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What’s included in-home care costs?

As the demand for senior care rises, seniors and  their families are under a fair amount of pressure to find an option that offers quality care at an affordable price.. Often, home care offers the best of both worlds – the ability to stay in your home and age-in-place, as well as keep costs down by tailoring the services to exactly what is needed. Here are some insights into what is included in the cost of in-home care for the elderly.

What makes in-home care an affordable, high quality senior care option? 

The cost of in-home care services varies from agency to agency, at a range between $15 and $35 per hour. While you may realize significant savings from staying in your own home, the biggest day-to-day savings come from strategically tailoring services to fit your needs – so you only pay for care as you need it.

Hourly care is ideal for seniors who need assistance with some daily tasks but don’t require around-the-clock care. This is also a good respite care option for family caregivers who need to find care for an elderly loved one when they need to travel or are unable to provide 24-hour care because of work or other commitments.

For seniors who require more intensive care, the services can be broadened to include overnight, live-in care or specialized Alzheimer’s or dementia care. All of these services can be scaled up or down to provide a tailored care solution that ensures that you aren’t paying for services that you don’t require.

These costs cover services that range from assistance with day-to-day tasks, pastoral care, companionship and light housekeeping, to medication management, nursing and chronic disease management.

Compassionate, certified in-home care in New Jersey 

United Methodist Communities offers high-quality senior care at affordable rates,  through our HomeWorks program. Our home health aides are fully certified in New Jersey and have senior care training and experience, so please feel free to ask for formal certification and references.

For more information on our home services, please contact us today.

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Choosing between senior independent home care and assisted living

When the time comes that your elderly loved one can no longer live independently, or you can no longer manage their care on your own, it’s time to talk about different professional senior independent home care options. Fortunately, there are some very high quality solutions, including in-home senior care and assisted living. So, what are the benefits of these options and how do you find the one best suited to your loved one’s needs?

  • Moving out of home: Unlike assisted living, senior home care services don’t require your loved one to move out of their home, which can be stressful. Often, moving into an assisted living facility is a good choice if it means moving closer to family and into a senior-friendly space. However, if their current home is convenient for you and can be modified to meet their needs, in-home care is a great choice.
  • Quality of care: When choosing an assisted living facility, you should visit the community, speak to the various teams and get an understanding of daily life there. In-home care means that the professionals come to you, which can be more difficult to evaluate. For your peace-of-mind, we recommend that you visit with the in-home care team and find out their experience and qualifications, scope of services and how they will work in your loved one’s home. Some organizations, like United Methodist Communities, offer both – giving you a chance to evaluate each option thoroughly.
  • Flexibility of care: This is vital in both assisted living and in-home care options, as it scales according to your loved one’s needs as well as yours (if you are a family caregiver). As this can differ between organizations, it’s best to address this with each service provider. At United Methodist Communities (UMC), we believe that continuity and structure is important, so our team of in-home care specialists work with you to develop a custom treatment and assistance plan that meets all your loved one’s needs, even as they change.
  • Companionship: In assisted living, residents benefit from the companionship of other seniors as well as the staff, while senior home care services provide a more one-to-one form of companionship with caregivers. The preferred option depends upon your situation, as each offers considerable benefits. In addition to companionship and healthcare, UMC also offers pastoral care for seniors who want it. Spiritual support is part of our commitment to meet our clients’ needs in holistic and compassionate ways.

Speak to us about senior home care services in New Jersey

United Methodist Communities strives to offer the very best quality senior care options, from assisted living to in-home care through our HomeWorks program. This program assists the elderly in the comfort of their own homes and provides them, their families and caregivers personalized, compassionate care that prioritizes health, happiness and independence.

For more information on our senior independent home care services, please contact us today

 

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