What’s the Cost of Live-in Care?
Live-in care. It sounds inaccessible—like a service only a woman with van Goghs on her wall and lace curtains around her four-poster bed could afford. Actually, it’s even more valuable than those 19th century paintings. Some would say priceless. After all, what’s living at home worth?
But you and your budget know everything has a price. So the cost of live-in care? Turns out it’s more budget friendly than you may have imagined.
How Much Does Live-In Care Cost?
Across the United States, the average cost for home care is $19 per hour, according to MetLife’s 2011 Market Survey of Long-Term Care Costs. That usually means intermittent care, not live-in, and in some areas, you can get it for much cheaper.
At Preferred Care at Home, we’re known for our live-in care, and we believe everyone should have the opportunity to live where they want. So we make it a priority to ensure our quality services are accessible. With us, you can get live-in care for as low as $8 per hour in some cases.
Surprised? Considering the cost of other senior-care services helps put this price even more into perspective. That same MetLife survey found that a private nursing home room costs $239 per day on average. For assisted living, the base rate is an average of $3,477 per month.
If you don’t have the income or savings to pay for live-in care, though, there are many other funding options. Click here to read about 23 of them.
What Does Live-In Care Include?
At Preferred Care at Home, we believe live-in home care is the best way to celebrate life with dignity and independence. Instead of having to turn to a facility, you can remain in the comfort and security of your own home while receiving quality, affordable care.
Live-in care services include, but are not limited to, companion homemaker services and Alzheimer’s/dementia care. Our caregivers can do light housekeeping, give medication reminders, prepare nutritious meals, and offer transportation. We provide customized care to meet your every need, when you need it.
One of the most important things to consider when choosing a live-in care agency is who your caregiver will be. With Preferred Care at Home, before beginning services, we’ll come see you for a complimentary consultation. During this meeting, we’ll talk about your needs and get to know you as a person. We’ll match you with a caregiver who fits well with your personality. After all, our caregivers aren’t just aides, they’re companions.
With Preferred Care at Home, you’re always in control of who your caregiver is. We guarantee your satisfaction.
Preferred Care at Home’s live-in care offers a cost-effective alternative to moving into a facility. To learn more about it, click here, or just give us a call.
We know that to many seniors, their home is everything. It’s their window to the past, a safe haven for the present and their legacy for the future. Please contact us today to see how affordable the cost of live-in care is for you.
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