What is the cost of care?

What is the cost of care?

According to Caring.com’s annual “Usage and Attitudes Survey,” family caregivers are hesitant to discuss health care concerns with their loved ones. This includes topics like moving into a senior living community.

Here are some more facts from the Caring.com survey:

  • 46% of caregivers spend more than $5,000 out of pocket annually on medications, medical bills, for both in and out of home care
  • 60% say caregiving duties have a negative effect on their job
  • 42% have raised concerns about how their loved one is managing medical care
  • 45% have discussed planning for a time their loved ones can no longer care for him/herself
  • 30% have discussed how to pay for care
  • 33% spend more than 30 hours per week on caregiving

meth-wick-home-and-health-307x219-2Do you have any of the above concerns? If so, you are not alone. There are services available for you or if you need help caring for a loved one to keep them safe and in their home. Through the Meth-Wick community, our Home & Health services can be tailored to what you need. This includes things like nursing services, companion/chore services and medication management in the comfort of your own home.

“For many, the cost of care is a challenge, living in a nursing home or in assisted living is expensive. On top of this expense, for some, the thought of leaving home is heart breaking. Meth-Wick’s Home & Health services can work to keep your long-term care cost to a minimum and to meet that goal of staying “home” and out of assisted living care,” say Amber Jedlicka, Operations Director of Home & Health Services.

If you’ve had a medical procedure or have been in the hospital, give us a call to inquire about our free offer for Your First Day Home.

For more information about our Home & Health services, call (319) 297-8654 or visit our website.