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Understanding the Cost of Care for Aging Adults

Senior care should be about meeting individual needs. But we understand that for families of who are considering care options for aging adults, the cost can be a major worry. Selecting the right care is important and you want to ensure it’s the best fit and value for your unique situation.
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Find Care That Enhances the Quality of Life

Evaluating Cost of Care

When evaluating the cost of care, you should weigh the outcomes of care, beyond pricing alone. It’s important to consider the person’s safety, well-being, need for companionship and quality of life. Care is something that should be put in place to, not only to keep the person safe and healthy, but to enhance a person’s enjoyment of life.


Home Instead Caregiver wearing mask brings groceries to the home of an aging adult.


  • Care Plan Personalization
  • Companionship & Engagement
  • Caregiver to Client Ratio
  • Affordability
  • Fewer Medication Errors
  • Fewer Falls
  • Fewer Hospitalizations
  • Fewer Emergencies
  • Fewer Missed Doctors’ Visits

In-Home “Assisted Living” for Seniors, based on your needs

Home Instead is a concierge home care company that provides a variety of services, sometimes bundled together, to fit our clients’ specific needs.

Our services are customized to every client, allowing us to provide better, well-rounded, 24-hour care. Our services include a higher level of hourly personal and personalized in-home care along with medication management, dementia care, and hospice care.

We also provide daily or weekly wellness checks, digital monitoring through a highly interactive, easy to use on-site system. And, our Client Care Coordinators, all of whom are certified in Gerontology and Alzheimer’s/Dementia Care, are skilled at Care Management and directing Hospital-to-Home transition services to ensure safe discharges that help keep our clients safe and well at home.

We bundle our services, depending on the needs of our clients, and would be happy to create a free Plan of Care that includes our various services.

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  • LEVEL 1: HOURLY SHIFTS-COMPANIONSHIP + PERSONAL AND DEMENTIA CARE
  • LEVEL 2: SHORTER SHIFTS GEARED TO SPECIAL NEEDS
  • LEVEL 3: TRANSITIONAL SHIFTS FOR HOSPITAL DISCHARGE AND ONGOING CARE MANAGEMENT
  • LEVEL 4: WELLNESS SHIFTS-INCLUDING HOME AND TELEPHONE VISITS

Level 1: Companionship PLUS (Personal, Chronic & Dementia Care)

​Respite Care Hands-on Bathing/Dressing/Grooming​
​Medication Reminders ​Transfer and Mobility Assistance
​Dietary Meal Preparation ​Exercising
​Linens/Laundry ​Bedbound Care
​Light Housekeeping Alzheimer's/Dementia Care​
​Stand-by Assistance ​Awake Overnights
​Companion Overnights ​Toileting/Incontinence Care
​Crafts ​Hospital Sitting
​Errands ​Transportation ($.58/mile)


Our caregivers are trained to care for clients with specific chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, arthritis, and depression, as well as dementia.

$32.00/hour
or
24-hour rate of $535/day (Incorporated LA County)


Level 2: Short Hour, Specialized Care

Hands-on Bathing/Dressing/Grooming
Transfer and Mobility Assistance
Bedbound Care
Alzheimer’s/Dementia Care
Toileting/Incontinence Care


We know that some clients need shorter hours, as their needs are more defined and limited.

Therefore we offer shifts in 1, 1.5 and 2 hour increments to accommodate those clients.


​$55.00 ​1 hour
​$65.00 ​1.5 hours
​$75.00 ​2 hours


These rates are based on a schedule of 5 or more shorter shifts per week.

Scheduling based on the level of care needed, and the skill set and availability of appropriate caregivers.


Level 3: Transitional Concierge Services
(Non-Medical Home Health)

Specially trained Care Providers work one-on-one to assist clients with:

Hospital-to-Home Discharge Coordination
Post-Surgical and/or Post-Hospitalization Care Management
Crisis Care
Hospice Care
Medication Supervision/Set-up
Ongoing Concierge Care Management**


(Includes all levels of care)
$35.50/hour


Home Instead Wellness Program

INFORMED CARE MANAGEMENT TO HELP BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN LONG DISTANCE CAREGIVERS AND THEIR LOVED ONES

We conduct engaging and informed HOME and TELEPHONE visits with seniors to:

  • Ensure their safety,
  • Maintain their health, and
  • Help prevent and relieve social isolation.

Our trained Care Managers customize each visit, depending on the health and social needs of each client. After each visit, we provide Wellness Reports, including results of vitals checks, medication supervision, and social interaction.

