Cost of Care For South Carolina Home Care Services

a post about Care ProgramServices | March 28, 2015

The average cost of care for South Carolina home care services and senior care options can be found easily via a 2014 survey of providers.  For many people researching the cost of care can be a daunting task.   Fortunately, Genworth Financial Services publishes an annual report that outlines the average cost of care for senior living options, including South Carolina home care services.   To view the report click on Genworth Financial Services blue link above.

Genworth compiles its information from hundreds of providers across South Carolina.   The costs for South Carolina home care services and nursing home daily rates are outlined below:

 Charleston/ North Charleston:

Home Health Aide-In Home Care Services

Lowest $19.00 an hour     Median $20.00 an hour     Highest: $22.00 an hour

Nursing Home Daily Rates (private room)

Lowest $167.00 per day     Median $223.00     Highest $300.00 per day

Columbia

Home Health Aide-In Home Care Services

Lowest $16.00 an hour   Median $18.00 an hour     Highest $21.00 an hour

Nursing Home Daily Rates (private room)

Lowest $152.00 per day     Median $223.00 per day     Highest $260.00 per day

Many families are confused about the key differences in assisted living facilities and nursing home care.  Assisted living facilities are similar to apartments.  The resident has their own suite and can leave the facility unrestricted.  Often, the assisted living facility provides some level of assistance with personal grooming, dining services and other options. The staff to resident ratios average about 1 staff person for every 8 residents.  However, the resident may go several hours in a day unattended or without support.

Nursing homes provide round the clock medical attention to residents. Nursing homes are typically options for people who have severe physical or cognitive impairment.

Studies have shown that most seniors prefer to age in the comfort of their own home.  For comparison, a senior can receive an average 11 hours of day of in home care versus the median cost of care in a nursing home. With proper planning care can be spread throughout key parts of the day to ensure the senior is taking their medications properly, eating and grooming in accordance with their care plan. With in home care, 11-12 hours of care daily can be divided into shifts so that the senior is never alone for long periods of time.

If you have questions about care options or about the South Carolina home care services we offer, contact Already HomeCare today!

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