Does your loved one need access to round-the-clock care to help keep them safe and healthy at home? Understandably, it’s difficult for family members to provide this amount of caregiving—which is why so many now turn to in-home care agencies for 24-hour home care, or live-in home care, support.
When 24-hour home care is provided with continuity and compassion, your loved one’s overall well-being will improve. Not only will they benefit from the practical help with their personal care and day-to-day activities; they’ll also benefit from the companionship. In addition, you will enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing your loved one has access to the care they need in the place where they’re most comfortable—at home.
Who Needs 24-Hour Home Care?
24-hour home care is an option for seniors and people living with disabilities who do not want to live in an assisted living facility or nursing home. 24-hour home care can vary widely in scope, ranging from medical care provided by trained nurses to personal care, light housekeeping, meal preparation, and companionship provided by caregivers.
It’s important to know what type of care your loved one needs so that you can find the appropriate caregiving support.
Having access to non-medical home care can be especially helpful if family caregivers live at a distance. Your peace of mind is likely to improve dramatically once you know that there are local professionals who will care for your loved one, monitor their progress, and then communicate their objective feedback to you.
What is the Difference Between 24-hour Care and Live-in Care?
When you’re looking for 24-hour care for your elderly loved one, be sure that you understand the terminology being used, including, most notably, the difference between 24-hour home care and live-in home care.
24-Hour Home Care
At LivHOME, 24-hour care means caregiving is available around-the-clock. Our LivHOME caregivers can be on-site, helping your loved one with their personal care and day-to-day activities around the house, and they can also be available via our innovative care technology.
LivHOME care technology helps:
- Enhance senior communication
- Alert LivHOME on-call staff
- Respond faster to a crisis
- Enhance family engagement
With LivHOME 24-hour care, you can rest assured knowing there are skilled professionals available to your loved one around-the-clock.
Live-In Home Care
As the name implies, live-in care involves a caregiver who stays at home with the client day and night, for 24 hours per day. Generally, live-in care is split between two caregivers, who rotate between three- and four-day shifts. LivHOME offers live-in care in Chicago and Houston.
Why Do People Prefer 24-Hour Home Care?
With 24-hour home care, your loved one will receive continuous, one-on-one care with a professional caregiver. Most nursing home or assisted care facilities can’t offer anything close to that level of customized personal care. Moreover, they’ll be receiving care in the comfort of their own home. That means your loved one can rest easy, knowing there’s no need to leave their familiar surroundings, establish new routines, or get used to living with strangers.
If your loved one has trouble managing day-to-day activities and needs continuous care to remain safe in their own home, you may want to consider in-home senior care services. Round-the-clock home care offers all of you peace of mind and for many, it is preferable to assisted living or nursing facilities.