Home Care Costs

  1. I was just wondering if any of you know what the current pay rate is for Home Care Nursing. My great uncle is suffering from alzheimers and the family is trying to figure out how much per hour to pay someone to take care of him. If any of you have even a ball park guess it would be greatly appreciated!
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    Specialty: SICU, EMS, Home Health, School Nursing

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  3. by   caliotter3
    There are several factors to consider. General pay scales for all workers, and health care workers in your neck of the woods. Are you looking for skilled nursing care or unskilled care. Care from home hlth care agencies or are you going to advertise and do your employee selection yourselves. If you advertise and do your own selection, you will not have to pay the extra overhead that the agencies will charge you. One of the hh agencies I worked for provided different levels of care with a minimum charge for 4 hrs per day (standard for agencies). The agencies will provide the initial RN evaluation for free per their advertisements. Two examples of charges: $204 for an 8 hr shift-LPN private pay pt. $220 for same. $260 for RN. If medicare or insurance company reimbursement is involved, then different arrangements. In this area, those people who advertise and list their rate of pay, are usually looking for unskilled care and will offer anywhere $7 to $16 per hr. It is rare to find an ad with the rate of pay offered. Suggest you start calling around after you have made some decisions about how much skill is necessary and how you plan to pay for this. Good luck. Very difficult process for most people, especially hard to accomplish in the more expensive areas of the country.
  4. by   Christie RN2006
    What they are looking for is 1-2 nights a week, since his worst times are at night from approx 9pm-6am. They are primarily looking to find someone that is a RN.

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