How Far Does Your Money Go in Aurora?

By Michelle Cemental

Whether you're retired living on Social Security or receiving monthly stipends from a retirement fund, you want to stretch your money as far as you can. Aurora, Colorado, has a lot to offer seniors from fresh air to easy access to healthcare. However, you wonder how far your money goes in this beautiful city. Here's a look at some of your options if you have health issues that require assistance. 

Cost of Living

The cost of living in Aurora is around 5% higher than the national average. This includes things such as healthcare, housing, food, transportation and other basic items you need to live and thrive. 

Nursing Home Costs

Nursing homes provide the most medical care available for a senior short of being in a hospital. The costs include a room, either private or semi-private, food, and a staff that includes medical professionals. In Aurora, the daily cost of a private room runs around $175 while a semi-private room costs $160. 

Assisted Living Costs

With an assisted living facility, you receive a living space, light housekeeping and prepared meals. While there is a medical staff, it's assumed that you don't require constant medical care, and they are there for emergencies only. The average cost for assisted living is $3,500 per month in Aurora with some charging as much as $5,000 monthly and others as little as $1,800. 

Home Care Costs

A caregiver can come to your home and help you with a variety of tasks from bathing to administering medication. You can opt to enlist an aide for a few hours a day or per week. The average hourly cost of a caregiver in Aurora is around $23 per hours.

Of course, you want to live in your own home as long as possible. A caregiver helps you cut costs and stretches your dollar while you stay in the comfort of your home. 

For more information on home care near you, refer to our services. Our caregivers are more than happy to help you or a loved one get the care you need.