Relying on others is an undeniable part of growing older. As we age, all of us need more help to do the things we used to find effortless. Even though everyone goes through the same process, how we react and cope with the change is personal.
For some, moving into a senior living center is the right decision. But many independent seniors prefer to stay at home; it’s where they’re comfortable, raised their families, and have spent their retirement years.
Cost is an undeniable part of making the best decision for you and your family. Many wonder if staying at home is fiscally viable for them and ask how much does 24/7 in-home care cost?
Along with wondering about the cost of in-home care, many seniors have questions about the personal care they’ll receive. The range of benefits included with in-home care, as well as the flexibility of service might surprise you.
You decide how much help you receive.
With in-home care, 24/7 help is the maximum support you can receive. But if you’re having difficulty getting chores done around the house, running errands, or you aren’t as mobile as you used to be. You can have an aide spend anywhere from four to 12 hours at home with you as many days a week as you need.
In-home care is personalized to your needs.
Aging isn’t a linear–or universal–progression. Your needs will differ from your partner or spouses, your neighbors, or your friends. When you hire experienced home aides for your care, you get personalized help with the tasks you need.
Clients’ requirements may be as simple as light housekeeping and running errands. Or, they may escalate to include:
Mobility assistance and transfers
Range of motion exercises
Bed repositioning and rotation
Hiring an agency with trained staff means that as your needs change, so does the help you receive.
24/7 in-home care includes everything independent seniors need to stay safe at home.
Loved ones may not feel comfortable with seniors with mobility and memory issues living independently. Full-service, 24/7 in-home care includes multiple shifts of aides through the day and the night. There is always someone monitoring the client, ensuring their safety, and preventing accidents or issues.
For clients with memory issues such as Alzheimer’s, 24/7 in-home care provides their loved ones with unparalleled peace of mind. For seniors with mobility issues who get up often during the night, round-the-clock care means there’s always a trained professional available to help.
How much 24/7 in-home care costs can vary.
There are two kinds of around-the-clock care you can receive. One is live-in help, where a home health aide lives in your home to provide care as you need it. The other is 24/7 care, with multiple shifts of aides coming to provide constant supervision and care.
The costs associated with live-in care are often less than 24/7 in-home care but may not meet the needs of seniors with memory or severe mobility issues.
A home care service, such as Celebrity Homecare of Bridgeport, can provide you with more insight and free consultation for the level of in-home care that’s ideal for your needs.
Schedule a call with Celebrity Homecare of Bridgeport to find out more about how much 24/7 in-home care costs.
Celebrity Homecare of Bridgeport offers a wide range of supportive services for independent seniors living at home. From home health care to transportation services, we make it possible to stay in your home while getting the supportive services you need on your schedule. Our team of experienced aides provides both short-term care following surgery and personalized, dedicated long-term care–all in-home.
We understand that cost is a concern when deciding between senior living facilities and staying at home. Schedule a call with our compassionate client care experts to find out more about how much 24/7 in-home care costs and the services it includes.