What Exactly Is In Home Care?
In Home Care consist of both Medical and Non-Medical Home Care. Medical Home Care requires the services of a skilled nurse. Non-Medical Home Care assists with daily activities such as cooking, cleaning, toileting, and so on. As seniors age some of these basic day to day functions can become quite a task, and they often require assistance. These daily functions are often referred to as Activities of Daily Living or (ADL’s). These Activities of Daily living include:
- Light House Keeping
- Medication Management
- Other Basic Daily Activities
Often times the aging seniors can get assistance from a spouse or adult
children. However, as the senior ages and needs more assistance they will
require more care. In Home Care is a great solution for families that prefer
the senior to stay in their home. It also gives the family the peace of mind
that the aging senior is being attended to.
At We Know A Place we have a network of In Home Care companies and service providers. Don’t be fooled not all Home Care Agencies are the same. Each circumstance is different, so not all agencies are a perfect fit for your unique situation. To find the best In Home Care solution for your loved one, contact We Know A Place and one of our Senior Care Advisors will be glad to help you start your search. There is no obligation and our service is free.
What Does California Home Care Cost?
The typical hourly rate for non-medical In Home Care in California usually is between $18-$22 an hour. However, every agency is different and the price could be a little bit more or a little bit less than the norm. Also the hourly price is often reflected in the services provided by the Home Care Agency. The average family usually request at least 20 hours per week, which equates to $1,600 a month. For 40 hours per week you are looking at roughly $3,200 a month. The more care hours needed, the more the monthly cost.
For Medical In Home Care the hourly rate ranges between $150 to $250 an hour. Medical In-Home Care requires the services of a skilled nurse. So the price of Medical In-Home Care could start to add up quickly. However, depending on the services some private insurance policies should cover some of the cost. Also Medicare and Medi-Cal may cover some or all of the costs, at least for a period of time. Medicare and Medi-Cal are both somewhat complicated, so please do not assume that your loved ones care will be covered by one of these programs.
If your loved one does need In Home Care please contact We Know A Place. Our experienced Senior Care Advisors will help point you in the right direction. We can help you find the best options for you and your aging loved one. Remember there is no obligation and our advice is always free.
Is In Home Care The Right Choice For My Family?
Ultimately the decision has to be made by you and the rest of your family. However, In-Home Care is a great way to keep aging seniors in their home for as long as possible. However, at some point you may have to realize that your loved one will need more consistent care. At this point you may have to explore an assisted living facility as an alternate option.
Before making a decision contact We Know A Place and speak to one of our Senior Care Advisors. We will help you go through the list of options that may be best suited for your unique situation. It is important to realize that you do not have to go through this process alone. We are here to help. When it comes to In Home Care our advisors can help you make the best decision for your family.
Of course there is no fee for using We Know A Place and our referral service. If
you are ready to start your search for California Home Care or any other assisted
living option then contact us today.