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Updated: Nov 23, 2020

The safest and most affordable option for caring for your loved one is at home. You might be wondering, why and how much does home care cost?

Home health care costs depend on where you live in Florida. Florida is the 27th most expensive state nationally. According to a Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2020, the hourly rate for home care in South Florida is between $18.50 and $19.50. At the initial client visit a home care team member will perform an assessment based on specific care needs and recommend a set of services that will be the basis for a plan of care. The plan of care will provide an outline for caregiver duties to be performed. Care plans can change along the way according to client needs and situations and help families feel more in control because they know what to expect for their loved ones care. Family and clients set schedules with the agency. Caregiver visits can be as little as 4 hours per day to 24 hours per day, as many days during the week as necessary for good care. Still, a very affordable option when considering in-home care for a loved one. In Miami an estimated average monthly cost for long term in-home care can be $3,766.

Private duty non-medical in-home care, often referred to as custodial care is not covered by private health insurance or Medicare. Care is reimbursed by private pay, LTC long term care insurance policies, Aid & Attendance Veteran's benefit and Medicaid.

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way we live our lives now. During this time of increased social isolation, qualified caregivers can provide mental health benefits, good care and safety in the convenience of your private home. Aging in place while at home is a wonderful option with private duty non-medical care. Private in-home care adds a special benefit to a loved one's life by providing essential help and medication management. Let's stay home.

Even though a caregiver will come and go to your loved one's home, it's actually the safest and best option forward to control and minimize your environment. Caregivers follow CDC guidelines and adhere to all safety precautions, universal precautions. Being at home provides your loved one more control over their environment. Therefore, the benefits outweigh the risks.

Private duty non-medical home care is an affordable option in So. Florida. Please contact us for more information regarding costs and options. Miami (305) 860-8200 and Broward (954) 946-1960.


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