It is a growing trend for individuals throughout the United States to receive some form of in-home caregiving services.
It ensures that those in need of the care can maintain the independence they have grown accustomed to throughout their lives and remain in a comfortable and familiar environment.
However, there are some cases in which these individuals require additional supervision and care beyond what is typically involved.
At Assisting Hands Schaumburg, we address these situations through our live-in care and 24-hour care services. We currently offer them to those in need in the greater Schaumburg, IL, area.
24-Hour vs Live-in Care – What’s the Difference?
The primary difference between live-in care and 24-hour care is the level of attentiveness provided.
Through our live-in caregiving services, we provide the services of a caregiver who lives in the home and rotates every 3 to 4 days with another caregiver.
This means that they will need a personal space to sleep for 5 to 6 uninterrupted hours per night. When they are awake, they will provide care as it is needed.
Through our 24-hour caregiving services, you will benefit from an attentive caregiver 24 hours a day.
This is because a new caregiver will arrive every 12 hours to begin a new shift. This means that if something happens during the night, somebody will be ready to provide assistance.
It also means that our caregivers do not need their own place to sleep. This is great for clients who need constant supervision due to a medical condition. While we cannot provide medical care, we can get emergency personnel on-site in short order.
Non-Medical Caregiving Services offered by Assisting Hands Schaumburg
Regardless of which option you choose, our Assisting Hands Schaumburg caregivers will provide industry-leading care. Our caregivers are not nurses, so they cannot provide injections, change bandages, or assist with similar medical tasks; however, they can help with just about anything else. This includes:
- Preparing meals
- Reminding clients when to take medications, and in what dosages
- Transportation assistance within, and outside of, the home
- Changing clothes
- Light housekeeping (dusting, vacuuming, bed making)
- Grooming, bathing, using the restroom, etc.
- Getting into and out of the bed
Unique Care Plan for You or a Loved One
We sit down with those to receive the care, as well as their family members, to establish which services are required. Once this has been determined, we will develop an appropriate care plan based on these needs. From here, we will provide compassionate and effective caregiving services.
We provide these care services on a short-term (a few days or weeks) or on a long-term basis. The daily rate depends on the services that the caregivers will be required to perform.
Around-the-Clock Home Care from Experienced Caregivers
All caregivers employed by Assisting Hands Schaumburg have years in experience. They are trained in CPR, first aid, and a number of caregiving services.
This is just for starters. They are also required to take additional classes throughout the year to stay up to date with the latest in home care.
Some of our caregivers are bilingual so if the individual in need of care doesn’t speak English we can match him with one that speaks their language.
Who are Our 24/7 Care Services for?
During the years we have found out that the people who can benefit the most from our services are:
- Patients with cancer
- Patients with dementia or Alzheimer’s
- Terminally ill