There is a growing trend of people in the U.S. who receive some sort of caregiving services at home. This guarantees that those who need such care are in an environment that is familiar and comfortable to them.
But there are some instances where more care and supervision than usual are needed.
Seniors who have chronic conditions or serious illnesses may need someone present 24 hours a day in case there is a problem or emergency.
Assisting Hands Home Care in Norridge, IL, can help with these scenarios with the live-in care and 24-hour care services that we offer to Norridge, IL, and the surrounding areas. With these services, your loved ones and your family can rest assure knowing that someone is always there to provide assistance.
24-Hour Care versus Live-In Care — What’s the Difference?
The main difference between live-in care services and 24-hour home care services in Norridge, IL is the amount of attention our caregivers provide.
With live-in care services, a caregiver lives at the client’s home and switches shifts with another caregiver every 3 to 4 days. The caregiver needs a space to sleep uninterrupted for 5 to 6 hours every night. They will provide help to clients when they’re awake and they are right in the home if an emergency should occur at night.
With 24-hour care services, a caregiver works a 12-hour shift and switches with another caregiver who also works a 12-hour shift. With this model, an attentive caregiver is available to help clients at all hours of the day.
The caregiver won’t need a place to sleep because they will be awake their entire shift. 24-hour care services are especially beneficial for individuals whose medical condition necessitates constant supervision. Our caregivers are unable to provide any medical care but are able to get emergency personnel to the home right away if there is an emergency.
Non-Medical Caregiving Services from Assisting Hands
No matter whether you pick live-in care or 24-hour care, the caregivers at Assisting Hands will provide your loved ones with exceptional care. Because they are not nurses, our caregivers are unable to change bandages, provide injections, or help with other similar medical tasks. Our caregivers are able to help with a range of non-medical care services, including:
- Meal preparation
- Medication reminders
- Transportation help inside and outside of the home
- Changing clothes
- Light housekeeping chores: making the bed, vacuuming, dusting, and more
- Using the bathroom
- Getting out of and into bed
Unique Care Plan for You or a Loved One
When you call Assisting Hands for home care, we will meet with you and your family members to learn what care services are needed. Afterwards, we create a personalized care plan that addresses all these needs. Our care plans are always flexible so they can be adjusted with changing care needs.
Our care services are available on a short-term basis, such as a few days or a few weeks, or on a long-term basis. Our daily rate is dependent upon which services the caregivers need to perform.
Around-the-Clock Home Care from Experienced Caregivers
At Assisting Hands, we employ experienced caregivers who have been trained in CPR, first aid, and multiple caregiving services. In addition, our caregivers are required to take classes over the course of the year to ensure we stay up to date with the latest in the home care industry.
Who Are Our 24/7 Care Services For?
In our experience, the people who benefit the most from these care services are:
- Alzheimer’s or dementia patients
- Cancer patients
- Terminally ill
Our 24-hour and live-in care services can be covered by your loved one’s long term care insurance.