Saturday, September 09, 2017

Consumer Reports covers assisted living costs

Consumer Reports has a cover issue, “Who Will Care for You?” with a big article  on p. 30 (Oct. 2017 issue). 

There is an interesting chart of the cost of a year’s rent in an assisted living facility, which for Washington DC is over $80000 a year.  Florida and North Carolina are among the cheapest, at $36000.
Lower birth dates and longer life spans are part of the problem.  I wonder, do big families help?  Or are seniors who live alone (like I do) likely to stay sharp longer because they have to?  I know other seniors (from FL) who are still into fitness training, bicycle races, swims, and the like.    Physical fitness and stronger immune systems seem to counteract a future of dependency. 

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