Staying at Home vs. Moving into a Senior Community

Calculate the Costs of Staying at Home vs. Moving into a Senior Care Community

 

Staying At Home Is Not Necessarily More Affordable

As you consider the best care options for your loved one, you may be surprised to learn that staying at home is not necessarily more affordable than transitioning to a care community. Keep in mind that most monthly out-of-pocket expenses for homeowners are already covered in the monthly cost of care communities.

Most Expenses at Home are Included
in the Cost of Care Communities

These Expenses Include:

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Meals

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Utilities

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Internet/Cable

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Home Maintenance and Repairs

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Property Taxes

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Entertainment Costs

Additional Considerations

You may also need to make modifications to the house to accommodate the changing needs of your loved one. Common home modifications needed for seniors living at home include:

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Adding Stair Lifts

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Installing Handrails and Grab Bars

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Widening Doorways

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Installing Wheelchair Ramps

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Replacing Bathtubs with Walk-In Showers

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Implementing Slip-Resistant Flooring

Widening a single doorway can cost anywhere from $300-$800 for materials and labor, and installing a wheelchair ramp can cost as much as $15,000.

As every homeowner knows, unexpected home repairs (due to electrical issues, roof damage, plumbing problems, etc.) can be very costly as well.

When You Consider These Factors, Transitioning To A Care Community Could Cost Far Less Than ‘Aging In Place’ At Home

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