The average cost of home health care has remained steady this year, even as overall long-term health care costs have risen 5.6 percent, according to a recent study by MetLife Mature Market Institute.
The average hourly costs for home health aides and homemaker/companion services remained unchanged this year, according to the study. Costs for assisted living care rose an average of 5.6% to $3,477 monthly or $41,724 annually. Adult day care services have risen by 4.5% to $70 per day.
The average rate for a private nursing home room has increased 4.4% to $239 daily or $87,235 annually.
The rising costs of assisted living and private nursing care are one reason to consider in-home health care as an alternative for loved ones needing professional, compassionate long-term or short-term health care or other assistance with the tasks of daily living.
- The ability to remain in one’s own home and familiar, comfortable environment,
- Individualized attention from professionally licensed and compassionate health care providers and home health aides.
If you or someone you know is in need of in-home care while recovering from surgery, living with a chronic disease state or other health issue, or adapting to a newborn baby, contact Cleansing Water, Inc. to discuss your needs.
Cleansing Water, Inc. is a fully licensed and insured home health care agency providing quality in-home care for residents of Piedmont Virginia (Culpeper, Fauquier, Rappahannock, Prince William and Warren counties).