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“I have had the opportunity to work with Wendy on several occasions over the past year. She has a remarkable ability to connect with people on multiple levels. Wendy's enthusiasm and depth of compassion make her the only choice for family assistance and resident referrals. I have watched Wendy help a group of people instantaneously with her infectious optimism! There is no limit to her talents and no limit to her kindness.” October 14, 2011
Written by: M. Schmidt, Asst Executive Director, Brightview
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.
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.
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