The Unexpected Costs of Senior Living

By Sydney Clevenger, with research by Arlene Layton

When searching for senior living, it’s important to consider potential costs beyond what’s quoted up front for rent. Many communities charge extra for health care, amenities like parking and package delivery, and even administrative services that seniors are used to receiving at no cost.

“Since every community handles amenities differently, we recommend that seniors touring independent and assisted living keep a check list of services that are critical to their day-to-day lifestyle so they know what to expect with cost before they put down a deposit,” said Rose Schnitzer Manor Assisted Living Building Services Director Tammy Heard.