If you are considering nursing home care for an aging parent or other family member, you may want to look at an alternative that is as close as your own home. Building a specially designed in-law suite in your home can be a great alternative to costly and impersonal nursing home care, and it pays to seriously consider this option before looking for a nursing home. An in-law suite can be specially laid out to provide all the comforts of home while also providing the safety equipment that is so important for many elderly adults. From specially designed shower and tub enclosures to stair lifts and power chairs, the in-law suite you design can be built with your loved one’s comfort in mind. And the good news is that the entire cost of the renovation may be less than a single year of nursing home care. Just consider some of the compelling benefits of choosing an in-law suite over nursing home care. In Law Suites Cost Less Than Nursing Care Much lower costs – as mentioned above, the entire cost of building an in-law suite or remodeling an existing space in the home can be less than the cost of a single year in a nursing home. Comfort For Your Loved One Greater comfort for your loved ones – nursing homes are many things, but comfortable is generally not...Read More
Facing the challenges of illness and aging, many Americans will be forced to rely upon nursing care at some point in their lives. While many nursing homes provide quality care to their patients, others are cold, institutional settings where the physical and emotional needs of their residents are barely met. Cost Of Nursing Care Then, there are the costs. According to the AARP’s website, the average cost of nursing care in the United States is over $77,000 per year, an astronomical figure for the average individual. If your loved one is approaching a stage in life when the need for nursing care is increasingly imminent, consider the possibilities of building an in-law suite onto your existing home. For many, building an in law suite provides an excellent and practical alternative to nursing care. Nursing Care Alternative Constructing or remodeling an in-law suite is a wise financial decision for many families. While the initial costs of building onto an existing structure can be steep, they will likely pale in comparison to the costs of living in a nursing care facility for a year or two. Not to mention, nursing care is generally not covered by Medicare or other health insurance policies, requiring the individual patient to exhaust their assets before attempting to qualify for Medicaid in their particular state. By constructing an in-law suite, an individual’s assets can be preserved without...Read More
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In-Lawsuite.com is a Mother In-Law Suite blog dedicated to providing families with information and resources for mother in-law suite plans, design, elderly at home care, and aging in place. Our goal is to help as many people as possible be the best caregiver they can be for their aging parents and loved ones.