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How Much Does Arlington In-Home Care Cost?

Home is where the heart is, and as we age, our commitment to where we live grows. In fact, AARP's 2014 survey indicated that nearly 71% of adults between the ages of 50 and 64 want to stay put.

That number significantly increases with age, reporting that 87% of 65 or older have no intentions of moving.

Quick Info for Arlington In-home Care

71% of aging adults are reported to live with relatives, making Arlington one of the highest family oriented home care cities in Texas.

By law, all in-home care agencies must be licensed and certified by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS).

Out of the 800,000 Americans working as home health aides in 2014, 46,000 of those employees were based in Texas.

The median household income for an Arlington senior is $48,286.

Costs and Services in Arlington

Costs are one of the biggest factors when considering which in home service to choose. The average home health care in Texas, based on a weekly rate is $646.

This rate is based on 8 hours of support each week. For a standard 44-hour week's worth of full-time support, the average costs run $3,813, according to Home Health Care Agencies.

Services vary based on the total number of hours and needs including help with your senior getting dressed, grooming, social time and reminders to take prescribed medication to name a few.

What level of In-Home Help do you Need?

How much money you spend on home care services depends greatly on the amount of help you need.

The following are basic guidelines for determining the level of help you require for your loved ones:

Respite care: short periods of time ranging from a few hours to a few days.

Part-Time: longer hours during the day, or a couple of days per week.

Full-Time: traditionally a 40-hour week, this option is best for seniors requiring complete care services each day.

Live-in Care: providing 24/7 care offering around the clock services for both day and night shifts.

Picking Your in Home Providers

There are several factors when it comes to choosing your home providers. Some base it on overall costs; others select local services for convenience.

The first step in the process is to determine how you will work with the agency. Deciding if you will hire an in-home worker directly or through an agency will give you different options.

Word-of-mouth is another great way to get quality help with proven results, so asking friends and relatives who they recommend can be an excellent way to help you choose your provider.

Financial Planning for In-Home Care

The financial commitment one faces when choosing in-home care can be daunting; that's why planning your budget is key to balancing quality assistance and affordable care.

Take time to fully understand your state's assistance programs to help you identify if your loved one qualifies for Medicaid or other in-home services through Texas DADS.

Caring for your loved one is mandatory, and finding the most reliable, trusted and proven in-house care provider can be both helpful and rewarding. By following the tips above, you can make your decision with confidence and ease.

Learn more about Caregiving in Arlington, TX here:

Arlington In-Home Care

Arlington Aging-in-Place

Arlington Respite Care and Adult Day Care

Arlington Support Groups for Caregivers

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