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Laying Out the Cost of Care

There are a lot of concerns in deciding on a care plan for yourself or a loved one, and the financial impact certainly plays a major role. We’re here to help you compare the cost of care, so you can come up with the best path for your family. Here’s something you might not know.

Comparing Home Health Care, Nursing Homes, and Assisted Living

Here’s something you might not know: not only is it preferable for seniors to stay at home and receive care, it’s also more affordable. If you compare home care to assisted living or nursing home costs, hiring an in-home caregiver could actually save you and your family thousands of dollars.* And studies have also shown that people not only heal better at home, but maintain a brighter outlook too. Cost isn’t the most important factor when choosing a path for care, but we’re certainly glad to have it on our side.

How much does in-home care cost?

Whether you’re looking for in-home care for seniors, the disabled or someone recovering from surgery, the cost is going to be an important factor. But when you do some research and compare the cost of in-home care to other options, you will see it is the more affordable option.

On average, depending on where you live and the level of care required, in-home care services range from $18-$20 per hour. Other variables, such as the amount of care needed and the level of specialization required, can be determined by a free in-home consultation with the local Home Helpers® office caring for you or your loved one. After this free consultation, together we can better determine a weekly or monthly cost. 

In-home care is the preferred, and most affordable, option

According to an AARP study, 90% of people age 65+ would prefer to stay in their own homes when they need additional support instead of going to a nursing home or assisted living facility.

“Aging in place” is the term used to describe this option. It’s certainly understandable that people would prefer to stay in the home that they’ve cared for, furnished and feel most comfortable. The main issue, though, is whether they can live there safely and securely, especially if living alone.

Cost comparison of in-home care with other options

According to the 2017 Cost of Care Survey conducted by Genworth, here are the costs associated with other long-term and elder care options:

Everyone’s circumstances are different, and we keep that in mind in our care. Since Home Helpers tailors in-home care services to each client, our costs vary depending on your situation. Please contact your local office with any questions, or schedule a free in-home consultation.