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Yorba Linda Brea, Diamond Bar, Fullerton, La Habra, Chino Hills and Orange County

When deciding the best type of care for you or a loved one, we understand that each care option comes with its own features and benefits.

AARP’s (American Association of Retired Persons) research shows that 90% of the elderly said they prefer to stay in their own home as they age. Looking for the right care for your aging loved ones can be very difficult and overwhelming. The most natural question is “How much does private duty home care cost?”

The majority of our clients receive a few hours of care per day, a few days per week when needed. A flexible solution that provides care only when our clients need it helps keep home care services affordable; often even more affordable than a private facility.

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 in Orange County 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.

When you are interviewing different home care options, ask the following questions to ensure that the company you are considering hiring follows these standards:

  • Are your caregivers employees or contractors? Who is responsible for their pay and payroll taxes?
  • Are we protected from theft or injury as a result of an accident or negligence by your caregiver? Ask to see the company’s Certificate of Insurance for General and Professional Liability.
  • What happens if your caregiver hurts themselves while in our home providing care? Who is responsible for paying their medical costs and any lost wages as a result of time away from work due to injury?
  • Is there any oversight, training, and support for your caregivers?
  • What happens if your caregiver does not show up for their shift?

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 and answer any questions you have.