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The Cost of Healthcare: Facts Myths & Must-Knows About Senior Living

Apr 13, 2022 8:00:00 AM / by Pacifica Senior Living

As we age, many of us may require assistance with our daily activities. The reasons may vary, but there’s one constant factor involved for all families: health care comes at a cost. Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurers will cover many medical services associated with aging, but what costs can families expect? How can you ensure you get great care without spending a fortune?

Aging increases health risks, and it is important to have a plan in place, understand options, and factor in costs when considering staying in your home or moving into a senior living community. Whether you are calculating routine medication costs, in-home nursing services, retro-fitting your home to help make it more accessible, or even assessing the time it may take to travel to and from doctor appointments, you may be surprised how cost effective senior living communities can be. Being able to manage the cost of healthcare often becomes a little easier when you have resources at your disposal that often come with a senior community. Check out our cost comparison guide which can help you calculate your monthly costs versus living at a Pacifica Senior Living community.

Everything from prescription costs, to potential hospital stays can add up quickly. Many of our Pacifica Senior Living Communities have licensed nurses and certified caregivers on site, and some even offer respite care for those transitioning out of a hospital. This short-term option can eliminate the need for long term hospital costs while allowing your or your loved one to recover in a relaxing, full service environment with attentive and compassionate staff.

Another benefit to living in one of our communities is that we can assist you in keeping track of various appointments, doctors’ costs, medication management, and check-ups. Our on-site care team is able to coordinate and assist with many of these needs, allowing you to worry less and live more as we come alongside and support your daily needs.

By taking an active role in managing appointments, medications and other daily tasks, we allow residents to set aside the anxiety often associated with coordinating multiple types of healthcare. Over time, this can often reduce long term healthcare costs. Whether fall risks have decreased due to senior-friendly building designs, or you go to fewer appointments, these are just a few of the ways senior communities can mitigate healthcare costs.

If you or your loved ones are looking for the support our well-equipped communities offer, reach out to us to learn more about how making the change to a Pacifica Senior Living community can remove the stresses of rising healthcare costs. Give us a call, or come visit your local community to see all that we do in person.

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