Home health aide, nurse and social worker: The categories can include home health, nurse, social worker and physician.
The average cost of a home health care aide and nurse, for example, ranges from $1,852 to $4,813 per year.
There is a wide range of costs and benefits in the different health care settings.
If you want to look at the cost of home health services in the United States, the cost per month ranges from approximately $400 for a single room of a nursing home to $1.3 million for a facility of a specialized home health agency.
A nursing home resident has the opportunity to work with a home caregiver, while a facility is typically paid by a home provider.
In a social worker, the costs for caring for a patient, including supplies, meals and social support, range from $500 to $7,000 per year, depending on the type of program.
Home health aides work with people with chronic conditions.
“It’s a combination of things,” said Lillian Ziegler, chief operating officer of the National Association of Social Workers.
When it comes to home health aides, there are no rules or guidelines for how much each type of person needs, she said.
People with chronic illnesses can spend a lot more on health care.
The average cost per person who needs care at home is about $732 per year in the U.S., according to the American Academy of Actuaries.
But there are a number of steps that can be taken to help people pay for health care, including: Creating a “living benefit” that can help pay for care, such as paying for medications or having a savings account for medical expenses.
Getting access to health insurance that covers more than the basic costs of care.
Creating or creating an independent, third-party provider that can pay for things like prescription medications, home health or other items.
Changing how health care costs are set up.
Keeping a healthy diet and keeping track of physical activity.
Finding out if there are special needs, like people with dementia or other mental illnesses, that are more expensive than the costs of medical care.