Caregiver Credits have been one suggetion for a solution to creating fair Social Security payments in retirement for those individuals (usually women) who have had to step out of the workforce for a period of time in order to provide senior caregiving for a family member or child caregiving. The reason is that if the government would have to provide for this care, it would be even more costly.
How much does senior care cost? Nursing homes can cost as much as $150 to $400 per day. And this will not include a one-on-one caregiver. Usually one Certified Nursing Assistant works with as many as 15 residents. Caregiverlist's nursing home directory includes the daily costs of nursing homes nationwide.
Senior home care provides the security of professional care plans and an active management by Care Managers who implement a Care Plan and train and supervise professional caregivers. Caregiver training includes learning how to document care services and observe changes in health conditions, both mental and physical.
Senior home care costs between $18 and $25 per hour, in most areas of the U.S.A., depending upon the care services needed.
Assisted Living costs at least $2,500 per month. It is important to research the additional costs for caregiving services and extra activities when looking for an Assisted Living community, as these services will be in addition to the monthly rent.
Learn about the total costs of senior care and to effectively plan for your own care needs. Find out the Medicaid financial requirements for qualification in each state, too, as Medicaid is the back-up plan for seniors when they do not have the financial resources to pay for senior care.
Many seniors will want to remain in their own homes as they age and it is important to plan ahead and find quality senior home care agencies to provide services for these seniors. Medicare does not pay for long-term senior care. Request rates and services of a senior care company near you.