Richmond, VA (PRWEB) January 28, 2014
The online article not only examines dollar amounts, but also what is included with the price of assisted living. Utilities, transportation, provided meals, housekeeping, social activities, emergency response, and personal care are just a few of the amenities that factored in Seniors Guide’s researched costs of area communities.
Seniors Guide's published Cost of Assisted Living for Richmond, VA came out of necessity and demand from readers and online visitors.
"Adult children and other family members visiting over the holidays were finding Mom, Dad, or another loved one needing more assistance since when they last visited" says Katharine Ross, Vice President of Seniors Guide Magazine and SeniorsGuideOnline.com.
“Our writer called a variety of local area Richmond assisted living retirement communities to find prices – both more inclusive and maybe higher in monthly rates as well as those priced more affordable,” says Ross.
Prices for Assisted Living in Richmond, VA ranged from $2,000 - $5,250 per month. The average cost of Assisted Living in the Richmond area in 2014 was found to be $4,018 per month.
“When inquiring about the cost of assisted living, it is important to ask what amenities are included, and compare it with what you’re currently paying for electric or other utilities,” says Ross.
Those looking to move to an assisted living or nursing home may actually save money and extra stress by consolidating their utilities in their monthly bill. Internet and Wi-Fi services, cable TV, electricity, water, and transportation are just some of the services that are included with the monthly costs of assisted living.
“Different services are offered by different communities, so it is important to ask for a detailed provided amenities list,” says Ross.
Other factors that may also affect cost are if the community is a newer construction, has a more lavish décor, and the floor plan’s sq./ft. And just like any other housing and real estate cost – location.
“As they will say in the real estate industry – location, location, location! Location matters,” says Ross.
Seniors Guide, a Richmond, Va. -based company publishes Seniors Guide magazines throughout Cincinnati, Ohio; Dayton, Ohio; Indianapolis, Indiana; Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina; Richmond, Virginia; and Roanoke-Lynchburg, Virginia and features a correlating website of SeniorsGuideOnline.com. Seniors Guide’s mission is to help seniors and their families find the information they need on options available in senior housing, senior care, assisted living, independent senior living, retirement communities and other retirement living needs. Seniors Guide also has resources at http://www.HomeCareChoice.com for Cincinnati, Ohio; Dayton, Ohio; Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina; and Richmond, VA. Ross Publishing, Seniors Guide’s parent company, began in 1991 and has been publishing helpful, free publications and websites ever since.