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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 […]

How Assisted Living is Like Moving to College

Posted on August 17, 2016 | No Comments

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 […]

In most assisted living communities the basic monthly fee covers an apartment, two to three meals per day, utilities, maintenance, housekeeping and laundry of bed linens. Personal care assistance such as bathing, dressing and medication assistance will be available but may not be included in the basic monthly fee.

What is (and isn’t) included in an Assisted Living Community’s monthly fee?

Posted on March 9, 2016 | Comments Off on What is (and isn’t) included in an Assisted Living Community’s monthly fee?

In most assisted living communities the basic monthly fee covers an apartment, two to three meals per day, utilities, maintenance, housekeeping and laundry of bed linens. Personal care assistance such as bathing, dressing and medication assistance will be available but may not be included in the basic monthly fee.

How much does Assisted Living cost? Unfortunately the answer is not always simple. Different companies and owners use different types of pricing structures. Learn about the various types of pricing structures you may encounter while touring assisted living communities: All-Inclusive Care Pricing, Tiered Care Pricing and À la Carte Care Pricing.

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost?

Posted on March 7, 2016 | Comments Off on How Much Does Assisted Living Cost?

How much does Assisted Living cost? Unfortunately the answer is not always simple. Different companies and owners use different types of pricing structures. Learn about the various types of pricing structures you may encounter while touring assisted living communities: All-Inclusive Care Pricing, Tiered Care Pricing and À la Carte Care Pricing.

While both home health care and assisted living can provide a safe and secure environment for your loved one there are the other important factors that you should take into consideration when weighing the options. Find a cost of senior living expense calculator to accurately weigh your senior living options.

How Much Does Home Care Assistance Cost? (VIDEO)

Posted on February 24, 2016 | Comments Off on How Much Does Home Care Assistance Cost? (VIDEO)

While both home health care and assisted living can provide a safe and secure environment for your loved one there are the other important factors that you should take into consideration when weighing the options. Find a cost of senior living expense calculator to accurately weigh your senior living options.

Some or all of your assisted living costs may be tax deductible! Peter Mullin, partner at Senior Living Residences (Boston, MA) explains what you need to know about an assisted living tax deduction.

The Assisted Living Tax Deduction (VIDEO)

Posted on February 15, 2016 | Comments Off on The Assisted Living Tax Deduction (VIDEO)

Some or all of your assisted living costs may be tax deductible! Peter Mullin, partner at Senior Living Residences (Boston, MA) explains what you need to know about an assisted living tax deduction.

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 […]

A Checklist for Families Considering Assisted Living

Posted on October 13, 2015 | Comments Off on A Checklist for Families Considering Assisted 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”.

5 Steps to Choosing a College or an Assisted Living Community

Posted on October 7, 2015 | Comments Off on 5 Steps to Choosing a College or an Assisted Living Community

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.

Compare Nursing Homes & Assisted Living

Posted on September 29, 2015 | Comments Off on Compare Nursing Homes & Assisted Living

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.

Assisted Living vs Nursing Homes

Posted on September 15, 2015 | Comments Off on Assisted Living vs Nursing Homes

Assisted Living vs Nursing Homes. Many people confuse assisted living with nursing homes. The two are very different.

Comparing Assisted Living to In Home Care

Posted on September 8, 2015 | Comments Off on Comparing Assisted Living to In Home Care

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.

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