How Much Does Senior In-Home Care Cost?
Last Updated: February 01, 2022
We all get old and our bodies aren't made to last forever. That's just the way it is. Perhaps you or a loved one is aging and can no longer do everything it takes to get through a day. Everyday tasks like cooking, showering, and going to the bathroom become more complex. It's happens to most of us as we age.
Nursing homes are extremely expensive and many people don't like them. The care can be questionable as you have no control who the nursing home hires. The food is cafeteria like and the odors can be tough to deal with. Thankfully, in-home senior care is a popular and affordable option for those who need some help but don't like the idea of spending their last days on earth in a nursing home.
Senior in-home Care Prices #
It will cost $20 to $30 per hour for hourly in-home senior care. The cost will depend on the company you hire, the location of the home (is it accessible or in a remote location), and the nature of the tasks you need performed. Do you need the person to cook, drop off meals, or help the person use the bathroom? Perhaps you need them to help clean you or your loved one in the bath or shower.
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For full day in-home senior care it will cost $150 to $240 per day. That cost should cover complete care for one 8 hour day. You may see a break in price if you commit to a weekly contract. Be sure to ask about long term discounts.
Perhaps you or your loved one needs nightly care. That is a completely different shift. As people age many have to go frequently during the night. Those late night trips to the bathroom may require some assistance. That can be an 8 hour shift as well. That can cost $150 to $240 to hire someone for that shift.
For a full year with 250 work days, it will cost roughly $40,000 to hire in-home senior care. It would cost $75,000 to $80,000 to put that person in a nursing home with medical staff. Most elderly people don't need or want the full time care provided by a nursing home! Most people that need to be in a nursing home are people that need constant medical attention or are severely disabled. Just because you're old doesn't mean life can't be enjoyable. In-home senior care is giving life back to our elderly people.
Things to Remember: #
- You should see a break in price for weekly and monthly time commitments. The more you buy (of anything) the bigger break in price you will receive. That goes the same for senior in-home care.
- Make sure to discuss, in detail, what activities your agreement covers.
- Ask questions