As a caregiver, getting time off from caring for a loved one can be a challenge. But it’s needed so that you can take time for yourself and care for your own needs. If you are not sure how to find care for your loved one while you take a break, Westminster Place senior respite care in Longview, Texas can help. Seniors that participate in our respite care program enjoy the same benefits and amenities as our full-time residents, and you can have peace of mind knowing they are in good hands, receiving the care they need and deserve. But how much does respite care cost? Our expert team can help answer your questions about both care and cost, so give us a call at 903.329.6520.
Respite Care Costs
Like anything, costs can vary depending on your needs. You have to look at what each provider offers, the length of time the care is needed, where the service will be provided (in-home or at a facility), and what part of the country you are located in. Adult day care settings are generally the most affordable option, with senior living communities coming in second and in-home care being the most expensive of the three options because it’s most commonly offered by the hour.
Rates will vary, but at-home care costs tend to be the most expensive of the options when it comes to respite care. This type of care is generally offered by the hour, so it can get costly if an 8 -10 hour day of care is required. Hourly rates for in-home care can range from $15 to $40 an hour.
Again, with so many factors at play, it’s hard to say for sure. But the low end for daily care could be in the $30 range and increase to $300 for a day’s stay in a private nursing home.
A weekly respite care option may be necessary if a minimum number of days or nights is required to receive respite care at a senior living facility or adult day care. You can expect the cost to range anywhere from $75 to $200 a day, and then depending on the number of days or nights you commit to, you may receive a discounted rate or bundled rate for multiple days or weeks.
Types of Respite Care
Respite care for seniors is a way to offer care for those senior parents or loved ones when their primary caregiver is unable to or is proactively looking for a short-term break. A caregiver may need to take time off:
- For a mental health break
- Because of an illness or hospitalization of their own
- For a well-deserved vacation
- To attend to family or personal business
- To avoid caregiver burnout
Respite care is available by the hour, by the day, by the week, or even by the month. Many people plan out when respite care will be used throughout the year, but it is also available in an emergency situation as well. Whatever the case, it’s a wonderful, caring option to allow caregivers time for themselves or help out in a pinch when the unexpected arises. While Westminster Place offers respite care as part of the senior living community, it can also be provided in the home or at an adult day care center in your area.
Caregiver burnout is real. The mental and physical toll can lead to exhaustion and even fatal mistakes in their duties when caregivers do not get a break. At Westminster Place, our respite care facilities provide temporary accommodations and medical care for seniors while their caregivers take time off. Seniors get the care they need, are able to socialize among peers, and participate in many activities if they choose.
Senior Living Options
If you need assistance with figuring costs for other senior living options, Westminster Place offers a tool to help you calculate and compare costs. The tool shows you quickly and easily how your current expenses compare to the costs associated with living in a senior living community. Plus, it’s simple to fill in and let the calculator do the math for you. The cost calculator produces a report comparing expenses to give you a very clear snapshot of your options.
We offer the following senior living options:
- Independent living
- Assisted living
- Memory care
- Long-term care
- Respite care
Give the Westminster Place team a call today at 903.329.6520 to learn more about respite care costs and all of your senior living options.