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Atlanta Live-In Home Care: How "Live-In" Care Saves $$

There's no question that evaluating care options for a loved one can be quite overwhelming, not to mention costly. You might be surprised to learn that "Live-In" home care options can be among the best values in senior care.

The term "Live-In" refers to a caregiver that lives with the care recipient for a specified period of time (usually a few days), providing 24 hour coverage. "Live-In" care is typically billed at a reduced rate to allow for the caregiver to get 8 hours of sleep in the evening. "Live-In" rates are less on a per hour basis than standard hourly care. One qualifier on "Live-In" care arrangements is that the client must sleep on average 8 hours per night without needing care. If regular sleep is not possible for the caregiver, an additional Aide will be needed to provide nighttime coverage, or two twelve hour shifts can be scheduled.

Before you dismiss "Live-In" care as too costly, consider how comprehensive the care is for the money spent. 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 "Live-in" caregiver:

  • Personal care assistance, bathing, dressing, grooming, assisting with toileting, oral care, maintaining personal appearance.

  • Shopping, errands.

  • Transportation to and from appointments.

  • Light housekeeping.

  • Sanitation and disinfection.

  • Nutritious meals planned and prepared.

  • Laundry and linen change.

  • Medication reminders.

  • Watering plants, getting the mail, and much more.............

Do you think "Live-In" care might be right for your family? Consult Atlanta's most trusted source for quality Home Care assistance, Easy Living Services, Inc. We have supported families in their efforts to keep loved ones fulfilled and safe at home since 1994. Call to discuss your specific needs,770-442-8664 or visit our website to learn more

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