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.
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Home Health vs. Home Care: What’s the Difference?
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Glossary of Senior Living Terms
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Getting Elder Care Help
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Community Tour Notes Checklist
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A Caregiver’s Guide to Dementia and Memory Care
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