Families sometimes want to know if hiring professional companions for in-home care is cheaper than moving a family member to a nursing home. There are several things to consider when comparing companion care services. This information will help you decide if live-in aides are right for your family.
First, families must realize that when only part of the day-to-day tasks are needed, it can be cheaper to hire private home care then moving a family member to a long-term care facility. If there are many tasks that must be done throughout the day, and they all must be done daily, this can cost quite a bit of money. However, if only one or two tasks need to be completed daily, and they are easy ones, this will save families lots of money on their long-term care costs. Live-in aides are professional companions who are there to perform short tasks like bathing, dressing and other tasks that are necessary throughout the day. These tasks do not take long if a professional companion is there.