Senior Care Costs

The cost for senior care ultimately comes down to the care needs of the senior and whether or not they will be receiving that care in their own homes, or if they will be relocating to an assisted living facility, or require nursing home care. The costs for in-home care vary depending on the type of care services and level of care being provided. For example, home health care will likely cost more than care options that focus on activities of daily living and companionship.

The Cost of Non-Medical In-Home Senior Care vs. Senior Housing Options

According to the 2011 MetLife Market Survey of Nursing Home, Assisted Living, Adult Day Services, and Home Care Costs, the national average hourly rate for homemaker/companions is $19 per hour. Other resources list the hourly cost of in-home senior care between $15 and $25, depending on where you live.

Adults have been providing an increasing percentage of financial assistance to their aging parents in recent years. Below are the national average annual costs and daily rates paid for various types of senior care.

More and more long-term care insurance companies are covering in-home senior care, especially non-medical care. Primarily, the family or the seniors themselves pay for all of the private duty services.

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Amada provides home care services that support seniors with activities of daily living (ADLs). Our services also help support family caregivers. Our goal for clients is to make senior living enjoyable, while offering peace of mind for family members knowing that their loved ones are in good hands. We can also help support any specific care plans outlined by the senior’s health care provider and alert families when we notice any changes in health or behavior.

Below you can compare in-home senior care costs to other types of care using one of these resources: