How Much Does 24 Hour Home Care Cost?
24 Hour in-home care is about $576 a day for the care needs of one person or $624 a day for two people to receive care.
24 Hour home care costs are a little more than nursing home costs. However, your loved one receives individual, one on one care versus the shared care of a nursing home.
With 24 Hour care, two caregivers are scheduled daily with each caregiver working a 12-hour shift.
In some situations for medical or other reasons, it can be better to have 3 caregivers each working 8-hour shifts.
In most cases, 24 Hour care isn’t needed and Live-in Care is a better and less expensive option.
Live-in home care costs are about half of 24 Hour in-home care costs.
With Live-In home care, a single caregiver provides to the needs of your loved one in a 24 hour time period.
One Live-in caregiver is scheduled for a maximum of 4 or 5 days per week and switches with a different Live-in caregiver for the remainder of the week. Generally, the care is provided by only two caregivers over the course of the week, versus two or three caregivers in a day.
Over a 24 hour day, the Live-in caregiver is given a 4-hour break from care duties to rest and rejuvenate. If the situation requires it, an additional hourly caregiver can cover these 4 hours.
The Live-in caregiver also has an 8 hour sleeping period. With Live-in care a bedroom in the house must be provided for the Live-in caregiver to sleep.
About Unique HomeCare Services
Unique HomeCare Services is headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts and serves the Greater Boston communities in Suffolk, Middlesex, Norfolk, Bristol, and Plymouth counties.
We provide private in-home care for elders, those with Alzheimer’s or Dementia, and people who are recuperating from illness, injury, or surgery.
We provide both short-term and long-term in-home care needs from as little as one 4 hour day a week to 24 Hour Care and Live-In Care.
We offer a full range of in-home personal care services including Bathing Assistance, Personal Hygiene and Grooming, Dressing Assistance, Toileting and Incontinence Assistance, Feeding Assistance, and Medication Reminders.
We also provide support services such as Case Management, Accompaniment to Appointments, Nutrition and Meal Management, Light Housekeeping and Laundry Services, Bed and Wheel Chair Transfers, and Shopping and Running Errands.
It is our pleasure to assist our veteran clients with VA Aid and Attendance Benefit approval at no cost.
To schedule a no cost and no obligation In-Home Assessment to determine the home care needs and get a quote, please call us to speak to a Case Manager at (800) 296-9962 or fill out our Free Quote Contact Form.