Home care cost for parents in Ontario

July, 2021
Home care cost for parent

Seniors in Ontario might be eligible to receive government funded home care support via LHIN. However the support you might receive from LHIN might not be sufficient to provide the support you are looking for your parents. In certain circumstances, you might not even qualify for government funded support or there is a long wait to receive the support you are seeking.

To fill the gap between public support and the required support, there are multiple options for providing care for your parents. The home care cost seems to be the most economical choice compared to other care options which are available for your parents.

Personal Support Home Care Costs in Ontario

Personal support provides help to individuals with complete daily living activities like bathing, grooming etc. The personal support worker is trained in providing the support to seniors for daily living activities.

Common services provided by the personal support worker include

  1. Bathing and Grooming
  2. Grooming
  3. Getting dressed
  4. Toileting
  5. Light housekeeping and laundry services
  6. Meal planning and preparation
  7. Companionship
  8. Medical reminders

The average rate for these services provided by different home health companies can vary from $25 to $35 per hour. CareReq is making home care support available to seniors with the help of proprietary technology platform and automated scheduling of personal support workers. The cost of the personal support services via CareReq is 30 percent less than the average price in your area with the range between $20 to $25 per hour.

Home Support Cost in Ontario

Home support workers don't provide help which requires physical contact. Home support workers don't help with daily living activities. The typical cost for the home care worker is $25 to $30 per hour for normal home health care agencies. At CareReq we strive to make home care support more affordable for your parents. Our platform will help you reduce the home care cost by 30 percent.

Home care cost for parent

Nursing Home Cost in Ontario

An average nursing home can cost somewhere between 200 to 250 per day. This brings the total cost of nursing home to stay per month to close to 6000 to 7000 per month. Assisted living facilities can cost around 3000 to 4000 per month.

Benefits of requesting home care via CareReq

Flexibility and Reduced Cost: CareReq provides the option to select the days and duration of the home care service. There is no minimum of hours required. You get the flexibility to select the timing for your service and request the hours.

Reduce medical expenses: Fall is one of the major causes of hospitalization in seniors who are above the age of 65. It is estimated that 1 in 3 seniors over the age of 65 is likely to have a fall accident. In Canada, this means that an estimated 1.3 million Canadians over age 65 are likely to fall this year. Almost half of those who fall experience a minor injury and between 5% and 25% sustain a serious injury. Home care support workers will help seniors in their daily living activities which will prevent falls at home.

Below are some of the potential ways to pay for the home care costs.

  • Public resources
  • Long term care insurance
  • Reverse mortgage
  • Private pay
  • Worker’s compensation Insurance
  • Tax credits
  • Veterans Affairs of Canada assistance

Reach out to our CareReq support team to discuss your needs and we will find the right home care assistance for you.