5 Ways To Reduce Home Care Costs For Seniors In Toronto

5 Ways To Reduce Home Care Costs For Seniors In Toronto

5 Ways To Reduce Home Care Costs For Seniors In Toronto

5 Ways To Reduce Home Care Costs For Seniors In Toronto

  1. Consider Scheduling Someone Part-Time

As home care is billed on an hourly basis, try limiting the hours. You should assess your needs and determine the minimum amount of time you need for someone to perform your required basic tasks. You can always try a reduced schedule for one week and see how it goes.

Depending on the level of care you require:

  • Consider booking care every other day or a few times per week.
  • Limit the hours per day (instead of 8-hour shifts, consider 4 –6 hour shifts)
  1. Consider Someone With Less Experience. Assess What Level Of Skilled Personnel You Need.

Caregivers set their rates based on their qualifications / experience. If you need non-medical care such as companionship, light cleaning, house work etc, you can consider someone with less experience, and find someone with a more affordable rate.

  1. Combine Government Funded Care With Private Care To Offset Costs.

Any Ontarian that meets the eligibility criteria for publicly funded home care can receive government funded care. The challenge is this is limited, offering families with minimal hours per week. Many people often require additional private care. By combining both publicly funded and private care, you can get care more often and reduce the overall cost.

  1. Combine Technology With Private Care To Offset Costs

The use of home surveillance technology to monitor your loved one at home has been drastically increasing. This is a growing market, and many new services / technologies have recently been introduced. Many families use technology to reduce the number of hours they require private care. For instance, they can monitor and get alerts at night, eliminating their desire for hiring an overnight caregiver.

  1. Meal Delivery Services for Seniors

Many families require a caregiver to cook meals for them. There are many meal delivery services targeting seniors. Such as Meals on Wheels. Consider combining a meal delivery service with your weekly schedule to reduce costs.

Contact Trust Caregiver today for any questions and suggestions regarding your care schedule. Email us at support@trustcaregivers.com.

 

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