Assisted Living vs In Home Care
What is Assisted Living?
Assisted living communities or assisted living facilities help promote health, safety and well-being among the senior residents that live there.
This type of housing was developed as a form of senior housing to provide a place to live for seniors. Some assisted living facilities also offer health care and personal care services to seniors in need of assistance with activities of daily living.
Although this is a more independent environment than a traditional nursing home, among assisted living communities there is a wide variation in the level of care that may be provided.
Accordingly, some assisted living communities specialize in providing a supportive and safe environment for seniors who are largely independent but need some minor periodic assistance with activities of daily living or medication management.
Whereas other assisted living providers have designed their services specifically for the very frail elderly who need a very high level of assistance on a daily basis.
Essentially, these assisted living facilities have become a substitute for nursing homes and frequently provide many, though not all, of the same care services as a skilled nursing facility.
It is important to know what type of environment each assisted living community caters to so that your loved one will be most comfortable.
Cost of Assisted Living Facilities
Interestingly, the monthly cost of Assisted Living Facilities can range from $4,000- $5,000 per month which can easily run on average, $48,000-$60,000 a year.
It is estimated that there are over 36,000 assisted living options to choose from in the United States and this number appears to be growing.
In Home Care
By contrast, In-Home Care can help seniors who prefer to remain in their homes. In-home care hourly rates in Massachusetts for a Health Aide, average $25 per hour.
Most noteworthy is that if you use the services of an in-home health aide 4 hours per day for 5 days per week, then the yearly cost would be approximately $26,000 per year.
– Payment Sources: Mostly private pay, some take Medicaid
– Price Range: $3000 to $6000 per month depending on the size of apartment and level of assistance required
– Alzheimer’s care ranges from $3,800 to $5,500 for a shared suite.About Us
About Unique HomeCare Services
Unique HomeCare Services provides in-home care for elders, those with special needs, and people who are recuperating from illness, injury, or surgery.
We offer a full range of in-home care services such as personal care, grooming and incontinence care, bathing and dressing, post-hospitalization care, Alzheimer’s and Dementia care, and medication management.
We also provide non-medical support services such as meal planning and preparation, light housekeeping, caring companionship, shopping/errands, accompanying to medical and other appointments, as well as case management services.
It is our pleasure to assist our veteran clients with VA Aid and Attendance Benefit approval at no cost.
Our service area is Boston, Norwood, Dedham, Westwood, Walpole, Canton, Sharon, Stoughton, Avon, Braintree, Easton, Milton, Quincy, Weymouth, and surrounding towns.
To schedule a no cost and no obligation full In-Home Assessment to determine the home care needs of you or your loved one please call us at (800) 296-9962 to speak to a Case Manager or fill out our Free Quote Contact Form.