- You don't need to move out of your home.
- Service is personal by an individual caregiver and the cost is far more economical.
- Much insurance companies cover home health care.
- State waiver programs help pay for you to stay in home and out of an institution.
- You need to move out of your home.
- Service is provided by many different types of people working numerous shifts.
- Staff usually has to attend to at least 8 patients, so delivery of services is slow and you have to wait your turn.
- Nursing homes can be pricey (up to $10,000 per month).
- You have to leave your home for these services, and have to worry about selling your home.
- You usually move into an apartment and services are delivered by staff who usually are attending to many residents at one time.
- As your needs increase, so does your cost. You can actually end up paying as much as what you would pay in a nursing home.
- Many times there is no way to contact someone if an emergency occurs in your apartment.