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Cedar Rapids Linn County and Surrounding Areas

When you begin researching the cost of home care and other long-term care options in Cedar Rapids, we understand that you have a lot of questions about what you get for your money. In the list below we have highlighted the key differences between the various long-term care options you might be considering. It might also be helpful to know that we do not just employ the caregivers who come to where you or your loved one lives, but also what we call “skilled staff.” Here at Homewatch CareGivers serving Cedar Rapids, we have an RN who develops the care plans for our clients and supervises all of our caregivers. She is also available to be an advocate for a client, if needed. One small example of her work is how she took one client for an appointment with a doctor, then contacted the family who live out of state to review the important points.

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.