How Much Does Home Care Cost?
While in-home elder care can be a significant investment, there are several payment options and funding sources that can help ease the cost. We can connect you with resources and programs which may help. Together we can come up with a plan of care and a number of hours that is not only affordable but ensures your loved one receives the best in-home care possible. ComForCare understands providing care for your elder family member can be challenging. There are many levels of care available as well as benefits you may not be aware of.
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Home Care Tends to be Least Expensive Option
Home care is generally less expensive than other senior care options. Nursing home costs may range from about $200-$250 each day for a basic room and care, adding up to about $5,600 to $7,000 a month. Assisted living facilities may cost about $3,300 per month for a one-bedroom unit. Home care costs will vary considerably depending on the intensity of the client’s needs, but usually remain considerably lower than these options.
Here are some potential sources for funding needed care:
- Public resources
- Long-term insurance
- Veterans benefits
- Workers’ compensation insurance
- Life insurance
- Reverse mortgage funding
- Private payments
- Family member payments
ComForCare’s Flexible Home Care Options
One of the main benefits of receiving home care from ComForCare is the ability to set up a care schedule based on your timing needs. Family members can pitch in to help with senior care needs and supervision when it is most convenient, so work and other obligations are not ignored. ComForCare can help fill in the gaps, ensuring your loved one is always taken care of-and the cost does not put undue stress on the family. As needs change, ComForCare will work with you and make changes to the schedule and routine.
Save on Expenses
Receiving home care aid can help seniors to avoid falls and condition complications, which can save hospital expenses and pain. Caregivers also help with household chores, so seniors are less likely to strain themselves and require medical attention and treatment. Having a helping hand with chores may also help seniors avoid breaking dishes or other home products. While home care might seem to be an added expense at first, it may actually help to save on costs and problems in the long run. We can help families navigate the process of funding home care services. There are several ways to plan and budget for home care.
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Save Family Members’ Time
When unexpected events occur in seniors’ lives such as injuries and condition complications, family members generally have to miss work to assist with transportation, wait at the hospital for diagnoses, and help with care. Home care services can help family members avoid missing work time by helping prevent these types of unexpected occurrences. When unexpected occurrences do happen, caregivers can also provide transportation and support.
While family members typically want to be with a loved one after medical events occur, the pressure is alleviated, and the need to miss work is not as pressing. This may be viewed as a time and cost savings, as well as a benefit for your loved one.