If you or someone you love is about to make a move to assisted living, cost will be a factor in your decision. Assisted living comes in a range of costs and levels of quality, and it’s important to be aware of what you can expect. This helps you predict costs well enough for budgeting purposes and estimate the quality of an assisted care facility.
The median monthly cost of care in an assisted living facility in the United States is $3,750, while median costs for a semi-private room in a nursing home are $7,148. Average costs in Arizona are slightly lower than this, but generally comparable. More in-depth information about costs in Arizona can be found below.
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How does Arizona Compare to the National Average?
The average cost of assisted living in Tucson, Arizona, in 2018 is $3,695 per month. Costs around the state are comparable to this. Glendale has the lowest average cost in the state, at $2,461 per month. Sun City West has the highest average cost in the state, at $5,477 per month.
In Phoenix, the average cost of assisted living is $3,500 per month. At the low end in Phoenix, assisted care is available for as low as $1,100 per month. At the high end in Phoenix, it’s available for as much as $8,300 per month. Arizona is fairly close to the national average in this area.
Assisted living is generally slightly less expensive than the national average in Arizona, but this may be subject to change as more seniors come to the state.
What Dangers are Associated with Low-Cost Assisted Living?
Cost of care does not necessarily equal quality of care, but, as with anything else, if you hear a price for assisted living that sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Abuse and neglect are not unheard of in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. It can be helpful to keep in mind that you generally get what you pay for with facilities of this kind.
There is a potential for abuse or neglect in any assisted living facility. Physical, emotional, sexual, and financial abuse and neglect are all possibilities.
If you’re considering seeking assisted living care in the Tucson area, take a look at the ratings for the places you’re interested in. Tucson has a wide variety of places available, and you should be able to find the best place that suits your budget.
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