There's no question that evaluating 24 Hour Caregiver options for a loved one can be quite overwhelming, not to mention costly. You might be surprised to learn that 24 Hour Caregiver service options can be among the best value in senior care.
24 Hour Caregiver Service refers to a caregiver that lives with the care recipient for a specified period of time (usually 3-4 days), providing live-in coverage. Typically when 24/7 service is set up 3 caregivers are selected to work with a specific client so that familiarity and continuity can be established between the client and the care team. The selected care team will rotate days providing what is typically called "Live-In" care. In order to meet the qualifications for Live-in care, one of the requirements is that the client must sleep on average 8 hours per night without needing assistance. If regular sleep is not possible for the caregiver, one solution is that an additional Aide can be brought in to provide nighttime coverage so that the Live-in caregiver can get the rest needed to perform the duties during the day.
Before you dismiss 24 Hour Live-in care as too costly, consider how comprehensive the care is for the money. Besides "hands on", personal care services such as bathing, dressing, mobility assistance and companionship, caregivers serve as Household Managers. Consider the tasks listed below that are rolled into the job of a "Live-in" caregiver:
Grocery shopping and errands
Preparing nutritious meals
Picking up meds
Safety & Sanitation
Keeping family members updated on progress
So much more............
If the challenges of family and career are making life overwhelming and difficult to care for a loved one in need of assistance, we can help. Today’s families have very busy lifestyles so many times family members want to help and in many cases try to help but generally it is only a matter of time before it all becomes overwhelming trying to juggle too many tasks at one time. For most just knowing that companies like ours are here when you need support and an extra set of caring hands make the process less stressful and smooth.
Should a loved one need help, call us today 770-442-8664!
Easy Living Services, Inc.
Providing Home Care to Atlanta families since 1994