What Assisted Listing Costs need to be considered?

Assisted living care is typically paid for from the private funds of the residents and/or their families.  Some long-term care insurance policies cover licensed assisted living.  War veterans or spouses of a war veteran might qualify for Veteran’s Benefits (The VA Aid and Attendance Program) which can be used to help pay for assisted living.  Other options residents and/or their families have used to address assisted living costs include:

  • Income from social security and other pensions
  • The sale of the family home and other investments
  • Personal retirement savings
  • Assistance from family
  • The settlement of a life insurance policy that is no longer needed

 

As with most assisted living providers, HuntLeigh Care Homes charges a basic month-to-month rate which covers all basic living expenses such as rent, utilities, and food.  It also covers 24-supervision and assistance with daily needs, housekeeping, health monitoring services, and social activities.  HuntLeigh Care Homes assisted living care is less expensive than in-home health services or nursing home care in Frisco and surrounding areas.

Avoid Sticker Shock – Understand what Assisted Livings Costs already include

HuntLeigh Care Homes understands when shopping for an assisted living, “sticker shock” is common.  Often times families compare what they might be paying monthly on house expenses instead of all the other small monthly costs that living at home can occur. Some items to consider that are generally included in the monthly fee at an assisted living are:

Household Costs

  • Rent/Mortgage
  • Property Taxes
  • HOA or Condo Fee
  • Housekeeping/Cleaning Supplies
  • Laundry
Utilities

  • Electricity
  • Gas
  • Water/Sewer
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Garbage Removal
Activities

  • Recreational
  • Social
  • Health/Exercise Classes
Food

  • Groceries
  • Take-Out
  • Dinning Out
Safety

  • 24-hour Security System & Supervision
  • 24-hour staff available for health care needs
  • Assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
Maintenance & Repairs

  • Appliances
  • Lawn Care
  • Automobile (including gas)