As our parents age, one of the biggest concerns for families is understanding the cost of senior living and what it covers. Many families even find that senior living is a more affordable option when compared to the cost of private in-home care.
Here are a few things to consider when navigating senior living expenses.
Homeowners know how expensive household upkeep can be. There are landscaping and maintenance costs, broken appliances that need to be replaced, property taxes, utilities and much more.
Senior living communities take care of these things so that residents are only responsible for their monthly rent and any additional services they have chosen or need. Not only does this simplify finances for your loved one, but it can also provide peace of mind for you.
Some of the amazing benefits of senior living communities are the experiences they provide for residents through activities and events, which may include:
Normally these activities would cost money for a senior still living in their own home, but with a senior community, these activities are often part of the monthly rent.
Another great benefit of senior living is the level of support provided. Living in a senior living community means that rent will include the services your parent needs. Whether it's medication reminders, meals or physical aid, senior living communities can provide the assistance your loved ones need when they need it.
Senior living communities exist to allow seniors to spend their time doing what is most meaningful to them, without having to worry about the details. From chef-prepared meals to housekeeping, some communities even offer a la carte services, which provide a more customized service plan that makes the most sense for the resident. Be sure to ask what types of services are available on your tours.
At Leisure Living, we offer a variety of specialized services and activities designed for residents at all stages of life. Not only will our team members help you find the right services to best suit you or your loved one’s needs, but they'll also break down the cost with you so that you feel more comfortable and confident. Call us today at 1-616-464-1564 to learn more.