Caring Nurses is defined as specialized nursing care that is needed less than seven days a week or less than eight hours a day for a period of twenty-one days. It also provides other specialized care services, such as physical and occupational therapy, durable medical equipment, such as wheelchairs, hospital beds, oxygen and walkers, medical supplies, and other services.
Home Health Care providers follow strict guidelines, often dictated by organizations that manage Medicare and Medicaid, which limit the amount of care they can provide. SYNERGY Home Care may supplement by providing non-medical home care services that are not covered in the case of home health care.
These services can include:
• Personal Care
• Assistance with bathing, grooming, and dressing
• Reminders for prescription
• Light housekeeping
• Planning of food and washing
Care Must Home Care Costs
When you consider the different choices open to you, you want to pick the kind of treatment that suits your needs. One of the first items on your mind is how your treatment choices can affect your bank account. You’re not alone; even people applying for treatment feel apprehensive about the possible financial cost of paying for long term care. What’s your home care cost? It might be more affordable than you thought.
The Average Cost of Care
The cost of non-medical home care varies based on where you live and the level of care you require. The easiest way to prepare for home care is to calculate the number of hours you need a week. Feel free to take our free online home health care needs estimator to assess your needs and the number of hours you can require.
According to the “Cost of Care Survey”, Genworth’s annual report, home care costs less than other options such as adult day care, assisted living, and skilled nursing. In fact, the national average cost of home care per hour is $20 per hour, but again this may vary based on the level of care you require and your geography. Genworth also estimates that the cost of home care facilities has risen by 2.56 percent since 2016.
By comparison, the average resident in the assisted living community pays $3628 per month. Nursing homes can cost up to $253 a day. In the last five years, the cost of assisted living and skilled nursing has increased by 3.5 percent.
Proactive Home Care to Maintain Independence At Home
Obviously, home care is a much more desirable and affordable option. Home care can minimize accidents and injuries that lead to hospital stays and doctor visits. As SYNERGY HomeCare caregivers assist with day-to-day tasks, they encourage good behaviours such as physical exercise, social commitment, balanced eating habits and proper grooming.. With SYNERGY HomeCare caregivers on their side, potential accidents and falls will be minimized, and having a steady hand helps a lot of elderly people to be more confident on their feet.
Our caregivers help keep track of prescriptions and can take your loved ones to and from a doctor’s appointment. Medication reminders given by the SYNERGY Home Care caregiver may prevent our clients from forgetting to take their medication or overdose, both of which may lead to more serious health concerns.
SYNERGY HomeCare is proud to provide services that improve the quality of life of our clients and enable people to remain independent in the home they love.
At Compassionate Nursing Services, we take care of all the stages of your medical journey. As trusting St Louis family home care experts, we are dedicated to being your care partner every step of the way and helping you find the resources you need to make informed care decisions for yourself and your loved ones.
To help you find the answers, solutions and support you need, we have compiled a list of trusted resources where you can find educational information and assistance to help guide you in making decisions about your care.
• Administration on Aging
• Aging Parents and Elder Care
• Aging with Dignity
• Alzheimer’s Association
St. Louis Chapter
• American Federation for Aging Research
• American Foundation for the Blind
• American Heart Association
• American Stroke Association
• Care Advantage for Caregivers of People With Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Illness
• Center for Medicare and Medicaid
• Department of Health & Human Services
• Family Caregiver Alliance
• Mayo Clinic
• Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research
• Mid East Area Agency on Aging
• Missouri Alliance for Home Care
• National Academy on an Aging Society
• National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
• National Area Agencies on Aging
St. Louis Chapter
• National Association for Home Care
• National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers
• National Family Caregivers Association
• National Institute of Health
• National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
• National Parkinson Foundation
• National Senior Citizen’s Law Center
• Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Resource Center
• Social Security
• Veteran’s Affairs
• World Health Organization