- City, State
- ZIP Code
- Chicago, IL
Not all home care providers are the same. Depending on a senior’s need, choose between one of two home care types based on the need for medical assistance, and/or an interest in personal care attendants who specialize in helping with activities for daily living:
Generally, seniors who elect for home care services can relate to one or more of the following:
On average, many home care services cost about $20 an hour for a health aide, or $18 an hour for a homemaker/companion. Many service providers require a minimum of four hours, making the average cost a minimum of $80 per day.
For many seniors, electing for home care is a cost-effective alternative to an assisted living facility. It allows seniors to maintain their independence for as long as possible, and is generally considered the most comfortable option of all senior housing and care types.