A myth about in-home memory care is that it is unaffordable to many families in Kansas City, Overland Park and Leawood. Before deciding that affording in-home memory care is impossible for your family, consider the Thoughtful Health Care model.
Thoughtful Health Care Can Tailor Service to Suit a Client’s Needs
How can care be tailored for your family? It depends on the caregiving that your family already has in place. With a little planning, in-home care can be a reality. For example, family members of loved ones with dementia may already spend the day providing care. But to allow that caregiver rest and relaxation, our skilled professionals can come in the evening to help with cooking and cleaning, or care for a memory patient who is a restless sleeper. The opposite schedule can work as well– our skilled professional can help during the day, and the family can provide the care at night. This way, families can extend family resources by scheduling care around the availability of the family.
Costs of Care
Knowing that finances are at the top of many families’ list of concerns, Tim Tholen, Founder and CEO of Thoughtful Health Care and its affiliates in Johnson County and Kansas City, speaks about financial viability of in-home care in this care video. Here, Mr. Tholen considers the financial tipping point, which is the situation that arises when the need for care outweighs the ability to care.
Tholen says, when it comes to real numbers, devoted in-home memory care provided by Thoughtful Health Care costs an average of $20 per hour, whereas a devoted memory care facility averages about $6,000 to $7,000 a month. For about same cost of a month of memory facility care, a family can get 80 hours a week, or about 320 hours a month, of care in the comfort of the family home.
Contact us to discover how we can make in-home memory care a reality for your family.