What’s More Expensive Between Assisted Living or a Nursing Home?

Last updated: Monday, 16, March 2020

Generally speaking, assisted living facilities are far less expensive than a nursing home. In 2019, the national average for the monthly cost of an assisted living facility was around $4,000, while nursing homes ranged from $7500 - $8500 depending on the type of room that you have. The reason for this huge disparity is that nursing homes provide around the clock medical care and usually deal with individuals who need a level of care that assisted living facilities cannot provide.