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Cost of Home Care

Thank you for your interest in By Your Side Home Care. We invite you to contact us for a free, no obligation, in-home consultation to see how we can help you continue to remain happy and independent with our senior care in your own Lancaster or York PA home.

The unique structure of our business allows By Your Side Home Care to keep its overhead low, and therefore pass these savings on to you. Upon comparison with similar agencies, your total cost of care is well below average. Thus, you receive the best care available at an affordable price.

Clients pay their caregivers directly and caregiver rates are negotiated with the caregiver prior to the start of care. By Your Side Home Care will supply you with rate ranges for caregiver services in your geographic area. We have found that our customers appreciate having control over the compensation their caregivers receive for the very important work they do, and for the varying care needs they provide. Examples of common services performed by caregivers are listed below:

  • Personal care Including bathing | incontinence care | Bed Baths | Oral Care | Shaving
  • Meal Planning and Preparation
  • Errands and Shopping
  • Safety and Security
  • Laundry
  • Dressing
  • Ambulation Assistance
  • Medication Assistance
  • Light Housekeeping
  • Companionship
  • Transfers

A separate fee is paid to By Your Side Home Care for the administrative tasks we perform for our clients. By Your Side Home Care fees vary and are based on a variety of factors, such as the number of hours and care option levels requested. Specific examples of administrative services include, but may not be limited to, the following:

  • Ongoing access to caregiver referrals
  • Assistance with scheduling to fill open shifts, such as those due to vacation or illness.
  • Superior level of caregiver screening, Amongst the highest in the industry
  • 24 hour on call services
  • Last minute caregiver replacements in case of emergencies or caregiver illness.
  • Licensing compliance which exceeds the PA Department of Health’s minimum standards
  • Assistance with insurance claims
  • Access to office staff’s years of experience in the home care industry
  • Professional and business liability insurance
  • Assigned personal Placement Coordinator
  • Administrative form filing, such as billing slips, communication forms, daily activity records and others

Fees paid to your caregiver in addition to the administrative fee you pay to By Your Side Home Care are regularly well below the national average for home care services.

By Your Side Registry Fees

Hours/Type of Shift 2-3 hours 4+ Hours Overnight w/ Sleep Live In
Registry. Fee $5.50/HOUR $4.00/HOUR $22.00/NIGHT $30.00/DAY

Average Caregiver Rates

*Caregiver rates are negotiable. The following chart represents average market rate ranges to help estimate the total cost of services. The rate ranges have been compiled based on a market study of 30 different home care companies and private duty caregiver rates.

Hours/Type of Shift 2-3 Hours 4+ hours Overnight w/ Sleep Live In
Average Market Range of Caregiver Fees $14.50-$15.50/HOUR $11.50-$13.50/HOUR $85.00-$95.00/NIGHT $135.00-$165.00/DAY

Total Average Cost to You

The below graph represents the average total cost that clients of By Your Side pay for the various service levels. Caregiver charges may fluctuate, and thereby cause the total cost to vary. Due to their ability to set their own rates and negotiate the fee based on the services a cleint is requesting.

# of Hours/Type of Shift 2-3 hours 4+ Hours Overnight w/ Sleep Live In
Average Total Cost $20.50/HOUR $16.50/HOUR $112.00/NIGHT $180.00/DAY

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