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Edina Minneapolis and the West Metro

At Homewatch CareGivers serving Edina, Minneapolis and the west metro area, we care for multiple clients who live in assisted living, long term care or senior housing facilities. Some require one-on-one care 24/7 while others just have extended personal care on weekends when the facility day program is closed. Others we assist by driving to appointments and errands in addition to helping with light housekeeping, home maintenance, meal planning and prep because all meals aren’t always provided. The benefit of home care is that we provide one-on-one personal care in addition to any household maintenance needs. It’s a cost effective alternative – we can throw in a load of laundry then help a client shower and dress for the day, run to the grocery store, come back and make lunch - all in a few hours of time. So when you are considering the cost of home care, it's important to compare the value and peace of mind you get from one-on-one care and the additional services included in the price of personal 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.