5/2/2014 – Choosing Care for an Aging Family Member

May 02, 2014 Comments Off by

Unlike other areas of health care, the cost of hiring someone to help tend to an aging family member at home has been relatively stable.

You’ll now pay a median rate of $19 per hour for a hired homemaker, someone who does household tasks like cooking, cleaning or running errands, according to the latest report on the cost of care from Genworth Financial, which sells long-term care insurance. You’ll pay a bit more, about $20 per hour, for a home health aide, who helps with hands-on personal care like dressing and bathing but not medical care.

In this article, you will find some questions about hiring a home caregiver.

Read the full article at The New York Times.

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