Around-the-Clock Home Care from Assisting Hands Home Care
Elderly individuals choose to age within the comfort of their own homes because they have decided to maintain their independence and control over their lives. However, a lot of seniors are unable to safely live at home without some sort of everyday help or care.
A portion of elderly individuals will only need assistance on a part-time basis, getting help with tasks like cleaning their home. Other seniors may require personal assistance on a daily basis, getting help with tasks like bathing and meal preparation. Seniors who suffer from chronic conditions or have limited mobility may need someone nearby to provide care 24 hours a day.
Family members may feel uneasy about having their elderly relatives live at home alone. With live-in and 24-hour care services from Assisting Hands Home Care in Woodridge, IL, we can provide your elderly loved ones with a caregiver in their home at all hours of the day. You and your loved ones will rest easier knowing that our qualified caregiver is there to provide assistance 24 hours a day.
Live-In Care Services
With Assisting Hands Home Care’s live-in services, two caregivers will be assigned to a client. Each caregiver works a shift that lasts 3 to 4 days and will then switch with the other caregiver. The live-in caregiver addresses a wide variety of your loved one’s care needs: help with bathing and grooming, help with getting in and out of bed, meal preparation, light housekeeping, transportation, and any other assistance they may need.
To begin the day, the live-in caregiver will wake up the elderly individual, helping them get up and out of bed and on with their morning routine. After helping them wash up and dress, the caregiver prepares them breakfast and takes care of other care needs throughout the course of the day. When it comes to preparing meals, the caregiver will ensure that your loved ones are eating regularly. Additionally, the caregiver will remind clients to take any necessary medications.
Our live-in caregivers are also able to provide seniors with transportation services. If they need a ride to medical appointments or to run errands, the live-in caregiver can take care of that, safely driving them to their desired destination.
If your loved one has recently lost their spouse or was in the hospital, then they can benefit from our live-in care services.
Preparing for a Live-In Caregiver
When you use our live-in care services, the live-in caregiver will need a place to sleep and keep their things in the client’s home. They will also need to sleep for 5 uninterrupted hours every night. When the time comes for the live-in caregiver to switch shifts with the other caregiver, they will prepare the room themselves.
24-Hour Home Care — What You Need to Know
At Assisting Hands, our 24-hour care services differ from our live-in care services in that a caregiver will be available, alert, and awake for all 24 hours of the day. This is made possible by having two caregivers each work alternating 12-hour shifts. With this set-up, there is no need to make space for the caregiver to sleep as they will be awake through their entire shift.
If you have an elderly relative who lives alone, it is common to feel uncomfortable with the situation. If no one is with them, then there’s no one who can help them if there’s an emergency. With live-in and 24-hour care services from Assisting Hands, we can provide your elderly loved one with a caregiver who can help them with whatever they need, 24 hours a day, and respond to emergencies.