Affording the Cost: Senior Living and Assisted Living

At Brookdale, we understand the challenges that can be presented by the economic environment, especially for those who are otherwise ready for senior living, but are uncertain how best to pay for senior living and assisted living costs.

Brookdale will help you make the move to the retirement lifestyle you want or need with generous programs and third-party senior living financial options that provide the financial flexibility you need to afford a great lifestyle, or to simplify your payment choices. Find a Brookdale community near you today and ask the Sales department for more information about these financial options.

The next logical question may be: How can I afford the cost of assisted living and other types of senior living communities? As mentioned above, there are a number of existing programs and third-party senior living financial options that can assist you with the cost of assisted living, independent living and other types of senior living.


Financial Resources That Can Help 

Listed below are a number of financial resources that will help you in planning how to cover your senior living and assisted living costs.  These resources include available programs and third-party vendors that provide the financial flexibility needed to enable you to enjoy this new phase of your life.*

Veterans Aid and Attendance Pension

The Department of Veterans Affairs provides the VA Aid and Attendance Pension to eligible wartime veterans and their surviving spouses. This benefit can offset a significant portion of the long term care and/or assisted living costs in a Brookdale senior housing community. Depending on your situation, the benefit ranges from $1,094 to 2,019 per month and is tax free. Ask your Brookdale sales associate to introduce you to a provider that will discuss the VA’s eligibility criteria with you.

Ask your Brookdale sales associate to introduce you to a provider that will discuss the VA’s eligibility criteria with you.*

Patriot Angels

You don’t have to navigate the Aid and Attendance pension program alone. The team at Patriot Angels specializes in helping Brookdale Veterans and their loved ones figure out what financial assistance options are available to them through the Veterans Administration. Whether you need help with your application or determining eligibility, the team at Patriot Angels will work with you to get you funding as quickly as possible, and with the least amount of stress.

For specific details and a free eligibility screening, contact Patriot Angels at 844-757-3047.*

Elderlife Financial Services

Elderlife Financial provides a line of credit to families and seniors interested in senior housing financing. The services are designed specifically to help seniors move into the senior living community of their choice, or to supplement their move while waiting for the sale of a home or other benefits to kick-in. Elderlife offers low monthly payments for a quick and easy move.

Availability and terms may vary by state.* For exact details please contact Elderlife directly at 888-255-7755. Or you can check out their website,

Paragon Home Resources

If you’re planning on making a move, then Paragon is an excellent resource. They provide support with managing or selling a home, buying a home, coordinating the sorting and distribution of all belongings and other helpful services. Through their national network, they can assist you during every process of the home buying, selling and moving experience with the opportunity to earn a cash back reward. Here are some of the many services they offer:

  • Selling or buying a home
  • Selling a home with full service management
  • Moving, sorting and donating belongings
  • Property management and maintenance
  • Home loans and consumer services

If you want to learn more about them, visit

Harbor Life Settlements

Harbor Life Settlements helps seniors get cash out of their existing life insurance policies – fast! You can sell your policy and stop paying skyrocketing premiums, prevent lapsing on your lifelong investment and get the money you need now. You get the full payment and can use the cash however you want, including long-term care. We can offer 10-60% of the policy face value - many times what the insurance company or other brokers may offer. We do this quickly because we have shortened the life settlements processing from 3-12 months to less than 2 weeks, with a qualifying policy illustration. Let us help you capture the value of your policy before it is too late. For exact details and a free 5-min qualification call, contact Harbor Life Settlements directly at 800-981-0610.

Automatic Debit Program

Those who qualify can take advantage of Brookdale’s Automatic Debit Payment Plan, which enables you or your family to pay your apartment and service fees each month directly from your bank account. No paper bills to clutter your home; just one easy payment.*

Shared Suites

For the budget conscious individual or for those who want companionship, Brookdale communities can help match you with a roommate to share living costs and apartment space in our communities.*

Brookdale Home Sale Program

Brookdale offers a home sale program for those interested in using the equity in their home immediately to move into select Entry Fee-based Life Care communities. Contact the Sales Department at any of Brookdale’s Life Care communities to see if they participate in the Brookdale Home Sale Program.*


* Information on this page is for general purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for financial, legal, tax, accounting or other professional advice. Call Brookdale for more specific information.