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How Far Does Your Money Go in Phoenix?

By Alyssa Ball

Seniors who are having trouble with certain tasks may be considering moving to assisted living facilities or putting themselves in a nursing home. As they age, seniors often find that they are having more and more difficulty keeping up with housework and chores, so they feel that moving into a place with help is the only option available to them.

It's not. While the cost of living in Phoenix, AZ, can be lower when it comes to groceries and entertainment, it's very expensive to have to pay to be taken care of in an outside facility. Let's look at the various costs for seniors who are considering a move to another residence.

Assisted Living Facilities Costs

The average cost to live in an assisted living facility for seniors is $2,850. The low end starts at $1,650 and can reach $5,700 for the most expensive. These figures are based on the monthly average for the city of Phoenix.

Nursing Home Costs

The average cost to live in a nursing home for seniors starts at $165 per day for a semi-private room and goes up to $200 for a private room. That ranges between $5,000 and $6,000 each month. These figures are based on the daily average for the city of Phoenix. 

Home Care Costs

Not all seniors need round-the-clock care and can manage in their own home just fine provided they have some assistance for daily tasks. They can find this assistance in caregivers. The average cost of a caregiver in Phoenix is $21 an hour, a much less expensive option than hundreds of dollars per day. Caregivers can come in on an hourly basis and provide the help you or your loved one needs for a much lower cost.

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.