A growing number of seniors are choosing to remain in their homes instead of moving to an assisted living community.
This helps them maintain a sense of independence, even as they become physically or mentally limited. To meet this desire, we offer live-in and 24-hour care services here at Assisting Hands Home Care.
Through these services, we offer around-the-clock in-home care to help seniors who need constant assistance to get through the day safely.
This can include assistance with bathing, transportation, and meal preparation, and even 24-hour access to a caregiver. We offer these services to families in need in the Westmont, IL, area.
Through our live-in caregiving services, your loved one will benefit from the services of a caregiver who remains on-site for 3 to 4 days at a time. At the end of this shift, they will rotate with another caregiver who will remain in the home. This living arrangement requires two things:
- The caregiver will need a personal space for their belongings and to sleep
- The caregiver will need at least 5 uninterrupted hours of sleep each night
While the caregiver is awake, they can assist with any non-medical needs your loved one may have. A typical day goes as follows: The live-in caregiver will help your loved one out of the bed in the morning and assist them through their daily routine.
This may include bathing, changing clothes, and similar activities. The caregiver will provide meals and assist with other tasks throughout the day. They can provide transportation as required, such as to the doctor, grocery store, or to pick up medication. When the day is over, the live-in caregiver will help your loved one settle into bed for the night.
Through our 24-hour caregiving services, your loved one will benefit from an attentive caregiver 24 hours a day. To achieve this, our caregivers rotate on 12-hour shifts. Because our 24-hour caregivers will not be sleeping in the home, they do not require any personal living space.
While the services provided through our 24-hour caregiving services are essentially the same as those provided through our live-in caregiving services, there are other advantages received through the heightened levels of attentiveness.
If your loved one has an emergency in the middle of the night, for example, our caregiver will be on-site and alert in order to respond more rapidly. This makes the service a great option for individuals with medical complications.
How to Receive Live-In or 24-Hour Care
We are happy to help you determine which service is right for your family and set up a meeting to develop an optimal care plan. We offer our live-in and 24-hour caregiving services to families in Westmont, IL, and surrounding areas.