When you hear the term “all-inclusive” it’s usually a good thing, especially when it comes to dream vacations and houses. It’s also a great term to hear when you’re searching for an assisted living or memory care community.
Many senior care facilities utilize tiered pricing. The normal presentation of this model is to introduce the family to an impressive, low amount. This number is based on care leveling, which means that the resident is charged one rate at move-in, but can be charged more depending on the particular services they need. For seniors with few needs, this could be a cost-effective option. Whatever the case, the low price is a base rate that can (and, in many cases, likely will) increase as more care is administered to the resident.
With tiered pricing, a family may save money in the beginning, but they can also spend much more in the long run. If the resident needs extra health care, then the family will pay extra for it. Conditions of the resident are always changing, therefore healthcare will too. With this type of “pay as you go” pricing, there is at least the potential for a facility to be vague and take advantage of the resident and the family.
Dominion Senior Living’s pricing is different. “All-inclusive” means just that. There is one price for assisted living and one price for memory care where everything is covered. The resident’s rate will not increase with more activity. Even when more care is required, the rate remains the same.
Vice President Josh Crisp says, “This method of pricing allows Dominion to set a high benchmark for quality of service to our residents. There is a sense of stability and budget for the family and it helps us to provide the best care.” The staff is trained, equipped, and ready to provide the extra care needed at a moment’s notice.
Because of the all-inclusive pricing the administrators of Dominion must clearly communicate up front so the resident and family do not think they are paying too much. After the resident gets settled in their new home, re-evaluation does take place, but it means evaluating care, not price. This way, the family avoids the stress and burden of having a monthly bill that constantly fluctuates.
Shopping for a senior care home can be confusing and expensive. Dominion Senior Living strives to cut out the confusion by providing simply one price. Josh Crisp desires all to know that “the motive is and always has been to provide a high level of service for our residents and to keep their best interests at heart.”