Non-Medical Home Care/Private Duty Home Care
Services include non-medical assistance with bathing, dressing, grooming, light housekeeping, transportation for shopping, errands, and appointments, as well as socialization activities. The cost ranges from $15 to $30 and often requires a minimum number of hours per day or week.
In Florida there are two types of agencies which provide non-medical assistance; homemaker companion agencies and nurse registries. Both agencies hire independent caregivers who must meet state standards before being placed with a client.
Home Health Care Agency
Services include medical care and assistance. Home health agencies generally accept most insurances, however there are a few that accept private pay. Often your primary care provider will recommend the services offered by a home health care agency to meet your current medical care needs. Often nurses, physical therapy, occupational therapy and/or speech therapy are also provided. Home health aides and certified nursing assistants are generally employed to carryout in-home care needs; the cost for their services averages about $20 per hour.
Adult Day Care
Adult Day Care Centers Provide structured supervision and social isolation activities during the day. The cost for adult day care ranges from $35.00 to $125 per day depending on the type of care/assistance need it, location, and duration.
Assisted living facilities provide assistance with activities of daily living. The cost for assisted living Ranges from $2500 to $6000 per month depending on the facility , location , and type of assistance need it.
Nursing homes provide skilled care. The cost for nursing Home Care ranges from $250 to $800 per day depending on location and care needs.
Continuing Care Retirement Community
A continuing care retirement community is a type of senior housing which requires an initial "buy in" and then a monthly Maintenance fee. Buy in fees can range from $50,000 two $150,000; whereas monthly maintenance fees can range from $400 $2500 per month.
Geriatric Care Management
A qualified and experienced geriatric care manager can assist with providing advocacy and guidance, as well as finding appropriate care resources that are cost effective and which enabled individuals and couples to remain active and independent, as they age in place within their own homes and community.
The cost for a geriatric care management services ranges from $80 to $200 per hour and varies by location, services offered, and the needs of the client and family. Geriatric care managers are cost effective because they have the knowledge and experience to assess a situation and make qualified recommendations that best suits the varying needs of the individual and family.