It can be difficult and stressful to make sure that your elderly relatives get the care they need throughout the day. But if the seniors in your family have a chronic condition or illness that requires constant supervision or care, this can be nearly impossible to cover if you rely on only your family. Even if you have a family member who lives with the elderly relative in need, they still need to sleep at some point. If you have elderly relatives in need of 24-hour supervision and care, your best bet is to hire professional caregivers from a home care agency like Assisting Hands Home Care.
Assisting Hands Home Care provides both live-in and 24-hour care services for seniors who need consistent care and supervision in St, Charles, IL area. With these services, there will be a caregiver in the home of your loved ones ready to provide assistance 24 hours a day.
24-Hour Home Care
Our 24-hour home care services are a better fit for elderly individuals who need someone at home awake and alert on a 24/7 basis. Like our live-in care services, two caregivers are assigned to a client; however, each caregiver will instead work 12-hour shifts before switching. Our 24-hour caregivers don’t sleep during their shift.
We recommend this service for elderly individuals whose chronic condition or illness necessitates constant supervision from an alert, awake caregiver. Our caregivers will be prepared to address any emergencies and will provide exceptional care.
With our live-in care services, two caregivers are assigned to live at home with your loved ones. One caregiver will work a shift that lasts 3-4 days before switching with the other caregiver assigned to the same client. The live-in caregiver sleeps during the night and needs somewhere to rest but will be present in case of an emergency.
Prior to assigning caregivers, we will meet with you and your elderly loved one. During this meeting, we develop a care plan that addresses your loved ones’ care needs. Care plans usually include personal care, light housekeeping, meal preparation, and transportation.
Our live-in caregivers begin in the morning, helping seniors get out of bed, bathe, and dress. Furthermore, we help them throughout the day and remind them to take medication at the correct time. Come nighttime, we will help them with night routines and make sure they safely get to bed.
We have found that our live-in services are especially helpful to elderly individuals who recently had surgery or recently suffered from an illness. A licensed caregiver will always be at home with your loved ones to provide care and companionship.
Preparing for a Live-In Caregiver
Because caregivers live at the home with their clients, they require a place to sleep and store their personal belongings. Barring any emergencies, our live-in home care providers need at least five uninterrupted hours of sleep. They will also get the space ready for the other caregiver before switching shifts.
For more information about Assisting Hands Home Care’s live-in and 24-hour home care services in St. Charles, IL area, call us at (630) 332-2203. You can rely on our caregivers to be attentive and compassionate with their care and respond immediately with any emergencies.