As more senior citizens opt to stay in their homes instead of living in a retirement home or assisted living facility, they are enlisting the help of professional caregivers to ensure that their care needs are met in their homes. Some seniors may need no more than a few hours of help per day from a caregiver and others may need more in-depth care over a longer period. There are also some cases in which seniors and adults with disabilities could benefit from having a caregiver present 24 hours a day. For these instances, Assisting Hands Home Care Serving Montgomery County, Maryland and Northern Virginia can help with our live-in care services.
Live-In Care Services
Assisting Hands Home Care provides in-home care services and 24-hour care for those who need it in Montgomery County, Maryland and Northern Virginia. We will send two of our caregivers to live in the home of your loved ones, and they will alternate shifts every 3-4 days to ensure that one of them is always there. Our live-in caregivers will assist your loves ones with almost anything from personal care and assistance to light housekeeping duties. The presence of our caregivers will also help put you and your loved ones at ease knowing that someone is there to provide care when needed and react if there is an emergency.
Our live-in caregiver will be there every morning to help your loved ones get out of bed and assist them during their daily routines. You can expect our caregivers to help with bathing, restroom use, dressing, medications, and anything else that is needed throughout the day. We will also provide meal preparation, take care of some housekeeping, and drive your loved ones to doctor appointments or family gatherings. If your elderly relatives have recently had surgery, lost a spouse, or want some company in their home, our live-in care services are ideal.
Preparing for a Live-In Caregiver
If you opt for live-in care services with Assisting Hands Home Care, you will need to provide the live-in caregiver with a private place to stay and sleep. The caregiver will keep their personal belongings in this space and they should be allowed to sleep for at least 5 hours uninterrupted each night. Before each shift change, the caregiver will prepare the space for the next caregiver, so you will not have to worry about preparing the space again.
24 Hour Home Care
With regular live-in care services, a caregiver is always at the home, but they are not alert to provide care for the full 24 hours. For those who need consistent care 24 hours a day, we provide complete 24-hour home care. With this service, we will assign two caregivers to work alternating 12-hour shifts so that someone is always alert and ready to help in case of an emergency. Our caregivers who provide 24-hour in-home care will not sleep during their shift, so you do not have to provide them with their own private space. This is the best way to ensure that your loved ones are covered every minute of the day.
Knowing that your elderly relatives are living without someone to provide care can be stressful, even if it is only for a few hours at a time. You can ensure that your loved ones are never alone with our live-in care and 24-hour care services. Call us today in MD at (301) 363-2580, and in VA at (703) 556-8983 if you or your loved ones could benefit from 24-hour care in Montgomery County Maryland and Northern Virginia.