Originally Posted by growing_older
This seems a very sensible arrangement and not cripplingly expensive. A friend is trying to arrange care for her elderly parents, and she is getting quotes in the $20,000 per month range, not the $2,000 range, and that's a tremendous difference. Even with selling the house and cashing out assets, she won't be able to afford this level of care for long.
That price seems extreme, my DF is in assisted living for around 4K a month, where he's at(PA) basic nursing home care is around 8K monthly. Now I won't tell you the medical treatment in that part of the country is the best.
There is a difference in what costs are depending on the area your in, and of course the quality of care. Seems like higher population of elders gives more options at a higher cost, based on family experience between FL., and PA. IMHO.