Many seniors and special needs adults want to stay in their own home. For the family, this can have many benefits. Home care is usually done by a caregiver or a home care aide. These individuals usually have experience with caregiving, but are considered “non-clinical”.
When to hire a health care aide?
How much would adult home care cost me?
When a home care aid is non-medical the costs are much less, than if the care has medical requirements. Often costs are determined by the area that you live in, the hours that are required, and the needs of the person being cared for. The hourly range starts at $11, and can be as high as $20. This is actually a fair bit lower than the average cost of a housekeeper, which ranges from $20 to $40 an hour. Asking the norm in your area is always recommended. Most of the time, senior home care is paid privately by the family, but some insurance companies assist with the cost as well.
What services does a home care worker provide?