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If your loved one is considering a move to assisted living, you may be wondering exactly what its financial impact will be. Discovering the costs of assisted living in Naperville and its surrounding western suburbs is an important part of the selection process as you determine which community will be best. While the final dollar amount is vital, it’s important to remember all that is taken into consideration when these prices are determined.

Here’s what you need to know about the ins and outs of how much assisted living in Naperville and its surrounding suburbs cost, and how to determine if it is worth it for your loved one.

Costs of Assisted Living in Naperville

Here in the western Chicagoland suburbs, everything can feel a bit overpriced. Naperville, Wheaton, and other more affluent cities in our area can boast exceptional senior living communities at high prices. When seeking assisted living for your loved one, you can expect to pay a monthly fee of anywhere from $2,500-$4,500. This price includes not only a beautiful apartment, but also basics such as utilities, housekeeping services, and other luxury amenities such as transportation.

Care from an in-home care agency can end up being more expensive depending on your loved one’s needs. An average hourly rate can range from $20-$30, while a live-in rate hovers around $300-$400 per day.

What Do These Costs Mean?

Most assisted living communities offer similar basic amenities. However, exceptional communities give residents access to a lifestyle based on wellness and focused on preventative care. For example, at Arbor Terrace Naperville, our residents have access to caregivers round the clock as a basic amenity. However, our residents also enjoy health lectures and visits from local medical professionals in addition to an on-site therapy gym to assist with outpatient physician orders.

Furthermore, our Engagement department is devoted to planning and implementing activities that are designed to increase socialization and overall health. Our trivia and reminiscing groups encourage cognitive work while our yoga classes improve flexibility and strength, which can lead to a lower risk for falls.

Can I Afford It?

Assisted living is an investment, certainly. However, most seniors can afford assisted living without adjusting too much of their budget. After all, seniors living in a community no longer need to pay for household costs such as a mortgage, insurance, taxes, or lawn maintenance. You can determine what your loved one is paying now and see how it compares to assisted living by using our Senior Living Cost Calculator. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by how your loved one can afford luxury retirement in an assisted living community.

If you are still unsure whether your loved one can afford assisted living, you can contact the team at Arbor Terrace. You may be eligible for benefits through the Veterans Administration or elsewhere that can decrease the monthly cost.

What to Do Next

Now that you have a better understanding of how affordable assisted living can be, it is time to begin the process of choosing the best fit. You have many choices here in the Naperville area, but none are like Arbor Terrace. Our community is built on a foundation of building relationships with our residents. We love getting to know the seniors we serve and using that knowledge to develop personalized interventions and care practices.

We would love to show you Arbor Terrace Naperville in action. Call us today to set up your personalized tour or to schedule a time to enjoy a meal in our dining room. Or, you can pick an event your loved one would be interested in and stop by to participate. You’ll meet some of the friendly faces that make our community so special.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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Renee Rzeszutko

About the Author: Renee Rzeszutko

Renee has worked for more than the last decade directly serving the senior population. Known for her open door policies and "I work for you" attitude, she is always available to residents, family members, and staff. Whether you have a question or concern or just need to chat, she will greet you will a warm smile and a compassionate heart. Renee makes her home in Huntley and enjoys spending time with her husband and college-aged children.