With a live-in senior caregiver, seniors can get all the care they need without leaving their own home. If you’re considering hiring a live-in senior caregiver, here are four reasons to do so.
1. With a live-in senior caregiver, seniors can get all the care they need, whenever they need it.
By working with a healthcare agency to find a live-in senior caregiver, you (or your elderly loved one) is guaranteed to receive all the different senior care services needed. With a live-in senior caregiver, you can receive companion care, homemaking services, personal care, and anything else you need. You also live with a senior caregiver. A senior caregiver cannot work 24/7, obviously, but they are always around. In case of an emergency, somebody will be there to help.
2. A live-in senior caregiver means seniors can get all the care they need in their own homes. This negates the need to move into a senior care community.
Many senior care communities are great, and many seniors are happy there. But these facilities are not for everybody. Many seniors don’t want to leave their homes. They’ve lived there for years, maybe even decades, and have become emotionally attached to their homes. They don’t want to leave especially when such a move signals the beginning of the end for them. Some seniors flat out refuse the care they need because of the fear of having to move. Live-in senior caregivers can solve all of this by providing the care seniors need right in their own homes.
3. Live-in senior care might seem like a luxury service, but it’s quite comparable and sometimes even cheaper than moving into a senior care facility.
Because we’re accustomed to paying more for convenience, many assume that hiring a live-in senior caregiver is more expensive than moving into a senior care facility. Live-in senior care will, understandably, cost more than having a caregiver visit once a week, or even once a day or twice a day. And you must have a home large enough to provide a live-in senior caregiver their own space. Even so, senior care facilities require rents and fees to pay for the entire facility. This can make them quite expensive. Live-in senior care does not require such expenses.
4. Live-in senior caregivers can help to reduce the chance of contracting COVID-19 or other communicable diseases
Senior care communities do their best to halt the spread of disease. But with so many elderly people living in close quarters, it’s bound to be a problem. With a live-in senior caregiver, the threat of coronavirus and other viruses is greatly reduced.
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