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Companion Care

Companion Care Agencies can provide: companionship, personal shopping, light housekeeping, meal preparation, transportation, errand running, etc.

Companion Care Is For You If ...

You need someone to run to the store, throw together some meals or just hang out and talk. Aging in place doesn't have to mean being overworked or bored!

Companion Care Checklist Of Things To Consider

Do staff members seem like people you would get along with? If they're going to be coming over to hang out, you should definitely like them!

How experienced is the staff? This might not be an area where you want a rookie.

Are they qualified? Different states have different requirements, so make sure they're up to par.

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Cost Of Companion Care

Home Care agencies collect based on an hourly rate. The national average for a home health aide is around $20 per hour. Some Home Care agencies require a minimum amount of weekly or monthly hours for new accounts.

In Indiana, the median hourly cost of companion care is $17.06.

In Kentucky, the median hourly cost of companion care is $17.

In North Carolina, the median hourly cost of companion care is $20.35.

In Ohio, the median hourly cost of companion care is $18.

In Virginia, the median hourly cost of companion care is $17.05.

*These estimates are based on figures from Genworth Financial's 2011 Cost of Long Term Care Study