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Live-in home care, our most comprehensive service and part of our Continuum of Care, provides around the clock help for those who need continued care. Live-in care provides the consistency of a single caregiver and familiar face in the home for ongoing supportive care and significant assistance needs.
The live-in companion provides intermittent care over each 24-hour period with appropriate meal and rest periods, and is always present in the home for emergent situations.
Typically more cost effective than institutional care, live-in care helps the client remain at home and continue familiar routines with a caregiver who can provide assistance with all aspects of daily life:
Social interaction and company
Assistance with daily household tasks such as cooking, cleaning and laundry
Personal care such as bathing, dressing, grooming, incontinence care
Assistance with mobility, transfers and if needed, with bed-bound care
Help with maintaining medication schedules
Transportation and accompaniment to appointments and other outings in the community
How Live-In Care Works
Live-in care is exactly what it sounds like – we match the client with a qualified live-in caregiver who resides in the home around the clock. The live-in companion can assist with a myriad of tasks and activities during the day such as helping with personal care, helping to maintain the household, assisting the client moving around the home, memory issues and more. Live-in care is personalized to each client, and can evolve as the client’s needs change over time. The live-in companion becomes part of the daily routine, and over time many live-in caregivers become part of the family and often become the “rock” that helps the client maintain their independence and dignity.
Over the years, countless families have shared praise for their live-in caregivers, often expressing how having a good set of “eyes and ears” in the home made all the difference for the client’s overall well-being. Not surprisingly, they frequently share that their caregiver has become far more over time… they have become a friend.
With the understanding that the person lives in the client’s home, we put extra effort into matching clients with live-in companions. We specialize in fostering lasting and beneficial relationships. In fact, we have live-in caregivers in place today who have been with their clients for years.
The living arrangements are fairly simple, and can be flexible based on the client’s needs and home environment. At a minimum, the live-in caregiver needs a comfortable place to sleep and store their belongings, the basic staples for all meals, time for meal breaks and down time, and eight hours of sleep. An easy way to picture it is to think of the live-in caregiver as a really helpful roommate.
Live-in caregivers, as do all employees, take breaks, and when that happens we will provide a suitable short-term replacement caregiver. We plan these replacements to allow for some overlap so that the regular caregiver can acclimate the temporary caregiver to what needs to be done so that there is a seamless care experience for the client.