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Birmingham and surrounding areas

The cost of home care in Birmingham is a multi-pronged topic. What really is of concern for consumers is how they might pay for home care services, not just what the cost might be. Yes, home care is typically a private pay service and that means that it is not covered by medical insurance. However, long-term care insurance can sometimes cover our services, including respite care for family caregivers.

On this page, we have listed other types of long-term care because we know that you might be researching different ways to meet the needs of your family. Sometimes these services overlap and then one may be needed less and cost less in the end. We handle many “complex care cases” and are experts at finding ways to piece together care solutions that work with your schedule and your budget. 

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.