Can I afford memory care assisted living?
Family members naturally want to do what is best for their loved one, but the cost of memory care is a practical consideration that must be addressed. It can be confusing to compare apples to oranges! That’s why our family advisors are qualified to help explain the many alternatives available to you.
How much does memory care cost?
The question of cost is usually the first thing a family asks. The cost of memory care by different providers can vary a great deal, depending on a number of factors. Some start with a base rate for residential services such as meals and housekeeping, and then add on fees for increasing levels of care.
CountryHouse is different. Our rates are all-inclusive for both residential and care services.
Additional nominal fees might be assessed at some locations, depending on the need for continence management or personal attendant services. A one-time community fee is due prior to the move-in, and is not refundable past 30 days of residency.
How do you compare memory care options?
We encourage families to compare different options before choosing the one that is best for your loved one. Beyond the price, be sure to visit to get a sense of the feel of each property – and the people you meet. Listen to your instincts; if there is a particular place that feels like home to you and your loved one, it is likely the best option. In addition, be sure to collect data on amenities, activities and healthcare services to determine the best overall value.
Because of the different ways that providers price their services, keep in mind you may be comparing apples to oranges. Take into account that the cost of CountryHouse includes many advantages not offered anywhere else, such as our signature LifeCycles program for whole-person wellness, family support services, etc.
Are there financial assistance options?
Though most residents pay for assisted living with a combination of savings, fixed income, and home equity, there are other sources available to help defray some of the cost. Your options may include long-term care insurance benefits, programs that sell or convert life insurance policies, personal loans, the Veterans Aid & Attendance Program and even tax deductions. One of our CountryHouse Directors can provide you with greater insight into these different solutions.
Navigating through unfamiliar territory
For most individuals, choosing a memory care assisted living community is a brand-new-once-in-a-lifetime, and often overwhelming experience. At CountryHouse, we’re ready to walk you through each step, answer any questions you may have, provide helpful resources and ultimately give you peace of mind with the process. Please contact us today to learn more. >>