How Much Does Assisted Living Cost?

One of the most important questions people have about senior housing in LA County is how much this type of living costs. The price for assisted living varies by location, so there are no set fees for long term care services. That said, it’s helpful to know how senior living communities structure their fees so that you can determine what you’re getting for the price.

Varenita of Westlake is proud to be a luxury retirement community in southern California that offers comprehensive services and amenities for one low price. We are honest and transparent about our fees which start at $5,500 a month. Let’s learn more about the average costs for assisted living and how our retirement communities in Westlake compare.

Average Costs of Assisted Living in America

In the United States, the average cost for assisted living is $4,300 per month. Keep in mind that this is the national average and some states and cities differ dramatically. For example, in Massachusetts, the average cost for assisted living is $6,085 per month, whereas in Alabama, it’s $3,150. As with other services, assisted living tends to cost less in areas with a low cost of living and more in areas with a high cost of living.

However, even within towns and communities, there can be a big difference in price. A luxury senior living community with a spa and fitness center will cost more than one with basic amenities. This is why it’s important to speak with each independent facility instead of assuming they’re all the same.

Furthermore, you should also inquire about the pricing structure. Some retirement communities charge one, all-inclusive monthly fee, while others charge one price for room and board and then bill monthly for additional services. While the latter may look more attractive, it’s also much harder to anticipate your monthly costs.

How Does Assisted Living Compare to Other Types of Senior Care?

Surprisingly, assisted living is one of the most economical types of senior care. In-home and home health care may appear less expensive because they charge by the hour, but this adds up quickly. Generally speaking, in-home and home health care is best when you only require a few hours of assistance each week. Used consistently, this type of care can reach over $7,000 a month.

Nursing homes are slightly more expensive, costing between $7,756 for a shared room and $8,821 for a private room. Adult day care is another option – and the most affordable – but the quality of care is much lower.

How Much Does Varenita Charge for Memory Care in Westlake?

Varenita of Westlake charges a monthly rental fee as opposed to a big buy-in fee. We also include a wide range of services and amenities so that you have everything you need to be safe, secure and independent.

Along with our one-time community fee, our assisted monthly service fee starts at $5,500, with five wellness package options starting at $500 per month. For those with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, our Valeo memory care program is all-inclusive and starts at $8,150 a month for a private suite.

Our Westlake senior retirement communities are open and honest about our prices and pricing structure, so feel free to contact us any time with questions or concerns.

What is Included in Your Monthly Fee?

Luxury senior living in Thousand Oaks does not have to be out of reach. Varenita offers everything you need to lead an active, engaged life for one low price. For instance, residents can choose when and where they want to eat their meals. Our ‘Anytime Dining’ lets you eat anytime between 7 am and 7 pm. Meet friends for coffee, have a quiet lunch in the afternoon and then join others for a relaxing dinner.

Here are some of the services included in our monthly fee:

  • Health monitoring
  • Emergency response systems in each apartment
  • Assistance with actions of daily living (additional costs may apply)
  • Medication management (additional costs may apply)
  • Daily wellness checks
  • Entertainment, social and educational programs
  • Fitness center and wellness programs
  • All utilities (except telephone) – this includes cable and internet
  • Individually controlled heat and air
  • Resident and guest parking
  • 24-hour staffing and visitor tracking
  • Two outdoor patios and walking paths
  • Art studio and game rooms
  • Bistro, lounge and bar
  • Salon and spa (additional costs may apply)
  • Weekly housekeeping and laundry
  • Scheduled transportation
  • And much more!

Affordable, Luxury Senior Housing in Westlake

Varenita of Westlake provides the ideal living experience for all residents. Along with our affordable monthly rate, you can also enjoy a brand new building in the heart of Westlake, CA. We’re walking distance from the Promenade where you can meet friends for lunch, go shopping or pick up your medications. Our building also boasts the latest security and technological advancements. To inquire about our services, contact us today.