We understand that leaving your elderly loved ones home alone can be nerve racking. You never know what type of problem may come up and if there is an issue, there will be no one there to help. If you don’t feel comfortable leaving your loved ones alone in their home, you should consider hiring a live-in caregiver.
At Assisting Hands Home Care, we provide live-in and 24-hour care services to help seniors and adults with disabilities in Wheeling, IL who need someone present 24 hours a day. With these services, one of our caregivers will always be in the home to help when needed and respond to emergencies, giving you and your loved ones some peace of mind.
What is Live-In Care?
With our live-in care services, one of our caregivers will live in your loved one’s home for 3-4 days at a time and switch with another caregiver to cover the rest of the week. This ensures that there is always a caregiver in the home who is ready to provide home care and assistance. You and your family will have the peace of mind knowing that there is always help available and your loved ones will have company 24 hours a day.
Our live-in caregiver will be there in the morning to help your loved ones get out of bed and help them bathe and dress for the day. We will also help keep the home in order, prepare meals, ensure that your loved ones take their medication, and provide transportation to get them to doctor appointments. Our live-in caregiver will be like an extension of your family, ready to provide personal assistance when needed. Seniors who have recently returned from the hospital, lost their spouse, or enjoy company in their home can benefit greatly from these services.
How Should You Prepare for a Live-In Caregiver?
Because the live-in caregiver will be living in the home for several days at a time, you must make accommodations for them. Our caregiver should be provided with a separate space to store their things and sleep, and they need to be allowed at least 5 hours of sleep each night. When the caregiver is ready to change shifts, they will clean the space and change the sheets for the next caregiver.
What is 24-Hour Care?
With our 24-hour care services, there is always a caregiver awake and alert in the home, 24 hours a day. We do this by assigning two caregivers who switch shifts every 12 hours so that they are always awake and ready to provide assistance through their entire shift.
Therefore, you will not need to provide our 24-hour caregivers with a separate place to stay and sleep. These services are ideal for seniors who have trouble sleeping through the night as well as those prone to wandering and falling in the middle of the night.
Schedule a Free Consultation
Talk to our professionals at Assisting Hands Home Care if you have a loved one who could benefit from the presence of a caregiver 24 hours a day. We will discuss your live-in and 24-hour care options with you and your loved ones and help you decide which service better suits the situation.
You can reach us at (847) 462-4402 to learn more or to request a free consultation regarding our services.