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Dallas Irving, Richardson and Surrounding Areas

The cost of home care or any long-term care option must be factored in when discussing future care needs in Dallas. What also needs to be considered is the individual needing care and what their unique preferences are. A move to an assisted-living facility may be just the thing for someone who enjoys making new friends and being social, but for another person it might make them more isolated as they close themselves off in their room. If someone doesn't like to socialize, that will do nothing to help with their loneliness, helplessness or boredom. Also, we hear often about the huge misunderstandings of what type of care is included in the price for living in a facility and people find themselves paying 10 times what they expected. We suggest trying out the different options first. 

Considerations of home care costs and the costs of long-term care should factor in many elements.

  • Home care offers personalized, one-to-one social, physical, and cognitive support care and assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s), but home upkeep costs need to be included. Caregivers are trained and supervised by the company.

  • Nursing homes offer private rooms and semi-private rooms, each at different costs with additional charges for various services, including meals.

  • Assisted living facilities are a community-like setting for people who can no longer live independently without help.

  • Adult day services are drop-in centers typically open on weekdays during daytime hours.

With each care option, ask about caregiver to client ratio, how personalized services are for the individual, who is responsible for taxes, insurance and worker's compensation, and find out if there are additional expenses such as meals and utilities. Consider the level of independence for the person receiving each type of long-term care and how this matches with their personality.

The cost of using a home care company varies based on the breadth of services provided and number of hours required. Typically, hourly costs go down as number of hours increases, and fees go up when more skill is needed or desired.

We'd like to get to know you better so we can provide more specific costs for the care you need. Call us today to assess any of these options.