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The 10 Best Home Care Agencies for Seniors in Hollywood, FL for 2024

Last Updated: June 5, 2024 - Caring.com offers a free service to help families find senior care and authentic reviews to help you in your decision. On average in Hollywood, FL, residents and their loved ones rate In Home Care agencies 4.82 out of 5 stars across the 87 options below.

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Paying for Home Care in Hollywood, FL

The Cost of Home Care in Hollywood, FL

Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey doesn’t show a Florida city with a lower average monthly cost than Hollywood; the average throughout the state is 12% higher, and the national average is 15% higher. Florida’s prices are much costlier in The Villages, where seniors can expect to pay an extra $1,500 per month. Cape Coral is also over $1,000 more expensive per month. Prices are somewhat lower in the state capital, Tallahassee, and the state’s population center, Jacksonville. 

Hollywood

$4,195

Florida

$4,767

The United States

$4,957

Cape Coral

$5,196

Tallahassee

$4,814

The Villages

$5,720

Jacksonville

$4,481

The Cost of Home Care vs. Other Senior Care Options in Hollywood, FL

Home health care is slightly more expensive than home care, adding roughly $200 per month to the cost but including medical services. Nursing home-level care is over twice as expensive on a monthly basis as home care. The only option less expensive than home care in Hollywood is adult day health care, which costs $1,517 per month but may not offer sufficient coverage hours for all senior schedules. 

Home Care

$4,195

Home Health Care

$4,385

Adult Day Health Care

$1,517

Assisted Living

$4,385

Nursing Home Care (semiprivate room)

$9,019

Note: Data for Hollywood was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Miami, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Home Care in Hollywood, FL

Given the high cost of in-home care, many people use one or more forms of financial assistance to cover the expenses. Below, we explain some of the most common sources of financial help for paying for in-home care. If none of these options are available to you, you can reach out to your Area Agency on Aging or Aging and Disability Resource Center to learn about local resources.

  • Long-Term Care Insurance: Long-Term Care Insurance covers expenses related to senior care, including in-home care. Depending on the policy type, beneficiaries may receive a cash payment to use towards long-term care or reimbursement for qualifying long-term care expenses. Note that there are limitations- typically a maximum benefit of $150 per day- and exact coverage terms vary depending on the exact policy, so always check the details.
  • Medicare: Medicare does not cover in-home care because it is classified as custodial, or non-medical, care. However, some Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement plans, which offer expanded benefits, may cover in-home custodial care.
  • Medicaid: Medicaid coverage of in-home care varies between different states because it is not a federally mandated benefit. Currently, all states cover some in-home care either through their standard Medicaid or a waiver program. The specific coverage rules are set individually by each state.
  • Veterans’ Benefits: The Aid and Attendance benefit is a monthly cash payment that beneficiaries can use to pay for senior care, including in-home care services. To qualify for A&A, Veterans must already receive the VA pension and meet several additional requirements, including needing assistance with the activities of daily living.Contact the Department of Veterans Affairs to learn more.
  • Reverse Mortgages: Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECMs) are federally insured loans that are available to homeowners age 62 and over. Reverse mortgages allow you to access a portion of your home’s equity in cash, tax free. Many seniors use reverse mortgages to finance their care expenses, including in-home care. Note that although there are no monthly payments due on reverse mortgage loans, borrowers do have to repay the loan once the last surviving homeowner passes away, moves, or sells the home.

Free & Low-Cost Home Care Resources in Hollywood, FL

Older adults in Hollywood receive various kinds of assistance from the programs and organizations in the following chart. Some help seniors find ways of paying for services, while others offer their services for free.

ResourceContactService
Area Agency on Aging (AAA) of Broward County(954) 745-9779Broward County's AAA serves Hollywood-area seniors with food programs, home repair assistance, benefits counseling and other help navigating services for older adults. It also offers help for primary caregivers through both respite care coverage and mental health support groups.
Florida Senior Homestead Exemption(305) 468-5900The state of Florida offers all its homeowners a homestead exemption that excludes at least the first $25,000 of their home's value in property tax calculations. Homeowners 65 years of age and older who make less than $20,000 a year qualify for an additional homestead exemption of up to $25,000.
Florida Alliance for Assistive Services & Technology (FAAST)(305) 243-5706This nonprofit organization makes mobility, safety, communication and other assistive devices available to all Florida residents through no-cost short-term loans. FAAST maintains an in-person demonstration center in Miami where seniors can see devices in action and get trained on their use.
Broward Legal Aid (954) 765-8955This law firm provides advice and other legal services that can help seniors with family law and housing law issues, claiming veterans' benefits, understanding their rights surrounding advance directives and estate planning and other elements of elder law.
Meals on Wheels (MoW) South Florida(954) 731-8770MOW South Florida has roughly 500 local volunteers who help deliver hot meals to senior-age residents of Broward County on weekdays. The organization also runs a related Friendly Visitors Program designed to help homebound seniors make and maintain social connections in their community.

Determining Your Loved One’s Need for In-Home Care

Aging can be a difficult process, and loved ones may not always ask for help – often times it’s up to their family to evaluate their need for help around the house. While no two situations are exactly alike, this checklist can help you and your loved ones determine when it’s time to start the search for a home care provider.

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Checklist for determining the need for home care
Checklist for determining the need for home care

Guidelines for Talking About In-Home Care

If you’ve determined that your loved one needs the assistance of a care provider in their home, it may be time for a difficult conversation. Handled correctly, however, this process can bring a family together and ensure that everyone’s concerns are addressed. Use this PDF as a starting point to help the conversation stay as positive and productive as possible.  

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Talking with Family and Others about a loved one's needs
Talking with Family and Others about a loved one's needs

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