Always Best Care Provides Free Assisted Living Finder & Referral Services
May 28, 2014 (PRLEAP.COM) Health NewsMay 28, 2014 - Roseville, CA - A new report shows that U.S. assisted living costs are highest in the Northeast, while the South has some of the lowest. For families seeking affordable assisted living for their loved ones, Always Best Care provides help finding assisted living communities that meet the needs, desires and budgets throughout the country.
According to a Genworth 2014 Cost of Care Survey, the median cost of care for a single-occupancy assisted living home in the U.S. was $42,000 per year (an average of $3,500 per month). East Coast states typically outpaced the median, particularly in the Northeast.
Of the top 10 most expensive states for assisted living, seven were in the Northeast. Washington, D.C. was the most expensive state or federal territory for assisted living, with an annual cost of more than $80,000 per year. The two least expensive states in the country were Georgia and Mississippi, with annual costs of about $30,000.
When selecting an assisted living service for yourself or a loved one, cost is an important practical consideration to make. Family members and caregivers should consult with a financial advisor to determine a realistic budget for assisted living and how best to utilize that budget. Finding a reasonably priced service provider in their home state or a nearby state can make the financial burden of long-term care easier.
Always Best Care helps families find assisted living communities for their loved ones. The company's assisted living service helps relieve some of the family stress inherent in searching for and visiting an unknown number of facilities. Always Best Care has national contracts with assisted living companies who operate more than 2,000 communities throughout the United States and Canada. When clients work with Always Best Care, they receive a personalized solution to their needs. Best of all, these services are free to their clients – any fees are paid by the assisted living communities.
For more information about Always Best Care's services, visit www.alwaysbestcare.com, or call 1-855-470-2273.
About Always Best Care
Founded in 1996, Always Best Care Senior Services is based on the belief that having the right people for the right level of care means peace of mind for the client and family. Always Best Care assists seniors with a wide range of illnesses and personal needs, and currently provides more than 3 million hours of care every year. By working with case managers, social workers, discharge planners, doctors, and families, Always Best Care business owners provide affordable, comprehensive solutions that can be specifically matched to meet a client's particular physical or social needs. The hallmark services of the Always Best Care business portfolio include non-medical in-home care and assisted living finder and referral services, with skilled home health care now being phased in throughout the country. For more information, visit www.AlwaysBestCare.com. For franchise opportunities, visit www.FranchiseWithAlwaysBestCare.com.