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Discover the Differences of Assisted Living vs Home Care

Assisted living communities are designed for seniors who can no longer live alone in their own homes but may need some care and support with the tasks of daily living.

There are a lot of misperceptions out there about the cost of assisted living. This blog will help you discover the truth. Many factors affect the fees within each community. The size of the apartment, the floor plan, the location of the community and the services the resident requires will all affect the total cost of living.

How Does the Amount of Care Impact Cost in a Retirement Community?

The level of care needed is a crucial factor in determining the cost of assisted living services. Some people may only need help with housekeeping, meals and laundry, while others need help dressing and bathing. Different levels of service involve different costs. At Oakley Courts, we offer both assisted living and memory care, and the price varies.

Monthly rent is also impacted by a community’s services, such as food and dining.

You May Be Surprised How Affordable Assisted Living Can Be.

Once you compare the costs of living at Oakley Courts versus your own home, you may be surprised how affordable our senior living community really is. Even though your mortgage may be paid off, living at home isn’t free.

Think about, for example, exactly how much it actually costs you to stay in your house. And take a look at what you do not pay for at Oakley Courts.

Here is what’s included at Oakley Courts

  • Gas
  • Trash
  • Cable TV and Wi-Fi
  • Snow maintenance
  • Yard and landscaping maintenance
  • Property taxes
  • Homeowner’s insurance
  • Outdoor home maintenance
  • Indoor home maintenance
  • Some meals
  • Housekeeping
  • Personal laundry
  • Transportation to appointments
  • Social activities
  • Entertainment
  • Fitness programs
  • Educational and cultural programs

Care Services Are Also Included at Our Assisted Living Community.

Providing priceless peace of mind for the whole family, a real value to living in an assisted living community is the 24-hour care. The various skills of a qualified health care team play a key role to ensure the well-being of residents. The whole family will feel happy and secure with our on-site health care:

  • 24/7 on-site certified nursing assistants
  • 24-hour on-site staff
  • Assistance with activities of daily living
  • Memory and Alzheimer’s care

In addition, you’ll appreciate the convenient appointments found within our apartment residences.

Residence features include:

  • 9-foot ceilings in main common areas
  • Generously sized closets
  • 24-hour emergency response system
  • Laundry room

Common Amenities to Share

Gracious gathering spots, services and amenities are scattered around the community and included in the cost of your lifestyle here:

  • Activity room
  • Barber/beauty salon
  • Safe, secure areas for walking
  • Mail center
  • Private dining room

Activities and Programs Are a Bonus

If you’re still living at home, you may not be participating in as many things as you would like to if you are unable to drive or afford them. One of the most attractive parts of our senior living community is all the on-site programs and exciting activities you can enjoy every day. At no extra charge to you, you can choose to stay as busy or relaxed as you want and experience all this:

  • Live entertainment
  • Birthday and holiday celebrations
  • Health education sessions
  • Cards and board games
  • Arts and crafts
  • Fitness and yoga programs
  • Bridge and bingo
  • Guest speakers
smiling practitioner with senior people

Do the Math – the Value Adds Up!

Once you add it all up, you may be surprised at how affordable our community really is.

The national median cost for assisted living, according to Genworth, is approximately $4,000, which breaks down to $133 per day or $48,000 per year.

Within our Freeport, Illinois community, you’ll enjoy a maintenance-free lifestyle with all the utilities covered. Plus, our friendly community will keep you engaged and smiling with all the terrific amenities and interesting programs mentioned here. You can stay strong with exercise classes designed for your level of fitness, be chauffeured to surrounding shopping and be pampered in our beauty salon and barbershop.

The Time to Look Is Now

You may not think you need to move to a senior community, but don’t let that stop you from exploring your options now. Having a plan in place is always best. That way, when you decide to make a move based on an unexpected event in your life, you are already prepared with the information you need to make a good decision without pressure.

Contact us to review your exact situation and budget to see how you can secure a place for yourself at Oakley Courts. Call for an appointment now at 815-233-5129.