I have an uncle in need of in home assistance and I'm trying to get a realistic understanding of what the cost would be to have someone live in.
My uncle is completely power chair bound and relies on others to transition him to and from his bed and the toilet or shower. All cleaning and cooking (diabetic) as well as dressing him will need to be covered by the care giver as well.
Live in is needed as he may wake in the middle of the night needing assistance. Likewise he is on oxygen and constantly gets tangled up in the cord needing someone to untangle it. When things drop on the floor needing someone to pick it up.
He also needs someone to drive him to and from appointments and to go shopping with him.
While it would be nice to have periodic care, at the moment he is needing 24/7 care with no weekends off although from time to time family can spell the care giver for a few hours to give them an opportunity to worship on Sunday.
Based on what I've written, does anyone have an estimate on the range such care would cost? The area is Salt Lake City, UT if such factors in. I'm hoping to get some pretty accurate low end and high end estimates and would appreciate the help.