Assisted living is one of the numerous senior living options for older adults, particularly when they require some support to live smoothly. One of the considerations when deciding between senior living options for a loved one would be the cost involved. Many assisted living communities operate on a monthly fee, with added costs based on any additional assistance requested. This begs the question: is the cost of assisted living worth it? Here’s why we think it’s not only worth the cost, but it’s comparatively more cost-effective than the other options you’re considering.
One benefit of assisted living is that all costs are condensed into a single monthly payment. Hence, there are no difficulties in the process of paying various bills, which is a common problem when living in the greater community. Due to aging-associated conditions such as dementia that can lead to organizational challenges, this can be a great deal of relief for your loved one. Furthermore, the various bills that are involved in at-home care can easily pile up to a surprisingly high amount. A mortgage, utilities, groceries, home maintenance fees, at-home care fees, and other payments can easily stack up to the monthly price of assisted living in your state, while your loved one experiences lower support and quality of life. Hence, assisted living can not only be worth the cost but may also be the more affordable, more comfortable option.
Level of Care Provided
Compared to visiting home health aides that cost you by the hour, residents living in an assisted living community are given access to a team that provides round-the-clock care every single day. Compared to home health aides, assisted living communities also have the advantage of medical services and staff that can swiftly provide emergency services during scenarios such as fall accidents.
Assisted living communities are also more effective at providing care than at-home care from a family member, as said family members may not be professionally trained or experienced like the team members in an assisted living community, who can provide care effectively and efficiently for various individuals daily. Furthermore, family members as caregivers for elderly adults tend to lead to burnout and strained personal and family life. Save yourself and your loved one the stress by turning to an assisted living community for support.
Another advantage of assisted living is the multiple amenities and senior living programs available to residents. They usually feature event calendars filled with fun, engaging social activities that offer your loved one the opportunity to create and foster new connections with similarly-aged folks. On the other hand, local senior centers’ events and activities usually demand participation fees. That’s not even mentioning the conveniences of the core assisted living services such as housekeeping, daily prepared meals, transportation, and medical assistance. All of these services ensure your loved one enjoys a retirement life with minimal setbacks, making it well worth the cost.
Aston Gardens At Pelican Pointe is Always Worth the Cost!
If your loved one requires daily lifestyle support, consider making Aston Gardens At Pelican Pointe their new home. Our assisted living community here in a home-like environment always puts your loved one first!