Sorting through the options of senior care can be an intimidating task. We’ve created a list comparing in-home care and adult day programs to help with the process of choosing senior care.
What is In-Home Care?
In-home care is where a caregiver comes to your loved one’s home to help your loved one with bathing, dressing, and personal hygiene. Caregivers can also prepare meals, perform light housekeeping and laundry, and run errands for your loved one. Depending on the caregiver, some medical assistance may be provided and caregivers who offer in-home care might work full-time, part-time, in shifts, or on an as-needed basis.
What is an Adult Day Program?
An Adult Day Program offers seniors social activity and care during the day while allowing them to return to their homes at night. At the Martin Luther Campus Adult Day Program, we offer exercise, spiritual services, snacks & meals, music and special outings for Adult Day Club members. Important services like bathing, medication management and therapy are offered for a fee.
Generally, an in-home caregiver will charge by the hour and an Adult Day Program will charge by the day. Usually, the cost for an Adult Day Program is substantially less than hiring an in-home caregiver. On average, an in-home caregiver costs about $21 an hour ($147 for 7 hours of care). At the Martin Luther Campus Adult Day Program, it costs $94.36 for a full day (7 hours).
In-home care is usually only administered by one person, so having only one caregiver visit inside the home can sometimes mean fewer opportunities for your loved one to socialize or meet new friends. With only one caregiver coming, your loved one may feel more isolated and lonely. However, an Adult Day Program provides seniors with the opportunity to interact one-on-one and in groups with other seniors, make new friends, and spend time socializing. At the Martin Luther Care Center Adult Day Program, we provide many activities for our Adult Day Club members to interact with each other. Some of the interactive activities that we offer are trivia activities, bingo, fun outings, music, crafts, and more!
Are you interested in learning more about the benefits of the Martin Luther Adult Day Program? Call Heather at 952-948-5154 for more information and to schedule a tour today.
Martin Luther Care Center is part of the Ebenezer family of Lutheran Senior Care Communities. We provide transitional care and assisted living apartments for seniors in Bloomington and Richfield. We also have adult day clubs and memory care programs for seniors living at home. We’re located at 1401 East 100th St. Bloomington, MN. Are you interested in transitioning to assisted living or do you have a loved one that needs assisted living? Call Amy at 952-948-5167 for more information and to schedule a tour today.
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