One of the biggest surprises about senior living is how affordable it can be compared with living at home. Relying on family or friend caregivers or hiring in-home care may seem cost-effective on the surface, but can often result in higher cost and greater stress than other options.
The Costs of Assisted Living
Common Assisted Living Costs
The cost of senior living communities is comprised of three main types of fees:
- Recurring Monthly Fees include care along with basic services like housing, transportation, meals and activities. In our communities, these vary based on the size of the resident's apartment, and the exact amount and type of care needed, so our residents don't pay for unnecessary services.
- À La Carte Fees are for optional services, like additional housekeeping or laundry services. Our communities don't charge these when our residents don't use these services.
- A Community Fee is a one-time, non-refundable fee paid upon move-in. In our communities, it directly offsets the cost of preparing an apartment for a new resident, and is also applied to the upkeep of shared community spaces, like living and dining rooms.