The Differences in Home Care Services
Skilled Home Care
Non-Medical Home Care
Medicare Benefit if you are 65 or older.
Free under Medicare Part A
Private pay or covered by Long Term Care Insurance.
Rates range from $20-$30/hour.
Class A - Includes Nursing, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Therapy
Class B - Includes assistance with Activities of Daily Living; Bathing, Dressing, Transferring, Toileting, Cooking, Transportation, Med Reminders, Light Cleaning.
Must have a Doctor's Script and be home bound.
No qualification, available as requested. Generally used to supplement the care from Skilled Home Care. Provides more hours in the home for assistance.
Time in Home
This is a 60-day episode. You will have a Nurse, PT, and OT in the home for one-hour increments about three times/week.
A Caregiver will be in the home as requested by appointment. Many times we are in the home 2 to 4 hours/day, other times we are there for 4, 8 or 12 hours at a time, up to 24 hours. All care is customized to meet the needs of the patient.
After 3 or more days in the Hospital or after a stay in a Rehabilitation Center
As requested, Non-Medical Home Care compliments Skilled Care and helps patients recover faster by assistance with Activities of Daily Living.
If you need on-going additional care, you have three choices:
1. Non-Medical Home Care
Offers one-on-one care in the home. Average cost for 4 hours/day, 3 days/week is $15,600/year.
2. Assisted Living
Caregiver ration as high as 25-1. Median cost in Colorado is $48,756/year.
3. Nursing Home
Skilled care in a hospital setting. Median cost in Colorado is $97,548/year.