Benefits of Residential Homes for Independent Living:
Lonestar carehome benefits:
The list of benefits is long, so here are a few of the main ones:
- Continue life in a familiar manner, in a regular community/neighborhood.
- Who wants to live in an apartment when they can live in a house?
- Basic chores are all taken care of by a Caregiver.
- Be part of a family living with your peers, not isolated in an apartment alone.
- The cost of living and care is split between residents making it affordable.
- The lifestyle is more familiar living in a normal, single story home, in a regular neighborhood, but all the chores of daily life removed.
- Seniors get much more personal attention and a stronger bond with their caregiver as there is a maximum of 6 to 1 ratio between caregiver and residents. Compare this to a large apartment style community, where there might be 30 residents or more, to one caregiver.
- You have a private bedroom in a home, but are not isolated and cut off as you now belong to a new family with 3 of your peers.
- Meals, laundry, cleaning, occasional outings, activities and some doctor trips handled by licensed caregivers.
Lifestyle Pricing Comparison:
Average cost to rent an apartment by yourself:
$1,500 rent + $300 utilities + $400 grocery/cleaning/hygiene + $4,200 6 hrs/6 days homecare
= $6,200 Total per month
Average cost to live in a house with a mortgage by yourself:
$2,000 + $500 utilities + $400 grocery/cleaning/hygiene + $4,200 6 hrs/6 days homecare
= $7,100 Total per month
$2,900 (average) due to group discounts for a regular bedroom in a normal residential home. Includes food, utilities, cable, Internet, phone and home care for ADL.