What Home Care Costs
As you investigate the different options available to you, you want to choose the type of care that fits into your needs. One of the first things on your mind is how your care decisions will affect your bank account. You are not alone; many people searching for care are apprehensive about the potential financial burden of paying for long-term care. What will home care cost for you? It may be more affordable than you think.
The Average Cost of Care
The cost of non-medical home care varies depending on where you live and the amount of care you will need. The best way to budget for home care is to determine the number of hours you will need per week. Feel free to take our free online needs home care estimator to evaluate your needs and the number of hours you may need.
According to the “Cost of Care Survey”, an annual report by Genworth, home care costs less than other options like adult day care, assisted living and skilled nursing. In fact, the national average cost of home care per hour is $20 per hour, but again this can vary depending on the type of care you need and your geography. Genworth also reports that the cost of home care services increased by 2.56% Since 2016.
By comparison, the average resident at an assisted living community pays $3628 per month. Nursing homes can cost up to $253 per day. In the past five years, the costs for assisted living and skilled nursing have risen by 3.5%.
Proactive Home Care to Maintain Independence At Home
Obviously, home care is a much more desirable and affordable option. Home care can minimize accidents and injuries that lead to hospital stays and visits to the doctor. As SYNERGY HomeCare caregivers help with activities of daily living, they promote healthier habits such as daily movement, social engagement, healthy eating habits and proper hygiene. With a SYNERGY HomeCare caregiver by their side potential accidents and falls will be minimized, and having a steady hand helps many seniors be more sure on their feet.
Our caregivers help keep track of prescriptions and can take your loved ones to and from Doctor appointments. Medication reminders given by a SYNERGY HomeCare caregiver can prevent our clients from forgetting to take their medication or overdosing, both of which can lead to more serious health concerns.
SYNERGY HomeCare is proud to provide services that improve the quality of our clients lives and allows people to maintain their independence, in the home they love.
Give us a call today to learn more about your home care options with SYNERGY HomeCare (877) 432-2692.