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Dear Peter, I want to let you know how much I appreciate office staff, home health aides, you. First, there is Jo. She is a real dear and very competent, effective in doing her job. . She’s been very helpful to us, assisting with care plan update, checking in with us on caregivers and Roger’s needs. When I have to call on a weekend, or you have to call me, I think about how hard your work is because of the 24/7 responsibility. I sincerely appreciate all your help.
Written by: Flossie
At Homewatch CareGivers serving West Springfield,
Masschusetts, our clients have a variety of personal situations, which
determine the cost of home care for each of them. This means that care can go from 2 hours to 24
hours, and live-in situations or the opposite. One story that comes to mind is a couple that we have worked
with for the past couple of years. Mom
has dementia and Dad has heart issues. Because Dad is a veteran, he qualified for some free home care through
the Veteran’s Administration. We provided, at the same time, part-time care for
his wife. As time has gone on, they have
needed more comprehensive care. We have
developed more engaging activities, i.e., daily exercising, helping with
healthy meal planning, playing board games and cards.
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.
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