It can be a big adjustment moving into an assisted living center from your home. You might have questions about how to find the best communities, costs, what it is like living there, and how to pay for it. Thankfully, there are facilities that fit a variety of lifestyles in neighborhoods around the city, it may not be as tough to afford as you think, and the assisted living costs in Mesa are on par with the rest of the country. Let’s take a closer look at Mesa's assisted living.
Mesa is a part of the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. When compared to the national median, Phoenix assisted living is relatively inexpensive. The national median is $3,628 per month. You can expect to pay about $3,470 per month in Phoenix.
Based on where you are, the local costs can vary a lot. For instance, SeniorAdvisor.com has prices as low as $500 per month for a semi-private room in Evergreen Assisted Living at Mesa Christian near Hohokam Stadium. Also, the prices can reach up to $5,000 for a one-bedroom unit in a senior care center in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. Between these two extremes, there are many alternatives.
In addition to Christian and luxury accommodations, assisted living facilities in Mesa cater to a broad range of lifestyles. If you want to move into a place with your cat or dog, The Springs of East Mesa are ideal for you. They offer pet-friendly assisted living and are conveniently located near Red Mountain District Park. If you are interested in having plenty of social opportunities and maintaining your independence, consider Courtyard Towers, which prides itself on having these qualities. Whatever your interests may be, there are sure to be Phoenix assisted living communities that will fit them.
Once you have an idea of what you want and where you want to live, make a list of promising assisted living facilities. Talk to neighbors, family, and friends to see if they have recommendations. Next, go online to read reviews and find other highly-rated alternatives. You might also approach a senior living advisor who is familiar with the area to see if they have solutions that match your preferences and budget. Also, find out what services are only available for an extra cost, whether the center provides continuity of care, and what is included in the monthly rates.
At first, it may not look like you can afford assisted living. However, when compared to paying for routine and significant home maintenance projects, homeowner’s insurance, property taxes, and utility bills, it starts to look more cost-effective. Plus, these ideas can help you cover the costs:
Cashing out Life Insurance and Reverse Mortgages – This should be a last resort due to the tax and asset ramifications.
VA Aid & Attendance Pension – Contact the VA’s regional office for how to apply and other information.
Sell Your Current Home – Assisted living can be paid for with the money you receive for selling your home if it will be left vacant when you move out.
Medicaid – Contact the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System to find out more about your Medicaid benefits.
Long-Term Care Insurance - Many of your costs will be covered by your policy.
Go to SeniorAdvisor to find award-winning providers, to learn more about Mesa neighborhoods, and more as you start your search for assisted living.
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