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The 10 Best Home Care Agencies for Seniors in Jenkintown, PA 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 Jenkintown, PA, residents and their loved ones rate In Home Care agencies 4.8 out of 5 stars across the 100 options below.

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Paying for Home Care in Jenkintown, PA

The Cost of Home Care in Hampton, VA

The cost of in-home care in Jenkintown, according to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2020, is about $200 a month more than the Pennsylvania average of $4,576 a month and approximately $300 more expensive than the national average of $4,481 a month. In Pennsylvania Dutch Country, Lancaster is $4,576 a month, the same as the state average. Meanwhile, Reading averages $4,481 a month. Lebanon costs $4,385 a month, while Chambersburg has one of the lower costs in the region at $4,267.

Jenkintown

$4,767

Pennsylvania

$4,576

United States

$4,481

Lancaster

$4,576

Chambersburg

$4,267

Lebanon

$4,385

Reading

$4,481

The Cost of Home Care vs. Other Senior Care Options in Jenkintown, PA

Seniors can age in place in Jenkintown, but they do have other care options. Home health care, like in-home care but includes medical support, also averages $4,767 a month. Assisted living averages $5,550 a month, while adult day care is the least expensive option at $1,842 a month. The option with the highest cost remains a semiprivate room in a nursing facility, averaging $11,285 a month.

In-Home Care

$4,767

Home Health Care

$4,767

Adult Daycare

$1,842

Assisted Living Facility

$5,550

Nursing Home Care (Semiprivate room)

$11,285

Note: Data for Jenkintown was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Philadelphia, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Home Care in Jenkintown, PA

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 Jenkintown, PA

When seniors age in place, it’s often essential to find resources and information that help save money and improve their independence and security. Some of the resources listed below offer free legal help. Some operate senior centers that provide a variety of programs and activities. Others can help low-income seniors pay for the cost of in-home care.

ResourceContactService
Montgomery County Senior Services(610) 278-3000The local Area Agency on Aging coordinates the activities of organizations that serve seniors in the community. It offers seniors the chance to attend community college. The agency helps seniors who have issues with hoarding. Volunteers provide transportation to medical events or local senior centers. Food assistance is available when needed.
SeniorLAW Center(877) 727-7529The SeniorLAW Center can provide direct representation to seniors when they need help with civil law matters. The attorneys and staff who work at the center are also happy to help seniors with housing issues, senior exploitation, advanced directives, power of attorney, wills and consumer issues.
Medical Assistance and Payment of Long-Term Care Services(800) 692-7462Low-income seniors who age in place are eligible for this program. Seniors will find financial assistance for health care benefits, in-home care and long-term support. Older residents of Jenkintown or their caregivers can check their eligibility at the state government's COMPASS website.
Pennsylvania Department of Aging(717) 783-1550Offering numerous programs and resources, the Pennsylvania Department of Aging works to promote the independence and well-being of older Pennsylvanians. The department offers transportation, nutritious meals to seniors who can't prepare their meals or don't have anyone to help them, health and wellness programs and it operates 500 senior centers throughout the state.
Pennsylvania Medicare Education and Decision Insight(800) 783-7067Medicaid-eligible seniors or caregivers can contact the Pennsylvania Medicare Education and Decision Insight (PA MEDI) to obtain free Medicare counseling. Its counselors provide free, objective and confidential advice about Medicare options such as Original Medicare, Medicare Advantage Plans, Medicare Supplemental Plans, Prescription D Drug Plans and Long-Term Care Insurance. Counselors can also explain enrollment, what services each part of Medicare covers, and when they do and don't need a Medicare prescription Part D drug plan. Counselors can also offer advice on the Medicare appeal process and how to find programs that will help pay for prescription drugs and other aspects of Medicare.

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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Gloria

I am a current client of this provider

Review of You Got Family Home Care LLC

We are using You Got Family Home Care. I liked Shantel and would recommend her. She was helping with the washing and helping around the house. She was helping us, she's very friendly, nice, and...

Provider response

Hi Gloria. We are so thankful for your positive review. Thank you for allowing us to serve you and we are here anytime you need us.

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John D_5

I am a current client of this provider

Review of Right at Home East Montgomery & South Bucks Counties

My caregiver comes twice a week, and when she is here the quality of care is excellent. My caregiver is excellent, if everyone is like her, I would be very likely to recommend them.

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Jennifer W_14

I am a current client of this provider

Review of Right at Home East Montgomery & South Bucks Counties

I like the consistency. I would recommend them because of the customer service and the quality of the people they have working there.

Provider response

Thank you for the wonderful feedback! We always strive to provide the best customer service to our clients and we are thrilled to know that we're doing just that! We're also happy to know that...

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