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What is the cost of companion care for elderly people living alone?

What is the cost of companion care for elderly people living alone?

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For companion care where a client is mostly mobile and independent... you can find caregivers occasionally for as little as $10hr up to the standard which is $15hr. When it comes to care... you do get what you pay for however. You may find caregivers who will work for very little, but they are very often highly unprofessional, untrained, and often very untrustworthy. The standard rate for companion care for trained and skilled caregivers is $15 and is what you should expect to pay for quality care.

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Most companion care is a mix of finance and medical coverage. If you are wealthy then most of it if not all is out of pocket. good qualified care starts at $15 to $25 if hired through an agency. Cheaper rates for Non-skilled

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David in Chenoa, IL
Feb. 8, 2019

It all depends on what care is needed. Medication preparation, housekeeping, meal preparation and transference to and from toilet and bed. As care increases pay should increase. Companion care should also be considered in the pay allotted.

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It really depends on the services that will be provided. mostly 15.00 per hour is very negotiable.

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Between $10 - $12 hr

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Tammi in Bristol, IN
Jan. 26, 2019

I call this Respite care.Respite Care is just sitting and keeping them company,$10.00-$12.00/hr is the going rate for private care.Agencies are a lot more.

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cost varies by companies prices, insurance allowances, and individual caregivers fees

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Paul in Rockford, IL
Jan. 15, 2019

The costs vary around the country. See https://www.payingforseniorcar... for the latest. To get the info per state use https://www.payingforseniorcar... but change the state to your state.

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It depends on what scope of care is needed. Typical non-medical care ranges from 15-25 dollars an hour. Some caregivers will work with your budget though

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Avery in Spokane, WA
Jan. 9, 2019

It depends on where you live and how many hours per week you need someone, but to get a registered caregiver with First Aid/CPR certification is usually around 15$ per hour. In some areas, the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) can help to cover this cost

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Carey in Baraboo, WI
Dec. 22, 2018

Varis by area. Your local Area on Aging can provide you with lists, information and resorces. Take care.

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User in Loveland, CO
Dec. 21, 2018

Depends upon the needs of the elderly person in question

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It really depends on what is needed, shoot me a message and we can discuss it in detail. Even if you don't choose to go with me, I can lend you a hand with gathering information for a company that won't try to make you or your loved ones go bankrupt! I'm here to help!

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Sue in Castalia, OH
Nov. 30, 2018

It depends on what they are able to do themselves. More independence can often mean less per hour.

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Marva in Greer, SC
Nov. 28, 2018

10-20 PER HOURS

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Definitely depends on the area and state you are in. Here in Killeen, TX base pay for a companion caregiver starts anywhere from $10.00 per hr to $25.00 per hr. Depending on the experience and care providers rates.

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Anna in Camino, CA
Nov. 25, 2018

In-home elder care costs can vary, it all depends on each individuals needs. Do you need light housekeeping? Bathing? Grooming? Meal preparation? Medication management? None of the above, just a companion and no other work? Base rate, no other duties $15.00 per hour. For each task you need prepare to add on an additional .50-$2 per hour. Remember, caregiving is hard work physically and emotionally. Caregivers are only human and as much as we would like to do it all we can only work within the constraints of the hours given us. Be realistic in expectations and be generous!

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Depends on the services and level of training needed, but the range is $10.00-30.00 per hour.

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the price range from 20 -30 depending on experience

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usually the rate is anywhere from $12.00 + for at home health care..

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It can vary depending on if you hire privately or through an agency. It also depends on where you live. Private caregivers average $15 an hour while an agency will be around $21-23 per hour

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User in Tampa, FL
Oct. 11, 2018

Average Companion Care hourly pay ranges from approximately $10.83 per hour for Home Health Aide to $17.34 per hour for Caregiver/Companion. The average Companion Care salary ranges from approximately $19,000 per year for Caregiver to $24,515 per year for Home Health Aide.

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Patricia in Ogden, UT
Sept. 23, 2018

The united states average for assisted living is around $3000 per month.

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Anabel in Trenton, NJ
Sept. 6, 2018

It can depend on the amount of hours you are searching for. Agencies can vary between $19 to $25 per hour.

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It depends whether they need companionship for five hours a day or full-time care. You would need back up to relieve the other full-time caregiver.

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It varies from 13 to 30 hourly that's the most common

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It depends on where you live and what the needs are of the elderly person. If the elderly person needs a lot of assistance with activities of daily living such as eating, bathing, dressing, walking and personal care, the cost will be higher. If you are simply looking for someone to stay with an elderly person to provide companionship and light meal preparation, then the cost would be lower.

