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Saint Charles Aurora, Wheaton and Naperville

When a family begins the process of seeking care for a loved one, the cost of home care is often a concern. One wonders if it would not be more cost effective to move into a residential facility of some kind. It is so often the desire of the client to stay in the home and once the type of care we provide is explored, the family is pleasantly surprised by the affordability!

At Homewatch CareGivers in St. Charles, Il.  we employ approximately 40 caregivers. Many of them are certified nursing assistants and carry the same type of certifications as those working within facility settings.  In addition, we have a social worker on staff who is available for client evaluation and consultation. The value of our services are realized by our clients once they see how we are able to customize their care, a benefit not offered by traditional residential settings.

We have caregivers who garden, cook, shop, visit special places, and explore a client's local neighborhood with their clients. This brings such joy to people, to remain in their familiar home, continuing favorite pastimes.

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.