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Haddon Township serving Camden, Burlington, and Gloucester Counties

Now to address the question du jour!  What is the cost of home care?  The cost of home care is determined by the level of the care being provided.  For example, it will be less expensive if you are receiving care that primarily assists with activities of daily living that do not include help with personal care/hygiene, assistance with ambulation, etc.   Someone who needs more “hands on” home care will have a slightly higher cost and someone who is bedbound and dependent on help for everything will have the highest cost of home care.  So, when we come out and meet with you we will give you an appropriate cost quote.  We do offer reduced rates for longer and consistent hours of care.  According to many studies, it has been proven that home care is one of the most cost effective ways to care for our elders.

The care that we provide is usually not covered by insurance, the people who receive care from Homewatch CareGivers of Haddon Township/Westmont pay for their care themselves or with the help of family.  Some funding sources for care are; Long Term Care Insurance, assistance through the Veterans Administration, Medicaid and care provided by Hospice companies.  Some states/counties offer some paid assistance, check with your local county to see what they may be able to provide.

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.