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Home Care

What is home care?
Home care may be the right fit for a variety of seniors, including those who are aging, recovering from surgery or disabled. Individuals who choose to utilize home care will receive assistance with daily activities, including cleaning, yard work, cooking and health care.

What is the cost of home care?
The cost of home care depends on several factors. The average annual cost of home care is $21,840. The hourly cost of home care can range from as low as $9 to as much as $30.

What are the benefits of home care?
Home care may provide a more affordable alternative to other care options. Utilizing home care can also give caregivers support and a break from their responsibilities.

Residential Home Care

What is residential home care?
Residential home care is a live-in care option that provides housing, meals, housekeeping assistance, transportation, medication assistance and more. Generally, there is one caregiver per three to four residents. Residential home care may not be the best fit for seniors who lead very active lives, as these types of individuals may benefit from a larger community that offers more activities.

What is the cost of residential home care?
The cost of residential home care ranges between $3,500 to $4,500 per month. The cost of this care option can be more expensive if it specializes in memory care. Some residential care homes accept Medicaid.

What are the benefits of residential home care?
One of the main benefits of residential home care is that individuals have access to assistance 24 hours a day. Residential home care may offer more one-on-one care than other care options. Residential care homes may allow seniors to personalize their room with furniture and décor.

Hospice Care

What is hospice care?
Hospice care is for individuals who have been given six months or less to live by a medical professional. This type of care focuses on compassion and an individual’s quality of life. Hospice care is a service, and is not provided in a specific place. Individuals may receive hospice care in their home, hospitals, or long-term care facilities.

What is the cost of hospice care?
For individuals who qualify for Medicare or Medicaid, the cost of hospice care is typically fully covered. On average, Medicare pays $153 per day for an individual’s hospice service needs.

What are the benefits of hospice care?
Hospice cares main focus is ensuring individuals are comfortable in an environment that offers 24-hour care. Counseling is also provided for family members to discuss any emotions or grief.

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What Residents Say

"In my nine years at PPH, I’ve grown to like it very much. At first, I felt like a stranger and then as I began to talk to people, we increasingly became good friends. A way to meet people is to join clubs. I’m now part of the PPH Auxiliary. I love helping with their flea markets because you never know what you can find. Recently, I’ve joined an evening quilting class. I love that I can continue to enjoy my life outside of PPH while experiencing the offers here.…especially the pool! Everything is just so convenient.

– Lucille Hite, Independent Living resident

What Families Say

"My mom is sooo happy at PPH, I can’t even describe it in strong enough words. She’s met so many new friends and these ladies do EVERYTHING together! She sees Dad every day in Pathways, but can have her life too. She’s gone to so many activities and I think I’ve already been to Scoops with her at least 15 times. She loves the dining room and Bistro too. My sister, Ilene, and I are so delighted that Mom is happy.......Wow, it feels like Mom’s been there about 2 years—but it’s only 2 months!! That’s how comfortable and natural it feels for her – and for all of us.

– Rhonda Frenkel, daughter of resident Bernice Segal

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