How Much Does Home Care Cost?
How Do You Decide on Senior Care?
Evaluating Senior Care Options
Senior care cost/benefit comparisons can go beyond the bottom-line dollar amount. Consider what service features will likely enhance your loved one’s life. Your evaluation may include factors like:
Location | Care Type | Amount of Daily Care | Personal Space | Personalized Care Plans | Overall Experience
Senior Care Cost Comparison
Average National Costs
- Private pay
- Long-term care insurance
- Income-based subsidies and tax credits
- Veterans Affairs of Canada assistance
- HFC Dementia Home Care Grant
A: Publicly funded healthcare insured by the Canada Health Act generally will not typically pay for senior home care. However, you may be eligible for a variety of subsidized senior support services or tax relief credits. We suggest working with your insurance company and provincial agency to determine what care could be covered for you or your loved one.
A: The answer depends on the individual policy. Talk to the insurance company or agent to find out if the LTC policy covers home care – and, if so, what types of services will be reimbursed.
A: The Veterans Independence Program provides annual funding for home care to qualifying military service veterans. Speak with your local VAC or Service Canada office to find out what financial support programs you or your loved one may qualify for. Your local Home Instead office may also be able to help answer your assistance questions.
A: Absolutely not. While Home Instead is a private home care provider, you can still use your government-funded services in conjunction with ours.