Senior Living in Terrell Hills, TX
One of the most common things people think about when discussing assisted living is the cost. In truth, assisted living is far more affordable than nursing home care and, while it may be easy to point out this is more expensive than hiring a home care aide, that’s not always the case.
When you look at the map of the United States with all of its states marked out, and you break down the average cost of assisted living in each and every one, you will see a dramatic difference between many of them. The average cost of assisted living in one state is $28,000 while in another, Alaska, it approaches $70,000 per year. That discrepancy is tremendously important when discussing the prospect of assisted living with a loved one.
The average cost in the United States for assisted living at the moment is approximately $55,000 per year, but in many states it hovers in the lower $40,000 range. When you calculate the cost of a professional home care aide hired through an agency, it can cost more than $42,000 per year for full-time care. If an elderly individual requires a significant level of assistance throughout the day, that can increase the cost of home care.
When you begin adding in a visiting nurse, physical therapist, and around-the-clock care, it can cost far more for home care than any assisted living facility in the United States, within reason. In addition, living at home requires the additional cost of electricity, water, possibly natural gas, property taxes, homeowner’s insurance, cost of repairs and maintenance, etc.
So for those who have generally dismissed the notion of considering assisted living because of the expense, it’s a good idea to take some time, contact various facilities in the area, and determine exactly how much they charge for a residence.
Avoid making assumptions.
Just because a person assumes they know how much something costs doesn’t mean it’s actually truthful. It’s easy to get caught up in the myths and misconceptions about assisted living, from cost to amenities, from the responsiveness of staff to the food, and everything else in between.
Today’s modern assisted living facilities are a far cry from what they may have been just 30 or 40 years ago.
Also, just because nursing home care costs have continued to skyrocket out of control doesn’t mean the same is true of assisted living. Do yourself and the senior in your life a favor when it comes to assisted living. Visit Pipestone Place Assisted Living, sit down and speak to our caring and friendly staff, tour the facility, meet some of the residents, and you will likely realize there are far more benefits and it is much more affordable than you ever thought possible.
For more information about Pipestone Place Assisted Living in San Antonio, TX or to take a tour, call today (210) 718-0211.