A lot of seniors come to Arizona for their retirement, but not many are excited to enter a nursing home once they need extra help or care. Thanks to aging in place services, this doesn’t have to be the only option. You can get attention and assistance right in your home thanks to people like homemakers that will clean and organize your house, do your laundry, and even prepare your meals or people like home health aides that will help you get out of bed, remind you to take your medications, and check your vital signs. You can stay in the home you love surrounded by the people you love longer with the aging in place services available in Gilbert.
Seniors often think that they won’t be able to afford in-home care on their limited retirement budget, but there are a few options. Veterans might have this type of care covered under their VA benefits, but just make sure you use approved providers. If your doctor has stated you need care 24/7 to stay in your home, then you might be able to be reimbursed for the services you use. Region One, the Maricopa county area agency on aging, also has financial resources for seniors and can help them find homemakers, home health aides, and even home improvements.
Most long-term care options are expensive, but in-home care can save you a little bit of money depending on where you live, what type of services you decide to use, and how frequently you use them. Nationally, the monthly cost of homemaker and home health aide services is $3,800 or about $123 per day.
The averages in Gilbert are along the lines of national averages with homemakers costing $3,813 per month and home health aides costing around $4,063 per month. You can expect to pay anywhere from $125 to $134 per day. If you don’t think you can afford these costs, you can look for providers that are less expensive and will fit your budget and needs.
You want someone you can trust, so start by talking with people you trust like your doctor, friends who have used these services before, and family members. Ask for their suggestions and see if your health care providers can give you any referrals. You might also want to check out the Better Business Bureau of Gilbert so you can read customer reviews and see how well each provider rates.
You always want to ask each provider you consider some questions so you can choose one that is right for you. Start by finding out if they are insured and bonded and see that they have the right licenses. Next, you want to know how they hire their employees and what type of screenings or background checks they perform. Finally, you should make sure you’re familiar, and comfortable, with how they schedule their clients and handle their payments. Once you have made your decision, carefully go over any contracts before signing.
While homemakers and home health aides are certainly the most popular choice, you don’t have to use them to get in-home care. If you would prefer to build your own care plan and use multiple providers, you can search for concierge services online. The growth of online platforms has made it easy to find what you need all on your computer.
There are sites like Rover.com that help you find dog walkers and pet sitters as well as sites like Favor and TaskRabbit that can connect you with people willing to help with any chore or task. You can find people to take care of your house, repair it if necessary or update it if needed, on Porch.com. Amazon Home Services is another great place to find home maintenance providers.
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