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West Los Angeles Beverly Hills, Santa Monica and South Bay

At Homewatch CareGivers of West Los Angeles, we understand that home care can seem expensive. We work hard to keep within people’s budgets allowing for the best and safest care for their loved ones. Typically, hourly costs go down as the number of hours increases, and hourly costs go up when more skill is needed. Once we complete a free needs assessment, we can tell you the specific costs for the care you need. Please call us to assess your needs and present some options.

When the grandson of one of our clients first called us, "David" said that at first it seemed like a lot of money and expressed his concerns about home care cost. But he has since realized that there is no price for happiness, and once he understood the value, it was worth every penny. “It is worth it when I see how happy my Grandma is with her caregiver!” David tells us that we brought his Grandma back, and he thanked us!

When you are comparing different long-term care living arrangements, you need to 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). Home care agencies employ, train, and supervise their caregivers and the agency covers payroll taxes, workers' compensation, unemployment, liability and bonding. If you employ a caregiver directly, you will be responsible for those other costs. Any option that keeps a loved one at home will also need to include home upkeep costs.

Nursing homes offer private rooms and semi-private rooms, each at different costs with additional charges for various services. Nursing homes may be the best choice when the person needing the care can no longer walk or has special medical needs.

Assisted living facilities are a community-like setting for people who can no longer live independently without help. They can be large, very active and social settings, or small, six-bed environments. Keep an eye on add-on costs, such as one-to-one caregiving services.

Adult day services are drop-in centers typically open on weekdays during daytime hours.These provide respite care during the day.

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.