many people.

We often hear "That's so much more expensive than just living at home." In some situations, assisted living does cost more than living at home, but in most cases, total assisted living costs are significantly less than the in-home care costs.

Assisted living expenses vary depending on several main factors:

  • Geographic location
  • Size of the room or apartment
  • Level of care
  • Additional amenity or service fees (when applicable)

The info-graphic above shows average price of Assisted Living in the United States.

When you think about Assisted Living in general, compare it to the live your mom and dad currently have at home. The key difference is quality of life. Not only is assisted living financially equal to living at home, it's such a dramatically different way of life.

Most people underestimate how much money they spend on food each month, and forget about all the miscellaneous expenses. They add up rent or the mortgage and utilities, guess on how much they spend on eating, and come up with a figure that's not accurate.

Assisted living costs include all basic living expenses such as rent, utilities and food-but also includes 24-hour security services, housekeeping, health monitoring services, lawn care, property taxes and insurance, trash removal, repairs and maintenance, and social activities and entertainment. See what services we offer at Bel Aire Senior Living in our all inclusive price here.

Before you discount Assisted Living a an option, you need to take a hard look at your parents' current lifestyle. If you would like a free consultation about our pricing, please call us at (801) 763-0622. You can also schedule a tour here.

If you have any questions about certain programs that you can qualify for then contact Utah Senior Planning and they can help you out!

Source: Info-graphic Source

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