The Basics of Live-In Home Care
More and more people have become aware that in-home care might be a better choice for them or an elderly loved one than moving out to a nursing home or other type of senior care facility. However, sometimes seniors have more complex needs that require around-the-clock care. It’s at this point that many people assume that it’s time to bite the bullet, as it were, and start looking at nursing home brochures. But this is not necessarily so. Live-in home care is a growing industry and provides the type of service that is best for many seniors. This article will go over the basics of live-in home care.
A live-in caregiver will stay in the home of you or your elderly loved one 24 hours a day and is available to assist as needed. The assigned caregiver will provide personal, social, and domestic in-home care and supervision at the level that is appropriate for you or your family member. These live-in care services are also designed to help with the activities of daily living. This type of assistance will allow you or your family member to remain in a safe, clean, happy, and healthy home environment.
There are three main prongs that establish the base of good live-in home care: personal care, homemaking, and companionship. Personal care refers to all the medical attention and help with self-care a senior may need. Things such as ensuring medication and exercise plans are followed and help with bathing if necessary. Homemaking refers to all the household chores and errands that can be very difficult and trying for some seniors. Things such as grocery shopping, laundry, and cleaning. Companionship can be just as important, but is sometimes overlooked. Seniors are often at risk of isolation and loneliness. Not only will a live-in home caregiver help with their medical and physical needs, the companionship of a friendly, empathetic, and caring individual will also help make their life more enjoyable and boost their morale.
If you or your elderly loved one requires around-the-clock care, needs some help with household chores, and could use some Companionhip, live-in care is your best choice. But you should make this decision carefully. This is somebody you will be inviting to live in your home. So you will want to choose the best option available.
At Executive Care, we offer top of the line live-in home care services. We will tailor our type of live-in home care to exactly suit your needs. Our custom-designed Plan of Care makes sure the home care services are delivered in the most dignified, effective, and cost-efficient manner. Live-in care might be suitable for seniors with one or more of the following conditions:
- Alzheimer’s and Dementia
- Spine and Brain Injury
- Developmental Disabilities
- Accident Victims
- Surgery Patients
- And Others
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If you have any questions about our live-in home care options, please do not hesitate to contact us! We’d be happy to answer any questions you may have and figure out what kind of live-in home care is right for you or your loved one.BACK