|Annual Home Care Costs 2010-2011||Ontario||Saskatchewan||Nova Scotia|
|Nursing care – 2 hours / week||$5695||$3298||$4992|
(e.g. help with dressing, bathing) – 56 hours /week
(meal preparation, laundry, housekeeping) – 17 hours/week
|Total home care costs||$95,915||$80,386||$71,232|
|24 Hour Live-in caregiver
Why am I writing about home care? Because you and your clients need to:
- Understand the health care system where you live
- Understand what services are offered
- Understand what the province does/does not cover
- Understand the approximate cost of home care
This takes some basic research, but more importantly it takes acknowledgement of the need for care as we all age and the critical importance of planning for this care.
Ask Karen about her educational seminars and resources; we can help.