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Speaking with someone who conducts placements for elders when going back home from med treatment, I was told last night of two assisted living homes which at minimum charge $7300/month only by private pay (out of one’s own pocket).  That comes to $87,600 a year- probably an amount if saved for two years would provide an average home in Fairbanks.  So how much would it cost for accommodations in an existing home to be able to stay there? Possibly $11,000 for a stairlift. Maybe $5,000 for a large wheelchair ramp.  $1500 could be the price to replace hinged doors with pocket doors.  It truly is less to make accommodations and stay in your home rather than move and pay prices elsewhere.

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