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Wilmington New Castle, Kent & Sussex County

When it comes to deciding the best type of care for a loved one we understand there are many options available in Wilmington. Cost of home care varies greatly from home care, nursing homes, assisted living and adult day care. With each service a number of factors come into play that can benefit your loved one. 

The benefit of home care is that we can personalize care so it works and it flexible for your love one and family member. The daughter of an 88-year old woman who was diagnosed with COPD was looking for care for her mom. She had looked into the many different possibilities and decided mom would be happier staying in her home. When at first she heard the costs per hour she was a little put back considering her long term goal for mom was 24-hour care. The daughter was assured though as the hours per day increase the cost per hour will actually go down.

Though the overall cost per month would be slightly more than a nursing home or living facility, the care would be specialized to her mom and would be direct one on one care at a moments notice.

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.

Call today to find out how we can specialize your loved ones care to specifically meet their needs.