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Is Homecare Worth The Cost?

Is Homecare Worth The Cost?

As our parents grow older, it’s important that they have someone by their side to ensure that they have a high quality of life.

But, many of us have full time jobs and a family which can make it difficult to juggle taking care of our parents without making a drastic lifestyle change. Today, more and more families are utilizing home care as a way to take care of their parents or loved ones. But how much does senior in-home really cost and is it really worth it?

According to the “Cost of Care Survey,” by Genworth, home care costs less than adult day care, assisted living and skilled nursing.

Costs compared with other options:

The national cost of home care per hour ranges from $10 to $36, compare that with:

  • Nursing homes: can cost up to $948 a day
  • Assisted living community: can cost up to $3,450 a month

Now, that you’ve seen the cost of home care – it’s also important that you see the benefits that come with hiring someone to take care of your loved one.

Benefits of home care:

One of the most important benefits to having home care is the ability to receive home care right in your home. Since our parents are in a familiar environment, they are more relaxed and open to receiving care whereas going to a strange place (such as a nursing home) may cause them stress or make them confused. Giving our parents the ability to feel independent again: The most common reason why seniors hire caregivers is because they want to be able to feel independent again. As our parents age, they find it harder to get out of the house, and their daily living activities are greatly reduced.

With a caregiver they are able to:

  • Go on walks without fear of falling
  • Go to the grocery store
  • Explore their area or new places
  • Companionship: Due to working full time or taking care of our own families, it may be hard to find time to visit our parents or loved ones. Seniors who don’t have a lot of social interaction are more likely to feel depressed. But with a caregiver by their side, they have a daily companion who knows them and cares for them. A caregiver can be available for as little as 4 hours a day, or provide constant supervision and live with a client.
  • Giving us peace of mind: Knowing that our parents are under the care of highly trained caregivers relieves any stress that we may have about hiring someone to take care of them. 24 Hour Home Care caregivers undergo a rigorous training program where they learn about all aspects of in-home care including dementia care, readmission prevention, and senior nutrition. Having someone who is properly trained will make us more confident when leaving our parents with a caregiver.

With all these benefits, it’s obvious to see that home care is well worth the cost because it provides our loved ones with the chance to feel appreciated and well cared for. It also shows families that they do not have to feel alone during this delicate time.

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Client Reviews

24 Hour Home Care review summary

Reviewer: Patricia
Patricia 2020-09-18 via Google
I like working for 24hr home care because they allow me to have a flexible schedule and I can take advantage of how far away from home I'd like to travel for work.
Reviewer: Liliana D
Liliana D 2020-09-18 via Google
Improving getting better and better really listen to our voice send us a recognition letter congratulating us as frontline workers, send us a little gift for our performance, send us an gift certificate from amazon for school supplies pack of $30 dollars for our children looking forward for more improvements feels good to be recognize as a great frontline worker helps us get more motivated afterall thats going on. Ive never got anything or a congratulations from them ever its the first time in the 3 years ive work with them and today they call me to say happy bday i feel special. Thank you 24hr homecare
Reviewer: Tatyana
Tatyana 2020-09-18 via Google
Pros: It’s nice working here. With this agency, you have a very flexible schedule. There are a lot of 4-5 hour shifts, although they do offer overnight shifts as well from 8 hours, maybe 12. You can qualify for employee benefits after 1 year of working here. They have “emergency rate” wages as well, these are last minute shifts that can raise from $1-5 an hour; if they hired you at $14hr and they give you an (e-rate) emergency rate then it’ll probably be from $15, $16, $17+ depending on the case. Traveling is required and they did have a virtual interview with me. They have employees working 24 hours if you decide to call them. They use the CC-Go app to clock in and clock out. They also give you a link to a corporate perks website that will give you discounts on phones, plane tickets, hotels ect. Cons: Communication with the office/managers can be difficult at times because when you call, anyone/random person can answer. My personal recommendation as a company request for employee(s): Sending each caregiver a “care package” in a ziplock bag with gloves, masks, hand sanitizer, ect. in case a facility or client doesn’t have the supplies needed. Having these “care packages” would help the company prevent any further sicknesses when dealing with urination and bowel movements if anything were to happen.
Reviewer: Samantha
Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
Highly recommend!
Reviewer: Samantha
Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
Great, award-winning company!
Reviewer: Samantha
Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
Great company! Highly recommend.
Reviewer: CAROL
CAROL 2020-08-01 via Google
I LOVE BEING ON CALL THRU THE WEEK MAKE MORE MONEY, WORK WHEN YOU WANT. LOVE LOVE LOVE 24 HR AND ALL THE STAFFERS THERE THE BEST.
Reviewer: Laura
Laura 2020-06-12 via Google
Our care givers are loving, friendly and devoted. They are family! Thank you for being here for us.
Reviewer: Richard
Richard 2020-06-09 via Google
Our Care-giver Mudrakat is a blessing for us, with a big heart, and a very professional approach and skills - she will go far...
Reviewer: Raul
Raul 2020-05-28 via Google
Great place to work for!

The Most Trusted Caregivers

The success of our clients and company is entirely dependent on the quality of our caregivers. We make certain to find and provide our senior clients with the industry's best caretakers so that they have a positive in-home care experience. We submit all of our caregivers through nationwide background checks, assessment tests, and verify multiple references. All of our caregivers are required to be compassionate, reliable, experienced, and above all else, TRUSTWORTHY. We understand that you are entrusting your loved one's home and well-being with our company, and we take that very seriously.

24 Hour Home Care® is committed to improving the lives of our senior clients. By assisting seniors with their daily living activities, we are able to keep them at home where they are comfortable and allow them to thrive during this chapter of their lives. Not only do we strive to exceed customer satisfaction, but we strive to exceed employee satisfaction. We want all of our caregivers to be proud and happy to work for 24 Hour Home Care® so that they will provide the best senior home care possible!

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