When senior citizens reach retirement age, more of them than ever are choosing to remain at home and receive the care that they need. Seniors take comfort in staying at home during their retirement years and receiving care instead of leaving to live at a nursing home. Aging in place allows seniors to maintain some of their independence, but many cannot live completely independent lives without someone to provide care.
The home care needs of seniors who age in place varies depending on their cognitive and physical abilities. Those who are still pretty capable may only need help for part of the day to take care of some personal activities and household chores. Some seniors may also need help with personal care like bathing, using the restroom, getting dressed, and other activities of daily living (ADLs). For seniors who suffer from a serious illness or chronic condition, they may need care and assistance 24 hours a day.
Assisting Hands Home Care can help those who need constant care in Franklin, WI with our live-in and 24-hour home care services. With these services, we will have a licensed caregiver in your loved one’s home at all times to provide the care and assistance they need. You and your family will rest easy knowing that your loved ones always have a caregiver at home to provide care and respond to emergencies.
Live-In Caregivers in Waukesha
As the name suggests, our live-in care services involve one of our caregivers living in your loved one’s home. We always assign two caregivers for our live-in care services who take turns living in the home for 3 to 4 days at a time. While in the home, our live-in caregiver will assist with personal activities and help around the house with light housekeeping duties and meal preparation.
The following is how our live-in caregiver will handle a typical day:
- Mornings: Each morning, our caregiver will wake up and help your loved ones as they wake up. We will help them out of bed and assist them as the bathe and get dressed. We will also prepare breakfast.
- Daytime: Throughout the day, our caregiver will help with activities of daily living (ADLs) as needed, medication reminders, light housekeeping, and meal preparation for each meal. If your loved ones need to get to a doctor appointment or do their errands, we can help by providing transportation.
- Night: Our caregiver will help your loved one get dressed and safely into bed.
Preparing for a Live-In Caregiver
It is important for those receiving live-in care to provide our caregiver with a private space in the home to keep their belongings and sleep each night. Our caregiver must get five hours of uninterrupted sleep so they can have the energy to provide effective care. Before the next caregiver arrives to change shifts, our caregiver will change the bed sheets and prepare the space.
24-Hour Home Care in Franklin
The level of attentive care that our clients receive is the main difference between 24-hour home care and live-in care. When it comes to 24-hour care, our caregivers are awake for the entire 24-hour period to provide any care and assistance needed and immediately respond to emergencies. We provide constant care by assigning multiple caregivers for your loved one who will work 8 to 12-hour shifts. Therefore, our caregivers will be awake their entire shifts and can provide assistance any time of the day or night. As your loved one sleeps, our caregiver will be nearby in case they awake in the middle of the night or there is an emergency.
You do not need to do anything extra to prepare for our 24-hour caregivers as they do not need a place to sleep. The 24/7 care provided by these services is ideal for seniors with chronic conditions who need consistent supervision.
If you or your loved need 24 hour home care services in Franklin, call Assisting Hands Home Care at (262) 565-6898.
Trusted Home Caregivers
We understand that ensuring your loved ones have adequate care 24 hours a day is stressful. One thing you will not have to stress about is the quality of care your loved ones will receive from our highly trained and licensed caregivers. Every caregiver we send to your loved one’s home has passed a background check and they are licensed, bonded, and insured to provide home care. You can expect our caregivers to always treat your loved ones with respect and compassion.
Call Us for a Free In-Home Consultation
If your loved ones in the Franklin, WI area could benefit from 24/7 care provided by our live-in and 24-hour care services, contact Assisting Hands Home Care for a free in-home consultation. Our representative will come to the home of your loved one to do a thorough assessment of their care needs so we can create an effective care plan. Give us a call at (262) 565-6898 to learn more or set up a consultation.