You might be asking the question, "Will I be able to afford Senior Care/In-Home Care for my Mom or Dad?"
According to The 2012 Genworth Financial Cost of Care Survey, these are the national averages for senior care.
- Nursing Homes average $222 a day for a private room; $200 for a semi-private room.
- Assisted living facilities ("typically include at least two meals per day, housekeeping, and personal care assistance, were obtained for one-bedroom apartments or private rooms with private baths in assisted living communities.") average $3,300 a month. This can be as high as $7,600 per month.
- In-Home Care serviced by Right at home in Little Rock is $19 an hour for health aides, certified nursing assistants, and homemaker/companion’s. Additionally, Right at Home offers Alzheimer's training to their employees and we don't charge an additional fee for patients with Alzheimer's. Most if not all continuing care facilities charge extra for this type of care.
In-home care can certainly be a lower cost solution to continuing care facilities depending on the kind of care you need, and how many daily hours you will require.
For many seniors, in-home care is an alternative to assisted living and nursing home facilities that allows them to maintain their independence. If you or a loved one are considering in-home care consider giving us a call today.