Live-In and 24-Hour Home Care in Chicago, IL — Live at Home Longer
In the United States, there is a growing trend of senior citizens receiving some form of caregiving services at home.
These services allow individuals to remain within the comfort of their own homes and maintain some of their independence.
In some instances, though, people will need extra care and supervision.
Assisting Hands can cater to both of the aforementioned situations with the live-in and 24-hour care services we provide to those in Chicago, IL, and the surrounding area.
Live-In Care versus 24-Hour Care — What’s the Difference?
The main difference between our live-in care services and 24-hour care services is the amount of attention provided.
With live-in care, a caregiver works a shift that lasts 3 to 4 days and then switches with another caregiver. At night, our caregiver needs 5 to 6 uninterrupted hours of sleep, meaning you need to provide them with a place to stay within the home. When they wake up in the morning, the caregiver will provide care as needed, helping your loved ones throughout the day and helping them get into bed at night.
With 24-hour care, a caregiver will be available to help at all hours of the day. Every 12 hours, a caregiver comes to the client’s home to start their shift. This set-up allows an attentive caregiver to be awake, alert, and prepared to provide help no matter the time of day. Additionally, with 24-hour care, the caregiver doesn’t need a place to sleep because they will be awake their entire shift.
Non-Medical Caregiving Services Offered by Assisting Hands
No matter which service you pick, we will provide you with quality, well-trained caregivers. The caregivers aren’t certified nurses, though, so they are unable to help with medical tasks like injections or bandage changing. However, they are able to assist with just about any other non-medical task, including:
- Getting dressed
- Meal preparation
- Light housekeeping
- Medication reminders
- Getting in and out of bed
- Transportation assistance: inside and outside of home
Unique Care Plan for Your Loved One
We create customized care plans for those who need 24-hour or live-in care. We start by meeting with the clients and their families to determine what services are needed. Care can be provided on a short-term basis, lasting for a few days or weeks, or on a long-term basis. The daily rate for our services is determined by what services our caregivers will provide.
Around-the-Clock Home Care from Experienced Caregivers
Assisting Hands Home Care’s caregivers are all trained in first aid, CPR, and numerous caregiving services. Additionally, we employ caregivers with several years of experience and who are required to take classes throughout the year. These classes guarantee that our caregivers stay updated on the latest in the home care industry. We also have multilingual caregivers, so we can match non-English speaking clients with ones who speak their language.
Who are Our 24/7 Care Services for?
In our experience, our 24/7 care services are beneficial for people who are:
- Terminally ill
- Cancer patients
- Dementia or Alzheimer’s patients