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Integrating Adult Day Care with Home Care: Two benefits!

There are two benefits to integrating adult day care into a senior home care geriatric care plan:

  1. Variety of Social Interaction
  2. Reducing Cost

Unfortunately loneliness and boredom can play a part in seniors lives. The individual caregiver can be an excellent source of socialization for a senior. However in an adult day care environment a senior can socialize with other seniors. We can all enjoy talking with people of different ages and backgrounds but we may miss talking with peers about shared experiences, like watching a ball game at Connie Mack Stadium. I would like be there for that conversation. Adult day care can be a great source of variety for activities and meals as well as peer socialization.

The average cost of adult day care in Bucks County is $75 per day and home care costs range from $20 to $25 per hour. As an example, 24/7 care at $21.50 per hour would be $516 per day, if you integrated an adult day program for a 10-hour day at $75, the day would consist of 14 hours one on one home care and 10 hours in an adult day care center for a daily cost of $376. That is a 27% reduction of cost.  

Home Care caregiver 24/7 (not live in*)  $516 per day

Adult Day Care Program 10 hour day  $75 per day

Home Care caregiver 14 hours combined with 10 hr Adult Day Care Program  $376 per day

27% reduction in cost

  • This is a hypothetical example based on average cost in Bucks County, PA

 

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