Cost of an Adult Day Care – Is It Worth It?
Cost of an Adult Day Care – Is It Worth It?
When a person requires care and supervision, families must strike a balance that ensures both the individual being cared for and the caregiver maintain a high quality of life. Sometimes, that means spending most days together. Other times, it means investing in senior care solutions that provide much-needed respite for the caregiver and fun, engaging, and social activities for the senior.
Town Square’s innovative adult day services are one such solution. When deciding whether to send your loved one to adult day care, it’s important to understand the costs and benefits.
What Is the Average Cost of Senior Care?
In the United States, the average cost of providing care to the elderly varies greatly depending on the types of care services used. On average, home companion and housekeeping services cost $54,912 per year and home health aides cost $57,200 per year. Nationally, assisted living facilities charge an average of $60,000 per year for each resident. And nursing homes can cost between $122,275 a year for a semi-private room and $127,750 for a private room on average.
At Town Square Perry Hall, we offer a unique approach to adult day care that’s focused on dementia care and reminiscence, as well as many other supportive services for our members and their families. Our care is more compassionate and comprehensive than any other senior day care facility in Maryland. One of our goals is to provide people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and their families an affordable and effective form of help that enables seniors to stay more independent for longer and allows primary caregivers a regular respite.
Cost of Adult Day Care vs. Assisted Living
If you are deciding between adult day care and assisted living services, it’s useful to see how the costs compare.
In Maryland, the average cost of assisted living per month is $4,300. However, the range is quite significant, spanning from $3,750 to $6,263. Annually, this amounts to between $45,000 and $75,156.
If your loved one resides in an assisted living facility and requires specialized Alzheimer’s care or memory care, you may be charged an additional $937.50 to $1,565.75 per month.
The cost of adult day care is about $21,120 per year. The cost of assisted living is much higher – $45,000 at the least, and $93,945 at most, including Alzheimer’s care.
In addition, adult day care is a highly customizable solution. Your loved one can attend for several hours per week or every day, depending on what works best for your family and finances.
Is Adult Day Care Worth the Cost?
At its most basic, adult day care gives mostly healthy seniors a safe and secure environment to enjoy with like-minded people. It also offers caregivers respite, allowing them to return to work, spend more time with their children, relax, catch up with life admin, and more. That, alone, can make the cost worth it.
At Town Square Perry Hall, we take things one step further to deliver even more value for our members and their families. We transport members back to the middle of the last century to tap into the benefits of reminiscence therapy. As put into practice by George G. Glenner Alzheimer’s Family Centers and uniquely incorporated into adult day services by Town Square, reminiscence therapy helps people recall formative memories, offering a range of mental and emotional benefits.
Members can participate in activities from a unique schedule of programming throughout 12 themed activity areas – our storefronts. They can catch a classic movie at the Starlite Theater, enjoy a nostalgic meal at Rosie’s Diner, discover something new at the Learning Center, and more.
In addition, our team provides essential basic care services, including medication management. For your peace of mind, we always have licensed nursing personnel on staff.
How Town Square Can Help You Decide What’s Best for Your Loved One
At Town Square, we don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach. Instead, we work closely with you, your loved one, and your family to decide what’s best for your unique circumstances. Quality of life is central to our mission, and our adult day care in Maryland is the best option in many situations. For example, seniors who are living with a cognitive health condition like dementia but are otherwise in good physical health can benefit from our engaging, social activities programming.
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch – our team would be more than happy to discuss your family’s needs and help you schedule a tour, so you can see our difference in person.