Homecare

  • 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.

Nursing Homes

  • 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).

Assisted Living

  • 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.