Harmony Companion Home Care has been committed for almost a decade to serving and improving the lives of seniors, disabled, intellectual disability, Autism Spectrum Disorder individuals, and our Veterans through the Counties of Bucks, Berks, Chester, Delaware Lancaster, Montgomery, and Philadelphia. Our services share a common goal to improve and uphold the quality of life of your loved ones. We service anyone needing in-home care, from the elderly to mother’s helpers.
We believe that it is living that is important, not just being alive. Our goal is to help people live their lives as independently as possible by providing the extra help necessary to achieve that goal.
When it comes to choosing in-home care for an elderly person, there are many options. Live-in and 24-hour caregivers may seem like the same terminology, but they vary in how much time is spent with the senior, depending on their care needs. Understanding these differences will help determine what type of live-in or hourly home care would be best suited for each individual’s circumstance.
Seniors that opt for live-in caregivers benefit from the presence of someone with them day and night. This decision is perfect for those who want to remain in their own homes, as they enjoy having a caregiver around all day long. Live-In Caregivers get along well because there are no odd schedules or work hours – it’s just constant companionship!
Live-In Care is often less expensive than hourly home care.
According to the 2020 Genworth Cost of Care Study, the average national median cost for companion care (classified as homemaker services) was $54,912 ANNUALLY for a home health aide and $53,768 for a homemaker. The hourly rate for a home health aide ranged from $17.00 in Louisiana to $33.00 in Minnesota. The median cost for an hourly caregiver is $24.00 per hour.
Genworth calculates average median rates based on 44 hours per week. If your loved one only requires the help of a companion for a few hours per day or week, your costs may be significantly lower than these estimates.
For a clearer picture of your potential costs, determine your loved one’s needs and contact Harmony Companion Home Care to inquire about companion care providers and average costs in your area.