Breaking down the costs associated with senior living in beautiful Dalton
Orchard Ridge Residences is a senior living community in Dalton, GA. They offer top-tier personal care and memory care services at a great value.
What do senior living costs in Dalton, GA, look like?
According to a study by Genworth, the national average cost of senior living in the United States varies from $4,300 at an assisted living community to $8,821 at a skilled nursing home facility.
Dalton, GA, comes in below the national average ranging from $3,588 at an assisted living community to $8,000 at a skilled nursing facility.
This range covers the entire gamut of senior living options, and at first glance, it seems like a lot, but when you consider what you are getting, and what you don’t have to pay for, it’s not unreasonable.
Typically, when a community determines your monthly investment, we begin by taking into consideration your room. And just like a hotel, the larger and more private the room, the more you can expect to pay. This price usually includes hospitality and community amenities like meals, housekeeping, laundry, access to community spaces, social and fitness programs, and more.
At Orchard Ridge Residences, our all-inclusive pricing gives financial certainty to the loved ones. As the person declines and requires more care that would otherwise result in additional fees, the family is not asked to pay anything more.
Next, we add in the different services you may need. These can include assistance with activities of daily living, medication management, or specialized associates trained to care for seniors living with dementia. It can also include services like catheter care and diabetic care if needed.
And finally, think about the things that you don’t pay for. You don’t have to pay for utilities, property taxes, property maintenance, groceries, landscaping, transportation, and more! And can you put a price on stress-free living?
How do I pay for senior living?
These are the most common ways that people pay for senior living communities. Not all methods cover all types of communities, so do your research.
- Private Pay – If you have savings squirreled away for a rainy day, it’s time to get out the umbrella. Nearly all senior living communities will accept this form of payment.
- Medicare – This is a federal health insurance program that can help reduce the costs of medical care.
- Veterans Affairs – If you have served in the military, you and/or your spouse may be eligible for benefits.
- Long-Term Care Insurance – This is a private insurance policy that will cover the cost of long-term care.
- Reverse Mortgage – If you are a homeowner, you can borrow against your home to finance your senior living expenses.
What is the difference between assisted living and personal care?
The difference between assisted living and personal care is very subtle, and to the untrained eye, you may not even notice it.
Both assisted living and personal care communities assist with activities of daily living (ADLs), dining, housekeeping amenities, and socialization opportunities. However, the difference between the two is really in the amount of support and medical care provided.
Personal care communities provide gentle support for those who can participate in their ADLs. This could include tasks like bathing or dressing or even mobility assistance. Assisted living residents usually need more intensive attention. Also, personal care residents can self-evacuate in an emergency.
What is Alzheimer’s care?
Also known as memory care, this is a specific type of programming that supports residents who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia.
These dementia care communities also provide assistance with ADL and support for independence while maintaining a structured and secure environment that is comforting to memory care residents. Associates are specially trained to handle the unique needs of dementia residents and provide them with activities to promote physical and mental wellness.
What can I expect at Orchard Ridge Residences?
|Feature||Personal Care||Memory Care|
|Assistance with activities of daily living||•||•|
|Licensed nurse on call 24/7||•||•|
|Continuous monitoring of health||•||•|
|Housekeeping and linen work||•||•|
|Curated social activities||•||•|
|Memory care trained associates||•|
|Activities promoting memory enhancement||•|
Why choose senior living in Dalton, GA?
With the picturesque foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains as a background, Dalton, GA, was once called The Enchanted Lands by the Cherokee tribe. Whether you are interested in shopping for antiques, taking in a show at the Dalton Little Theater, or dining out, there is so much to do!
The residents at Orchard Ridge Residences can use scheduled transportation to enjoy all Dalton has to offer, and our monthly itinerary of activities includes excursions into town to explore and have a little fun!