Premium Cost for Substandard Care

by Anna
(Oregon)

We recently had to place our loved one in a retirement home in what you might say is a beautiful area to reside. The care at this center is supposed to be the best care your money can buy.


Well, needless to say the price to begin with was very high just to reserve a unit for our loved one ($5,000.00 deposit) but the monthly expenses just seem to keep going up and up.

We started off paying around $7,000.00 a month and are now up to $8,600.00 a month. They aren't meeting many of the most basic needs of our loved one and I'm in the minority from my family that thinks this is too high of a cost to pay. They seem to think there are far worse places for our loved one to be in but I'm really at a loss for the pathetic care received by the residents.

Does this seem really exorbitant to others who have a loved one in a high-end retirement care facility. Our loved one is still capable of ambulating and taking care of bathroom business and we provide the daily showering/bathing and dressing and one hot meal we bring.

They provide two meals a day which aren't typically too appetizing and they dispense medications. That's all.

Does this price seem too much to any of you?

I am concerned about having enough funds to continue their stay but for what kind of care are they really getting? I'm at a loss right now and need some guidance from anyone out there on if this is too much money and how on earth do I approach the subject matter without upsetting my family members involved?

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