Rather than an agency, such as Assisting Hands, private individuals can be retained to provide most of the same services with fees that are 20 – 30 percent lower.
However, independents are typically uninsured, do not go through background security checks and may be unable to provide alternatives in case they are not available to work on short notice. We understand that saving money and using resources wisely is more important than ever. That is why our rates are competitive, and our care is second to none. Carefully consider the risks of hiring a caregiver directly rather than working with a home care agency such as Assisting Hands Home Care.
The four ways to pay for home care are:
- paying out of pocket, also known as private pay;
- Medicaid covers the cost depending on income and disability;
- benefits from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs; and
- long-term care insurance.