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Costs for assisted living, independent living and nursing home

6 years ago

I've been researching places for my mother. What I have found so far is.....

Independent living = your own apartment with a dining room (no more cooking) and once a week maid service, transportation also available, costs around $3,000 monthly.

Assisted living can go from $3,500 to $6,000 depending how much help is needed.

Nursing home is $7,000 to $8,000 per month.

My Mom was in independent living until she fell and fractured pelvis and had a brain bleed. Then she went into a rehab place. There, she fell again, fractured collar bone.

Now I have been told she needs 24 hour care, so I have chosen a nursing home for her near me (I live 3 hours north and this has really taken a toll on me).

Needless to say this has been a real eye opener for my family. I have sold her house, am cleaning out her apartment and have to decide what stays and what goes. My house is small and no basement.

We will get thru this, but it's not easy!

Kathy G in MI

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