Costs for different kinds of senior living communities vary greatly from one region to another. Factors that impact cost include the kind of housing — for example, a shared or private bedroom for higher-level care facilities or a studio or two-bedroom space for independent living or assisted living. Other cost considerations include the kind of amenities offered, such as exercise and wellness programs, planned activities and outings, pet-friendly options and more. Use these tools to discover price ranges in your area, to compare the costs of in-home care to assisted living in your town and to compare the prices of different kinds of care types.
How Much Does Senior Living Cost In Your Area?
Find out how much families paid for independent living, assisted living and memory care last year based on our database of actual rent and care costs.
How Much Does In-Home Care Cost Compared To Assisted Living?
Calculate the cost of aging in place with home care compared to assisted living in your city based on US. Census data.
Glossary of Senior Living Terms
Senior living, senior housing and senior care can open a whole new world to families. There are different levels of care–depending on your loved one’s needs–and various options, depending on a senior’s health, age and financial status. The A Place for Mom Senior Living Glossary is designed to give you a clear understanding of commonly… Read More
Questions to Ask When Touring a Nursing Home
Touring skilled nursing homes in person is an essential part of finding the right care for your loved one. Many people recommend making multiple visits during your decision making process. For your first visit, make an appointment with the admissions director to tour on a weekday. Late morning and mid-day hours are usually the best… Read More
Pledge to Stop Alzheimer’s
A Place for Mom data shows that U.S. states are not prepared to meet the growing demands of memory care needed for more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease. The number of licensed beds for memory care residents is currently astronomically lower than the predicted number of people who will need it in… Read More
Simple Steps for Estate Planning
Although it’s time-consuming and may feel uncomfortable to make financial and long-term care decisions, it’s more problematic when these decisions are never made. Estate planning is one arrangement that your family should consider making, to avoid family fights, legal fees or government possession later on – and it doesn’t have to be difficult. Learn about… Read More
Senior Fraud Prevention
Seniors can make easy targets for fraud, whether it’s for unbelievable investment returns or fraudulent sweepstakes prizes. Fraud on seniors can happen by phone, mail, in person, or, less commonly, the Internet (because seniors are online in smaller numbers). It can happen to wealthy seniors, and those of limited means. According to the Federal Trade… Read More
Medicare vs. Medicaid
The cost of senior care can stretch family budgets to the breaking point, but financial help is available. Medicare, Medicaid and the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs offer assistance programs that can help pay for eldercare in certain circumstances. DOWNLOAD THE MEDICARE RESOURCE GUIDE MEDICARE Medicare is a national, government-funded health insurance that all Americans receive… Read More