THE FINANCIAL IMPACT OF IN-HOME CARE
Senior care can range from a few hours a week of personal care or companionship from an in-home care provider, to full-time in-home care, to skilled nursing care in a nursing home.
At first glance, the cost of professional in-home care may look greater than it truly is. That is, until family caregivers honestly consider the value of the time and financial sacrifices made to care for a loved one.
If you are a family caregiver, you understand that the responsibility requires a considerable amount of your time — time and attention your loved one deserves. As a caregiver, you get phone calls at all times, day and night. You coordinate transportation to and from medical appointments, grocery shopping and other errands. You have another home to clean. You are the one who helps pay bills, provides companionship and takes care of other tasks as needed. And you do this in addition to the other responsibilities you have, such as your job and family.
In order to accomplish everything that needs to be done, you may have to reduce your hours at work. Maybe you have cut back to part-time employment and passed up a promotion.
These lost opportunities have a real impact on your financial situation now and in the future, specifically when it comes time to retire. Consequently, the cost of having a qualified and insured home care agency assume caregiving tasks does not seem that high, does it?
When you work with Ameristars Best Care Inc. you will still be in charge of the care your loved one receives. You just won’t be responsible for the day-to-day, time-consuming caregiving responsibilities. Let us provide the companionship and in-home care your loved one needs. You’ll find it’s good for your loved one, good for you and a smart financial decision for you.