When senior citizens choose to stay in their own homes as they age, they are choosing to remain independent and in control of their lives. However, many seniors cannot live in their homes without some type of care or assistance to get the through the day. Some seniors may just need a few hours of help per day to keep the house neat and clean, while others may need personal assistance each day with bathing or grooming. Families of senior citizens who need more help may be nervous or uncomfortable when they know that their loved one is at home alone. At Assisting Hands Home Care – Chicago, we provide live-in and 24-hour care services to provide seniors in Naperville, IL with a caregiver in their home 24 hours a day.
Live-In Care Services
When you choose live-in care services from Assisting Hands Home Care – Chicago, we will assign two caregivers to live in the home with your loved one. Each caregiver will work a 3-4 day shift before switching with the second caregiver. Our live-in caregiver will cover a wide range of care needs for your loved one including help getting into and out of bed, personal assistance such as bathing and grooming, light housekeeping, transportation, meal preparation, and anything else that is needed. Knowing that our caregiver is always in the home of your loved one will provide you and your family with some much-needed peace of mind.
The day starts for our live-in caregiver when your loved ones wake up in the morning. Our caregiver will be there to help them out of bed and get through their morning routine. Once they are washed up and dressed for the day, our caregiver will prepare breakfast and handle their regular care tasks throughout the day. They will ensure that your loved ones get nutritious meals and take their medication at the right time. They are also ready to provide transportation to get your loved ones to doctor’s appointments and take care of important errands like grocery shopping. Seniors who have recently spent time in the hospital or who have lost their spouse can benefit greatly from having a live-in caregiver.
Preparing for a Live-In Caregiver
Our live-in caregivers will be living in the home of your loved one and will need their own space to sleep and keep their personal items. You must allow the caregiver to get at least 5 uninterrupted hours of sleep each night. When it is time to switch shifts, our caregiver will clean up their space and get it ready for the next caregiver.
24 Hour Home Care
Our 24-hour care services work a little differently than our live-in care services. With these services, there will still be a caregiver at the home 24 hours a day, but they will be awake and alert for the entire 24 hours. We assign two caregivers to the home that alternate 12 hour shifts so that there is never any down time. You will not have to provide a room for our 24-hour caregivers because they will not be living in the home.
Having an elderly relative that lives on their own can be nerve racking for families because so much can go wrong when no one is there to help them. With our live-in care and 24-hour care services, there will always be a professional caregiver in the home ready to provide assistance and respond to emergencies. If you have an elderly family member in Naperville, IL who could benefit from having 24-hour assistance in their home, contact Assisting Hands Home Care – Chicago at (630) 352-3656 to set up an initial consultation.