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Northampton Holyoke, Chicopee, Hadley, Amherst and surrounding areas

Homewatch CareGivers in Northampton has a client that goes to adult day care every weekday.  Our caregivers help him to get ready for the van in the morning, and then meet him at his home at the end of the day when he gets off the van.  They give him supper and stay the night.  This allows him to have the best of both worlds when you factor in the cost of home care.

The cost of adult day care is partially paid for by the Veterans Administration, as he is a Korean War Vet.  Then, he gets some hours from the Veterans for home based care, to help with showering, dressing, meal preparation and med reminders.  We also manage to add to his care, “engagement activities” while he is with us in the afternoon and evening.

Between adult day care, and the Veterans, our client gets to stay in his own home and only has to pay for home care on a limited basis.

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.