The Costs of Caring for the ElderlyAugust 13, 2019
How Can We Reduce the Costs of Caring for the Elderly
Many people find themselves in the situation of caring for an elderly parent or family member. In these cases the time spent on daily care could be taking time away from another job. It may even prohibit you from having a job completely. That’s why at Homecare Powered by AUAF you can become a formal caregiver for your parent.
On the other hand you may have just started looking into getting a caregiver for your parent or loved one. You may already know you can’t become a caregiver for them. In this case you should know there are programs in place through both private insurance and through Medicare that can cover the costs of an in-home caregiver.
Financial Assistance for Elderly Parents
Long-term in-home care is becoming a norm as people are aging and wanting to maintain their independence. This is especially true in cases where seniors find themselves getting slower at typical household tasks, but not really in a position to want or need to be in a nursing home.
That’s why there are benefits for the elderly through the community care program. Programs like this are what make it possible to provide financial assistance for the elderly to receive home care. It is also these programs that make it possible for adult children become formal caregivers and be compensated in the time they care for their parents.
Average Costs of In-Home Care for the Elderly
The average costs of home care for the elderly vary. Costs can range up to the thousands per month when one opts for a private caregiver outside of an agency. But that’s why you should instead work with a reputable agency like Homecare Powered by AUAF. Depending on your situation, Medicare and/or private insurance will provide the coverage for an in-home caregiver. To find out about your specific case be sure to contact us.
Competitive Pay for Our Caregivers
Homecare Powered by AUAF offers a competitive hourly rate of $14 an hour to our caregivers. This rate is dependent upon performance. Successful performance is completions and submission of monthly task sheets and timely punch in and out.
Take note that this amount is higher than the average pay rate for caregivers around the country. We at Homecare powered by AUAF are dedicated to providing the best service through our caregivers.
At Homecare Powered by AUAF we understand the worries that you may have when it comes to the costs of caring for an elderly parent. But know that we work with you to determine if your parent is eligible for in-home care. And, we can help you become caregivers if you already care for or want to care for your parents. The cost of senior care can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be.
Be sure to reach out to us at 773.274.9262. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have and walk you through the process.
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