Things to Consider Regarding Care at Home
With Americans living much longer than in the past, most families will be forced to grapple with the question, “Is it still safe for (insert name) to live at home alone and how are their needs being met?”
At Time to Move Care Placement, we respect every senior need for independence and their desire to live at home for as long as possible. However, we also have a responsibility to ensure that all of their needs are being met.
A non-medical aide with medication administration, bathing, and showering, dressing, incontinence care, meals, outings, light housekeeping, for seniors with or without dementia. Private pay or long term care insurance.
Home Health Care
Medical aid for medical requirements. Often paid for by Medicare. Medical needs include wound care, medication management, injections, feeding tube care, to name a few.
Adult Day Care Centers
Adult day cares might include dementia care, might include medical care and physical therapy, includes meals, activities, socialization. Sometimes includes transportation to and from home. Private pay and sometimes MediCal, if qualified.
Averages $95 per day
Short term stays in a community. Usually a minimum of a week. Usually in a larger community, rather than the small residential care homes. Daily rates include overnight stays.
Private pay: Averages $125 per day depending on the level of care.
If you are struggling to coordinate your care needs or those of a loved one, know that you are not alone. Currently close to 20% (7.7 million) of older Americans receive assistance with their care needs, according to a recent study by Cornell University on Disability Statistics.