Homemaker Services make it possible for people to live in their own homes or return to their homes by helping them complete household tasks that they can’t manage alone. Homemaker services aides may clean houses, cook meals or run errands.
Home Health Aides help those who live in their own homes instead of residential care facilities. Home health aides may offer care to people who need more extensive personal care than family or friends are able to or have the time or resources to provide.
Licensed home health care providers offer home health care and homemaker services were a skilled nurse does not need to be present. A home health aide will typically help with bathing, dressing, transferring, and toileting. They often provide homemaker service such as shopping, cooking, finances, errands and transportation.
Annual rates are based on 44 hours per week for 52 weeks
Adult Day Health Care
Adult Day Health Care can offer a break to caregivers. This type of care provides services at a community-based center for adults who need assistance or supervision during the day but who do not need round the clock care. The centers may provide health services, therapeutic services and social activities.
Adult day health care is structured in a variety of ways. Some charge by the hour, by the half-day or full-day. Annual rates are based on a daily rate multiplied by five days a week and does not include any government sponsored subsidies.
Assisted Living Facility
These facilities are living arrangements that provide personal care and health services for people who may need assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs). The level of care provided is not as extensive as that which may be provided in a nursing home. Assisted living is not an alternative to a nursing home, but an intermediate level of long term care. (referred to as Residential Care Facilities in California).
Annual rate is based on a monthly fee multiplied by twelve months. The monthly fee ranges from basic care to more substantial care.
Nursing Home Care
Nursing Home care is for people who may need a higher level of supervision and care than in an assisted living facility. They offer residents personal care, room and board, supervision, medication, therapies, and rehabilitation, as well as skilled nursing care 24 hours a day.
Annual rates are based on the daily fee multiplied by 365 days for Medicare-certified nursing homes.
Definitions are based on GenWorth’s Cost of Care Survey 2017 Methodology Report.