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Castro Valley Hayward, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, and the Heart of the Bay

Any decision on the best type of care for you or your loved one requires a good understanding of each available care option, the differences in features and benefits, and costs associated with each.  The more common care options are listed below along with its key feature or benefit.  Two major determinants of the cost of home care are the type of care services provided and the duration or number of hours of care required.  Finally, the cost of home care can also vary depending on which city and/or state you or your loved-one live in.  Armed with sufficient information, you can do a cost-benefit analysis to determine if the cost of home care provided by Homewatch CareGivers of Castro Valley compares favorably against the costs of the other care options listed below.  You can also consider a combination of more than one option. For example, Homewatch CareGivers of Castro Valley can provide 1-on-1 personal care for a resident of an assisted living facility.

The following are the different care options to consider:

  • 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 agency varies based on the breadth of services provided and number of hours required. Typically, hourly costs go down as number of hours increase, 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.