As your loved ones get older, the level of care that they need will increase. Knowing how much care they require and when that care needs to change can be a source of stress and anxiety. Here’s what you need to know about senior care for your loved ones.
What does in-home senior care cost?
Personal or Companion care is billed by the hour, depending on the number of hours needed per day. Hourly rates for private pay range from $30 per hour up to $45 per hour, depending on the time and type of care needed. If you have insurance or a Long Term Care policy, we can help determine if your plan would cover the cost of your care.
What is in-home senior care?
In-home senior care is a variety of services provided in a patient’s home. There might be a need for some personal, companion, or respite relief when you are caring for a loved one and need to go and run your errands and take care of yourself without leaving your loved one by themselves. In that instance, you could hire someone to come into the home while you’re gone.
There are also instances where the needed services might be more advanced. Perhaps your loved one needs physical, even wound care, that doesn’t qualify under insurance. In that instance, you can hire someone to come and provide that. If you have insurance, then your insurance provider would go ahead and schedule with the home care agency directly to provide those services.
In-home senior care covers a wide range of tasks, dependent on your specific needs. It can encompass anything from personal grooming, companion care, and respite relief to hiring someone long-term. When someone has had a stroke and they’re home from rehab, but the home care company is no longer coming, hiring a physical therapist could provide that peace of mind and support through the recovery. They can then come in and help throughout recovery until usual activities resume.
What is non-medical home care?
Non-medical care is caring for help with grooming, bathing transferring using an assistive device or meal prep. . Respite relief is time for yourself while ensuring your loved one has adequate care and support. That allows you to go grocery shopping or do something where you cannot take your loved one with you. Perhaps your loved one is bedbound, and you don’t want to leave them alone, but you have something to do. You can also hire personal care assistants or home health aides who might be able to stand by, without providing direct physical support, while someone bathes to keep them safe. Those are non-medical services that can be provided in a home setting.
What is a non-medical caregiver?
In the home care setting, a non-medical caregiver is a certified nursing assistant, home health aide, or trained companion caregiver. They just love caring for people, being in their homes, and helping them in their day-to-day activities. As caregivers, we can help the individual in need with laundry, meal prep, or bathing because they’ve had a stroke.
We get calls from people who just want to talk to somebody who doesn’t have family and doesn’t have friends and who is looking for companionship. They just want to have someone around to talk with, watch TV with, and maybe even run an errand or help them go to the grocer. Companionship is a very coveted position in the in-home care setting because our elderly population needs those services.