As you plan for the “senior care” needs for yourself or a loved one, it is important to consider the possibility of needing hands-on care services provided by a Caregiver.
As Medicare does not pay for long-term care, seniors needing nursing services from a Caregiver, for such conditions as stroke-recovery, hip replacement or memory loss, will need to either hire a Caregiver or live in a nursing home where caregiving services are provided.
Some seniors also may decide to hire a Caregiver to assist them prior to relocating to an Assisted Living Community or to assist them at the community, when extra help is necessary.
Most nursing homes provide one Caregiver for up to as many as 15 residents. Daily rates for nursing homes in the U.S. range from $175 to $400 per day. Many seniors now opt for professional caregiving services provided by a Senior Home Care Agency which will range in price from $15 – $25 per hour or $170 – $250 per day for one-on-one care provide by a Companion Caregiver or Certified Nursing Aide.
Senior Home Care Agencies professionally manage both the caregiver and the care to make sure all the care needs are being met. They also make sure back-up caregivers are available when the assigned Caregiver needs a day off or must take a sick day, insuring the senior has the same benefits they would receive in a nursing home.
Senior Living Experts partners with Caregiverlist.com to provide quality Senior Home Care Agencies in your specific geographic area throughout the U.S.A.
Caregiverlist’s Quality Standards for participating Senior Home Care Agencies:
Business license and necessary state licensure (if required by the state where the agency is located)
Caregivers are “Employees” (this means the Agency is responsible for paying all employee payroll taxes, as required by law: Unemployment Insurance tax, Social Security tax, Medicare tax and State and Federal with-holdings)
Worker’s Compensation Insurance
Professional Liability Insurance
Fidelity Bond Insurance (this is sometimes referred to as “theft” insurance)
Active Management of the Caregiver through a direct Supervisor or Manager
Plan of Care
Criminal Background Check performed on all Employees
Training for Caregivers
24-Hour On-Call Service
Satisfactory Caregiverlist Survey Results
To be connected with quality Senior Home Care Agencies outside of the Chicagoland area and to receive rate information, visit: www.caregiverlist.com