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Compare Cost of Living at Home to Assisted Living in the U.S.

Review the average cost of long-term care in your area using A Place for Mom's 2012 senior living cost of care survey results. Compare the cost of assisted living in your city to the costs of maintaining a home and employing a full-time home care aide. All costs are based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. assisted living costs.


Enter your current at home monthly expense or use the U.S. national average:

Rent / Mortgage or Senior Living Fees
Property Tax and Insurance
Home or Renter's Insurance
Utilities (Electricity, Gas, Water, Sewer, Trash Removal)
Telephone and Cable
Yard Care and Landscape Maintenance
24-Hour Security
Housekeeping, Laundry, Home Maintenance and Repairs (plumbing, electric, roof)
Transportation (gas, insurance, maintenance, taxi service)
Recreation and Entertainment
Three Meals Daily
Health and Wellness Forums
Exercise Programs
24-hour Emergency Call Service
Full-time Activities Staff, Bathing, Dressing and Personal Care Assistance
Pet Care
Your cost of living at home:

Local Assisted Living Costs

Number of properties used in calculating the average:

Cost Difference Between at Home vs. Assisted Living


Local Home Health Aide Costs


Cost Difference Between at Home vs. Home Health Aide

Calculation results explained: The cost of assisted living in your area may be lower or comparable to the amount that your loved one may already be spending on monthly expenses. In some cases, the cost of assisted living may be higher than a senior’s current monthly expenses. Assisted living communities generally include round-the-clock care, a full-time activities staff, and other benefits that are valuable to the well-being of their residents, as well as providing peace of mind and security to their families.
*All costs calculated in U.S. dollars.

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