In-home Care Offers An Affordable Alternative to Assisted Living
Assisted Livings Generally Create a One Size Fits All Plan
Assisted Livings generally run on an overall schedule. Meals are usually at scheduled times. For example, breakfast may be served at 7am, Lunch at noon, and Dinner at 5pm. There may be assigned shower times if assistance is required and you might experience scheduled laundry and housekeeping times. The care you receive is on their schedule, not necessarily when it's most convenient for you.
Assisted Living Costs Can Vary Depending on the Individual's Needs
With Assisted Living, your base monthly cost may start around $3500, a shower 3 times per week for a month might add another $400 to $500, medication management another $200, with any other required assistance adding dollars to that monthly charge. We will estimate your monthly charge at $4200 per month.
Right at Home Provides a Custom Plan, Specific to Your Needs
Home Care by comparison would be customized to your needs all in the comfort of your own home. You would decide the time of day for your meals, the days and times of the week for your showers, and with the local pharmacies ability to simplify your medication packaging, your med management would be simplified.
Custom Care With Flexible Scheduling
For example, if we were to estimate a requirement of approximately 30 hours per week, we may be providing care Monday through Friday, three hours in the morning and three hours in the evening based on your schedule.
We would be making meals, assisting with showers, running errands, doing laundry, light housekeeping and if necessary transporting you to appointments. All of this for under $3000 per month. If weekend hours were required, we would plan abbreviated shifts of two 2 hr shifts per day far an additional $100 per day or monthly total of approximately $3200.
You may even find that six hours per day is not enough and may increase it to eight hours per day all or some of the days if needed.
Providing Care in the Home
At home, you are surrounded by your belongings and you have the comfort and familiarity of your own home. You decide what meals you want prepared, and when. Perhaps you have a pet that you would like to keep. You are in charge of your environment. You are not forced to take meals in a communal setting or at an inconvenient time.
Your Caregiver is there for you and you alone, not shared with 10 or 12 other residents. You can choose the cleaning supplies your caregiver would utilize.
This familiarity is especially important to someone suffering from Alzheimer's or Dementia. Taking someone out of their comfort zone and placing them in a different living environment can be detrimental, in some case increasing their symptoms.
Right at Home offers custom care services based on your needs, all in the comfort of your own home.
If you or someone you love is in need of care, contact us today.