Do you think your parent would be better off in an assisted living community but you are worried about the cost? You may be surprise to discover that assisted living can be more affordable than you think especially when you take into account a number of factors. To start with, if your parent is still living in their own home, most likely they are faced with regular maintenance and upkeep expenses in addition to taxes and a mortgage payment. Also while utility bills keep increasing each year, your parent’s income may not be.
Another expense to consider is will the home require modifications to accommodate your parent’s limited mobility? Not only can that be expensive but it may impact the value of the home when you finally do decide to sell at a later date. Furthermore, if your parent requires in-home care, good care can be expensive and may not really be adequate to ensure their safety 24/7.
Additionally lack of companionship and isolation can be a problem for seniors who live alone. Many elderly people have a hard time getting out and about as they no longer feel comfortable driving and often find themselves spending more and more time home alone. In fact aPlaceforMom.com reminds families that, “seniors who live alone often experience social isolation and poor nutrition which contributes to cognitive decline, health problems, depression and a lower quality of life.”
They explain that while many people have sticker shock after touring a senior living community and learning the cost of assisted living, it is actually a great value when you add up all of the services and amenities included in the cost. They even put together a chart that shows you how assisted living may be less than half the cost of getting care for your elderly parent at home. Please contact MorningStar at Jordan Creek for more information about our assisted living and memory care as well as all of the services, amenities and programs we offer residents.
MorningStar at Jordan Creek proudly provides the very best in senior living with our unique mission statement of “to honor, to serve, to invest.” With a foundation built on honoring God, valuing all seniors and selecting staff with a felt calling to serve, we create a true home for residents amid a beautiful setting. Please schedule a tour to discover the newest community in the West Des Moines area.
Offering a lifestyle of comfort, wellness and community, MorningStar is committed to giving residents a quality of life surpassing that of other senior living communities. To experience firsthand the finest in senior living, contact us to schedule a tour.