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Full Featured Senior Home Listings are now completely free. And the website allows visitors to contact homes directly and safely by phone, contact forms and email.
Your Full Page Senior Home Listing can include a Detailed Description, up to 8 Photos, a Printable Brochure and even your own Video Tour.
When you list your home with Senior Home Search you will be helping families find the right senior housing option for their loved ones.
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According to one U.S. government source*, the average cost of long term senior care ranges from about $36,000 to around $72,000 per year. And in some cases the average can be over $250,000 per year. “Wow, what’s with the huge difference?” you may say.
That’s easy to answer. It is because there are 50 states in the U.S. and probably about 100 different Kinds of Long Term Care, or senior homes and senior living, depending on the state. Each of those different kinds of senior living has a different cost associated with it.
That’s right, the Kind of care and where it takes place makes a big difference in the yearly (and of course monthly) cost.
“The national median monthly rate for a one-bedroom unit in an assisted living facility is $3,500, according to the 2014 Cost of Care Survey released in April by Genworth Financial Inc. of Richmond, Virginia. That's $42,000 per year, an increase of 1.45 percent over 2013.”
And so the key to finding out ‘What is the Cost of Senior Home Living’ to you and your loved one is to have a good resource to help you
- Identify the kind of Senior Home you are in need of.
- Determine which of those homes can provide the kind of care required.
- Locate homes that fit and are close and convenient to you and your family.
Once you have that information, you can contact those homes to gain a good knowledge of the Cost of Senior Home Living for you and your loved one.
Senior Home Search is one of the Best Sources for helping you get this information. We offer information on thousands of small to medium sized Senior Care Homes across the U.S. in an easy to use format. Homes that are many times family owned and operated, fully state licensed, professionally staffed and very importantly, offer a family like home atmosphere.
There are literally dozens and dozens of web sites with “calculators” to get costs – and your name and phone number. There are web sites that pressure you to call an “800” number to talk to a sales person. But really, the best way is to use Senior Home Search to help you collect the information you need without the hassle. Contact Senior Care Home owners directly to find out what the Cost of Senior Home Living really is.
Overview of Small to Medium Sized Senior Homes as Licensed in the state of Michigan:
Source(s): Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
|States Common Name for
Residential Senior Care Homes?
|• Adult Foster Care Family Homes
• Adult Foster Care Large Group Homes
• Adult Foster Care Medium Group Homes
• Adult Foster Care Small Group Homes
• Home for the Aged
|Licensing or Legal Standards Required?||Yes|
|How many Residents Accommodated?||Care for 2 – 20, more residents for Homes for the Aged|
|Typical Staff-to-Patient Ratio?||Varies according to home type|
|Average Per Month Home Rate?||$2000.00 - $3500.00 per month. Also, move in cost in many cases.|
|Is Nurse Staffing Typical?||See Below|
|How do Residents Typically Pay?||Private Pay, Medicaid, Long Term Care Insurance|
Assisted Living in Michigan Defined
“Assisted living” is not a legally defined term in Michigan. As such, assisted living in Michigan is typically provided by one of two types of facilities:
- Adult Foster Care Homes (AFCs)
- Homes for the Aged (HFAs)
While not legally referred to as an assisted living facility, HFAs and AFCs are not nursing homes. Both types of facilities offer only daily assistance and supervision to residents, rather than extensive medical or skilled nursing care. Both HFAs and AFCs offer personal care services, which include assistance or supervision with activities of daily living, such as:
- Administration of medication
The main difference between the two facilities is that HFAs require residents to be at least 60 years of age or older, whereas AFCs provide personal care services to any adult. Another key difference is size. A Home for the Aged requires that there be 21 or more residents over 60 years of age, while AFCs house 20 or less residents. Adult Foster Care Homes are typically divided into:
- Family Homes for 1-6 people
- Small Group Homes for 1-12 people
- Large Group Homes for 13-20 people
Regulation of Michigan Assisted Living Facilities
Senior Homes - What are the Options in Your State
In your search for a place for yourself or a place for mom or dad to live, you are seeing so many different names and terms for various types of senior homes and senior living. These terms and names have changed over the years and what we may have at one time called a 'Nursing Home' or 'Old Folks Home' are now called many other things. At one time thoughts of white-walled, institutional settings we we’re hesitant to visit are now independent and assisted living options offering a wide range of appealing amenities, features and socializations.
Assisted Living, Adult Foster Care, Nursing Home, Board and Care Homes.
The different levels of care available today will depend on you or your loved one's needs, and various options, depending on a senior's health, age and financial status.
What is very important however, is that most if not every state in the U.S. has it's own definitions - descriptions and usually licensing requirements for senior living options. This is where we provide you with an important and useful resource for finding what your states options are.
To discover what senior living options are offered in your state:
Information updated regularly.
When it comes time to choose a home for you or your senior Loved One, you may discover it is a difficult task. Your goal is to find the best home possible yet you may be looking at many, even dozens of homes on a list. How will you make the right decision?
Checklist for Assisted Living and Senior Homes
Choosing an Assisted Living or Senior Home for yourself or a loved one can prove to be challenging. Here at Senior Home Search we hope to help you by providing information and links to articles that will make your search better and easier.
Do You Have a Checklist?
Using a Checklist while searching online or when visiting a home in person can be very important. It will help you ask all the right questions and get all the answers you need to make an informed decision.
We have put together a checklist for you to use. Have it handy when calling and visiting each home you are considering. It is very comprehensive and we hope you find it helpful.
There may be things on the list you did not think of and this will help you in your search. You can print out as many copies as you need to take with you when visiting each home. Click on this link to get your copy:
Thank you and check back often for updates on making your Senior Home Search the best it can be.
These Adult Family Care Homes are just that - homes that provide small intimate settings with consistent caregivers that foster a family like atmosphere.
When looking for a new home for our own mother we chose one of these, an AFC, and she couldn’t be happier. Around the country, access to these homes has been getting better, however with the large – hotel and apartment like facilities leading the markets for assisted living they sometimes get lost in the haze so to speak.
This is why our site is dedicated to these homes and only these homes, no big guys to muddy up the waters. Our site links you directly with the owners, no annoying care coordinators hounding you for your business and no large commission charged to the home owner. It’s a win, win for everyone.
Please feel free to use our Senior Home Search web site to find out what we did, that bigger isn’t always better and let us know what you think.
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