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Long Term Care Options

Here is a snapshot of the long-term care options available and their approximate costs. Not only can Andrea help you place your loved one in a facility that meets your needs, she can also evaluate your friend or loved one to determine what type of care is appropriate.

Independent Living Communities – The senior can function on his or her own, but may receive help with housekeeping and meals. The cost runs about $1,500 to $3,000 per month, depending upon the community.

Assisted Living – The senior needs help with some of his or her activities of daily living (ADLs). This includes help with bathing, dressing, toileting, transferring, eating, escorting and assistance with medications. The estimated cost is $3,800 – $6,000 per month. It is not “hands-on” care; it is “standby” assistance.

Intermediate Care – The loved one needs 24-hour supervision but may be able to perform some activities of daily living. Assistance can be a combination of “standby” and “hands-on.” The estimated cost is $5,000 – $6,000 per month.

Nursing Home Skilled Care – The senior needs 24-hour supervision and “hands-on” care with activities of daily living. The person usually has a health concern like a feeding tube or tracheotomy that requires 24-hour “hands-on” care. The cost is $6,000 – $8,000 a month. The special care Alzheimer’s units may cost $9,000 or more.

Home Health (Non-medical services, licensed) – The prices run approximately $190 per day for a live-in companion to $225 per day or more for a live-in providing personal care. Services are also available on an hourly basis.

Contact Andrea Donovan when you need help placing your loved one in any type of long term care facilities.

andrea-donovan100Andrea Donovan Senior Living Advisors
361 Nuttall Road Riverside, IL 60546 708-442-7174 708-415-2934 (cell)