How much does in-home care cost?

How much does in-home care cost?

When looking into in-home care for the first time, there are several key aspects to review. November PictureIt is important to decide what type of care is needed, how much care is needed and how often. One also needs to figure out which in-home care provider to hire. While these factors are important, one of the most ‘need to know ‘ questions to be answered is how much does in-home care cost? Once this question is answered, the potential patient, family member or loved one can begin the process of finding the best in-home care for their needs.

Cost of in-home care

Generally speaking, in-home care costs range around the $17 to $25 an hour bracket for non-medical care. The cost can easily change depending on a number of factors including type of care needed, number of care providers needed and the location in which the patient lives. It is also important to note that the costs of both in-home care and assisted living care are going up each year, meaning that if care isn’t needed for a few more years, you can expect to pay a higher hourly, daily and/or yearly rate than what is mentioned in this article.

How to pay for in-home care

There are several different ways to pay for in-home care. Below you’ll find a list of a few commonly used options:
• Monthly Income
• Personal Savings
• Reverse Mortgage
• Life Insurance
• Veterans Benefits
• Annuity
• Long-term Care Insurance
• Collective Sibling Agreement
• Medicare
• Medicaid

Both Medicare and Medicaid are used quite frequently for in-home and nursing home care. Though coverage by both are difficult to receive, Medicare is easier than it used to be, making it a great tool to apply for. Medicaid coverage is available for those who have very little in savings and is another option to go after. However, Medicaid differs state to state meaning that not all coverage and programs are the same and should be thoroughly researched.

In-home care costs vs.assisted living costs

Though both in-home care and assisted living costs can vary widely depending on location, medical and personal needs and amount of care given, research indicates that assisted living costs are in general much higher than in-home care costs. In fact, the national average for a one-bedroom apartment in an assisted living community is about $3,500 a month whereas in-home care costs roughly $17 to $25 an hour. The fee for some assisted living communities or skilled nursing facilities can range from $6,000-$8,000 a month.

Not only are the prices and pricing structures dramatically different but the living situation as well. Those who choose in-home care remain in their own home, staying within their everyday comforts, family members if they share their home and in their own neighborhood, which for some people helps immensely. Others choose an assisted living community for the benefit of prepared meals and added security. Plus the additional social, recreational, educational and health maintenance support that are offered and generally included in the monthly cost.

At, our In-Home Care listings include information that you need in making the choice of a care provider. When visiting our site, you will find: Agency Details, Payment Options, Memberships, Staff Details, Caregiver Training and more.

We are dedicated to helping you and your family ease the search for just the right In-Home Care provider, community, product or service! For more information and to use our Search, Sort and Match ™ tool, please visit our website or call us at 877-243-8073.

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GINGERBREAD HOUSE CONTEST – Pleasant Hill Senior Center


Winner receives $100 cash!

Need some extra money for the holidays? Their first ever Senior Center Gingerbread House contest will judge entries on their creative and unique designs and decorating skills. All entries must be submitted on December 4th or December 7th between 9 am and 3 pm to the front office. Winner will be announced on December 22nd. All ages welcome to participate but must be submitted by a Senior Club member.
Rules for entry:

Group entries are allowed; one gingerbread house per participant/group.
All houses must be placed on a sturdy base not exceeding 12” x 12”
All houses must be 100% edible. Non-edible decorations may only be used to decorate your base.
Name and phone number must be included on the underside of your base.
Questions on contest? Contact Holly Frates or Kendra Luke at (925) 798-8788.

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Thanksgiving Luncheon – Pleasant Hill Senior Center

Thanksgiving LuncheonPleasant Hill
Pleasant Hill Senior Center

Friday, Nov. 20 at 12pm in Chateau Room

Devour a delicious traditional Thanksgiving meal with their friends then sit back, relax and listen to the delightful melodies of LaDiDa, a quartet specializing in a cappella singing of standards, jazz and barbershop.

