Elder care in Ecuador is available, but not nearly as prevalent and somewhat different than in the U.S.
Ecuador is a familial culture, so it’s very common for multiple generations to live under the same roof. That means there is less need for dedicated nursing homes or assisted living facilities in Ecuador.
You will find some “tercera edad” (third age) facilities in the major cities like Cuenca, Manta, Quito and Guayaquil, but most expats who need elder care typically opt for in-home services provided by a nurse.
In-home nurses are available for around $5/hour. That means you can hire a full-time nurse to come to your home for around $40/day or $1,200/month. You can get 24-hour, in-home care for about $3,600/month, which is far more affordable than similar services or nursing homes in the U.S.
VIP Home Healthcare Services of Cuenca Ecuador
We get a lot of questions about home healthcare and elder care options here in Cuenca Ecuador, so we interviewed the founders of VIP Home Healthcare of Cuenca to get some answers.
VIP Home Healthcare provides a whole range of services, from nursing and homecare, all the way through to end of life.
Here are some of the services they provide:
- Implement doctor’s instructions
- Prescription Pickup
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Escort to Appointments
- Post-Op Recovery
- Short and Long-term Care
- Dementia Care
- End-of-Life Services – Legal Docs, Power of Attorney, Cremation
- Language Translation
- And more…
VIP Home Healthcare Costs
The cost of services varies depending on the type of care needed, days per week and hours per day. However, you can expect to pay roughly 1/3 the price in Cuenca compared to a similar level of service back in the States or Canada.
Insurance is currently not accepted, but they are investigating options.
Watch Our Video Interview with VIP Home Healthcare in Cuenca Ecuador
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