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Determining the Cost of Care

How much does in-home care cost?

Whether you’re looking for in-home care for seniors, the disabled or someone recovering from surgery, the cost is going to be an important factor. But when you do some research and compare the cost of in-home care to other options, you will see it is the more affordable option.

On average, depending on where you live and the level of care required, in-home care services range from $18-$20 per hour. Other variables, such as the amount of care needed and the level of specialization required, can be determined by a free in-home consultation with the local Caring Hearts® office caring for you or your loved one. After this free consultation, together we can better determine a weekly or monthly cost.

In-home care is the preferred, and most affordable, option

According to an AARP study, 90% of people age 65+ would prefer to stay in their own homes when they need additional support instead of going to a nursing home or assisted living facility.

“Aging in place” is the term used to describe this option. It’s certainly understandable that people would prefer to stay in the home that they’ve cared for, furnished and feel most comfortable. The main issue, though, is whether they can live there safely and securely, especially if living alone.

Cost comparison of in-home care with other options

According to the 2017 Cost of Care Survey conducted by Genworth, here are the costs associated with other long-term and elder care options:

  • Adult Day Healthcare is defined as a non-residential facility that supports the health, nutritional, social and daily living needs in a professionally staffed group setting. Often, these facilities are designed to provide transitional care and short-term rehabilitation following a hospital stay.
  • Assisted Living Facilities offer housing and limited care designed for seniors who require some assistance with daily activities (such as bathing, dressing, grooming, medications and meal preparation) but do not require the type of extensive care provided by a nursing home.
  • Nursing Homes are mostly set up like a hospital and provide more extensive medical care. They may also provide physical, speech and occupational therapy and are staffed by medical professionals.

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Additional peace of mind available through Direct Link®

Caring Hearts® is also able to provide another level of security through its line of Direct Link® products, such as Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS), fall sensors, automated medication dispensers and vital signs monitoring units. These Direct Link® PERS units are monitored 24/7/365 by specially trained staff who are ready to assist in any emergency response situation. When combined with in‑home care visits, Direct Link® makes keeping a loved one safe around the clock even more affordable.

Free consultation, customized plan to meet your needs and budget

Your local Caring Hearts® office is operated and staffed by trusted, local professionals who understand your needs. As part of the community, their outlook and values align with yours. They’ll work with you to develop a plan that provides the right amount of care for your situation. They can also work with you to find payment options available in your community, including any Medicaid, insurance and veteran’s benefits.

No one should have to worry about a loved one who needs assistance. All Caring Hearts® employees undergo an extensive background check, and all offices are bonded and insured. Talk to a Caring Hearts® professional today for a free consultation and to find a plan that best meets the needs of you and your family.

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