As you get older, you might notice you want the freedom to stay in your home as your health starts to decline. Nursing homes aren’t the only answer to health problems as you age because aging in place services are becoming more popular. You can use people like homemakers to help you out with daily chores like cooking or cleaning, and you can have home health aides assist you with medication reminders, daily grooming, and even to monitor health conditions. If your home is where you feel most comfortable, you can find any service you need here in Las Vegas.
You might not have to pay out of pocket for your in-home care because there are a few different financial options. If you’re a veteran, check your VA bill to see if in-home care is covered. If it is, make sure to use an approved provider. The Nevada Aging and Disability Services Division has a home and community-based waiver program that can help seniors get access and coverage for homemakers, companions, respite, and chore services. Finally, if your doctor agrees that you need constant care, you might get reimbursed for the cost of services.
What you pay for your in-home care is going to be unique to your location, situation, and the type of care that you choose. If you need some form of attention every day, then you might pay more than someone who only needs it once or twice a week.
That national average for in-home care is right around $3,800 which is about $123 per day. The averages in Las Vegas tend to be right around that number as well. Homemakers cost $3,813 per month or $125 per day and home health aides cost $3,527 per month or $116 per day. These are just averages, and you can find providers that are more or less expensive.
You need to do your homework when you choose a provider because these people will be in your home and care for your needs. Your doctor can be an excellent resource in this situation as can a friend that has used these services before. You can also go to the Better Business Bureau of Las Vegas to find providers in your area and look at user reviews.
You should choose a place that is insured and bonded and has all the right licenses to operate in your area. You should also choose a place that uses a background check or other type of screening process for their employees. Finally, before you sign any contract, carefully go over their payment plan and find out how they schedule their clients. Once you feel comfortable with all answers, choose a provider.
There has been a growth of concierge services recently and if you aren’t ready for a home health aide or don’t need a homemaker you can search for exactly the service you need online. There are plenty of options, and you can build a custom care plan this way.
Look on Rover.com to find dog walkers or pet sitters and check out Handy for local housecleaners. If you have errands you need assistance with, look on Favor or TaskRabbit. Porch.com is a good place to start looking for contractors for home repairs or remodels, and Amazon Home Services can connect you with many professionals in your area. Just like with any provider, make sure you do your research and ask questions.
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