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Senior Care on a Budget; Consider "Live-In" Service

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 billed slightly less than 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 2 twelve hour shifts can be arranged instead of "Live-In".

Before you dismiss "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 "Live-in" caregiver:

  • Shops and prepares nutritious meals

  • Maintains a safe environment

  • Provides transportation to and from appointments

  • Light housekeeping

  • Laundry

  • Linen change

  • Medication reminders

  • Mobility assistance

  • Plant care, getting the mail, helping with the family pet

  • Errands, pick up prescription meds

  • Socialization and life enrichment activities

Do you think "Live-In" care might be right for your family? Call Easy Living Services to learn more...

770-442-8664. We're here to help!

Consult Atlanta's most trusted source for quality Home Care assistance, Easy Living Services, Inc. We have supported Atlanta 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 us at:

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