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Ottawa Nepean, Kanata, Gloucester and Orleans

We all want what is best for our loved ones in Ottawa and elsewhere, whatever the cost. The cost of home care is one consideration for those who need assistance with daily living. The OHIP covered CCAC (Community Care Access Centre) is limited in what it can cover for free. This system has resulted in families like yours turning to Homewatch CareGivers in Ottawa for quality, supervised professional care. Since 2004 Homewatch CareGivers has supplemented the government funded care ensuring safety, appropriate health care, nutrition and exercise in our community. The benefit of private care is that you decide the hours and what your family needs making you in charge. Reach out and share your concerns with us and we'll help you find a solution that works for you, any time, any day. When deciding the best type of care for you or a loved one, we understand that each care option comes with its own features and benefits. Costs for home care, assisted living facilities, and adult day services vary not just from province to province, but also from city to city within each province.

Research* has provided the following general estimates of costs for care:

Long-Term Care Facilities (with a private room)

Government-subsidized, hospital-like setting providing a mix of medical services and skilled care for people with extensive personal care needs.

Co-payments approx. $72/day or approx. $2,160/mo.

Assisted Living Facilities/Retirement Homes

Community-like setting for those who can't live independently and may require daily nursing care.

Cost ranges from $1,400/mo. to $8,000/mo.

Adult Day Programs

Provide activities and meals in a group setting during daytime hours.

Costs approx. up to $37/day

Private Home Care

Personalized and supervised one-to-one care delivered in the home to anyone in need of social, physical, or cognitive support.

**Pricing is $24/hour to $32/hour

With each care option, one must factor in a caregiver to client ratio, additional expenses such as meals, utilities, residential upkeep, and more. The cost of home care varies based on the breadth of services provided and number of hours required.

We'd like to get to know you better so that we can provide more specific costs for the care you need. Call us today and we can schedule an evaluation.

*Source: Figures based on estimates in Ontario from long-term cost of care surveys in 2010 by Manulife Financial and TAKINGCARE INC.

**Private home care rates based on Homewatch CareGivers analysis of the Ottawa market.