Altoona, which is found in a principally rural part of Marion County, has seven elderly care facilities which provide residents a variety of long term care options to choose from. If moving around the city using public transportation is imperative to you, be sure and investigate your options. According to government funded surveys there are a number of top rated nursing home options, as well as hospitals in and around Altoona.
Senior Living Amenities & Services
It is important to ask for the right combination of amenities so that you or your loved one can feel secure. Some of the amenities in these care facilities can include:
Nurses available 24-hours
Doctors are on call
Hospice and comfort care
It is also possible to find care facilities that are there to meet health needs. Some senior care facilities offer kosher meals. They also allow some pets, provide outdoor activities, and provide resident parking for those who are still mobile. Specialized care facilities may arrange access to on-call therapists like occupational, speech, and physical therapists.
When contacting the senior care facilities listed on this page it can be advantageous - though not necessary - to have your loved one's history available. Consider preparing a brief medical history summary. Be sure to include any relevant insurance, doctor and hospital names and phone numbers as the new facility coordinator may have specific questions. This kind of information can aid in planning any specialized care the individual might need, which helps with facility choice and cost estimates.
Senior Living Cost Comparison
Based on recent records the estimated cost of elder care facilities in and around the city is about $4,700 to $4,600 per month. In comparison, the cost of assisted living in Tavares is around $4,800 per month. Additionally, there could be a number of federal financial aid options to help reduce the cost of care for low-earning families. To get a better idea of averages, browse through the cost table list below which provides comparisons to nearby cities.
Source: Aggregated from the Genworth 2013, 2015 Cost of Care Survey, state licensing units, and from facility surveys. While we make every effort to ensure accuracy, please confirm details with facilities directly.