While in-home elder care is a significant investment, there are several payment options and funding sources that can help ease the financial burden. We can connect you with resources and programs which may help you. Together we can come up with a plan of care and a number of hours that is not only affordable but ensures that your loved one receives the best home health care possible.
Less Expensive Than Other Options
Home care is generally less expensive than other senior care options. Nursing home costs may range from about $200-$250 each day for a basic room and care, adding up to about $5,600 to $7,000 a month. Assisted living facilities may cost about $3,300 per month for a one bedroom unit. Home care costs may vary considerably depending on the intensity of the client’s needs, but usually remain considerably lower than these options.
Flexible Home Care Options
One of the main benefits of receiving home care from ComForCare is that your family can choose to set up a home care schedule that works around your needs. Family members can pitch in to help with senior care needs and supervision when it is most convenient, so that work and other obligations are not ignored.
ComForCare can help fill in the gaps, ensuring that your loved one is always taken care of-and that the cost does not put undue stress on the family. As needs change, ComForCare will work with you and make changes to the schedule and routine.
Receiving home care aid can help seniors to avoid falls and condition complications, which can save hospital expenses and pain. Caregivers also help with household chores, so seniors are less likely to strain themselves and require medical attention and treatment.
Having a hand with chores may also help seniors to avoid breaking dishes and home products that may be costly to replace due to shaking hands, arthritis, weakness, and other issues that are common with age. While home care may seem to be an added expense at first, it may actually help to save on costs and problems in the long run.
Saves Family Members’ Time
When unexpected events occur in seniors’ lives such as injuries and condition complications, family members generally have to miss work to assist with transportation, wait at the hospital for diagnoses, and to help with care. Home care services can help family members to avoid missing that work time by helping to prevent these types of unexpected occurrences.
When unexpected occurrences do happen, caregivers can also provide transportation and support. While family members typically want to be with their loved one after medical events occur, the pressure is lessened and the need to miss work to be there is not as pressing. This may be viewed as a time and cost savings, as well as a benefit for your loved one.
To discuss home care pricing based on your specific needs, please call to speak to a ComForCare representative.