California is an expensive state to live in but the with wonderful weather and scenic views everywhere you turn it can be well worth the financial sacrifice. As an older adult who is no longer earning income, watching your expenses is mandatory. Consequently, finding affordable care when you are in need of extra help around the house or assistance with going to and from medical practitioners and taking medicines in a compliant manner needs to fit an existing budget. Hiring a homemaker services or a home health aide can add a significant expense to your budget; from $48,620 to $51,480 respectively. This added to the existing expense of operating your home could burst the budget. On the other hand, combining all these things together: housing + home health services = Assistant living and in California the average annual costs are $42,000 for a private one bedroom. For the surrounding areas in Los Angeles County the average costs goes up $1200.
Torrance is a beautiful city bordered by the Pacific Ocean and right between Orange County and Los Angeles. Anyone who lives here as they age is in beautiful surroundings, palm trees, beaches, azaleas and other colorful vegetation and all of it near some of the greatest entertainment in the world. For people watchers, it’s a great place to see a spectacle: watch a movie or TV series being filmed, see street performers on the beach or attend street fairs all spring, summer and fall. For older people on a fixed income there is no limit to things to do for reduced cost or completely free. If you want to stay in town, there’s always the latest production at the Armstrong Theatre, touring the Madrona Marsh Nature Center or shopping at the Farmers Market. For a day of education go to the Henderson Library for card making or rubber stamping classes. The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library also hosts readings by published authors and you can always check out countless books, DVD’s and recordings.
An elderly resident of California can experience a good quality life in a Torrance assisted living facility. The weather alone is normally inviting and tranquil. Add to that living in a quiet community with other older adults and having trained medical professionals on call 24 hours a day. You’ll have your privacy, the ability to come and go as you please and when you need help it will be available. Your expenses will be less cumbersome than they were when you were managing your own home, because the annual cost includes water, gas, electricity and garbage. It may even include meals and housekeeping services. To get more information and compare facilities use the website, SeniorLiving.org. You’ll obtain unbiased reviews of each facility and it will be far easier to decide when you have all the needed information.