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Jul 29

How is the cost of assitant living estimated?

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Knowing how my father feels about going into a nursing home, I think that will be the last option we visit. For now, I am trying to figure out how to go about getting assistant living and medical care while they remain in their own home. I am just confused as to how the cost is estimated. Is it based on hours? Days a week? I am just not sure.

 

My father and mother are not to a point where they need it but I want to be prepared in case their cognitive functions decline rapidly.

Usually the cost of personal assistance services are based on the number of hours the caregiver spends with the care receiver. So, for example, you might have someone come in for four hours a day, three days a week, for a total of 12 hours a week. Hourly rates vary depending on the company you use. I recommend that you use a personal assistance services (PAS) company to hire a caregiver, rather than hiring off the street. Reputable companies screen their employees on many levels and can also fill in with another caregiver if your regular caregiver calls in sick. Admin Ryan McGuire can chime in here with more information.

Thank you for the advice. I know there are some people who do offer their services cheaper but I do feel more comfortable working with an actual business who screens their employees.

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