Private Duty Caregivers

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Private Duty Caregivers Overview

Here we have an overview of Private Duty Caregivers. Speak with your Care Advocate regarding your specific needs.

For most, staying safe and comfortable in their own home is the preferred care option. The in-home care, or private duty caregiver, model allows for individuals to stay in their home and receive all the care they need.

Private duty caregivers generally assist with 5 main groups of care:

  • Daily activities like general care, supervision and companionship
  • Personal care like bathing, grooming, incontinence care, dressing assistance, etc.
  • Meal preparation
  • Housekeeping
  • Transportation

Because private duty care-giving is not covered by medicare and generally paid for by private funds, long-term care insurance or ALTC’s/Medicaid, affording this type of care can be a challenge.

If you contract with an individual caregiver costs can range from $15/hr to $20/hr. If you contract with an agency costs range from $20/hr to $30/hr.

Most caregivers and agencies will want 2-hr minimum service visits, meaning each visit needs to be for a minimum of 2 hours. Using this minimum, average monthly care costs can range from a low of $912.50/month to a high of $1,825/month. Many times people need an average of 8 hours of care per day. At this number of hours the average monthly care costs can range from a low of $3,650/month to a high of $7,300/month.

Generally, when someone needs 8 hours or more of care per day we suggest they consider contracting with a caregiver directly to provide 24/7 live-in care or to consider an assisted living facility.

When selecting a private duty caregiver we suggest using a licensed home health agency. The reasons for this suggestion are as follows:

  • As a licensed provider they are held to higher standards and we can look a regulator reports
  • Oftentimes, they have other medical practitioners on-staff which provides a better continuum of care
  • They have many staffing redundancies so that if a caregiver unexpectedly calls off care can still be provided

If you are considering private duty care, contact your Care Advocate who can help guide you through the process.

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Email: genevieve@care-wise.com

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PATRICK LAWSONCare Advocate
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