THE LOW INCOME SENIOR HOUSING CRISIS

Housing and Cost of Care Crisis in Sonoma County

THE LOW INCOME SENIOR HOUSING CRISIS

Recently I worked with a placement specialist, and we placed an elder woman with moderate dementia and behavior concerns in a Board and Care and the initial cost was $8,000.00 a month. Many seniors do not have anywhere near the resources for residential care placement in Sonoma County.

Many seniors do not have anywhere near the amount of resources necessary for care in their own home as their needs increase over time. Due to the AB 241 California Domestic Workers Bill of Rights passed on September 26, 2013, licensed caregiver agencies charge on an average of $800.00 for 24 hour care.

Due to severe fire-related risks of evacuation and housing loss, the extreme costs of care in Sonoma County related to post fire residential care cost skyrocket and AB 241 causing caregiver cost jumps, more and more seniors are at risk for inadequate care in their homes and lack of appropriate levels of housing to address their increasing needs over time. I specialize in problem solving for moderate or low income seniors who need daily care and can’t afford to hire care at home and cannot afford to go to Board and Care or Assisted Living settings.

I am available to discuss relocation of family members to other areas of the Country where there are caring relatives who can provide case management for them.

HOUSING FOR ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES
I have long-term experience working with housing for seniors and disabled adults of all income levels throughout the Bay Area, the State of California, and outside of California.

MAINTAINING HOUSING BY PREVENTING EVICTIONS
I assist in preventing evictions or other circumstances which may lead to moving clients unnecessarily from a familiar environment to a more costly or more restrictive setting due to at-risk behaviors.

I am available to discuss relocation of family members to other areas of the Country where there is low income senior housing and caring relatives near by who can provide monitoring and support for their family members.

Cost of Caregiver Agencies in Sonoma County 10.27.20

Caregiver Agencies:
Agency acts as employer; the caregiver is on their payroll and under their supervision; the agency
bills you directly and takes out taxes. Licensed-Insured-Bonded. Caregivers drive clients to
appointments or grocery shopping or errands, all driving. Caregivers cook, clean, provide
medication reminders, provide all personal care. Average Hourly Rate for Caregiver Agencies in
Sonoma County – $33.00 per hour Due to California law established in January 2016, Assembly
Bill 241 requires the caregiver agencies provide overtime (time in a half) for over 8 hours and
caregivers can only work a certain amount of days in a row. Since 2016, agency caregiver costs
for 24 hour care have doubled.

Home Health Care Inc. Supervisor, Katy Meyer, RN – Locally Owned by RN
http://www.homehealthcareinc.net/ hhc_incorp@sbcglobal.net
4983 Sonoma Hwy. Ste. E Santa Rosa, CA 95409 Office: (707) 538-0679
Caregiver Cost $31.00 per hour and time in a half after 8 hours. 24 hour Care $630.00
Skilled Nursing Visit $130.00 per hour Nurse Case Management $150.00 per hour
Competitive Rates. Excellent reputation with nursing and with caregivers.

Right at Home
https://www.rightathome.net/sonoma/ (707) 843-5192
Local Owners Carol and Robert Brohmer. Carol is an RN and has RN’s on staff
Caregiver Cost $35-37 per hour 12 hr: $390.00 24 hour Care $880.00
Minimum: Weekdays 3 hrs $120 Week-ends 4 hrs. $150
RAH has three nurses that supervise cases. No hands on nursing but excellent nursing
supervison.

At Home Caregivers
Karen Jukov Manager
891 2nd St. Santa Rosa, CA 95404 (707) 575-4663 https://athomecaregivers.com/
Karen manages each case. She has strong advocacy background with 40 years experience.
They are locally owned. Long standing staff, very particular about who they hire.
Caregiver Hourly Rate: $33.00 per hour 12 hours $32.00 an hour
24 hour care is $28.00 up to $29.00 or $30.00 per hour depending on area, i.e. Santa Rosa has a
new minimum wage of $15.00. Usual minimum is $14.00.

Interim HealthCare
https://www.interimhealthcare.com/oakmontca/home/
707-545-4986 • Main Number Contact Crystal Smith, Supervisor
Located in Oakmont and Santa Rosa. They work hard to find the right fit between client and
caregiver. It may take longer to have the needed amount of time to pair the right client and
caregiver. They can work with complex cases. Non-medical care.
Caregiver Hourly Rate: $34.00-$38.00 depending on case
24 Hour Care: $860.00 CNA $34-38 Medical Assistant $34-38

 

Taylor Elder and Disabled Adult Care Management
Wendy Taylor, MSW | Sebastopol, CA 95472 | support@tayloreldercare.com | (707) 824-5637

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