Elder Care Costs
What are the costs of assisted living care?
While the costs of elder care may vary depending on the state, the type of facility, and the elder’s specific needs, the median costs (as of 2016) are 1. Home Health Care: $3,813, 2. Home Health Aide: $3,861, 3. Adult Day Health Care: $1,471, 4. Assisted Living Facility: $3,628, 5. Nursing Home Care – Semi-Private Room: $3,628 or Private Room: $7,698
What are the options for assisted living care?
There are three primary options for assisted living care. In-home care agencies provide health and custodial services in the elder’s own home. Assisted living homes are a long-term care option for elders requiring assistance with everyday activities from bathing and dressing to meals, medication management, and other needs.
Nursing homes are living facilities for elders who have chronic health conditions or who have been recently hospitalized, as nursing homes can provide the kind of specialized medical care that they need.
How do preparations for changes in living differ?
In-home care requires the least amount of change for elders, as they can remain in their own home and only have to adjust to a caregiver. Assisted living homes and nursing homes require more preparation, including packing and moving, patience with the elder as they adapt to their new living arrangements, and financial concerns.