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Home Health Care vs Nursing Home Care: How Much Does Each Cost?

Making the decision about whether to enroll your loved one in a nursing home, or whether to get them home health care is tough. There are many different factors to consider; from the quality of care to how much it would cost.

While we agree that no amount is too much to pay for the care of aged loved ones, we also believe the cost should not create a financial burden on you. In this post, we’ll be taking a look at the difference in cost between nursing home care and homecare.

Effective from April 1, 2017, the penalty divisor for the State of New Jersey increased from $332.50 to $423.95. In simpler words, this means the average daily cost of nursing home services is now $423.95. As recently as 2013 (when the average cost was about $300), New Jersey’s nursing home residents paid the sixth highest amount in the country. This ranking has mostly likely gone up in the wake of the latest average cost.

Compare that to the $220-$260 average cost of home health care in the state, which ranks 18th in the entire country, ranking just below Arizona.

What does this mean for you? It means when making the decision on what type of care to get your aged loved ones, it can be a pretty smart idea to consider home health care. It saves you quite a lot of money, and gives you just as much quality of care as they would get in a nursing home.

If you would like more information on this topic, or any other relating to home health care for you or your loved ones, and how Elite Home Care can help, you can get in touch with us through our Contact Us page, and we will be more than happy to help.