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Beverly in Milan, TN
Aug. 21, 2018

The cost varies, depending on the extra needs of the client. On average, there is hardly anyone who charges less than $10.00 per hour. It is actually ranges from $10-$30 per hour.

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It depends if you need live-in or someone to just come 5 or more days a week. The average for in home health/companion care is $15 an hour.

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0f course costs vary and depend on the needs of the client.

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Depends on whether you are using a company or an individual hire. Also depends on the patients needs. Expect to pay a minimum of $15/hr. You can pay less, but then the quality of care becomes an issue.

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Ben in San Jose, CA
Aug. 10, 2018

Assuming @ 400 per months

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Laure in Edmonds, WA
July 30, 2018

$15 - $20 per hour

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Susan in Oxford, NC
July 28, 2018

I see it start at $10 hour and go up from there.

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There are arrangement to exchange room and board for a small stipen or as little as you want to start and see who answers.

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Tamara in Phoenix, AZ
July 15, 2018

Again it depends on the situation if the person has a medical condition then 12 to 18 an hour. You just need to find someone that is willing to work with you and your budget. I hope that helps. Tamara

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Every city, county, state and situation is going to be different. In my home city of Vancouver Washington, companion care ranges from $12.00, minimum wage, on up to $30.00. Every client, every situation is different and depending on what the senior wants in terms of companionship, that will determine what you are worth. If your client wants you to drive him/her to the store, doctors, outings, etc., that might be worth more per hour than if you just go to the house and keep them company. Most companion care situations will want you to do some light housekeeping, maybe some cooking, etc. If medication is involved, that has value in terms of compensation. If you have experience, that is worth something. In my case, I am a Certified Medical Assistant which has more value than with someone who is not credentialed. Hope some of this helps.

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Lori in Oxnard, CA
April 23, 2018

The cost varies depending on the area you live in and the level of care needed. An Agency will cost more than an Independant Caregiver. Independant caregivers will charge between $15-20 per Hr. 24hr care can cost with An independant $200-$300 per day. Agency will charge you for 2 caregivers 12hr shifts which can cost you up to $500 per day. you have to research your options after evaluating the needs of your loved ones.

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Betty in Vallejo, CA
March 27, 2018

It varies depending on the level if care and hours needed anywhere from 10 dollars an hour to 30 dollars an hour or if ut is a weekend overnight or 24 hr shift it can be a flat rate of 160 dollars on up to 360 dollars it really depends on the level of care needed though

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Karen in Somers, MT
March 5, 2018

As in all things, you get what you pay for. You must balance the level of care needed with what you can afford, then factor in who you are comfortable hiring. Mature, experienced care will most probably come at a higher price than younger and less experienced. You can expect to pay up to $25 per hour. Keep in mind agencies often charge a higher rate but pay their employees half that amount. Interview, Interview, Interview.

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The cost to care for elder person depends on the needs of the person and services that need to be provided. For example cooking, cleaning, bathing, it depends on the situation $10.00-$25.00 per hour depending on the services agreed upon to be provided and enrich the elder person's independent living.

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Lynne in Toledo, OH
Feb. 13, 2018

It can range 10.00 to 15.00 per hour. Make sure you utilize Insurance..and they might qualify for Passport. Passport is a Government program that can get you a caregiver up to 24 hours a week.

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Helena in Alachua, FL
Feb. 11, 2018

10 to 15 a hour

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AVERAGE RATES FROM $10-25.00hrly....

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Laura in Garner, NC
Feb. 7, 2018

On this website, the pay rates are from $10 to $25/hour. I think it depends on what else you want help with other than just a companion.

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With my experience anywhere from $10-$15 hr.

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Depending on the persons' income and other things they may need. However it may not cost as much as going to a Nursing Home.

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Companion care provided by an experienced, trusted, dependable caregiver will vary a little depending upon the level of care a person needs. $20./hr for companionship, meal prep., light housekeeping, etc. $25+/hr if a person is confined (mostly) to a wheel chair or bed, or needs help that requires lifting, bathing,bathroom assistance requiring more than guidance, and needs walking assistance requiring more than guidance. Each case needs to be evaluated on an individual basis - and depending on the level of care needed - but an experienced caregiver with excellent references should be paid a minimum of $20./hour.

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User in Knoxville, TN
Jan. 23, 2018

$15.00-$20.00 per hour on average. This is for a vey skilled Care Giver/Companion.

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Tammy in Louisa, VA
Jan. 22, 2018

Depending on duties and time spent with the person.

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By an agency... 28 to 35 depending on hours and level of care. Via Care.com depending

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Chantale in Miami, FL
Jan. 22, 2018

Providing care with compassion dignity and respect and response at all needs. Patient first??????????

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Mary in Kirkwood, PA
Jan. 23, 2018

it can start at $10.00 and up

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