Home care is much more economical than many recognize, as 49% overestimated the price by more than $6 an hour, a recent Home Instead Senior Care survey shows.
Around 73% of evaluated elders and also their families who obtain paid home care indicated it to be at a good value and also were pleased with their treatment; the actual ordinary per-hour expense they pay is $17.10 an hour.
Those who didn’t get at-home care approximated prices for companionship treatment (that includes fundamental assistance for activities like cooking and also light housekeeping) at greater than $24 an hour, and also more than $26 an hr for personal treatment, which likewise includes showering.
On the other hand, the average yearly cost of assisted living and nursing homes are $70,000– almost 75% more than home healthcare.
Nevertheless, as a result of individuals’ false impressions concerning the prices of being looked after at home, many do not even consider it, claims Roger Baumgart, CEO of Home Instead Senior Care.
“One of our goals is to enable seniors to remain in their homes, where studies show they are happier and receive more care,” says Baumgart. “More seniors could utilize professional care to stay in their homes if they knew how modest the cost really is.”