How Much Does Home Care Assistance Cost? (VIDEO)

Aging in place is very important to your parent or loved one but when they are in need of more supportive care, families are often torn between keeping their loved one at home with services brought in or moving to an assisted living community. home care cost

While both home health care and assisted living can provide a safe and secure environment for your loved one there are the other important factors that you should take into consideration when weighing the options. Watch as Lee Larkin, Principal of Senior Living Residences, details some of these factors to consider when comparing “apples to apples”.

Find a cost of senior living expense calculator to accurately weigh your senior living options. Remember, if you are simply looking at the monthly expense of each service individually, you may be missing some really important intangible elements that can impact your loved one’s overall quality of life, such as participating in meaningful activities, having companionship and maintaining independence — all of which are part of the vibrant social environment that assisted living offers.

For more resources on assisted living pricing structures and how the average person pays for senior care, download a copy of our Paying for Assisted Living ebook.


Robert Larkin, president and co-founder of Senior Living Residences developed one of Massachusetts’ first assisted living residences and was also a founding member of the Massachusetts Assisted Living Association, MassALFA. Mr. Larkin launched his company’s highly acclaimed Compass Memory Support program in 2010, treating the symptoms of dementia with a holistic approach using social engagement, lifelong learning, exercise and an evidence-based brain healthy nutrition program to nourish the body, mind and spirit of residents and help individuals with all stages of memory loss stay connected with their world.