Senior citizens who opt to age within the comfort of their own homes do so to maintain independence and control of their lives. But a lot of elderly individuals are unable to live at home without some amount of help or care to go about their everyday lives.
Certain seniors only need part-time help, but other seniors require personal care on a daily basis. Families whose elderly relatives need assistance more often may feel uneasy about their loved ones living alone, but that’s where we, at Assisting Hands, can help.
Assisting Hands Home Care provides seniors with live-in and 24-hour care services in Wheaton, IL and throughout DuPage County. With these services, one of our trained caregivers will always be at the home of your loved one, giving you and your family some peace of mind. Our live-in care services and 24-hour care can both be covered by your loved one’s long term care insurance.
Around-the-Clock Care Services
With our live-in care services, two caregivers will be assigned to live with your loved one at his/her residence. Each caregiver takes a shift that lasts 3-4 days and then switches with the other assigned caregiver.
The live-in caregiver will address a variety of your loved one’s needs: bathing and grooming, meal preparation, getting in and out of bed, transportation, light housekeeping, and more.
With a caregiver at home with your loved one, you and your family will have peace of mind.
Days begin with the live-in caregiver waking your loved ones up in the morning, helping them get out of bed, and assisting with their morning routine.
After the client has gotten washed and dressed for the day, the caregiver prepares a nutritious breakfast and continues to take care of other care tasks. In addition, the caregiver makes sure your loved one eats proper meals and takes their medication.
Caregivers are also able to provide transportation for your elderly relatives whether it be to medical appointments or to run errands.
Furthermore, caregivers can be a great benefit to seniors who have lost their spouse or were recently in the hospital.
Preparing for a Live-In Caregiver
With a live-in caregiver, this person will be living at home with your loved one. As such, the caregiver needs a place to sleep and store their personal belongings. Additionally, the caregiver needs to be allowed at least five uninterrupted hours of sleep every night. When the time comes to switch shifts, the caregiver prepares the space for the next one.
24-Hour Home Care – What You Need to Know
Our 24-hour care services are a bit different from the live-in care services that we provide. With our 24-hour care services, your loved one will have an alert and awake caregiver nearby at all hours of the day.
Two caregivers are assigned to a client and will alternate over 12-hour shifts. This means your elderly relative will have a caregiver to tend to his/her needs on a 24/7 basis. With these services, you do not need to supply a room for them to sleep in, because they do not live in your loved one’s home.
Families can feel uncomfortable when they have elderly relatives who live by themselves, because they have no one to assist them in an emergency. With live-in care and 24-hours care services from Assisting Hands Home Care, we can guarantee that your loved one always has a professional caregiver to assist them.