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What is Low-Income Assisted Living?

What Is Low Income Assisted Living Main

Key Summary

Multiple options are available to families contemplating low-income Assisted Living for seniors. Explore high-quality, low-income solutions for a better future.

All too often, the questions that cause sleepless nights for people looking into Assisted Living are the ones that deal with uncertainty:

  • “Have I done the things I needed to do for myself or my spouse or parent for what’s next in life?”
  • “How long can I stay in my current home without outside help?”
  • “What option should I choose, based on what I can afford?”

When these questions remain unanswered, they further stoke the fires of uncertainty. Maybe more than anything you take away from these next paragraphs, please remember these two absolute truths: 1. Low-income is not a stigma, it’s simply a circumstance, and 2. You’re not sailing in unchartered waters; you’ve navigated to a great place to start putting your mind at ease.

Take a deep breath. Exhale. Let’s begin.

Low-Income Assisted Living for Seniors


Where do I stand? Am I, in fact, low income?

As a general rule of thumb, the term “low-income” (and there’s some variance as levels are determined state-by-state) is defined as less than twice the federal poverty line, which for 2021 was roughly $12,880 for a single person or $17,420 for a couple. Therefore, a single person is considered low income if their income is under $25,760, or $34,840 for a couple.

There are multiple options available for families contemplating low-income Assisted Living for seniors, wondering what their next steps in life could be.

Our communities primarily serve individuals and their families outside of state-funded Assisted Living programs or those who rely on primary federal assistance. You can view our article “Do Assisted Living Communities Accept Medicaid or Medicare?” for more information.

Quality of Life

Everyone has an expectation of quality on every level. Your perception of low income may not be accurate, and further, quality of care should not waver based on your income level. Quality of life depends on multiple factors, some that are negotiable and others that are essential, such as:

  • The physical Assisted Living Community. Housing amenities may vary.
  • Family and resident support. A personable, informative level of care will always exist.
  • Medical and assistive support. A compassionate staff will always provide necessary care with no exceptions.

You or your loved one can count on more than just an endurable experience. Expect a wholly pleasurable one, where personal and social positivity thrives.

Find An Assisted Living Community in Your Area


Your life’s road is an interstate, not a dead end

Now is the time to continue on your road and find out it has many routes, many options, and like any road, it has good directional signs to help guide you. We’re here to provide this direction.

Find out the solutions available for your circumstance. Referah not only makes resources available to you, but encourages you to take advantage of knowing where the potholes in the road are—and how to avoid them.

Below you’ll find resources and information for your next steps. We encourage you to search by location and care type, explore communities that appeal to you, and get in touch with us for more information. We are here to help every step of the way.

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