Many families are looking at the costs of care for their Elder. Home care, Day Care, Assisted Living and Nursing Facilities, the array can be confusing. What do they cover? What don’t they cover? Genworth (the insurance folks) have a website that addresses it (https://www.genworth.com/aging-and-you/finances/cost-of-care.html). As does the Dept of Health and Human Services (https://longtermcare.acl.gov/costs-how-to-pay/costs-of-care.html).
I have found that these underestimate the costs. In New Haven County Homecare can start at $25/hr with a minimum of 3-4 hours. Assisted Living Centers do not take into account the medical supports that some clients need. There is a state program which will pay for a caretaker (anyone but a spouse) to be home with a person.
When you are taking a look it can feel like an overwhelming array of choices that will impact your loved one. Aging Life Care Professionals can help offer you are overwhelmed with by pulling together the options for you. You can watch this Aging Life Care Professional talk about our services (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiBBpIhrvrQ.
Call Marcie Dimenstein, LCSW of Elder Pathways at 203-710-0500 for a free consultation.