No matter who you choose to help you with in-home care the goals are usually the same: to stay independent and in your home for as long as possible. While assisted living communities offer more ready access to support and social companionship, some seniors are not ready for that transition. They may be concerned about the cost of assisted living, or don’t need the ready stimulation of organized social programs, or they may only need minor or temporary assistance to deal with smaller matters of mobility, non-medical support, or companionship.
New Jersey has a housing index of 126.60, making it one of the more expensive states to retire in the United States. A big reason for this is likely that it’s central and close to New York City, where lots of people commute to work. In New Jersey, one bedroom apartments go for $1,128 a month on average (US average is $825 a month). Two bedrooms are approximately $1,373 a month ($1,027 a month the US average).
New Jersey also has plenty of assisted living facilities throughout the state to provide seniors with more assistance with their day to day tasks. Residents receive personal care and health services for an average monthly cost of $5,811. Keep in mind that assisted living is not an alternative to nursing home care, but rather, an intermediate level of long-term care.
Laura has over a decade of experience in the medical field, where she has served as a medical assistant and front office manager. She is a certified MA with the state of California and worked for 10 years with an Internal Medicine DR who specialized in Geriatrics. Laura enjoys helping families and making them aware of all the options they have regarding home care. She hopes to help seniors live safely and independently at home.
2.) SRCP, the Statewide Respite Care Program, offers reduced rate or free respite care to help individuals caring for a loved one gain relief from their duties. Respite care is provided in-home or out-of-home. Other services also covered by this program include private duty nursing and homemaker services. For lower income families this can reduce their out-of-pocket home care costs.
Visiting Angels has always prided itself on providing the best possible elder care to seniors living in New Jersey. In addition to offering the best care to seniors, we also offer expert training and respect to our staff, which in turn benefits the seniors in our care. These are the components which have led Visiting Angels to be dubbed "America's Choice in Homecare."