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CaringForASenior.com is committed to making in-home care accessible to all care seekers. We do this by providing informative articles and resources that can help you understand the options available to you in a time of need. And once you're ready to seek care assistance, we offer a directory of nearby care providers.

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When is the Right Time to Retire?

Retirement marks the time period in which an individual decides to stop employment altogether. Financial incentives for retiring do exist. Social security and pension are among those incentives. Another incentive is when there is a threat of being laid off from a job. This threat often results in early retirement because of fear. The time to retire depends solely on what the person wants out of it. If retirement means rest and a peace of mind to a person, then working ... Read More

Paying for Senior Home Care in California

When deciding between in-home care and nursing home care for a senior, an important element in the decision is the relative cost of the two options. Also, if in-home care is chosen, it must be decided whether the caregiver will be part-time, full-time, or live-in full-time. There are two aspects of care: medical and non-medical, and both of these must be planned for if in-home care is the chosen option. In California, the average cost per hour to hire non-medical ... Read More

Paying for Senior Home Care in Colorado

The two most essential elements of the decision to care for a senior in a nursing home or to hire a caregiver are the level of care needed and cost. In Colorado, the average cost per hour to hire a non-medical caregiver is $21, and the cost to hire a medical caregiver is $25. This ranks Colorado 34th in the nation in home care affordability, adjusted for median per capita income by state. In-Home Care Programs: State-Sponsored Colorado does not directly ... Read More

Paying for Senior Home Care in Arkansas

An important element in the decision to care for a senior in the home or in a nursing home is the relative cost of the two options. There are two aspects of care: medical and non-medical, and both of these must be planned for if in-home care is the chosen option. In Arkansas, the average cost per hour to hire both medical and non-medical in-home caregivers is $16. This ranks Arkansas as 34th nationwide in home care affordability, adjusted for state median income. ... Read More

My Family and I Chose Home Care

After 50 years of marriage, I felt that I knew my wife well. It wasn’t until after she was diagnosed with dementia that I found out that wasn’t necessarily the case. She needed a lot more care than I was able to give and as much as it pained me, I gathered my sons and daughter to our home and explained that I simply couldn’t do it by myself anymore. There was only one choice...we would have to find a nursing home or some type of dementia care home where my wife would... Read More

My Family and I Chose Home Care

After 50 years of marriage, I felt that I knew my wife well. It wasn’t until after she was diagnosed with dementia that I found out that wasn’t necessarily the case. She needed a lot more care than I was able to give and as much as it pained me, I gathered my sons and daughter to our home and explained that I simply couldn’t do it by myself anymore. There was only one choice...we would have to find a nursing home or some type of dementia care home where my wife would... Read More

Paying for Senior Home Care in Arizona

In-home senior care is an alternative to care in a nursing home. However, hiring a caregiver, especially if a full-time caregiver is needed, can be expensive. Medical insurance often does not provide for non-medical caregiver assistance. In the state of Arizona, it costs an average of $19/hr. to hire a non-medical caregiver and $22/hr. to hire a medical caregiver. This ranks Arizona as the 32nd most affordable state, adjusted for per capita median income. ... Read More

Paying for Home Care In Alaska

In-home senior care is an option that many seniors, and their relatives as well, would prefer to a nursing home.  It can be costly to hire an in-home caregiver, however, and providing the level of care that a nursing home can provide may require the services of a full-time caregiver. The cost of a non-medical and a medical caregiver is $24 and $25/hr., respectively, making Alaska the 13th most affordable state for caregiver costs, adjusted for median per capita ... Read More