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My 98 year old mother is in independent living but needed someone to be there in the mornings to get her breakfast, take her on a walk, set out her daily meds and provide companionship. Wendy and her staff are fabulous! They are very attentive to mom's changing needs and schedule, and have given my brothers and I a tremendous sense of comfort knowing that she is being so well cared for. I hold Wendy and her staff in the highest regard, and recommend them to anyone needing care for a loved one.
Written by: Ward E
Of course at Homewatch CareGivers of Plano we believe that
the home care costs can be reasonable for families, especially compared to
other long-term care options out there. This is not just our bias, but what we
hear from people just like you! So often we will get a call from a family and
they say it is time for their loved one to go to assisted living. They sell the
house, move her in, to a facility, then learn about the extra monthly costs as
things like nighttime incontinence or a bad fall happen. Then I hear form them
again saying they now see home care might have been cheaper and the house was
paid for anyway. These are conversations we have over and over again.
Considerations of 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.
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