There are an increasing number of elderly individuals who are choosing to age at home, but to do this safely, most of them will require some amount of in-home care. Some will only need part-time help, but others will need full-time assistance.
In the event that your elderly loved ones need constant in-home care to remain safe, then Assisting Hands Home Care is here to help. At Assisting Hands Home Care, we provide elderly individuals in Miramar, FL, and the surrounding areas with 24-hour and live-in care services, where one of our caregivers will stay at the client’s home and provide help throughout the day.
Services of a Live-In Caregiver
With our live-in care services, a caregiver lives in your loved one’s home, working a 3-to-4-day shift before switching with another caregiver. That caregiver will then work their own 3-to-4-day shift, and the two caregivers continue to alternate.
The caregiver will assist your loved one with their everyday routine and provide whatever help is necessary. With our caregiver’s help, you can feel at ease knowing your loved one has someone to offer care and assistance, respond to any emergencies, and provide companionship.
To begin, the live-in caregiver helps your loved one get up from bed and with their morning routine, including washing up and getting dressed. The caregiver also prepares breakfast. During the day, the live-in caregiver continues to help by doing light housekeeping tasks, helping with medication, providing transportation to appointments or to run errands, and more.
We have found that our live-in care services are an ideal fit for elderly individuals who recently had surgery or a hospital stay, seniors who want to have an all-day companion, and elders who have lost their spouse.
Preparing for a Live-In Caregiver
To prepare for the live-in caregiver, you need to make sure they have their own place to keep their belongings and to sleep. The caregiver also needs at least five uninterrupted hours of sleep each night. The current caregiver will prepare for the next one by cleaning the room and washing the sheets.
24-Hour Home Care
Our 24-hour home care services are slightly different from our live-in care services. Both services entail a caregiver being at the client’s home 24 hours a day, but live-in caregivers need a place and time to sleep. Our 24-hour home caregivers remain awake throughout the entirety of their shift and do not need a place or time to sleep.
In our 24-hour home care services, the caregiver works a 12-hour shift before alternating with another caregiver who works their own 12-hour shift. This ensures that someone is always awake, alert, and available to help your loved one regardless of the time of day. Because of this, the caregiver doesn’t need a place to sleep.
Contact Us for a Free Consultation
If your loved one has a caregiver at their home at all hours of the day, then you can have peace of mind knowing someone is always there for them. Assisting Hands Home Care can provide this through the 24-hour home and live-in care services we provide in Miramar, FL, and the surrounding areas.
For more information, give us a call at (954) 644-7276.