We know research indicates senior living may be a healthier option for older adults especially after the death of a spouse, but did you know that assisted living may actually be a better bargain than in-home care. Many families are surprised to hear that but according to cost comparisons done by A Place for Mom, once you piece together all of the services needed to ensure the person’s comfort and safety, staying in their own home might be more costly.
This of course depends on the extent of care your parent requires, but keep in mind that at home, they are still responsible for mortgage payments or monthly rent, property taxes and property insurance. If they live in a condominium, they may also have a maintenance fee. If your parent lives alone and does not have 24/7 care, you should probably get a 24-hour emergency call service. Add to that housekeeping services, landscaping/snow removal and other home maintenance, and your monthly expenses can be considerable.
Now figure in the costs for daily health aide visitations and a personal care assistant to help with activities such as bathing, dressing and preparing meals. Furthermore, you may incur costs for transportation to and from things like doctor appointments, grocery shopping and banking. And finally, while there is not a price tag on alleviating loneliness, moving into senior housing provides instant companionship whenever it is desired.
Assisted living communities such as MorningStar of Beaverton lovingly offer a whole host of wellness programs and activities designed to engage and support residents’ physical, mental, spiritual, and social wellbeing. We have 66 private assisted living suites and 38 secure suites devoted to the care of those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Please visit our website for more information.
MorningStar of Beaverton proudly provides the very best in senior living with our unique mission statement of “to honor, to serve, to invest.” With a foundation built on honoring God, valuing all seniors and selecting staff with a felt calling to serve, we create a true home for residents amid a beautiful setting. Please schedule a tour to discover our new assisted living and memory care community.
At MorningStar Senior Living we strive to create a true home where you can enjoy your retirement years as carefree as possible. Offering a lifestyle of comfort, wellness and community, our care team is committed to giving residents a quality of life that other senior living communities simply cannot match.