The United States has seen a growing trend of senior citizens receiving in-home caregiving services. These services guarantee that people who need regular care are able to keep some of the independence they’ve become used to throughout their lives while remaining in an environment that is comfortable and familiar for them.
For some people, however, they need more care beyond what is usually provided. Seniors with chronic illnesses and adults with disabilities may need someone in the home 24 hours a day to help if there is an emergency.
Assisting Hands Home Care can help individuals who need consistent care with the live-in and 24-hour care services in Des Plaines, IL, and the neighboring areas.
Difference Between Live-In Care and 24-Hour Care
When it comes to live-in care versus 24-hour care, the main difference between the two is the amount of attention provided.
With our live-in care services, a caregiver works a shift that lasts 3 to 4 days, living in the client’s home, before switching with another caregiver. While in the home, the caregiver will take care of your loved one’s needs from when they wake up in the morning until they go to bed. Our live-in caregiver will require a place to sleep and keep their personal belongings and needs to sleep for 5 to 6 hours uninterrupted each night.
With our 24-hour care services, a caregiver will be awake, alert, and available to provide assistance to your loved ones at all times of the day. This is made possible by having two caregivers who each work a 12-hour shift. That way, a caregiver is available to help no matter the time of day and has the energy to do so. Additionally, this means the caregivers in our 24-hour care services don’t need a place to sleep.
Assisting Hands Home Care has found that 24-hour care services are especially beneficial for individuals whose medical condition necessitates constant supervision. Although our caregivers are unable to provide medical assistance and care, they can quickly get medical personnel on-site when necessary.
Non-Medical Home Care Services
You can trust our caregivers to provide the best care for your loved ones whether they receive live-in care or 24-hour care. Assisting Hands Home Care’s caregivers are not nurses or medical professionals, so they are not allowed to help with medical tasks like changing bandages or providing injections.
However, they are able to help with whatever else clients may need, including:
- Getting dressed
- Meal preparation
- Light housekeeping
- Medication reminders
- Restroom use: bathing, grooming, and more
- Transportation assistance inside and outside of the home
- Transfer assistance: getting in/out of bed, getting up/into a wheelchair, and more
Unique Care Plan
To determine what services will be needed, we start with a meeting with the client and their family. Then we create a care plan customized to the client’s specific needs and follow the plan when providing our services, which can be on a short-term or long-term basis. The daily rate for our services is dependent upon the specific tasks that our caregivers need to do.
24/7 Home Care from Experienced Caregivers
All of the caregivers that we employ at Assisting Hands Home Care are licensed and have training in first aid, CPR, and various caregiving services. Furthermore, our caregivers are required to take extra classes during the year to ensure they are up to date on the latest in the home care industry.
We also employ multilingual caregivers to help clients who do not speak English.
Who Are Our 24/7 Care Services For?
In our experience, our live-in and 24-hour care services are most beneficial for the following people:
- Cancer patients
- Terminally ill patients
- Alzheimer’s or dementia patients
Request a Free Consultation
Call Assisting Hands Home Care at (847) 448-0844 to schedule an appointment or to learn more about our live-in and 24-hour care services.
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