Assisted Living vs a Nursing Home

Assisted Living vs a Nursing Home

If you or a family member are experiencing an increasing level of health issues that make living alone at home a concern, you may be wondering about senior care options to meet those changing needs. When in-home care (such as what is offered by BeeHive Home Care of New Mexico) isn’t enough many people look at assisted living homes or nursing homes as the next step, but there are differences that may make one better for your situation. Want to know the difference between assisted living vs a nursing home? Read on…

Nursing homes are long-term care facilities that can provide skilled care such as wound care, IV medications, a feeding tube, ventilator, or other respiratory care. Assisted living facilities are a group home, designed for individuals who don’t need that level of care but who do need some help with showering, dressing, meal preparation, medication management, and other activities of daily living.

Because of the higher level of care, nursing home costs are much more than an assisted living home. In 2022, the average cost of nursing home care in New Mexico is nearly $8,000 per month for a private room or $7300 per month for a semi-private room.

Services in our sister company assisted living homes include:

  • 24/7 on-site staffing from trained caregivers
  • Small group homes of 12-15 residents
  • Housekeeping and laundry services
  • Transportation for medical visits
  • Meals, including meeting specific nutritional needs for each resident
  • Showering, dressing, toileting

In 2020, a national study found that the average annual cost for a semi-private nursing home room was more than $93,000 per year while the median cost for assisted living was about $51,000 per year. Some long-term care insurance policies cover costs from assisted living centers as well as nursing homes.

There are many questions about assisted living versus nursing home care. The team of professionals at BeeHive Homes has helped many people find the best solution for your family. If we can answer questions, help you find resources, or if you’d like to tour one of our sister company assisted living homes in New Mexico, please give us a call.

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