What is aging-in-place?

Aging-in-place means remaining in one’s house safely, independently and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or functional ability level. It means the pleasure of living in a familiar environment throughout one’s life, and to continue enjoying the routine daily rituals and sentimental memories that enrich all our lives. It means the reassurance of being able to call a house a “home” for a lifetime.

Aging-in-place has become the popular choice in lifestyle for older adults. If you’re like most Americans, you want to continue living in your current home and community for as long as possible. As you age, there are good reasons for choosing to do so. Studies show that seniors who remain in their own house add 4 years to their life expectancy. An AARP study found the 89% of the people surveyed preferred to remain in their own house and communities rather than move. The California Healthcare Foundation reported similar findings.

Why hire a Certified Aging-In-Place Specialists?

CAPS professionals have the answers to your questions. They have been taught the strategies and techniques for designing and building aesthetically enriching, barrier-free living environments. The CAPS program goes beyond design to address the codes and standards, common remodeling expenditures and projects, product ideas and resources needed to provide comprehensive and practical aging-in-place solutions. CAPS graduates pledge to uphold a code of ethics and are required to maintain their designations by continuing education programs and participating in community service projects.

A cost effective alternative to an assisted living facility.

In the past, when someone had concerns about living by themselves, it generally meant that it was time to move in with a family member or to a costly assisted living facility. Not anymore. Seniors are remaining at home and living independently with a little help where needed.

An AARP study found that a great number of those respondents said a parent, spouse, or another household member had difficulty walking, bathing, negotiation stairs, or getting into or out of bed or a chair; and the use of assistive devices and home adaptations helped them get around and remain self-sufficient.

When needed, a personal care aide can provide in-home assistance for much less cost then boarding in an institutional setting.

View a 90-second Home Alone Connection concept video below:


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Assisted Living vs Living At Home Cost

Assisted Living Lifestyle

Assisted Living Facility’s have a definate purpose, but not for those who like their home surroundings and remain living independenty.

Senior Living Housing is not for everyone!

Assimilation and sense of belonging can be difficult for many of the eldery.


Typical Assisted Living Facility Care Services Rendered:

  • Single or double room (includes: bed, chair, table)
  • Nurse to consult
  • Emergency alert
    (pull cord on wall)
  • Assistive devices
    (bathroom grab bars, etc.)
  • Meals (dining hall / cafeteria style)
  • Medication compliance
  • House keeping
    (cleaning, laundry, etc.)
  • Meal preparation
  • Medication compliance
  • Assistance with ADL
    (activities of daily living)

    • Bathing
    • Dressing
    • Grooming
    • Transportation
    • Shopping

Assisted Living Facility Cost

Assisted living cost will vary depending on personal services provided to the individual and residential services and accommodations. Generally, there are 3 levels of care that are priced accordingly. An individual can live independently requiring no special services or care, or may require access to special care and medical services customized to specific needs. Assisted Living Facility’s range nationally from $1,865.00 to $6,913.00. Although you can pay as much as $10,000.00 a month for some luxury facility’s.

$3,500.00 to $6,000.00/month cost on average to live in an Assisted Living Facility in Orange County California.

Living At Home Cost

The cost of In-Home Care with a few simple modifications to your home cost $1000.00’s less then moving to any type of senior facility.

You can remain at home safely and secure in the comfort of your own home with the following services provided by the Home Alone Connection® concept.

  • 24/7 Emergency monitoring
    (pendent worn on person)
  • Assistive devices
    (bathroom grab bars, etc.)
  • Fresh Meal Delivery Service
    (fresh meal delivery)
  • Reputable Home Care Services
    • Registered Nurses
    • Licensed Practical Nurses
    • Home Health Aides
    • Companions/Homemakers

Typical Private Home Care Help Services Rendered:

  • House keeping
    (cleaning, laundry, etc.)
  • Meal preparation
  • Medication compliance
  • Assistance with ADL (activities of daily living)
    • Bathing
    • Dressing
    • Grooming
    • Transportation
    • Shopping

Home Care Help Cost

There are different levels of personal care providers ranging from skilled professional providers to non-medical chore-type staff. All of these services are designed to prevent institutionalization by providing in-home support.

Prices range from $15 to $135 an hour, based on the skill set and qualifications the caregiver must meet and the types of benefits the agency is paying to their staff members. Rates also vary based on the regularity of scheduling and amount of coverage you desire.

 

Example:
Home Alone Connection® Concept:

Home Personal Emergency Response System (Provides safety and security 24/7) $26.95/month

Home Care Aide (minimal care/duties) $20.00/hour – 4 hour shift – 3 days/wk. $960.00/month

Meal Delivery Service
Dinner – $6.99 per serving – 7 days/wk.
209.70/month
Lunch – $6.99 per serving – 7 days/wk.
209.70/month

Miscellaneous – $200.00-$400.00/mth. Everything from beauty parlor to taxes

$1679.40/month cost to remain living at home.

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