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As a hospice social worker, I care for patients and families during one of the most intimate and difficult times. For my team and me these people are like family. At times, families need additional help and I make referrals to care giving agencies. Homewatch Caregivers is consistently on the list. I have found that Homewatch cares as if my families are theirs as well. Zahra and her team are responsive to the needs of my patients and families and are professional to work with.
Written by: Richard, MSW, LSW - Burr Ridge
The cost of home care in Hickory Hills, Oak Brook, and Oak
Park can be one piece of a combination of long-term options. Many of our
clients include home care as one element of their routine with a variety of
family care. We have one client who has one daughter who comes to her home to
help her Mom out, but since her sister has young children, she hires us to be
there when her sister cannot be. Another family caregiver is a student who must
attend school so we come in during the daytime while she is in classes, then
she can be there at night when needed. Yet another family uses our home care
services to help with bringing her elder parent home from an adult day program
and staying with this person until they get home from work.
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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