senior couple discussing their care

Comparing Assisted Living Costs to Living at Home.

Assisted living communities are designed for seniors who can no longer live alone in their own homes but may need some care and support with the tasks of daily living.

There are a lot of misperceptions out there about the cost of assisted living. This blog will help you discover the truth. Many factors affect the fees within each community. The size of the apartment, the floor plan, the location of the community and the services the resident requires will all affect the total cost of living.

How Does the Amount of Care Impact Cost in a Retirement Community?

The amount of care needed is a crucial factor in determining the cost of assisted living services. Some people may only need help with housekeeping, meals and laundry, while others need help dressing and bathing. Different levels of service involve different costs.

Monthly rent is also impacted by a community’s services, such as food and dining.

It’s Surprising How Affordable Assisted Living Can Be.

Once you compare the costs of living at Lamar Court versus your own home, you may be surprised how affordable our senior living community really is. Even though your mortgage may be paid off, living at home isn’t free.

Think about, for example, exactly how much it actually costs you to stay in your house. And take a look at what you do not pay for at Lamar Court.

Here is what’s included at Lamar Court:

  • Gas
  • Trash
  • Cable TV and Wi-Fi
  • Snow maintenance
  • Yard and landscaping maintenance
  • Property taxes
  • Homeowner’s insurance
  • Outdoor home maintenance
  • Indoor home maintenance
  • Some meals
  • Housekeeping
  • Personal laundry
  • Transportation to appointments
  • Social activities
  • Entertainment
  • Fitness programs
  • Educational and cultural programs


Providing priceless peace of mind for the whole family, a real value to living in an assisted living community is the 24-hour care. The various skills of a qualified health care team play a key role to ensure the well-being of residents. The whole family will feel happy and secure with our on-site health care:

  • 24-hour on-site licensed nurse
  • 24-hour certified nursing assistants (CNAs)
  • 12-hour certified medication assistants (CMAs)
  • Diabetes management
  • Assistance with activities of daily living
  • Medication assistance
  • Home health and hospice
  • Choice of primary physician, weekly visits by nurse practitioners, podiatrist, mobile dental and massage therapy

In addition, you’ll appreciate the convenient appointments found within our apartment residences.

Senior woman looks at photo album with daughter

Residence features include:

  • Fully furnished apartments
  • 9-foot ceilings in main common areas
  • Generously sized closets
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry room


It’s also nice to have gracious gathering spots, services and amenities scattered around the community included in the cost of your lifestyle here:

  • Activity room
  • Barber/beauty salon
  • Complimentary lending library
  • Dining room open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Landscaped gardens with courtyard
  • Mail center
  • Pets welcome
  • Private dining room
  • Wellness office


If you’re still living at home, you may not be participating in as many things as you would like to if you are unable to drive or afford them. One of the most attractive parts of our senior living community is all the on-site programs and exciting activities you can enjoy every day. At no extra charge to you, you can choose to stay as busy or relaxed as you want and experience all this:

  • Live entertainment
  • Happy hours
  • Spiritual studies and services
  • Ice cream socials
  • Arts and crafts
  • Fitness and yoga programs
  • Wii bowling
  • Bridge and bingo
  • Guest speakers
Side view of a happy senior woman smiling while drawing as a recreational activity or therapy outdoors together with the group of retired women

Do the Math – the Value Adds Up!

Once you add it all up, you may be surprised at how affordable Lamar Court really is.

The national median cost for assisted living, according to Genworth, is approximately $4,000, which breaks down to $133 per day or $48,000 per year.

At Lamar Court, you’ll enjoy a maintenance-free lifestyle with all the utilities covered. Plus, our friendly community will keep you engaged and smiling with all the terrific amenities and interesting programs mentioned here. You can take exercise classes in our activity room, be chauffeured to surrounding shopping and be pampered in our beauty salon and barbershop.

The Time to Look Is Now

You may not think you need to move to a senior community, but don’t let that stop you from exploring your options now. Having a plan in place is always best. That way, when you decide to make a move based on an unexpected event in your life, you are already prepared with the information you need to make a good decision without pressure.

Contact us to review your exact situation and budget to see how you can secure a place for yourself at Lamar Court Assisted Living Community. Call for an appointment now at 913-906-9696.