Independence is priceless. Independent Living is affordable.

Most folks exploring senior living options share a desire to remain as independent as possible. So it’s normal to wonder, “Why should I pay more at a community, only to enjoy the independence I already have?”

Brace yourself for some surprising info about the cost of independent senior living . The truth is, cost comparisons often show it’s more expensive in the long run to stay in your house than to choose a Life Plan Community (also known as a continuing care retirement community or CCRC). Such an option offers independent living plus countless advantages over staying in your home – making a Life Plan Community an attractive value. You also may be surprised to hear many community residents find that compared to living at home, they discover the priceless benefits of more free time and opportunity to pursue activities that bring them happiness.

Brass tacks: What are the costs of independent living?

Exact independent living costs depend on several variables: contract structure, community amenities, levels of hospitality, dining plans, and whether the community offers long-term care. The average cost of independent living in Phoenix is $2,286 per month. In Glendale, it’s a little less. In Scottsdale, a little more.

How does it all add up? Our handy Cost Comparison worksheet will help you compare independent living at a full-service Life Plan Community to the costs of staying in your home.

Download it here

We know crunching numbers isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. If you’d like to discuss independent living at Friendship Village, we’d love to meet in person – over lunch, a cocktail, or a cup of tea. Just fill out the form below and we’ll be in touch.