After years of living in the same home, the prospect of moving and losing independence can be daunting for some seniors. Though there are many reasons for this, affordability is one of the major factors. Fortunately, there are a variety of options for hourly and live-in care in Scottsdale that can make aging in place a good financial decision for your senior loved one.
Modifications Are Cheaper Than Moving
If your loved one is having difficulty completing daily routines safely at home, it might be tempting to move him or her to a senior community. However, most seniors can benefit from simple modifications like adding handrails in the bathroom. Since most accessibility modifications are relatively inexpensive and last a long time, doing things like adding a ramp to an entryway may save more money over time than paying for nursing home costs.
Living Costs Are Less Expensive
Senior homeowners may find paying monthly residence fees to a senior living center does not fit their budget. Those who rent might also discover low-cost apartments in the general community are often cheaper than those in senior communities. Seniors who decide to age in place can still enjoy many of the same amenities nursing homes offer without having to pay the higher price.
Paying for Unnecessary Care Is Avoidable
Many senior residential communities are designed to care for seniors with a variety of different health conditions. Unfortunately, active and healthy seniors are still required to pay for these care services even when they do not need them because they are usually written into the monthly rent. However, if your loved one decides to age in place, he or she can arrange for Scottsdale home care services and only pay for the care he or she needs.
Storage and Moving Expenses Can Be Skipped
Downsizing can be hard for seniors, and it usually requires hiring a moving and storage company. Seniors who decide they can’t part with their belongings may also have to pay a monthly storage fee on top of their nursing home costs. Your loved one can still downsize if he or she decides to continue living at home, but he or she will not have to worry about outrageous moving fees.
To learn about the many other benefits of aging in place, reach out to Home Care Assistance. We can customize a care plan for your loved one based on his or her current care needs and adjust it as those needs change. In addition to our hourly and live-in care services, we also offer specialized Parkinson’s, stroke, and Alzheimer’s care Scottsdale seniors can count on. For more information on our in-home care services, call one of our knowledgeable Care Managers today at 480.448.6215.