Assisted Living At Its Very Best
Advanced Elderly Services Private Duty, In-Home Care
Come home with us....Just compare Advanced Elderly Services Home to the typical Assisted Living “facility” in suburban Philadelphia. Advanced Elderly Services Home is licensed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to provide a full spectrum of Assisted Living care. We created Advanced Elderly Services because we’ve embraced the idea of Aging in Place, the best alternative to the clinical “continuum of care” that moves a resident from one care setting to another as their needs change.
What sets Advanced Elderly Services Home apart is our unique blend of sophisticated luxury and highly personalized Assisted Living care. Here, residents "age in place," staying safely and comfortably in their private apartment home, even if circumstances change. If additional care is ever needed, temporarily or long-term, we simply deliver it.
At Advanced Elderly Services Home, we help each of our residents to realize his or her greatest level of independence, wellness, and ability.
Assisted living housing is a long-term senior care option that provides personal care support services such as meals, medication management, bathing, dressing, and transportation.
Redefining Senior Care
A relatively new concept 25 years ago, today assisted living is the fastest growing long-term care option for seniors. Assisted living facilities, with their wide range of services, provide a senior housing solution for adults who can live independently, but also require some assistance. For many seniors, assisted living provides just the level of care they need to flourish and triumph in their new phase of life. After all, the golden years should be enjoyable and assisted living has more options than ever before.
Assisted Living Costs
Assisted living costs vary, depending on the following factors:
- Type of residence
- Size of apartment (studio, one or two-bedroom apartment)
- Types of services needed
- Geographical location of the community
Many communities charge a basic rate that covers all services, with an additional fee for special services. Most assisted living communities to charge a month-to-month rate, but there are also long-term options available.
Typically, base rates only cover room and board and a service of daily meals, determined by the assisted living community. Sometimes there are entrance fees, deposits and laundry and housekeeping fees. But because these all vary by community, it's important to ask each community about their individual costs and services.
According to Genworth.com, the average cost for a one-bedroom assisted living apartment in the U.S. in 2014 was $3,500 per month; an increase of 1.19% over 2013 with a five-year annual growth of 5.71%. Studio and two-bedroom assisted living apartments varied, accordingly.
Costs in Philadelphia and Suburbs
- Philadelphia: average costs were $2,798 in 2013, with prices ranging from just over $1,800 for the least expensive bachelor to roughly $4,300 for the most expensive two-bedroom apartment.
- Drexel Hill: average costs were $2,747 in 2013, with prices ranging from just under $1,500 for the least expensive bachelor to over $6,000 for the most expensive two-bedroom apartment.
- Main Line: average costs were $3,204 in 2013, with prices ranging from roughly $1,750 for the least expensive bachelor to just over $5,000 for the most expensive two-bedroom apartment.
If you've seen one assisted the living community, you've seen one assisted living community. Each state and province have different licensing and regulation requirements for assisted living providers, which affects the particular services offered at that community. For example, some assisted living facilities are attached to, or share a campus with, a skilled nursing facility. This means these types of communities can provide more advanced medical care. But, in general, assisted living communities to provide basic medical monitoring as well as daily activities and care. Activities of daily living (ADLs) include dressing, eating, mobility, hygiene, bathing, toileting, using the telephone and shopping.
Here are some of the basic services offered in assisted living:
- 24-hour supervision and security
- Daily meals
- Basic housekeeping
- Health and exercise programs
- Social programs
- Access to medical services
The term "assisted living" is an industry term to describe certain communities and/or facilities. The term "assisted living" may or may not reflect official state or provincial requirements concerning licensing, a level of care, and/or the services that are provided. We recommend that when considering these communities and/or facilities you request to see their license and/or contact your state or province's licensing authority for clarification on license type, the level of care, and/or the services that are provided.