Consider using in-home care services in Chandler before choosing a nursing home for your loved one. Nursing home care tends to be higher and takes your aging senior away from home and family. According to the Genworth 2015 Cost of Care Survey for Arizona, a private room in a nursing home in the state will run you $233 per day on average. You can hire a home health aide instead for $20 per hour or $160 per day (eight hours) on average.
Reading online reviews about various in-home care agencies can give you an idea of the type of service the company delivers; most of the reviews are written by family members of clients. The following is a sample of reviews regarding in-home care services in Chandler:
Regarding attentive caregivers: “This has got to be the most special place in Chandler, AZ, it is always clean, the employees are always attentive and caring. I feel so blessed to be a part of this facility. Lisa & Tina are the best, they handle their business impeccably.” (Etipser from Google Reviews)
Regarding a caring company: “Had a great meeting with the owner, Jim Crews. I loved hearing his personal experience with home health care and how his journey to providing quality home health care began. It is evident he cares about every client, as he tries to meet personally with each of them.” (FirstLight Home Care of Chandler and East Valley from Google Reviews)
Regarding peace of mind for the family: “Dawn from Firstlight Homecare is wonderful. When my mom needed help I knew nothing about caregiving services and options. She took the time to explain things to me and made me feel very comfortable. My mom loves the two caregivers she has and I have peace of mind. Thanks, Firstlight Homecare.” (FirstLight Home Care of Chandler and East Valley from Google Reviews)
Home health aides can work around your schedule and care for your loved one on a full-time or part-time basis or as respite care. These professionals provide assistance for activities of daily living (ADLs) as well as light housekeeping, grocery shopping, and running errands.
Caregiving is a huge responsibility and you can use resources available in the Chandler area to assist you with your loved one.
Respite care – You can use an agency for emergency respite care or for care while you take a vacation.
Private caregiver – Feel free to bypass an agency and hire a certified and licensed caregiver on your own to work around your schedule or to live in your home for around-the-clock care.
Senior concierge service – With today’s mobile technology, you can order concierge service to deliver meals, grocery shop, or take your loved one to a medical appointment.
There are several options for covering in-home care including reverse mortgages, long-term care insurance policies, Arizona Medicaid’s Arizona Long-Term Care System, VA Aid and Attendance, as well as cashing out investment and retirement accounts. Speak to an elder law attorney about your options.
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