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Good Samaritan Society - White Acres
7304 Good Samaritan Ct., El Paso, TX 79912
Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Nursing Home, Respite, Skilled Nursing, Rehabilitation

At the Good Samaritan Society, we are dedicated to providing the highest level of quality care and service to our residents. We offer a wide range of amenities and ...

Good Samaritan Society - Willow Wind
3191 Aster Dr., Prescott, AZ 86305
Assisted Living

At Good Samaritan Society – Willow Wind, we understand that everyone has different care needs. That’s why we offer assisted living apartments that are tailored to each individual. Our ...

Good Samaritan Society - Windom
705 Sixth St, Windom, MN 56101
Independent Living, Assisted Living, Nursing Home, Skilled Nursing, Rehabilitation

The Good Samaritan Society is committed to providing the highest quality of care and service to our residents. We offer a wide range of amenities and services to ensure ...

Good Samaritan Society - Woodland
100 Buffalo Hills Ln. E., Brainerd, MN 56401
Independent Living, Assisted Living, Nursing Home, Adult Day Care, Respite, Skilled Nursing, Rehabilitation

The Good Samaritan Society is committed to providing the highest quality of care and service to our residents. We are dedicated to creating a supportive and compassionate environment where ...

Good Samaritan Special Care Home
42612 35Th St. West, Lancaster, CA 93536
Assisted Living

Good Sams Assisted Living Residence
1 Pebble Wood Ln, Palm Coast, FL 32164
Assisted Living

Good Shepherd Assisted Living
6464 East Norwood Circle, Mesa, AZ 85215
Assisted Living

Good Shepherd Assisted Living Facility
8610 Nw 24Th Court, Sunrise, FL 33322
Assisted Living

Good Shepherd Assisted Living
9313 Kobe Way, Montgomery Village, MD 20886
Assisted Living

Good Shepherd Care Home
3124 Fruitvale Ave., Oakland, CA 94602
Assisted Living

Good Shepherd Assisted Living Facility Of Brandon
1801 Lido Dr, Brandon, FL 33511
Assisted Living

Good Shepherd Cottage Assisted Living
1218 Royal Oaks Dr, Monrovia, CA 91016
Assisted Living

Good Shepherd Community
2801 Aldersgate Road, Little Rock, AR 72205
Assisted Living

Good Shepherd Community has been providing affordable, secure housing and professional, personal service to its residents since 1979. Founded by the Bishops and General Presbyter of the Arkansas Catholic, Episcopal, ...

Good Shepherd Cottages
307 11Th Street North, Sauk Rapids, MN 56379
Assisted Living

Good Shepherd Home
725 Columbus Avenue, Fostoria, OH 44830
Assisted Living, Nursing Home

Good Shepherd Home is a not-for-profit life care community that serves people of all faiths with independent living options and all levels of care. We are guided by local ...

Good Shepherd Home
14812 La Fonda Drive, La Mirada, CA 90638
Assisted Living

Good Shepherd Home For The Aged
603 West Street, New Bern, NC 28560
Assisted Living

Good Shepherd Loving Care
510 Nw 98Th St, Miami, FL 33150
Assisted Living

Good Shepherd Homes
1211 4Th Avenue North, Sauk Rapids, MN 56379
Assisted Living, Nursing Home

Good Shepherd Lutheran Home
2242 Wright Street, Blair, NE 68008
Assisted Living, Nursing Home

Good Shepherd Of St Clare
528 Coconut Place, Brentwood, CA 94513
Assisted Living

Good Shepherd Rest Home I
2830 Cedar Street, Las Vegas, NV 89104
Assisted Living

Good Shepherd Residential Care For The Elderly
5472 Foothill Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94601
Assisted Living

Good Shepherd Rcfe
5039 Halison St., Torrance, CA 90503
Assisted Living

Good Shepherd Rest Home Iv
4089 E Boston Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89104
Assisted Living

Good Shepherd Services Dba Forest Glen Cbrf
721 Bronson Rd, Seymour, WI 54165
Assisted Living

At Good Shepherd Services, we provide health and social services to those in need with compassion and respect. Our campus is a safe and welcoming place for all, and ...

Good Shepherd Village At Endwell
14 Village Drive, Endwell, NY 13760
Assisted Living, Nursing Home

Good Shepherd Village at Endwell is a retirement community located on 120 acres of rolling hills overlooking Endwell Greens Golf Club. The community offers a variety of amenities including a ...

Good Shepherd Vista
5472 Foothill Blvd, Oakland, CA 94601
Assisted Living

Good Stand Home Care
721 Nw 13Th Ave, Miami, FL 33125
Assisted Living

Good Tree Retirement
2010 Good Tree Street, Stephenville, TX 76401
Assisted Living

Good Tree is the perfect place to enjoy the good life. Our senior community is located in rural Texas and surrounded by nature. We offer great amenities, convenient services ...

Assisted Living: A General Overview

Who Should Move into Assisted Living?

Assisted living is for more independent seniors. These are seniors who can generally take care of themselves with a helping hand here or there. If one of the following descriptions fits your loved one, assisted living might be a good fit for them.

