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March 23, 2023

What Is The Average Cost Of 24-Hour Home Health Care?

When it comes to high-level aged care, 24-hour home health care is a preferred option for many seniors and their families. Of course, cost isn’t the only factor to consider when choosing care options, but having an understanding of 24-hour home health care costs can help you decide if it is the right option for you or your loved one.

What does 24-hour home health care involve?

24-hour home health care can be utilised on a temporary or permanent basis, depending on the circumstances. Some seniors may require 24/7 care on a respite basis or when returning from the hospital to regain the confidence to live independently. Some seniors may need 24-hour care on an ongoing basis.

24-hour home health care services may include:

  • Personal care
  • Domestic services
  • Respite care
  • Clinical and nursing services
  • Allied health 
  • Home maintenance and gardening
  • Shopping and transport
  • Social activities

Average 24-hour home health care costs

24-hour home health care isn’t a low-cost option, but it may not be as expensive as you think — especially if it’s used on a short-term or respite basis. Rather than charging a standard hourly rate, some providers offer a set fee, such as a daily rate, for this type of care. 

The cost of 24-hour home health care varies among care providers. Of course, each is different, so confirming the fees with your current or prospective provider is important.

A reputable provider, such as Regal Health, will work with you or your loved one to discuss, develop and implement a health care plan to ensure all high-level care needs are met.

Can a Home Care Package be used to pay for 24-hour care?

Once you’ve been assigned a government-subsidised Home Care Package, you can use these funds to pay for 24-hour home health care — simply contact your provider to discuss adding 24/7 care to your health care plan.

If you’re utilising 24-hour care over an extended period, you will likely need to supplement the cost of care privately, as the Home Care Package funds will not be enough to cover the full cost.

Contact Regal for your 24-hour home health care needs

At Regal, we’re a leading provider of health, aged and disability services and have been caring for over 55 years. As trusted 24-hour, overnight and private care providers, we’re committed to helping seniors and those living with a disability to remain living independently and safely within the comfort of their own homes.

Keen to learn more about how Regal can help you or your loved one? Simply get in touch with our friendly, professional team today.