The Home Care Guide: Home Care Aide Cost
Pay rates for home care aides
Once you have clarified your in-home care needs, you'll then be able to identify providers and learn what the costs would be for each provider. Of course, having family, friends or volunteers provide the service is less expensive than hiring an agency or individual care provider. Often, a combination of family members and hired caregivers is used which allows all caregivers to take the breaks they need to provide high quality ongoing care.
The cost of hiring a home care aide varies widely by:
According to MetLife, in 2007:
Under certain strictly defined conditions your health insurance company will cover the cost of home care. You will have to check with your health insurance company or with the home care agency to assess the particulars of your case.
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Ronnie Friedland is an editor at Care.com. She has co-edited three books on parenting and interfaith family life.
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