Comparing Assisted Living Vs. Home Care

When the time comes for your senior loved one to need some help in their day to day routine, choosing home health care or an assisted senior living facility could be a tough choice to make. I have been in this industry for over twenty years and know just how overwhelming it can be to be make the decision of caring for your loved one with assisted living vs. home care. However, clearing up some misconceptions about assisted living can help you make that choice when the time comes.

Costs can fall within a wide variety, even at assisted living facilities owned by the exact same business. Here at Pomeroy Living we have multiple communities offering different services and something for everyone depending on location, home type and level of care required.

More About Comparing the Costs of Assisted Living

Extra services and benefits of our communities consist of salons or barber shops, concierge, gyms, recreation rooms, cinemas, and much more. Because of this, it can appear like a more costly alternative than home care. However, assisted living may be more cost effective when considering the combined expenses of house care, groceries, transportation, and other costs.

This number can differ significantly depending on factors like apartment or condo size, state of the house, whether your senior loved one picks to live with a roomie, and your relative’s level of care. 

The rate is not like a home loan or regular monthly rental payment since it includes much more than simply real estate. The monthly expense of assisted living might consist of energy, typical location maintenance and repair work, landscaping, unit maintenance and repairs, nurses, nurse assistants, and other personnel. The size and location of your room and whether you have a roommate also affect cost.

What’s more, that expense is most likely to change throughout each resident’s stay as their requirements alter. Ultimately, you’ll need to contact us to find out about our current prices. Still, you can at least enter the discussion ready and rule out locations that are not in your budget plan without squandering anybody’s time.

3 Tips On Choosing Between Assisted Living Vs. In-Home Care

Help With Day-to-Day Activities

Someone who requires assistance with activities of everyday living can receive these services in an assisted living home. These are day-to-day activities like dressing, bathing/showering, toileting, transferring/mobility, consuming, and continence.

Assistance with Cognitive Impairments

Assisted living can also assist people with cognitive impairments such as dementia, which can threaten their health and safety. We have specialty staff who have expertise in memory care and other cognitive issues. Often when in-home care is provided, it is up to you to validate their credentials. With Pomeroy Living, you will have the absolute best of the best care.

Considering In-Home Expenses

It was often thought that senior living communities were more expensive than in-home care. However, we now know that isn’t necessarily the case. Come visit one of our campuses today to see which is the best fit for your loved one! If you have questions about pricing in our communities, you can contact us at

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Manda Ayoub

Manda is a nurse and a licensed nursing home Administrator in the state of Michigan. She has worked through all aspects of the post-acute healthcare industry, holding various positions including Infection Control Nurse, In-service Director, Quality Assurance Director, Risk Manager and a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator.