In the following post, we break down the cost of assisted living communities in the D.C. area and provide resources that will help qualified applicants pay for their stay at an assisted living community.
In the D.C. area, including surrounding counties, we’ve seen the monthly rate for assisted living be as low as $1,650 per month, which includes the costs of room, board, and care. We’ve also seen the total cost per month for assisted living exceed $20,000. How is that possible? Well, if someone lives in an assisted living community and hires her own caregiver—between the community’s monthly fee and the cost of the caregiver, the total cost of stay can exceed $20,000 per month. If no outside caregiver is hired, then $13,700 is the highest per month cost we’ve seen for an assisted living community in the D.C. metropolitan area. For your reference, generally people do not need to hire outside caregivers to assist them while staying at an assisted living community; however, there are rare cases when it makes sense for the family to do so.
In sum, the per month cost of assisted living can range from $1,650 to $13,700. Here are the four variables that drive the monthly cost for assisted living:
In this next section we break down the ways that you can pay for a stay at an assisted living community.
The process to find an appropriate, suitable assisted living community can be daunting. We’re here to help. Give us a call or contact us here if you have any questions about senior living.