Transitioning a loved one into assisted living isn’t easy, particularly when you factor in the costs. It’s a big decision, so you want to make sure it’s right for your loved one, and it’s an affordable choice for your family.
A Place for Mom compiled data on assisted living costs, which shows the national median cost of assisted living communities in 2022 is $4,640 a month or $55,680 a year. You might be wondering what is included in this cost, so you can plan to avoid the hidden costs of assisted living. This article will help you get there.
Types of Assisted Living Costs
Before we break down what’s included in assisted living costs, it’s worth noting that Copeland Oaks operates on an all-inclusive pricing model. Our pricing includes everything from rent, utilities, care services, meals, and all other services and amenities available to our residents. This also means our assisted living costs don’t change if a senior develops greater needs.
Selecting a community with all-inclusive pricing is one way to avoid unanticipated costs. What’s involved in assisted living facility costs? Be aware of the following:
Rent & Utilities
The costs of living quarters along with utilities like water, electricity, gas, and internet. All of these basic assisted living costs are included in our base pricing for assisted living at Copeland Oaks. Assisted living residents have the option of private studios or apartments.
Medical Care & Coordination
Copeland Oaks has onsite medical facilities to support your loved one’s health and wellness. Plus, our nursing team and staff help coordinate our residents’ care and effectively manage medications. Our assisted living costs include hassle-free physician visits—dental, optometry, podiatry, and audiology services, plus short-term rehabilitation and therapy, memory care, and more.
Meals, Programming & Activities
All residents have access to healthy, delicious meals at our onsite main dining room and two additional dining venues. We also include many programs, events, and activities to keep seniors active and vital.
Personal Care Support
Whether it’s helping with bathing, dressing, toileting, or getting a haircut, our assisted living residents enjoy access to the support they need to get the most out of life.
Housekeeping, Laundry & Grounds Care
This is a big one! Part of the all-inclusive pricing includes support to keep our resident’s home sweet home clean and sanitary. Copeland Oak’s pricing also includes laundry services and groundskeeping to ensure our community remains safe and inviting.
Whether it’s traveling around our campus or offsite for doctor visits, shopping, or events, our residents have access to transportation when they need it.
How to Avoid Hidden Costs of Assisted Living
Of course, all-inclusive pricing helps families avoid unexpected costs, but there’s more to it. Moving your loved one into assisted living may involve some hidden costs of assisted living you may not be considering. How can you avoid any surprises?
Do Your Research
Hop online and look at senior living communities in your area—and read articles like this one. Our website answers frequently asked questions and helps people understand the cost of assisted living and budgeting for a loved one’s care.
Consider Moving Costs
Remember that there are costs involved with moving your loved one into assisted living, whether it’s packing up a moving truck yourself or paying a moving company. You also may have to consider putting some possessions into a storage facility, which may add monthly costs.
Also remember: When your loved one moves into a senior living community like Copeland Oaks, they always have access to care and support as their needs change. That means they don’t have to incur the added expenses that come with moving to another location or facility to receive care.
Customized Care Options From Copeland Oaks
When choosing a retirement community, look for one that offers all-inclusive pricing with a continuum of care and avoid hidden assisted living costs. Copeland offers all-inclusive packages for our assisted living apartments, independent living villas, and other living options. All of our living options include access to our campus with a wellness center, therapeutic activities, and more amenities.
We welcome you to come and experience Copeland’s campus for yourself. Schedule a tour today!
A place for Mom. How Much Does Assisted Living Cost? Factors & Price Structures. Last updated May 23, 2023. Accessed: July 20, 2023.