Home Care Saving Tips
Dorothy said it best, “There’s no place like home,” and according to an AARP poll seniors agree. When asked where respondents would prefer to live as they age, an overwhelming percentage (82%) responded that they would prefer to remain living independently in their own homes and communities for as long as possible. Another AARP poll noted that almost one in four seniors predict that either they or someone they live with will have difficulty getting around the home within the next five years. Home care services can benefit families and their loved ones by providing the care needed to remain independent at home. The question though becomes, “How can I get the best value of service for my money?”
Here are some tips that may help you and your family save money when it comes to home care services.
Tip #1 – Pull Family Members Together
Make informed decisions along with other family members and your loved ones. If home care is an option, have an expert perform a home care needs assessment. Our Stay At Home professionals provide this service free of charge. You may find that it is less expensive to remain in the comfort of home versus moving to a residential facility. No matter the decision, pull other family members in to help spread the cost. Determine your budget and then turn to your church, community, neighbors, and other resources to assist where your budget cannot. You may just find that a organized mix of home care, neighbors, relatives, and friends may provide all the help your loved one needs.
Tip #2 – Use Home Care that Produces Results
Those old tennis or golf injuries can hinder daily activities. For example, changing and washing bed linens require a lot of shoulder movement. For some, this is very difficult. Stay At Home has packaged services to help families save money. Our Wake Up Call package includes a homemade breakfast, changing bed linens, and assisting in getting-ready for the day. Another package we offer is “Driving to the Doc.” Busy families benefit from this package the most. We’ll drive your mom and dad to their doctors’ appointment when you cannot. All our packages are based on producing some form of result and are the most affordable options.
Tip #3—Live-In Care
Some folks prefer to have someone with them 24/7 for safety, security and peace of mind. If this is your situation, then you might want to consider Live-In care. Hiring home care services by the hour for a twenty-four hour time period could be quite costly. Live-in care is less expensive and in some cases on par or even more affordable than assisted living.
The best home care service includes a customized plan based on your family’s needs. Call us for your free, no obligation home care needs assessment by a licensed Stay At Home professional.