Any decision you make about assisted living for your aging family member is going to be important. The foremost concern, of course, is that your loved one receives the necessary medical attention, consistent, day-to-day care and ultimately, a quality of life that maximizes happiness and overall wellness. Still, most families have financial limitations and wondering about cost is only natural.
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. But rates at CountryHouse are all-inclusive for both residential and care services.
CountryHouse also offers three different bedroom choices: Companion, Private or Deluxe Private. Some locations also offer a Concierge choice. Each option offers a different price point, which varies by location.
Additional fees might be assessed at some locations, depending on the need for continence management or personal attendant services. A one-time community fee is also due prior to the move-in, and is not refundable past 30 days of residency.
Something to keep in mind when comparing the costs of different assisted living communities is that what you pay at the start may not be what you are going to pay a year, two years, or five years down the road. A CountryHouse Director or Advisor can give you a good idea of what kind of increases to expect.
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. And 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.
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 and Attendance Program, and even tax deductions. One of our CountryHouse Directors can provide you with greater insight into these different solutions.
For most individuals, choosing an 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.