How much is the cost for someone to stay with 85 year old Dad?

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How much is the cost of comfort keeper? Just needs someone there in case he falls.

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Maybe you should sit down with Dad's MD and see what your options are. Assisted Living is cheaper than a full time caregiver, and they will pick him up when he falls.
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My mother has Lewy body dementia and Parkinson's. I live out of state an researched pay levels and certifications of in home care. They ranged from $18 per hour for a basic caregiver with little knowledge of the situation and only provided a babysitting type of care. Cooked meals. Monitored meds. Assisted in basic hygiene.

Then there is a next level which was a certified caregiver/nurses aide type person that understood the disease on a higher level and was more interactive with my mothers needs. Related well with her personality and monitored her meds in a way that was beneficial for her doctors knowledge. Knew what to expect and knew how to provide best nutrition and physical aid during their time with my mother. The cost was 3 or 4 dollars more per hour.

When I compared that with a care facility that provided around the clock care according to her needs...which were fluctuating and sometimes the level of care changed, which was nice as they could adjust... The care facility was half the cost and twice the assistance.

That was my experience. And I had a struggle as to keeping her at home or moving her to a new environment while also considering the costs to her estate and to my commitment. Not easy as the courts don't allow for a family relative guardian to be paid for the same services. And given on a much better scenario... Which would require me giving up my income for a 24/7 job that didn't pay? Didn't make much sense...

So maybe comparing the alternatives and need for the care. And see what works best. I know it seems different for everyone. But us sincere wanna be caregivers to our family members seem to be discluded when it comes to our efforts being compensated. Strange.

Anyway. Hope this helps in someway. I know we all here need this understanding and insight as we don't get it from the insurance companies nor the state law's POV.

**HUGS**
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The cost does vary state to state.

The cost would depend upon how often you needed someone there.
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Are you talking of a full time live in caregiver? My aunt used one thru a reputable agency after a long illness and the cost was 2100.00 a week back in 2010. She only lived 10 days at home as she was 99. Maybe it varies state to state as to the cost
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HE GETS UTI'S A LOT AND GETS CONFUSED
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