Can I afford memory care assisted living?
How much does memory care cost?
The question of cost is usually the first thing a family asks. But the cost of memory care can vary a great deal from one provider to the next, 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. Others have all-inclusive rates that include both residential and care services. Additional fees may be assessed at some locations, such as for transportation or salon services.
Family members naturally want to do what is best for their loved one, yet the cost of memory care is a very practical consideration that must be addressed.
Our CountryHouse communities offer all-inclusive monthly rates, and some also offer a lower, base-rate option with separate fees based on health care needs. Monthly rates vary depending on the size and type of room chosen. At some locations, personal attendant services and continence management are an extra charge. In addition, a one-time community fee is assessed prior to moving in.
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, ask about 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 and our family support services. Our senior living consultants are well-qualified to help explain how CountryHouse compares to the many alternatives available to you.
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. >>