As you research and weigh the in-home care options available to you, you want to choose the type of care that best fits your needs. Certainly, one of the first things that comes to mind is budget. The financial burden of long-term care can make anyone feel apprehensive. But what are the options? How much does 24-hour care cost? In-home care may be more affordable than you think. In this post, we’ll help you understand the cost of 24-hour in-home care and the options available to you.
Is 24-Hour Care the Same as Live-in Care?
In short, the answer is no. Live-in care means that a caregiver lives in your home to help with anything from spontaneous needs and appointments to planned outings and personal care. In most states, live-in caregivers are entitled to 8 hours of sleep within a 24-hour care period. If you need a caregiver to be awake around the clock, live-in care may not be for you. On the other hand, 24-hour care means that several caregivers rotate shifts throughout the day.
24-Hour Care – Home v. Facility
Both live-in and 24-hour care are great alternatives for allowing clients to remain in the comfort of their home. Sometimes, however, that’s not feasible. The differences between facility care cost, live-in care cost, and 24-hour care cost are illustrated below.
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How Can Home Care Assist Affect 24-Hour Care Cost?
Whether you’re looking for 24-hour care or live-in care, Home Care Assist is revolutionizing the way you find care. Essentially, we’ve removed the middleman. This means more cost savings for you and increased hourly wages for the caregiver. We use the same vetting processes as an agency, but you remain in control of your care. You gain access to a curated list of caregivers who have been screened as an agency would, but without the agency overhead and costs. Caregivers list their desired rate, allowing you to see (and negotiate) their 24-hour cost up front.
Navigating the process of finding 24-hour in-home care for yourself or your loved one can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to be. Home Care Assist is ready to help you explore your options today. Ready to get started? Sign-up today and we’ll provide free access to all features of the site for 15 days. You can search for and communicate with caregivers in your area right away to help with your in-home care needs.