These days, most seniors want to age in place—to remain in their own homes as long as possible so that they can remain connected to the people and places they love. Aging, however, presents a number of challenges for people who want to remain independent. That’s where home care comes in: having caregivers come into the home to provide assistance with everyday tasks can help you or your loved one remain independent for the long haul.
Still, if you’re considering getting the help of a home care agency—or even if you’ve already decided — you may be wondering how much that care is likely to cost. In this article we’ll go over some of the factors that go into the cost of home care, and help you prepare to talk about costs with the home care agency of your choice. In the end, you should make sure you get the care that matches your loved one’s needs—or your own, as the case may be—as closely as possible, but if you start the process with a budget in mind, and with some understanding of why agencies charge what they do, getting the right care will go much more smoothly.
Where you live has a big influence over home care costs for the same reason that where you live affects the cost of everything