Cost of Elder Care
We Can Help You Get the Care You Deserve
When deciding the best type of care for you or a loved one, we at Homewatch CareGivers® understand that each care option comes with its own features and benefits. Costs for home care, and retirement communities vary depending on what kind of care they provide and where they are located.
When considering the costs of long-term care, factor in these elements:
- Home care offers personalized, one-to-one social, physical, and cognitive support care and assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s), but home upkeep costs need to be included.
- Retirement communities offer private rooms and semi-private rooms, each at different costs with additional charges for various services, including meals.
- Adult day services are drop-in centres typically open on weekdays during daytime hours.
With each care option, ask about caregiver to client ratio, how personalized services are for the individual, who is responsible for taxes, insurance, and worker’s compensation, and find out if there are additional expenses such as meals and utilities. Consider the level of independence for the person receiving each type of long-term care and how this matches with their personality.
The cost of using a home care company varies based on the breadth of services provided and the number of hours required. Typically, hourly costs go down as the number of hours increases, and fees go up when more skill is needed or desired. With Homewatch CareGivers, our experienced in-home care teams are trained and supervised by the company.