We are paid on an hourly basis. Shorter shifts are generally billed at a higher rate than longer shifts.
Lately, more long-term care insurance companies are covering this option, however, home care is still principally paid for by the seniors themselves or their families. Silver Companions rates are much more affordable than the national average, but hourly rates depend largely on the frequency and duration of the service as well as the scheduling needs. There’s also the issue of a senior’s preferences. If a parent or loved one is happiest at home, the cost of additional care may very well be worth it. To offer you the highest quality caregiver and continuity, we do require a four hour minimum.
Long Term Care and Veterans benefits will also help cover some of the cost of care. We will gladly help you process both Long Term Care Insurance and Veterans benefits to help offset the cost of care.
Medicare does not pay for home care.