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Grand Rapids and Greater Kent County

Homewatch CareGivers of Grand Rapids understand that the cost of home care matters to you and that's why we provide in-home care services in a cost-effective manner.

In-home care can reduce the sense of loneliness, helplessness, and despair. It enables a loved one to stay at home longer, and provides family members respite and reassurance.

So when families think about the relative cost of options, such as in-home care versus institutional care, they are often surprised to learn that in-home care can be more cost-effective. Having one caregiver for each client provides a real value compared to other options. Homewatch CareGivers of Grand Rapids enables elders to age at home, which provides familiarity and a sense of well-being that simply can’t be found in an institution.

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.