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Is Live-In Elderly Care Practical?

Is Live-In Elderly Care Practical?

Sometimes we don’t give seniors enough credit. We often think they’re more frail than they are; that they need more help than they do. There are many seniors who take care of themselves and manage their lives just fine without any care or assistance. But the fact remains that most seniors will require care of some kind during their retirement years. Maybe this care will only be temporary to recover from a surgery or accident, or maybe they’ll need care when they finally slow down at the age of 102, but many seniors will need some care. And some will need a lot of it.

Personal care

Personal care refers to a set of senior services that are dedicated to helping seniors handle the activities of daily living. These activities cover all the things that we all do everyday to take care of ourselves: eating, bathing, grooming, using the toilet, getting in and out of bed, dressing, etc. Some seniors struggle with these tasks and thus need help to accomplish them. Some adult children and other younger loved ones of seniors try to help them with all these tasks themselves but often find they cannot provide nearly as much assistance as their elderly loved ones need. That is when the services of a personal caregiver are needed.

As with all of our services, Executive Care is proud to offer personal care services in-home. But how much personal care can a client receive in-home? Sure, a caregiver can come by five days a week to help with meal preparation and getting dressed, maybe even twice a day to get in and out of bed. But what if a senior needs more care than even that?

Live-in care

For seniors who need a great deal of personal care, even around-the-clock access to care, then, surely, they must move into a nursing home or similar senior care facility, right? Wrong. Such seniors have another option and it is live-in care. With live-in care, a client can receive the services of a live-in elderly caregiver; meaning the caregiver lives in the home with the senior. This way, the live-in elderly caregiver can provide care and assistance whenever needed, 24/7.

Is live-in care really practical, though?

Is this kind of care practical? Well, it is, provided your circumstances allow for it. First, you have to have a spare bedroom for the live-in elderly caregiver to live. And of course, the live-in elderly caregiver can’t actually work 24/7. The caregiver can be there to provide assistance if there’s a situation in the middle of the night, but they will still have a set schedule. The work these live-in elderly caregivers provide will be determined by the personalized plan of care that is developed for the client.

Many seniors don’t want to leave their homes to move into a senior care facility. It can be frustrating and depressing for them. Furthermore, senior care facilities are often quite expensive as you must pay to rent the room and an assortment of fees. What’s more, a live-in elderly caregiver can also provide homemaking services while living in the home. And they also provide companionship, which is something many seniors lack.

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To arrange for a live-in elderly caregiver to provide care for a senior in your life, please contact Executive Care.


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I’d like to convey to you how wonderful the aide Afia is for my mother’s care. She has been with her since last January and has become more than just a caregiver. She truly “cares” and is skillful in her abilities. My mom has had several health situations and her current health has improved to the best she has been in several years. Both her doctor and my family attribute a large part of that to Afia’s care. She is diligent about her diet and sleep patterns, and her “toileting” issues. All of this has contributed greatly to my mom’s overall improved health and her peace of mind as well as our family’s peace of mind. We cannot say enough about her. We are also very satisfied with Executive Care all the way around, from the billing department and everyone we speak with on the phone, very courteous and professional.
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It’s almost five years since we have been receiving caregivers through Executive Care, and I would like to take this transitional period to express our appreciation for the services you have provided thus far. We are particularly appreciative of the special attention and care Lili has given to our case. Lili has been very sensitive to our particular needs and it has been and remains important to us to have consistency in the arrangements by having Lili as our go-to person in light of Dr. E’s special needs. It is apparent that Lili has many other important responsibilities, so we wanted to thank Executive Care and Lili for the efforts she has made on our behalf.
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I have had business dealings with Executive Care for some time now and have invariably been very satisfied. The personnel have been considerate, trustworthy, capable and always responsive. They have provided a genuine physical and emotional lift to the patient, in my case an elderly, frail sister. I do not hesitate to recommend the organization for the services rendered.
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