Home Care Vs. Assisted Living
What are some options for in-home care?
In-home assistance options include the elding moving in with a grown child or other family member, a grown child or other family member moving in with the elder, hiring a part-time or full-time caregiver,
Meals on Wheels for elders who only need meal support, and the elder participating in part- or full-time Senior Activity Centers.
What are services that in-home assistance offers?
In-home assistance services can include assistance with: dressing and personal grooming, meal preparation and eating, oral hygiene care, toileting needs, mobility, bill-paying, laundry, shopping, transportation, and medication administration.
What is the cost of in-home care?
The general cost of in-home care ranges from $15/hr to $40/hr and depends largely upon the needs of the elder, the duties required, the number of hours involved, and the difficulty of the patient.
For example, a care for an elder who needs companionship only will cost less than care for an elder with memory loss and behavioral issues that requires meal preparation, assistance with daily grooming, and medication administration.