By answering the following 7 questions, we can help you compare the cost of staying in your home with assistance to the cost of living in a senior living community.
Learn the facts about the true costs and then make your decision:
Stay at home or move to a senior living community?
Did you know? Some people delay a move based on fears they can't afford a senior living community. But that's before they compare the costs.
Select from the three choices below: Which best describes the current neighborhood of the person considering a move to a senior living community?
Did you know? A senior living community’s fees include all property taxes, utilities and cable.
suburb or town
Select from the three choices below: If remaining at home, how will the individual receive his or her daily meals?
Did you know? Three balanced, healthy meals — plus snacks — are provided every day in a senior living community.
Select from the three choices below: If remaining at home, which services will the individual need?
Did you know? Home maintenance and housekeeping are provided in a senior living community.
To receive personal care and companionship services in your home, the hourly rate depends on the services provided and averages $26.50. Please indicate how many hours of these services will be needed each day.
Did you know? Personal care and companionship are included in a senior living community.
How many hours of friend-family assistance is currently provided for the person considering a move to a senior living community?
Did you know? While living at home, many come to rely on the support and assistance of friends and family — often more than is realized.
Indicate below if you’d like to include the average cost of entertainment — as determined by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Services — in your cost comparison.
Did you know? A senior living community provides friendship, activities and programs, fitness opportunities and entertainment.
Indicate below whether the person considering a move to a senior living community currently pays a monthly mortgage, rent or HOA.
Please select the housing option that you're considering below.
Here’s how staying in your home with assistance compares to moving to a senior living community:
$300 per day
Senior Living Community*
$200 per day
*Source: Cedarhurst's Average Base Rent in 2023
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