Tickets: $12 Members / $15 General. No refunds on tickets. Tickets not available day of.

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Annual Holiday Boutique Fair – Pleasant Hill

Join them at their Annual Holiday Boutique & Craft Fair.Pleasant Hill

Pleasant Hill Senior Center,
Saturday, Nov. 21. from 9am to 2pm

Free admission for shoppers!
Over 50 vendors with handmade items plus gently used books for sale by Friends of the Library
Raffle opportunities
Food for purchase

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Supporting LGBT Families with Alzheimer’s Disease

Supporting LGBT Families with Alzheimer’s DiseaseCare-Connection_FINAL
On the second Thursday of each month, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America offers Care Connection a free, hour-long teleconference for family and professional caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease and related illnesses. Click here for more information.

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RCFE Administrator Certification Training

RCFE Administrator Certification TrainingRCFE

Going to open & operate your own RCFE?
Then you will need to get the home licensed. Whether you are opening a new or purchasing an existing RCFE facility, it will need to be licensed. And we give our students a $200 discount. Click here to learn more

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Complimentary Lunch- Merrill Gardens

Enjoy Complimentary Lunch when you visit Merrill Gardens Communitymerrillgarden

This offer is valid for anyone age 50 and above who visits a Merrill Gardens community on or before December 3, 2015. If you are already a resident at a Merrill Gardens community, a family member of a resident or a team member at a Merrill Gardens community, this offer does not apply and is invalid. Limit one entry per person.

For more information call: 877-243-8073

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Conversations on The Lake – The Lake Merritt – Oakland

November 19th @ 3:30 pmBlack Panther
Conversations on The Lake
The Lake Merritt Oakland

For more information call: 877-243-8073

A Panther in Court: The Startling Relevance of Huey Newton’s 1968 Murder Trial in Oakland

Do you remember the polarizing trial of Black Panther Party leader Huey Newton for the shooting death of an Oakland policeman? Just months after nationwide riots that followed Rev. Martin Luther King’s assassination, the Newton trial ended with a surprise verdict that kept the peace. You can see the trailer for a new documentary about the pivotal trial and hear from one of the filmmakers how an Alameda County judge, prosecutor and jury rose to the challenge to provide a fair trial to a black revolutionary. Learn how the case made history by replacing the traditional white male (“jury of one’s peers”) with a pioneering, diverse jury of men and women that we take for granted today. The talk will also touch upon current issues of race bias in our justice system and suggested reforms for which Oakland’s police department is now looked to as a model.

Speaker Lise Pearlman is a long-time Oaklander and a retired judge who authored the prize-winning 2012 book The Sky’s the Limit: People v. Newton, The Real Trial of the 20th Century?, the book that gave rise to this documentary project for which she is co-producer and co-director with Academy-Award nominee Bob Richter.

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Certified Nursing training courses for Contra Costa and Alameda Counties – Hilledale CNA School- Walnut Creek

January-2014-Class-PhotoHillendale Home Care is licensed by the State of California to provide Certified Nursing training courses for Contra Costa and Alameda Counties.

Receive the best hands-on training! Excellent pass rates! On-going monthly training offered at a nominal fee to keep CNA license current!

Jumpstart your medical career with professional CNA training from one of the Bay Area’s leading home care companies, Hillendale Home Care.

Call to sign up today!
Classes will fill up fast. Call 925-933-8181 right now!

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Being Mortal – Buck Institute for Research on Aging – Novato


“Being Mortal” Film Event, with Jefferson Award Winner, Dr. Patrick ArboreBuck Institute

When:Sunday, November 8, 2015
2-4 p.m.

Where:Buck Institute for Research on Aging, 8001 Redwood Blvd., Novato, CA 94945


There will be a Whistlestop shuttle available for those who need it, running between the Buck parking areas and the Buck’s Drexler Auditorium.Marin Villages

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