September 30, 2020
Your loved one may not need 24/7 nursing care. But maybe you’ve noticed daily tasks have become too difficult. Help with tasks like medications, meals, or bathing is often the first type of care seniors need. That’s when families start to look at in-home senior care options or assisted living.
Both of these choices have their own benefits. And it’s helpful to compare the services and costs of each. To help you make the best decision for your entire family, we’ve provided a quick comparison of in-home senior care versus assisted living options.
On the other hand, if you want care provided every day or for long hours, the costs of in-home senior care may no longer make sense. The National Center for Assisted Living says the average median cost across the U.S. for homemaker services is $48,048 a year. However, you’ll also have costs like house repairs, yard upkeep, or utilities on top of that.
In the U.S., the average cost of assisted living was just over $4,000 a month in 2019, according to a study by Genworth. That comes to about $48,000 a year. In general, this cost not only includes care but also includes living expenses, like rent, utilities, and meals.
Overall, assisted living may have long-term benefits. Some seniors who start with in-home care eventually need more help. Assisted living communities often provide other levels of senior care all within the same location. For example, Monticello West offers memory care support in addition to assisted living. This can make care changes smoother in the future.
Want to know more about our assisted living community in Dallas, TX? Call Monticello West at 214-528-0660 to find out all the ways we support your loved one.
“Mom loves her apartment. It’s nicely painted and carpeted, and the size is perfect for her. She has a living room area with a full-size couch and chairs, so she can entertain guests. I visit a couple of times a week, and my husband swings by on other days. My son stops by every few weeks, too. Mom has her own space that looks and feels like home. Every time I’m there, she just seems contented. ”
“The minute I entered the community I liked what I saw, but it didn’t stop there. I’ve visited other communities where the furniture was lovely in the main areas and when you proceeded down the hallways, it was a different scenario. But as we continued to look around at Monticello West, I thought: This is pleasant! ”
“The staff is caring and genuine. From the beginning, we didn’t feel like we were being processed, date-stamped and handed off to the next person. The community must have an exceptional hiring process, because I have yet to find someone there who isn’t qualified, doesn’t respect me or that I don’t enjoy. The caregivers are polite, and perhaps most important, I trust them.”