The Costs Of Home Care & Other Types Of Care
There are not many people who want to turn over a loved one to institutional care. Regardless of how good is the nursing home, it seems cold and impersonal — and very expensive. Here at Avant Care, we are well versed in all forms of care, Children, Adults, or Elderly Care.
We treat our clients as individuals. People with their own needs. And one type of care plan is not suited for everyone.
Very few agencies publish their rates, they are concerned their competition will undercut their rates. Our caregivers are all W2 employees, most agencies only use contractors. Our costs are higher than most agencies, but so is the level of service. Our caregivers receive hourly bonuses, spot bonuses, liability insurance, workers compensation insurance, and additional benefits and insurance. They are looked after, valued, motivated, and paid above average.
We know that to receive good service you need to pay the caregivers decently.
We are generally about the same as the national brands, with a much higher level of service. Four to Twelve-hour shifts are about $25 – $28 per hour, 24 hour live-in care averages less than $12 per hour. Holidays (New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, 4th July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve) are charged at 1.5 times the standard rate. There are no management fees and no call-out charge. If the caregivers use their own car during a shift for the client, there is a mileage charge at the standard IRS rate of $0.65 per mile. Shorter shifts or complex care situations will require a small upcharge to the standard pricing.
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If you are concerned about the costs of home care, please call us to put any worries or doubts at rest.
Discover creative ideas for lowering the cost of in-home care including negotiating tactics, tax breaks, respite care, low cost or free medications, and many other ideas.
We have access to a database of local, state, federal, and non-profit financial assistance programs for in-home, and specialty care including Dementia, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinsons’ care.
Get the most from your health coverage by understanding Medicare, Medicaid, and Veterans benefits for home and residential care including making home modifications that enable your loved to age in place.
Home care services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and can be paid for directly by the client or through a variety of public and private funding sources such as Long Term Care Insurance, Workers Compensation, and Medicaid.