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Long term care options for seniors are becoming more expensive. But family caregivers still need help caring for their older adults. Understanding future care costs means that you can prepare for what’s coming and take action while things are relatively calm – before a health crisis or emergency.

Even if the estimated costs turn out to be a big number, knowing is better than being surprised later on and having to scramble to try to pay for care services that have suddenly become absolutely necessary.

The cost of long-term senior care can also vary depending on various factors, including the type of care needed, the location, and the level of assistance required. Here are some estimated costs for different types of long-term senior care:

  1. In-home care: The cost of hiring a home health aide or caregiver can range from approximately ZAR 150 to ZAR 300 per hour. The total cost will depend on the number of hours of care needed each day.
  2. Assisted living facility: The average monthly cost for assisted living facilities  can range from approximately ZAR 10,000 to ZAR 35,000. This cost typically includes accommodation, meals, and some level of assistance with daily activities. With La Vie Care our world-class facilities are staffed by highly skilled healthcare professionals that are dedicated to provide the best quality service. La Vie Care upholds the industry best practices. We have a registered nurse available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our care-worker to patient ratio is also 1:4, which means there is always help at hand when needed.
  3. Nursing home care: The cost of nursing home care in South Africa can vary depending on the location and level of care required. On average, the cost can range from approximately ZAR 15,000 to ZAR 35,000 per month for a semi-private room and ZAR 20,000 to ZAR 45,000 per month for a private room.
  4. Memory care: Memory care facilities, which specialise in providing care for individuals with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, can be more expensive than regular assisted living or nursing home care. The average monthly cost for memory care can range from approximately ZAR 20,000 to ZAR 40,000.

It’s important to note that these are just estimated costs, and the actual cost of long-term senior care in South Africa can vary based on individual circumstances and the specific care needs of the senior. It’s recommended to research and consult with care providers in your area to get accurate cost information.

La Vie Care offers Frail Care services at all of our facilities, namely: