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The 10 Best Home Care Agencies for Seniors in Hicksville, NY 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 Hicksville, NY, residents and their loved ones rate In Home Care agencies 4.7 out of 5 stars across the 55 options below.

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Paying for Home Care in Hicksville, NY

The Cost of Home Care in Hicksville, NY

In Hicksville, home care costs around $5,529 per month per data from the Genworth Cost of Care Survey. The state average is close at $5,339, while the U.S. has a home care average that’s $572 lower than Hicksville. North in Poughkeepsie, in-home care is identical to the state average. Further north in Albany, it’s lower at $5,148. Binghamton to the west has a home care cost of $4,814 per month on average.

Hicksville

$5,529

New York

$5,339

The United States

$4,957

Poughkeepsie

$5,339

Albany

$5,148

Binghamton

$4,814

The Cost of Home Care vs. Other Senior Care Options in Hicksville, NY

Home care in Hicksville is $5,529, which is $191 less than home health care. For seniors requiring daytime care and supervision outside of their homes, adult day health may be an option at $1,950 per month. Assisted living helps is about $221 more than in-home care. For elderly adults needing around-the-clock supervision and care, a semiprivate room in a nursing home costs $12,471.

Home Care

$5,529

Home Health Care

$5,720

Adult Day Health Care

$1,950

Assisted Living

$5,750

Nursing Home Care (semiprivate room)

$12,471

Note: Data for Hicksville was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, New York City, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Home Care in Hicksville, NY

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 Hicksville, NY

Hicksville seniors have multiple resources available to help them save on costs. The following table contains energy assistance, tax exemption and nutritional programs to help older adults receiving home care enjoy a positive quality of life.

ResourceContactService
Home Energy Assistance Program(516) 227-8519Through this program abbreviated HEAP, seniors can receive help with heating and cooling bills. The Nassau County Office for the Aging can take senior applications for energy assistance. Eligibility is based on factors including age, income, and location.
Weatherization Assistance Program(631) 471-1215 ext. 155Qualifying seniors may be able to receive home repairs and modifications. The improvements made through this program are designed to increase energy efficiency and decrease energy costs. Applications are taken on a first-come, first-serve basis and there are eligibility requirements. An energy audit is performed prior to weatherization services.
Senior Property Tax Exemption(516) 571-1500Older adults in Hicksville may qualify for a property tax exemption. Applications are filed through the Nassau County Department of Assessment. Exemptions are partial and may range from 5 to 50% based on eligibility.
Meals on Wheels(516) 739-1292Nassau County seniors, including those in Hicksville, can receive meal delivery to their homes five days a week. There are some requirements, such as seniors must be 60 or over and unable to leave the house without assistance.

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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Review of Senior Helpers - Central Long Island

We've been using Senior Helpers - Central Long Island. They've been very helpful. They gave me a lot of other information to help us pay. They offer a wide range of things because my mother didn't...

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Review of Touching Hearts at Home - Long Island, NY

They have provided the care needed. They are responsive.

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Christin M

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Review of Touching Hearts at Home - Long Island, NY

The caregiver is friendly and caring. I like that the agency is professional and caring.

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