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Does Medicare Cover Assisted Living Costs?

A lot of seniors and their families are asking the question “Does Medicare Cover Assisted Living Costs?“.  Naturally people want to be able to plan and budget for changes in finances.  This article will help you understand what is covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and other funding options you can use to cover the cost of assisted living.

Assisted Living Coverages

As you choose which assisted living facility you’d like to live in, or is right for your beloved senior cost is likely one of the factors you’ll need to explore.  Costs for assisted living services vary by amenities, location, accommodations, floorplan, and services.  As you select the type of care you’d prefer knowing how the expenses will get covered is important along with if Medicare will help cover some of the costs.

Medicare Assisted Living Coverage

Most times Medicare will not extend coverage to handle the costs of assisted living or long-term care.  With that said there are situations where Medicare will cover qualified healthcare costs at a certain facility for the duration needed to live there.  Most times Medicare is used to cover the cost of home health care of skilled nursing facilities.

Medicaid Assisted Living Coverage

In Arizona the Arizona Long Term Care System (ALTCS) pays for medical and care related to services for residents of Arizona in assisted living facilities.  It does not however pay for room and board.  Depending on coverage and location assisted living residents will pay around $1,150 each month for basic living costs.

Alternative Assisted Living Funding Options

There are some assisted living facilities which offer private funding options for their residents.  In the case where a senior has long-term care insurance it will cover a portion of the costs associated with living in assisted living.

In many situations assisted living residents pay for their care out-of-pocket.  They fund their care by selling assets like their home or other real estate.  Many seniors also have significant savings in the bank they use to fund their assisted living needs.  There is a wide variety of ways by which you or your loved one’s assisted living care costs can be covered.

SLS Communities Assisted Living Services

SLS Communities offers a variety of affordable locations and options for assisted living in Arizona which fit the budget of many seniors.  Please give us a call to learn more about what options we have for assisted living and get help understanding how the costs of care can be covered.

Call today to learn more about assisted living with SLS at 480-348-0300

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Top 5 Retirement Communities in Arizona

If you’re looking for a place to enjoy your retirement check out the Top 5 Retirement Communities in Arizona.  Finding the best independent, assisted, or memory care community for yourself or a loved one is an important step.  Take a look at 5 of the top retirement living communities in Arizona.

1. Canyon Winds – Mesa, AZ

As one of the newest retirement living communities Canyon Winds offers amazing on-site amenities.  Residents enjoy world class dining, resort style pool and spa, a theater room, fitness center, chapel, on-site beauty salon along with transportation, laundry, and housekeeping services.
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2. Chaparral Winds – Suprise, AZ

With over 12 acres Chaparral Winds delights residents with pools, courtyards, a large putting green, and is secured with gated entry.  The community is active, vibrant, and always busy with activities.  All residents enjoy the same world class meals in fine dining areas and cleaning services.
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3. Ventana Winds – Youngtown, AZ

Ventana Winds retirement community offers its residents great floor plan options, elegant décor, beautifully manicured landscaping, and the same fine dining and delicious meals.  In addition, the community is close to golf courses, cultural centers, fine restaurants, and shopping.
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4. Desert Winds – Peoria, AZ

Residents at Desert Winds enjoy an active lifestyle and community with numerous activities, great restaurants, golfing, and quality medical care close by.  With the staff taking care of the cooking, cleaning, and laundry you’re free to enjoy your time without having to take care of the chores.
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5. Sedona Winds– Sedona, AZ

Sedona Winds is set in one of the most picturesque locations in the state, and even the country.  Residents love living in the red rock with access to nearly limitless opportunities for entertainment, hobbies, interests, and entertainment.  Residents stay busy while our staff takes care of the details.
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Need Help Finding Retirement Communities in Arizona?

Senior Living Services has helped many seniors find their best fir for independent living, assisted living, and memory care in the state of Arizona.  With 5 locations in the state we can find a great community for you or your loved one that’s welcoming, compassionate, and staffed with highly trained personnel.

Help Deciding Type of Care

When seniors and their families are considering retirement living communities there is sometimes doubt and confusion over which type of care is needed.  Our team is highly trained to help you decide which is the best fit from independent, assisted, and memory care.

Assistance With Budget Planning

Most seniors are on a fixed income and budgeting is a big part of making sure that seniors are cared for properly.  The team at each of our communities helps find the right type of living arrangement to fit each situation so you will have a balanced and wise budget.

Support During Transitioning to a Community

We understand that it can be rough for some seniors to transition from living in their home to a retirement community.  Our talented and compassionate staff focuses on offering tailored care for seniors that welcomes them and makes the transition easier.

Schedule A Retirement Community Tour

If you’d like to tour one or more of these retirement communities in Arizona we welcome you to do so.  Whether you’re seeking independent living, assisted living, or memory care for yourself or a loved one you want to be sure that the facility you choose fits your needs.  We are proud of our locations, staff, and landscaping and welcome you and your family to come out see why our residents love living in our retirement communities in Arizona.  Learn more about retiring in Arizona.

Schedule a tour of a retirement community in Arizona by calling 480-348-0300