How Much Does Assisted Living Cost?

Posted on Sep 10, 2012

Answer:  it depends on the facility, location, and services.

If you’re looking for an assisted living facility in Santa Rosa, CA you can expect to pay roughly $3,500 per month for the average 6-bed care home.  However, if you’re looking for a luxury retirement community in Santa Rosa the cost varies significantly between facilities.  Some large retirement communities are more affordable at $3,000-$4,000 per month, while others charge much more.

Exceptional assisted living facilities that emphasize personal care can be very expensive.  For instance, Wild Rose Care Home charges $250 per day for a private bedroom.  The cost reflects the custom-built facility with a homely atmosphere and the degree of care provided.  It is difficult to find assisted living facilities in Santa Rosa that provide exceptional senior care, and those few that do charge a rate commensurate with their expertise.  If you need help finding quality assisted living facilities we recommend contacting Accessible Elder Care for some free advice and referrals.

Memory care is difficult to find in Santa Rosa.  Few Santa Rosa assisted living facilities are capable of caring for seniors with advanced dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.  Most assisted living facilities are managed by individuals without medical experience or a background in dementia care.  Consequently, these assisted living facilities are more comfortable providing board-and-care; simple caregiving that does not require specialized knowledge or expertise.  Assisted living facilities that do accept seniors with dementia and excel in their care will probably charge a higher rate than most assisted living facilities.  For instance, Wild Rose Care Home typically charges approximately $7,500 per month for incoming residents.

If you need help finding an assisted living facility within your budget call Accessible Elder Care at (707) 237-2750 to get free advice and referrals to local assisted living facilities.  They will answer your questions and provide you with a complimentary referral  to local assisted living facilities within your budget.