Vero Beach, FL

Pricing for Services

We’re committed to delivering the industry’s best care for the greatest value. The peace of mind that comes with our home care services is more affordable than you might think. Our home care prices range depending on the length of time we are in your home, the area you live in and your need for companion care, personal care, or both. What’s more, our hourly rate includes our personalized approach to care, caregiver matching, safety and fall prevention, advanced dementia care training, and so much more, all at no extra cost.

Pricing is a feature that we encourage you to closely compare.  There is a wide divide in home care pricing which is directly related to the quality, training, certifications and type of licensing that the company you are considering provides.  Many Home Care Companies in Indian River are “Registries” meaning all of their caregivers are contractors (non-employees).  In a sense, Registries act as an Employment Agency.  By allowing contractors / non-employees into the caring aspect of your life, there are some inherent risks that you accept.  Florida State law requires a Registry to discuss certain service limitations with you although this is often overlooked.  Many Seniors have worked hard to save for their senior years.  They have saved to make aging at home a reality.  By allowing a contractor (non-employed caregiver) into your home that does not have crucial insurance coverage can put your assets and savings at risk.  Other potential issues to consider:  Will the Registry caregiver ask you to pay income taxes and other costs at end of year since you are considered the employee?, Will the case be “hands on” supervised to make sure you are receiving the quality care you deserve?, What type of training is provided to keep the caregivers current and able to provide you the best care?  Do you conduct Caregiver performance reviews focused on continuous improvement?  By not supplying these features and others a Registry can often cut costs – but the few dollars saved up front can turn out to be a life changing inconvenience and cause you financial hardship.  For most families considering in home care, the confidence and peace of mind of utilizing the services of FirstLight other than a Registry are substantial so discuss this with your FirstLight Care Coordinator or Intake Specialist.

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How Much Help Do You Need?

Our in home care cost pricing is based on the unique needs of your situation and the amount of time you need a caregiver per day. We can provide services short-term or long-term, from just a few hours at a time to a live-in or 24/7 basis. We also provide Respite Care for those family caregivers who need some well-deserved time to themselves every now and again, as well as our Travel Companion Program for traveling with your loved one or getting them help to travel alone.

Consider these common examples and how many hours your loved one might require to help you gauge overall cost. Of course, the possible scenarios are endless, and can fall anywhere in between these examples:

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Example 1: Charles Needs 4 Hours of Care / Day

Charles is still mostly independent, perhaps living alone, but due to some mobility issues due to age or even recovering from surgery finds he needs a little extra help with daily tasks. This could include help bathing and dressing for the day, light housekeeping and meal prep, and grocery shopping or other errand running.

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Example 2: Nancy Needs 12-16 Hours of Care / Day

Nancy may live with a family member or adult child who is her primary caregiver, but Nancy can’t be left alone due to a condition such as Alzheimer’s Disease or a severe disability. Her main caregiver may work outside the home during the day and has evening activities and responsibilities that they must attend to, needing someone they trust to be with Nancy when they cannot be.

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Example 3: Harold Needs 24/7 Care or Live-in Services

Harold cannot be left alone, but lives alone or with someone else unable to care for him. In this case, 24/7 care (where caregivers attend to their needs in 8 hour shifts) or a live-in situation (assigned caregivers have 2-3 day shifts, but the situation also allows for them to get a full night sleep in their own space during that time) may be the best option. This scenario is common for those clients with Dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease, a severe disability with little to no mobility, or other major health issue such as paralysis due to a stroke. Caregivers are there to help with all personal and companion care needs, such as meal prep and feeding, using the restroom and personal hygiene, daily household tasks and errands, and transportation for doctors’ appointments.

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