A family's first two questions may be "What does it cost?" and "Is it covered by Medicare?" They may be thinking a retirement community is more expensive than remaining at home. Many times, that is simply not the case
To help clarify: A portion of 24-hour skilled nursing care ("nursing home costs") is covered by Medicare; the cost of living in a retirement community is "private pay" (the resident is responsible for payment). There are different levels of care, each at different rates. We work with residents and families to find the right care level and living arrangement for themselves or their loved one—style and size of apartment; single, with spouse or with a roommate; with no or much personal assistance.
At Country Meadows of South Hills of Pittsburgh, we offer all-rental month-to-month apartments plus no buy-in fee. We provide affordable retirement living with a wide range of amenities and programs. Your monthly service plan includes your apartment, meals (per your level of care), laundry, maintenance, housekeeping, transportation, social programs, WiFi, cable television and many other benefits—all included in one simple monthly bill. This enables our residents to be plan their budgets by anticipating expenses.
Families at times may not be as aware of their daily, monthly and yearly living expenses to serve as a reference point when evaluating retirement communities or nursing home costs. To get started, we created this convenient tool below to compare the monthly cost of living at home versus the alternative of living at Country Meadows.
There are available financial resources to help ease costs, and we have partnered with organizations for a variety of financial options to fit many needs. But as always, you are welcome to contact us at any time to review the specifics or provide additional information.
We'd be happy to review and discuss this chart with you in person any day of the week, plus show you the affordable lifestyle we offer. Set up a personalized visit at your convenience. We look forward to working with you.