-Assisted Living Communities are generally paid privately (out of pocket). The average cost for an assisted living facility in Central Florida is $3200 per month
-If you are a veteran who served during war time, you may qualify for Veteran’s Aid and Attendance.
-Long Term Care Insurance may cover your cost of care in the assisted living facility. Review your policy regarding activities of daily living.
-Some communities accept government assistance – Long Term Care Diversion program (Must Qualify).
Additional fees to consider:
-Expect to pay a one-time move-in or community fee. These fees vary depending on the community that you’ve chosen and are typically non-refundable. The purpose of the community fee is to reserve the room, administrative costs, upkeep of the community and room maintenance upon move in and move out.
-Expect to pay additional for care costs unless the community offers an all-inclusive monthly rate. Typically communities offer A La Carte care rates, Bundled level of care rates, or all inclusive rates. An assessment from the community nurse is required to know actual fee.