Maybe you moved to Naples after you retired or it has been your longtime home, either way, chances are you want to be able to stay in your home as long as possible. If that is your wish, aging in place services can allow you to stay in your home longer. You can use different services like homemakers who help keep your house in order or home health aides who make sure your health is cared for and a variety of other services available in Naples.
Some seniors shy away from aging in place because they think it will be too expensive but there are some options that can help you cover the costs without paying everything out of pocket. If you have long-term care insurance you can see if it covers in-home care. Veterans can use their VA assistance and low-income seniors can use their Medicaid benefits. The Florida Department of Elder Affairs also has Home Care Program For The Elderly that helps seniors 60 and older pay for the services to keep them in their home.
So what is the total cost of in-home care? That is going to depend on where you live, the type of in-home care you need, and how often you use it. Right now, the national average for in-home care services is around $3,800 which breaks down into $123 per day.
For seniors in Naples, that cost is going to be a little higher. A home health aid averages around $138 per day and a homemaker averages around $135 per day. Monthly that is between $4,099 to $4,195 which might seem like a lot of money but remember this is just an average and you can find services that are both more and less expensive. Also, if you consider the cost of a private room in a nursing home ($345 per day), it is a saving.
You want to find a good provider that you trust to be in your home and take care of you. Talk to friends and family members and see if they have any suggestions. The Better Business Bureau of Naples is also a good idea because not only can you see business reports for each provider you can read customer reviews and see how their clients feel about their services.
After you find a provider you’re interested in, make sure you ask a lot of questions. You will want to know if they use background checks and how they hire their employees as well as what services they can provide you. Also, find out about scheduling and payment options so you understand everything before you sign a contract.
With the advent of internet service providers, it has become even easier to find in-home care that fits your needs and budget. You don’t have to have a homemaker or home health aide if that isn’t what you want or need.
If you need help with your pets or a dog walker go to Rover.com. If your house is a mess you can find cleaners at Handy or maybe you need help with other chores or errands, check out TaskRabbit or Favor. If your house needs more than a good cleaning, you can look at Porch.com and Amazon Home Services for repair and maintenance needs. You will want to ask questions about services and fees so you know exactly what you get before you agree to services.
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