Live-In Care Vs. Assisted Living

Live-In Care Vs. Assisted Living

Learn how live-in care and assisted living each work, and decide if moving or hiring a live-in senior caregiver is the best option for you and your family.

What Is A Live-In Senior Caregiver?

Executive Care has a team of trained and experienced caregivers who visit seniors in their homes and provide them with care. They offer companionship, homemaking services, personal care, and specialized care for those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. They can visit weekly, daily, or even multiple times a day.

Even multiple visits a day can’t provide some seniors with the care they need, though. Some seniors have high-level needs, which means they rely on around-the-clock access to care. For example, some seniors are at high risk of falls. If they slip in the bathroom late at night, they may not receive any help until the morning when their caregiver is scheduled to visit. A live-in senior caregiver, however, is always available to provide help as needed.

How Live-In Care Works

Live-in care can’t work in every circumstance. First, there are logistical issues. If your home isn’t big enough to provide a spare room for a live-in caregiver, then it’s not practical. Furthermore, while they’re on-hand to help in case of an emergency, they don’t work 24/7. Most families arrange for a family member to be on-hand when caregivers have time off.

Assisted Living

Assisted living communities are a type of long-term care facility, similar to nursing homes and retirement homes. Retirement homes, also called independent living communities, are places for seniors to live, but the staff there doesn’t offer care to the residents, so it’s not an option for a senior who needs care. Nursing homes are for seniors who require high levels of care.

Assisted living communities attempt to strike a balance. The caregivers offer care but also encourage the residents to manage their own lives as much as they can. Seniors living in assisted living communities can always access a caregiver in case of emergency.

Live-In Care Vs. Assisted Living: Which Is Better?

It depends on what works best in your case. One thing we should point out, though, is that live-in care is much more affordable than many people think. Assisted living communities charge rents and fees to support the whole staff. With live-in care, you only pay for the services of the caregiver. If you own a home with a spare room, live-in care might well be the more affordable option.

Executive Care

You can trust Executive Care to provide you with an excellent live-in senior caregiver. We employ skills-tested, insured, experienced, trustworthy caregivers. To learn more about live-in care, please contact us via our website or call (888) 963-9133.

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