Families often struggle when someone they care about needs 24-hour live-in care. Live-in assistance can include both medical home health care and non-medical live-in home care (i.e. medication reminders, meal management, and assistance with activities of daily living). The big question is “Should we move to a nursing home facility or will it be better to live at home with a live-in caregiver?”
SKILLED NURSING HOME
Skilled nursing homes provide an economical option through institutional efficiency, with most seniors conforming to standardized meal plans and facility schedules. Additionally, staffing costs are shared among multiple residents. In many cases, one caregiver in a facility may be responsible for ten or more residents. According to the Genworth 2015 Cost of Care Survey for Arizona the cost of skilled nursing home placement in Arizona ranges from a median of $7,000 to a maximum of $20,000 per month. Lower price options are available in Arizona, but those should involve further research into their trustworthiness and care capabilities.
24 HOUR LIVE IN CARE
Unlike nursing homes, 24-hour live-in home care provides the most independent option for seniors. With a ratio of one caregiver to one client, seniors are able to choose their own meals and their own schedule. Avoiding the disorientation of moving to a new place, adults enjoy the simplicity of living in their own home with 24-hour live-in care. In a study of seniors, nine out of ten agree that they would rather continue to live in their own homes. Living at home empowers seniors with independence and a tremendous sense of familiarity. Our 24-hour live-in caregivers can provide around-the-clock care to make the desire to stay out of the nursing home a reality.