Monday, August 27, 2012

When Do I Need An Assisted Living Facility?

The answer: when you cannot live independently and require a certain degree of assistance. Sometimes you can forgo an senior living facility and remain in your own home if you obtain assistance by family members or a private caregiver. However, eventually most seniors will require a degree of care beyond what family members can provide. Also, private caregivers on a 24-hour basis can cost more than $14,000 per month, so an assisted living facility may be a cost-effective option. In short, seniors require an assisted living facility when they need assistance with the daily activities of living and cannot obtain this degree of assistance from other sources of care.

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