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Most often when we talk about the benefits of assisted living, it usually goes along these lines: Assisted Living offers a solution for seniors who are isolated or unsafe living […]
Some seniors and their families agonize over whether to move out of a beloved home to an assisted living community while others embrace the opportunity to set up a new […]
What I have realized over the last four years as I have shepherded two kids through this process is how much the search for Assisted Living parallels the college search. In the end it really is all about the “right fit”.
Nursing Homes are required to provide intensive, 24-hour skilled nursing and related care, therefore their costs are much higher than residential-style Assisted Living. In Massachusetts those who pay privately for a Nursing Home placement spend on average $10,000 – $12,000+ per month. Once a senior’s private assets run out, a subsidized “medicaid bed” in a Nursing Home would be a lower cost than most Assisted Living communities.
Assisted Living vs Nursing Homes. Many people confuse assisted living with nursing homes. The two are very different.
Living in an Assisted Living community, with overnight awake staff and services available 24 hours a day, is much less expensive than comparable 24-hour home health care live-in services. In fact, the average cost of an Assisted Living community in Massachusetts is comparable to what a home health care agency charges, on average, for six hours of daily personal care assistance, shopping, meal preparation and other services by a home health aid.