  • Your loved one has a hard time driving and is having a difficult time getting groceries, going to the beauty salon, making it to the bank
  • Your senior’s house is getting dirtier every time you visit them. They are having a hard time keeping their home clean and conducting laundry and other house cleaning tasks
  • Your senior is having a hard time navigating doctor’s appointments and keeping up with their health.
  • Your senior is showing signs of depression. They are lonely, and you find that they are messaging you more and more.
  • Your senior is having a hard time remembering to take medication.
  • Your senior is showing signs of dementia and Alzheimers. Sometimes an assisted living facility can be a good fit if your senior is still able to do most tasks other times, a higher level of care can be needed like a nursing home.
  • Your senior’s companion or spouse has just passed, and their life has changed dramatically. A new home and new friends could be a great fit.
  • Your senior has mobility difficulties.
  • Your senior is showing signs of poor hygiene. This can include dirty nails, body odor, and messy hair.
  • Your senior is showing a general decline in health.
  • Your senior one is starting to hoard stuff. This can become a fire hazard and even become a health issue.

Who Should Not Move Into Assisted Living?

Someone who is extremely independent might have a hard time adjusting to assisted living. If someone can generally take care of themselves completely, another retirement community is probably a better fit.

On the other end of the spectrum, someone who needs a ton of care might need a higher level of care. This could include someone who needs 24/7 help to get around and conduct their lives. A better fit for someone who needs a lot of hands to help should look into options such as a nursing home.

What is the Cost of Assisted Living?

Assisted living has a broad range of costs. Depending on geography, the luxury of the facility, and several other factors, basic costs can range from $2,000-$10,000 a month. The average price of a facility is around $3,000-$4,000 a month. This can be very surprising for families starting to look at care. Sometimes this cost can be negotiated depending on the facility and how many vacancies that it currently has. In addition to a basic fee per month, assisted living facilities typically have several add on fees. These can include moving in fees, personal care fees, meal fees, and community fees. These fees can add up quickly, and it is a common problem to think that you are paying for a service later to find out that you have to pay hundreds or even thousands of more dollars a month.

Move-in fees can be highly variable. Some facilities don’t have a move-in fee while other facilities have a one-month rent move-in fee.

One of the biggest complaints when searching for an assisted living facility is that the facilities are very secretive about their price. However, at My Caring Plan, we’ve tried to either gather cost information manually or estimate it to the best of our abilities.

There are different types of cost structures, depending on the facility. These models are an all-inclusive model, a level of care model, and fee for service model.

All-inclusive Model

This is one payment per month for everything that your senior needs. This includes care assistance for your senior, such as bathing, laundry, transportation, and whatever else your senior might need help with. This also includes all meals at the dining room, security, recreational activities, and much more.

Levels of Care Model

Sometimes a facility will have several different tiers to choose from. These tiers have a difference in how many amenities your loved one has access to. Lower tiers might not have access to personal care, cooked meals, and medication management. Make sure to ask questions as it is essential to understand precisely what you are paying for when you choose a specific tier.

Fee-for-Service Model

Most fee-for-service models include rent and meals. Every additional amenity your senior wants or needs they have to pay for. In most fee-for-service models, there is an option to pay for hourly care for your loved one.

What Types of Care are Provided in Assisted Living?

Most assisted living facilities offer daily living activities (ADLs), medication management, and health care management and monitoring. The medication management level can depend on the facility, so make sure to ask questions. Facilities can also help with coordinating doctor’s appointments and provide 24-hour monitoring of its members.

Amenities:

Assisted living typically features a long list of amenities. Here are some examples of amenities that are often given:

  • A cook to make meals
  • Onsite musical guests
  • Laundry service
  • Libraries
  • Exercise room
  • Beauty salon
  • Swimming pool
  • Security service
  • Chapel
  • Art classes
  • Group trip
  • Several others
  • Transportation
  • Bingo
  • Dances
  • Movie nights

Living Space

Assisted Living facilities offer a wide range of living options. These can include private rooms, shared rooms with another resident, and double rooms. Depending on the facility, there might be more options available. Most apartments offer some kitchen space and private bathrooms.

Assisted living is sometimes located in a hospital and can also be a part of a broader senior living community that might include nursing homes.

Certification

In most states, assisted living facilities are registered or licensed. Most state government websites have reports of the conditions of assisted living facilities. Many states will send a government employee to the facilities’ site to overview a facility’s condition and create a report. These reports can include information about when a facility has been fined for breaking code.

Other Names for Assisted Living

Assisted living can go by many names, depending on where you live. Some of the most common ones are assisted living residences, community residential care facilities, personal care homes, residential care homes, residential care facilities for the elderly, and assisted housing programs.

Finding a Quality Assisted Living Community

My Caring Plan has combined data sources from several different areas of the web to create one place where you can browse and find the best facility for your loved one. Once you find some facilities that you’re interested in, we have partnered with senior living advisors across the country that know your city well, the communities within it, and will help you find the best place for your loved one.

Assisted Living by State

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