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January 11, 2022

Understanding all costs associated with services within a personal care home

The world’s population is aging at a faster rate than ever before and people are living longer. According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, seven out of every 10 people will need senior care services at some point in their lifetime.

There are various levels of services available to older adults who have different needs. This is a good thing, however with so many options, retirement living can be confusing.

What a personal care home provides residents

For seniors who need assistance with activities such as bathing, dressing, medication management and other daily functions, a personal care home is a good option. Personal care homes allow seniors to maintain most of their independence while receiving aid with care 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Personal care homes provide living accommodations, three meals a day as well as snacks and assistance with daily needs. The best retirement communities also offer opportunities for social engagement, purposeful service, activities and outings.

At Country Meadows, personal care home services vary and are based on the individual needs of each resident, covering a wide gamut of requirements from providing assistance with activities of daily living to rehabilitation to secured and non-secured memory support. In a nutshell, personal care homes support individuals who need some care assistance, but do not need a high level of care provided in a nursing home.

Typical cost-factors of a personal care home

When looking at a personal care facility for a loved one, be sure to ask your guide:

  • Is there a buy-in fee?
  • What items are included in the personal care home’s monthly rent? Are there additional charges for services not usually provided?
  • Are there added costs for meals, transportation or even entertainment?

Country Meadows’ personal care homes offer all-rental month-to-month apartments with no buy-in fee. The inclusive rent includes the apartment, meals, weekly housekeeping, laundry, maintenance, transportation, cable television, Wi-Fi, and several other amenities, all in the same monthly bill. Many personal care home residents report they are able to better plan a monthly budget since they no longer worry about varying costs for utilities and food as they did when living in a private house.

Often, seniors are surprised to know that some retirement living communities offer month-to-month apartments with no buy-in fees and that, when comparing senior care services costs with the expenses of staying at home receiving in-home care, personal care homes offer a good value and the peace of mind of a fixed cost.

Learn more about personal care homes and retirement with Country Meadows

With nine locations in Pennsylvania, and an additional campus located in Frederick, Maryland, Country Meadows is often considered one of the best retirement communities in the area. Our communities provide services to a wide variety of residents through our vast range of care options. These services include memory support and independent living as well as restorative care, rehabilitation, personal care and assisted living. If you or a loved one are beginning to research retirement communities or a personal care home option and would like more information, please contact us today. Our co-workers can provide details on the services we offer, help you to schedule a tour of our communities and answer any other questions you might have.


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2 thoughts on “Understanding all costs associated with services within a personal care home”

  1. Sue Schwartzer Haberstroh says:

    My parents, the Schwartzers, father till 1995 and mother till 2000. It was a wonderful place to live. I so enjoyed visiting them and having delicious meals together.

    1. Country Meadows says:

      Sue — thank you so much for sharing your positive experience and choosing Country Meadows. We considered it a privilege to support your parents. And glad you enjoyed our meals! We hope you are well.

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