Live-in care is cheaper than hourly care. Motherhealth caregivers charges $250 for 24-hr care versus $350 or $450 with other home care agencies. There is a discount when two clients per house are being cared for. It would be difficult for an older spouse to care for his/her spouse.
Most of our clients call for caregivers during the late stage of cancer or life of their parents. We have live-in clients in Richmond and other places 1-2 hours away from the bay area. Each of our caregivers provide references but we still train them again based on the needs of each client. Our case managers monitor both the clients and caregivers regularly.
Why live-in care is preferred? Most home emergencies happen early morning and middle of the night. Our caregiving fees include cooking, light housekeeping, assistance in daily living, medication management, driving, and other tasks needed to coordinate care for seniors at home.
Caregivers are trained to treat seniors like family so that most of our clients prefer to work with us.