The cost of respite care can vary greatly depending on what state you live in, whether it’s in-home care or at a facility. The type of care needed can affect the price as well. Respite care, though, is a more affordable option than full-time care when supplementing with a family caregiver. Here’s a breakdown of the cost of respite care per hour/day:
- In-Home Respite Care: In-home care ranges the most, with an average hourly cost of $15 to $40. Usually, the most significant difference in price will be whether it’s medical or non-medical (personal) care. Daily rates range from $120 to $200 per day for live-in care.
- Care Facility-Based Respite Care: Many senior care centers and assisted living facilities to offer hourly, overnight, or short-term care options. These services usually range between $100 to $250 a day, depending on the type of care needed.
- Adult Day Services: Adult day care, or adult day services, can be another option for temporary care while you are at work or need a break. These services are mostly hands-off but can give you peace of mind knowing your loved one isn’t alone. These services are usually fairly inexpensive, ranging from $25 to $150 a day.
Respite care can be very useful when your loved one doesn’t need a lot of help or if they already have a caregiver at home who simply needs a break. Burnout is real. Family caregivers suffering from burnout can provide sub-optimal care. Respite care provides them with the break they desperately need.
Avoiding More Expensive Care Options
Another reason many people choose respite care over other facility options is because of the cost. Elderly care facilities and nursing homes can be a huge financial burden. The average cost of a nursing home is between $7,000 and $8,200 a month. Even assisted living facilities, which don’t provide much care to begin with, still cost an average of $3,700 a month.
If there is already a family member looking after your parent or loved one and they simply need a short-term break, respite care is an affordable alternative to a full-time senior facility. If you’re caring for a parent or loved one because you can’t afford full-time care but need some time off for yourself, respite care may be just what you need.
Get Respite Care from the Leading Home Care Providers in Phoenix, AZ
Are you looking for respite care for your loved one? Call (480) 999-3012 and talk to one of our staff at Devoted Guardians. We are one of Arizona’s largest home care providers and offer daily 24-hour living assistance, including nighttime watch, respite care, and personal assistance.