Maintaining independence despite old age, a major surgery, or another complication can be difficult.
At Assisting Hands, we offer live-in and 24-hour care services to help make life easier for those who need constant assistance in Harwood Heights, IL.
Essentially, our caregivers can remain on-site to provide the kind of care that your loved one needs to get through their day.
These in-home caregiving services allow the one receiving the care to remain in a comfortable and familiar environment.
Live-In Care and 24-Hour Care: What’s the Difference?
The primary difference between our live-in caregiving services and 24-hour caregiving services is the level of attentiveness provided. We offer the same sort of assistance and expertise with both, but the schedules of our caregivers change. See below to learn more:
- Live-In Care: Through our live-in caregiving services, a caregiver will remain in the home for 3 to 4 days at a time. They will then switch with another caregiver who will remain on-site for that period of time. The caregivers will require a place to sleep, and at least 5 to 6 uninterrupted hours of sleep each night.
- 24-Hour Care: With our 24-hour caregiving services, a caregiver will always be attentive at the home. This is ideal for individuals who need supervision throughout the night. Our caregivers will switch off every 12 hours for a new shift. This means that if an emergency occurs due to some sort of health complication, or another reason, one of our caregivers will be ready to respond on a moment’s notice. Our caregivers do not require a place to sleep through these services.
Due to the attentive nature of our 24/7 caregiving services, we typically work with cancer patients, adults struggling with severe Alzheimer’s or dementia, and terminally ill individuals. However, we also have experience working with individuals who just underwent complicated surgeries, suffered from heart attacks or strokes, or went through similarly troubling events.
Non-Medical Caregiving Services Offered by Assisting Hands
No matter the circumstances your loved one faces, there are a variety of services we can offer to make their days easier. Our care plans are fully customizable to fit their needs. We will develop an effective plan with family members and the one to receive the care to determine what is truly needed. We offer the following and more:
- Meal preparation
- Medication reminders
- Transportation services
- Assistance with changing clothes
- Help with maintaining personal hygiene
- Light housekeeping
- Nighttime assistance
While our caregivers are not certified nurses, they are trained in CPR and first aid. This means that they cannot provide full medical services but can respond appropriately in the case of an emergency.
Take Advantage of Our Around-The-Clock Care
We are happy to answer any questions you have about our services and schedule an appointment. We currently offer our around-the-clock caregiving services to residents of Harwood Heights, IL, and the surrounding areas.