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the Price of Assisted Living Facilities

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$ 2050
May 2008
Burbank, CA
Mid-level assisted living in a larger retirement hotel atmosphere  more... close row
$ 4700
Apr 2008
Holbrook, New York
Monthly fee for an 84 year old resident  more... close row
$ 1500
May 2008
Akron OH
Service for the price is very good  more... close row
$ 4800
Jan 2008
Teaneck, New Jersey
Monthly cost for comprehensive assisted care facility  more... close row
$ 1500
May 2008
Livonia MI
Assisted Living Facilities have many names  more... close row
$ 1000
Apr 2008
Detroit MI
Assisted living is a good step before a nursing home  more... close row
$ 2000
Apr 2008
Atlanta, GA
Aunt in assisted living facility  more... close row
$ 3000
May 2008
Chicago, Illinois
Hit and miss service for grandmother  more... close row
$ 4000
Jan 2007
Cherry Hill, NJ
Mother enjoys her assisted living facility  more... close row
$ 5000
Sep 2007
Pine Bluff, AR
Monthly charge for a semi-private room  more... close row
$ 2200
Mar 2008
Van Nuys, CA
Shared room and prepared meals  more... close row

Description of service

My grandmother's husband is now living in an assisted care facility. He has some major respiritory problems, and is in need of oxygen at all times. He is able to move around on his own and mostly able to take care of his own hygiene. There have been some times when the caretakers have had to wash him or clean up after him. Also, the meals are served in a central dining hall, and he has a room mate.


Review of Service

The service is decent, and I don't fear for his safety. However, the administration is not very sympathetic, and I always feel like I'm fighting an uphill battle when I need to advocate for him. There has not been a need for increased care or hospice, but I'm not looking forward to when this day comes. Unfortunately, other places are at least as expensive and do not fill me with any confidence.


Tips

This is one of the most difficult things you'll ever have to do. It's seems almost impossible to find someone who will care for your loved one who is not jaded and negative. Shopping around is really the only way to have any confidence in your choice. This includes bringing the loved one into the facility and having a list of important questions that you ask at each place. Insist on full answers, and make sure that your questions are tailored to the specific needs of your loved ones. Also consider what the future is likely to bring. You may not want to think about it, but things are likely to get worse for your loved one and you will be glad that you asked the tough questions up front.


$ 680
May 2008
orlando, florida
Paying for assisted living from disability check  more... close row
$ 800
Jan 2007
Clarksville, Tn
Grandmother happy with assisted living  more... close row
$ 200
Apr 2008
Merritt Island, FL
Price per day for brother who had stroke  more... close row
$ 700
Jan 2008
Merritt Island, Florida
Assisted living for ex mother in law  more... close row
$ 750
Apr 2008
La Crescent, MN
Monthly cost of assisted living  more... close row