November 25th, 2019
As our parents age, one of the biggest concerns for families is understanding the cost of senior living and what it covers. Many families even find that senior living is a more affordable option when compared to the cost of a parent aging at home.
Here are a few things to consider when navigating senior living expenses.
Reducing Household Upkeep
Homeowners know how expensive household upkeep can be. There are landscaping and maintenance costs, broken appliances that need to be replaced, property taxes, utilities, and much more.
Senior living communities will take care of these items so that residents are only responsible for their monthly rent and any additional services they have chosen or need. Not only does this simplify it for your loved one, but it also can provide peace of mind for you.
Getting What You’re Paying For
Some of the amazing benefits of living in a senior living community are the experiences they provide for residents through activities and events, which may include:
- Trips to museums
- Visits to farmers markets
- Exercise or motor skill enrichment
- Live music and much more
In addition, there are numerous on-site amenities that residents can take advantage of, like a fitness center, library or crafting space. Normally these activities would cost money for a senior still living in their own home, but with a senior community, these activities are often part of the monthly rent.
Another great benefit of senior living is the level of support provided. Living in a senior living community means that rent will include the services your parent needs. Whether it’s medication reminders, meals, or physical aid, senior living communities can provide the assistance your loved ones need when they need it.
Ask About Additional Services
Senior living communities exist to allow seniors to spend their time doing what they love without needing to worry about the details. Many families take comfort in knowing that seniors or families can decide which services they want and will only be billed for the ones they’ve chosen. From chef-prepared meals to housekeeping, some communities even offer a la carte services, which provide a more customized service plan that makes the most sense for the resident. Be sure to ask what types of services are available on your tours.
Talk With Our StoryPoint Team
At StoryPoint, we offer a variety of specialized services and activities designed for residents at all stages of life. Not only will our team members take you on a tour of our beautiful communities, but they will help you find the right services to best suit you or your loved one’s needs. The sales representative for the community will also be able to break down the cost with you so that you feel more comfortable and confident. Call today to talk to one of our dedicated community specialists.