Assisted living vs. home care continues to be a debate; in short, what makes them different? While these care options may seem similar, they are quite different. As far as assisted living communities vs. in-home care on a competitive level, there is no clear winner as the results vary on your loved one’s needs and desires.
There comes a time in everyone's life when they begin to notice that they are in need of a little extra help with their day-to-day activities. This can be an emotional and stressful experience, with many big decisions to make, and much change with this new period in your life. At HarborChase, we want you to feel that you are in confident and capable hands. The professional staff is well equipped and compassionate, we have well-maintained communities, and beautiful amenities that make our residents feel right at home. With this huge transition in life, HarborChase assisted living services ensure that our residents can maintain their independence, enjoy exciting community activities, and maintain an excellent quality of life.
There comes a time when many people will require help to live their lives, and this is an unfortunate and unavoidable fact. The ASHA-sponsored website, whereyoulivematters.org, states almost half of the US adults ages 65 and older either need or currently receive help already. While you may want to help your loved ones yourself, this can become a difficult and a trying issue to manage. Despite how much you may care for your elderly loved ones, you may need help, but where might you get it? You are looking for a solution that meets the needs of your loved ones while still providing them with the freedom to live their life.
If you have an older loved one residing in an assisted living community, you may know firsthand that low energy, health issues, and mobility limitations can keep them from being as socially active as they would like to be.
We love to celebrate senior living at HarborChase, and that is why we strongly believe it is important for your loved one to feel wanted, appreciated, and most importantly, healthy. Seniors often feel that conserving an active life mentally and physically can be laborious, so we take pleasure in showing them exciting, assisted living activities that are not only fun, but extremely beneficial to their health.
In certain scenarios, a senior’s growing need for assistance may be suddenly apparent, and other times, a need for assistance may be gradual and harder to detect. So, what is the best way to tell if your older parent needs assistance with maintenance or overall assisted living services?
The generation that survived World War II and the Great Depression definitely has some life wisdom that would be worth sharing. That is why they are referred to as the Greatest Generation, and rightfully so. We all could learn a lesson from them, about life, love, and money. We did just that, we sat down with some of our assisted living residents and asked them what financial advice they could give us after being faced with some of the most pressing economic times in American history.
At HarborChase, we strive to deliver unparalleled secure and reliable assisted living services to our seniors, however; the number of seniors being exploited continues rising as many other individuals and institutions continue to take advantage of them. “According to a True Link Report on Elder Financial Abuse 2015, prior efforts at quantifying the problem have severely underestimated how much seniors have lost. . . [their] estimate came in at more than $36 billion [annually].”
At HarborChase we would love for you to be a part of one of our assisted living communities and we would love it even more if you did not have to worry about finances to live there. According to a Genworth’s Cost of Care Study the monthly average cost of assisted living in America is $3,628. This cost can vary greatly depending on which region you live in, community amenities, and individualized care needs. If you have relatively low care needs and a lifetime of savings you can pay for your cost of living out of pocket. If you have investment portfolios, you cash them out to cover costs, for example, IRAs. You can also turn to family to help share the burden of costs or share a room with a friend to split the costs. If you solely cannot afford private pay by itself, do not fret, you can combine it with other available resources.
Transitioning a family member to assisted living can be intimidating, and that is why HarborChase is here to help you every step of the way. The first step to any major decision is to be sure to complete your research and decide what type of community is best for your family.