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Types of Long-Term Care

  Summary of Long-Term Care Choices Resources  
  Selected Section Overview | Community Services | Home Care | Accessory Dwelling Units | Subsidized Senior Housing 
 | Board and Care Homes | Assisted Living | Continuing Care Retirement Communities | Nursing Homes 

The cost of long-term care can vary quite a bit depending on what kind of care you need, where you get the care, and where you live. The chart below shows how these costs generally compare with each other.

  Help with activities of daily living Help with additional services Help with care needs Range of costs
Community Services Yes Yes No Low to medium
Home Care Yes Yes Yes Low to high
Accessory Dwelling Units Yes Yes Yes Low to high
Subsidized Senior Housing Yes Yes No Low to high
Board and Care Homes Yes Yes Yes Low to high
Assisted Living Yes Yes Yes Medium to high
Continuing Care Retirement Communities Yes Yes Yes High
Nursing Homes Yes Yes Yes High

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