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- Chicago, IL
Generally, caregivers who elect for respite care services can relate to one or more of the following:
For respite care at an assisted living community, temporary care stays are usually less than one month long, costing on average between $75 to $200 per day. The cost of respite care varies with the type of agency and services a person needs. There are financial programs that may help pay for respite care, such long-term care insurance policies. For those electing for in-home respite care, many home care services cost about $20 an hour for a health aide, or $18 an hour for a homemaker/companion for a minimum of four hours per day.
For many seniors and caregivers, electing for respite care is a cost-effective way to alleviate pressures and stress from a caregiver, as well as evaluate life at a senior housing community for a family considering that care option. When making such changes, it is important to involve your loved one and gain their input. It is also important to assess your needs by making a list of what care is needed in your absence or what you would like your loved one to experience during his/her short stay at a senior housing community.