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Determining the Cost of Care

The Different Factors to Consider

When seeking in-home health care for you or a loved one, the cost is certainly something that is on the top of your mind. At Home Helpers® Home Care, we want to be open and transparent with our prospective clients so that they know exactly what to expect from our services. Overall, in-home health care is a far more affordable choice than other options.

The overall cost is dependent on a variety of factors. Though no two situations are the same, the general home care service costs about $20 - $30 an hour. Home Helpers Home Care develops care plans based on your unique needs.

  • The factors that will determine your exact cost include:
  • Where you live
  • Level of care required
  • Amount of care needed (frequency or number of hours)
  • Level of specialization required

A more exact cost will be calculated following your free In-Home Care Assessment, where we will discuss all of the above factors and explain how we can assist you or your family member. Together we will be able to determine a weekly or monthly cost.

The Most Preferred & Affordable Option

It’s probably not all that surprising that AARP studies show that 90% of people over the age of 65 would prefer to stay in their homes, even when they require support or assistance, as opposed to going to an assisted living facility or nursing home. Home Helpers Home Care is here to help make sure they can “age in place” comfortably, safely, and happily.

The issue for many clients isn’t whether or not they want to age in the home they’ve built, cared for, furnished, and feel comfortable in. The primary issue is whether or not they can do so safely and securely, especially if they live alone. Our home care services can be an affordable solution as more help is needed around the house.

Comparing In-Home Care to Other Options

Below you will find the costs associated with other long-term and elder care options, according to the 2017 Cost of Care Survey conducted by Genworth.

Adult Day Health Care $1,517 per month
Assisted Living Facility $3,750 per month
Nursing Home Care $7,148 per month (semi-private room)
$8,121 per month (private room)
  • Adult Day Healthcare facilities often are designed to provide transitional care and short-term rehabilitation after a hospital stay. This non-residential care offers a professionally staffed group setting and supports nutritional, health, social, and daily living needs.
  • Assisted Living Facilities provide housing and limited care for elderly who only require some assistance with their daily activities, including getting dressed, eating, bathing, and meal preparation. These facilities do not offer extensive care that you would find in a nursing home.
  • Nursing Homes provide the most extensive care of the three options. They are staffed by medical professionals and are often set up similar to hospitals. They offer clients physical, speech, and occupational therapies.
Caretaker wrapping blanket around a senior

Direct Link® Offers Additional Peace of Mind

Home Helpers Home Care offers a line of products that provide an additional level of security. These Direct Link® products, which include Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS), automated medication dispensers, fall sensors, and vital sign monitoring units.

Some units offer 24/7 monitoring, 365 days a year so that our specially trained staff can always be there to assist your loved one in the case an emergency response is needed. Paired with our in-home care visits, we’ll make sure you’re loved one is safe and sound round-the-clock.

Benefits for Home Care

Some long-term care insurance plans and Veteran’s programs provide benefits for in-home care services. Visit our How to Pay for In-Home Care page to learn a bit more about these options. We’ll also work with you to find payment options available to you.

Request Your Free In-Home Care Assessment

Ready to determine your cost of care? During your free In-Home Care Assessment, we’ll work with you to understand exactly what you’re looking for and then develop a plan that provides just the right amount of care for your situation. There is no obligation to purchase our services. We simply want the chance to learn about your needs and answer any questions you may have.