Many seniors aren’t aware that they have options when it comes to where they age or get healthcare and most assume that they will have to go into a nursing home at one point or another. While that might have been true many years ago, aging in place is becoming the more popular choice and there has been a big growth in home care services in the Atlanta area. Atlanta home care consists of homemaker or companion services which allow you to get help with things like cooking, cleaning, or transportation for errands and doctor’s appointments and Certified Nursing Assistants can assist you with personal care like bathing, grooming, and medication reminders. No matter where you live in the Atlanta area, you have access to many of these services.
Paying For Home Care
An important thing to note, if your doctor has said that is tis unsafe for you to remain in your home without care, you will need to determine how to pay for home care assistance. Most individuals will pay privately but you could look into benefits programs or other reimbursement options. Veterans should check their VA assistance to see what kind of long-term care help they can get and low-income seniors can use Medicaid benefits. Long-term insurance policy holders can often use these policies to help cover services. The Georgia Department of Community Health also has a list of Community Care Services for Atlanta Home Care to help qualified seniors stay in their homes.
Cost Of Care
What is the cost for these services? Well, that is largely going to depend on your location and what kind of care you need. On average, the national monthly cost of home care services is between $3,813 and $3,861.
Luckily, in Atlanta, those average costs are much lower than the national average. For Atlanta homemaker/companion services and personal care the daily average cost is about $110 and the monthly average is about $3,337. These costs are well below the average cost of a nursing home room which is about $6,540.
Finding A Good Provider
In order to find the best service for you, you will want to start your search by getting suggestions from friends and family members who have used these services before. You can also talk with medical professionals, neighbors and coworkers. The National Aging in Place Council is another good place to get information on local businesses and it’s a really good idea to read online reviews on Google, A Place for Mom and Caring.com.
After your initial search, call a few companies and ask about things like insurance, licensing, and see if they are bonded. Ask about their interview process and if they use background checks when they hire employees. Make sure you under their payment and scheduling process. Once you have chosen a service, carefully go over your contract or service agreement before you sign.
4 Seasons Home Care is a licensed, insured and bonded in home care provider in Atlanta providing both companion and personal care services. We cover 21 counties which include the entire Metro Atlanta area and surrounding counties.
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