How Much Does Assisted Living Cost?

Assisted Living Costs

For basic assisted living care, costs can range from $1,800 to $2,400 a month which works out to be about $60 – $80 per day. This cost doesn’t include personal care or medication expenses. For most facilities, basic costs will cover the room, utilities, housekeeping, basic meal plan and some activities.

Varying Assisted Living Costs

The costs of assisted living vary greatly from state to state and even city to city. Regions with lower costs of living can start as low as $1500, but large metropolitan areas can be as much as $5,000, or even much more. Cost doesn’t solely depend on cost of living statistics.

Facility amenities and services can make things expensive quickly. Other factors include number of meals included, private or semi-private rooms, shared bathrooms and even kitchens. Make sure you know square footage of the rooms, this can vary even within the same facility.

Assisted Living Fees

In some cases facilities have an assortment of fees. These can include admitting, entry, community among others and are usually required up front.

Personal Care Costs

Once rent has been determined, it’s important to understand that personal care can add as much as $2,000 in additional costs. Most facilities have a tiered pricing structure depending on the level of care your loved one needs.

These are some of the costs you may have consider when factoring the cost of an assisted living facility.

  • Level of care required by time spent daily
  • Daily activities
  • Bathing
  • Grooming
  • Dressing
  • Monitoring Medication