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Cary Serving Wake County including Raleigh, Apex, Morrisville, Wake Forest

When considering the cost of home care in Cary and Wake County, one of the questions that often comes up is how will I pay for this care? One of our clients was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis when she was in her 50’s. When it became impossible for her to live alone she hired us in 2004 to assist her with some of the activities of daily living for three hours in the morning and three hours in the evening. As of May 2015 she still lives alone at her home and we are still providing care for her. One particular fact that we are very proud of is that we were able to have the same caregiver for her from the day one! The fact that she has long-term care insurance has helped her tremendously to pay for the care.

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.