This section contains information on a variety of helpful financial tools and programs to assist seniors and their families with addressing the affordability of assisted living at The Legacy.
Cost Comparison Work Sheet
To help determine how the cost of living at The Legacy compares with the cost of living at home or elsewhere, please see our simple Cost Comparison Work Sheet.
Claim Veterans Benefits: Aid and Attendance Program
Veterans and their spouses may be qualified to receive payments from the Aid and Attendance Program of the US Department of Veterans Affairs. This is a benefit paid in addition to a veterans pension. For more information, contact your Veterans Regional Office or visit www.va.gov.
Share a Suite
Consider the advantages of rooming with another resident, a more affordable option, when available. Many residents appreciate and benefit from the added companionship.
Seek Tax Benefits
You may be eligible to deduct ALL or a substantial portion of your monthly rent as a medical deduction from your yearly tax assessment. The cost of assisted living may be tax deductible as a medical expense for both residents and family members who provide financial support. For more information see Tax Deductibility of Assisted Living Expenses (below), speak to your tax advisor, or visit www.irs.gov.
Senior Services Organizations
1650 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Leading national trade association serving companies that own, operate, and support professionally managed senior living communities in the United States.
225 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 6061
Information on diagnosis, treatment, patient care, caregiver needs, long-term care, education and training, and research related to Alzheimer’s disease.
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
601 E Street NW
Washington, DC 20049
Nationwide membership organization providing information on topics such as healthcare, employment security, and retirement planning as well as discounts on a variety of products, travel, and services.
Center for Excellence in Assisted Living
2342 Oak Street
Falls Church, VA 22046
A national resource for materials and information about assisted living.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
7500 Security Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21214
The federal agency that administers Medicare and works with the states on the administration of Medicaid.
Nationwide service that helps identify local resources for families and seniors.
National Institute on Aging Information Center
31 Center Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892
Free information on a wide variety of subjects on issues affecting seniors.
Family Caregiver Alliance
785 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Information, education, services and advocacy for caregivers.
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
1731 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Professional association for hospices that provides resources and information for the public.