Our mission is to provide peace of mind to families and friends, and a sense of security to those whom we call and visit.


MONTHLY PLAN
$90/week

  • 1 IN-HOME VISIT PER WEEK
  • 2 WELLNESS CALLS PER WEEK

Includes:

  • Weekly Wellness Reports
  • Photos

WEEKLY PLAN
$160/week

  • 2 IN-HOME VISITS PER WEEK
  • 3 WELLNESS CALLS PER WEEK

Includes:

  • Weekly Wellness Reports
  • Photos
  • Activities Reports

DAILY PLAN
$260/week

  • 4 IN-HOME VISITS PER WEEK
  • 3 WELLNESS CALLS PER WEEK

Includes:

  • Weekly Wellness Reports
  • Photos
  • Activities Reports
  • Planned Video Calls to Loved Ones

Scheduling Options/Additional Services

  • Couples Care – Additional cost per hour/depending on services needed
  • Senior Living Transitional Assistance
  • 24-hour care available
  • Ongoing Concierge Care Management** (available for all levels of care)
  • Med Supervision (available for all levels of care)
Our professional CAREGivers work from 4 to 24 hours a day to assist you and your family in any way we can. We're here for you seven days a week, including holidays and weekends. Call us for a free, in-home care consultation to talk about how we can meet your family’s needs, (661) 254-8701.

Specialized Home Care Services

**CONCIERGE CARE MANAGEMENT:  Provided by Certified Gerontology Specialists and Licensed health care professionals

  • Care Planning
  • Medication Management/Supervision
  • Coordination of Medical Appointments
  • Management of Ancillary Health Care Services
  • Hospital Discharge and Coordination of Needs
  • Home Safety Evaluation
  • Ordering of Durable Medical Equipment
  • Family & Caregiver Training & Support
  • Supervision & Management of 100% of the CAREGivers
  • Long Term Care Insurance Documentation Support for Reimbursement
  • Dietary Meal Planning & Support
  • Client Advocacy


HOSPITAL TO HOME DISCHARGE COORDINATION:

  • Concierge Care Manager meeting in the hospital prior to discharge home
  • Comprehensive planning with Discharge Planner and Hospital Physician prior to discharge
  • Coordination of Discharge Plans with Hospital, physician, client and client’s family members.
  • Development of Personalized Care Plan 
  • Doctor’s appointments and home health schedule initiated within 24-hours of discharge
  • Implementation and monitoring of self-management treatment interventions
  • Daily, Weekly and Monthly monitoring to ensure optimal results


SENIOR LIVING TRANSITION ASSISTANCE
: progressive assistance with a gradual and smooth transition from independent living to an assisted living environment:

  • Assistance with downsizing and organizing, both pre- and post-move
  • Help with personalizing the client’s new environment
  • Pro-active encouragement to join in appropriate activities
  • Assistance with socializing and becoming familiar with the facility itself, and the area surrounding the facility

Financial Coverage for In-Home Care

Long-Term Care Insurance

Some long-term care insurance policies cover certain in-home care services. Check your policy to see if it covers the services you need at home. We work with many long-term care (LTC) insurance companies to bring you the covered services you need over the short- or long-term. We even compile and file the paperwork for you on a monthly basis.


VA Benefits… Aid and Attendance

The Veterans Administration also offers financial programs that help pay for home care. Anyone with military service during a time of war is eligible for Aid & Attendance – criteria met by seventy five percent of all veterans.

Veterans and their surviving spouses who require the assistance of another person, in their own homes or in assisted living – or who have a mental or physical incapacity – are eligible for additional monetary benefits:

  • The maximum benefit amount for a veteran who does not have a spouse or dependent child is currently $22,938 / year ($1,912 / month).
  • The maximum benefit amount for a married veteran is currently $27,194 / year ($2,266 / month).
  • The maximum benefit amount for a surviving spouse is currently $14,761 / year ($1,230 / month).

The Aid & Attendance application process itself is challenging and can be burdened by red tape. However, Veterans Service Officers are available through local VA offices to help you through the process. In the Antelope Valley, call the Department of Military Affairs in Lancaster at 661-974-8842. And in the Santa Clarita Valley, call the Santa Clarita Veteran Services Collaborative at 661-753-3559.

And, check out this web site for more information on how to qualify: https://www.medicaidplanningassistance.org/va-pension-aid-and-attendance/

If you have questions about how to pay for senior care, give us a call: (661) 254-8701. We will be happy to discuss your options.