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Elder Care Comparison
As we grow old, most of us will be confronted with a variety of health related conditions. Best advice: decide on the care you want and under what conditions you will receive it. Live life on your terms. We recommend Home Care. Here is a comparison of options.
 
Assisted Living
Nursing Home
Home Care
Pricing per Year
$48,756 Median
Cost in Colorado
$97,548 Median
Cost in Colorado
$15,600 for 4 hrs/day, 3 times per week
Level of Care
Ratio of floor staff to residents up to 25-1
Hospital setting, floor staff 12-1
One-on-one care in your home. Can Transport
Meal Preparation
Restaurant style, served 3 times a day
Institutional food, like a hospital
What you want,
when you want it
Health Issues
Group setting
Public place
Sick people in a confined space
Home care promotes healing and is familiar
Family Interaction
Family visits are occassional
Family visits are seldom
Home is where friends and family meet and visit
Preference
"Less than 50% have their needs met"
- quote from UM at Baltimore
Required for 24-hour skilled nursing care. Most people do not need skilled care.
"89% of seniors prefer to stay at home"
- AARP
Assisted Living
Nursing Home
Home Care
Pricing per Month
$48,756 Median
Cost in Colorado
$97,548
Cost in Colorado
$15,600 for 4 hrs/day. 3 times/week
Level of Care
Ratio of floor staff to residents up to 25-1
Hospital setting floor staff 12-1
One-on-one care in your home. Can transport.
Meal Preparation
Restaurant style served 3 times a day
Institutional food like a hospital
What you want,
when you want it
Health Issues
Group setting
Public place
Sick people in a confined space
Home care promotes healing and is familiar
Family Interaction
Family visits are occassional
Family visits are seldom
Home is where friends and family meet and visit
Preference
"Less than 50% have their needs met"
- quote from UM at Baltimore
Required for 24-hour skilled nursing care. Most people do not need skilled care.
"89% of seniors prefer to stay at home"
- AARP