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What’s Included in the Cost of Assisted Living?

What’s Included in the Cost of Assisted Living?

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Today, seniors have many living options to choose from once they retire. As you shop for a new community for you or a loved one, monthly rent and what’s included with it are not far from mind. Below are some of the amenities covered by the cost of assisted living.

Daily Assistance

Of all the amenities included in the cost of assisted living, the most important is the assistance. Living in an assisted living community means having access to trained staff around the clock that provide assistance with daily tasks and activities such as medication management, bathing, dressing and more.

Meals, Housekeeping & Laundry

Something else you won’t have to worry about in assisted living are daily chores. Most assisted living communities offer regular housekeeping and laundry services for all residents. The age old question “What should I make for dinner?” will also be a thing of the past, since meals are provided daily. Some communities, like Melrose Meadows, even have restaurant-style dining with daily options from a menu.

Entertainment & Wellness

Retirement should be anything but boring. Many communities include regular social and wellness programming in the monthly cost of assisted living. You can enjoy a range of regular events that cater to the body, mind and soul. From customized health and wellness classes to a myriad of social activities, assisted living community members enjoy an active social life.

Some communities also offer recreational facilities such as gyms, pools, libraries and game/social rooms. At Melrose Meadows, both independent and assisted living residents enjoy all of our activities and events, as well as the use of our Wellness Center and heated indoor pool.


Moving into an assisted living community can mean saying goodbye to traffic and parking woes. Many assisted living communities, like Melrose Meadows, offer scheduled transportation, parking spaces and covered parking.

A La Carte or All Inclusive

It’s important to note that, although most assisted living communities offer the amenities above, only some have all-inclusive pricing. Many assisted living communities offer their services on an a la carte basis. At Melrose Meadows, all of our services – housekeeping, laundry, daily assistance, transportation, etc. – are included with rent. Even if you only need a few personal care services when you first join the community, you can have peace of mind knowing that the services you need in the future are always available at no additional cost.

Looking for an assisted living community for you or a loved one? Melrose Meadows is a certified assisted and independent living community in Iowa City, Iowa. We pride ourselves on providing  an independent lifestyle in a vibrant all-inclusive setting. Schedule a tour today and let us help you navigate the options for your future.

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