According to 2017 statistics comparing the average cost of Home Care, Assisted Living Facilities and Nursing Homes in Arkansas, the following costs were discovered:
- Home Care: $41,600 a year (based on 40 hours of in-home care a week)
- Assisted Living Facilities: $54,030 a year (one bedroom, one occupant)
- Nursing Home: $71,175 a year
Home care costs may vary considerably depending on the intensity of the client’s needs, but usually remain considerably lower than other options.
Flexible Home Care Options
One of the main benefits of receiving home care from Elder Independence is that your family can choose to set up a schedule that works around your needs. Family members can pitch in to help with senior care needs and supervision when it is most convenient, so that work and other obligations are not ignored.
Elder Independence can help fill in the gaps, ensuring that your loved one is always taken care of and that the cost does not put undue stress on the family. As needs change, we will work with you and make changes to the schedule and routine.
Receiving home care services can help your loved one avoid falls and condition complications, which can save hospital expenses and pain. Caregivers also help with household chores, so seniors are less likely to strain themselves and require medical attention and treatment.
Saves Family Members’ Time
When unexpected events occur in your loved one’s life such as injuries and condition complications, family members generally have to miss work to assist with transportation, wait at the hospital for diagnoses, and help with care. Home care services can help family members to avoid missing that work time by helping to prevent these types of unexpected occurrences.
When unexpected occurrences do happen, caregivers can also provide transportation and support. While family members typically want to be with their loved one after medical events occur, the pressure is lessened and the need to miss work to be there is not as pressing. This may be viewed as a time and cost savings, as well as a benefit for your loved one.
Elder Independence rates are even lower than the average! To discuss home care pricing based on your specific needs, please call us at (501) 847-6102 to find out more information.