Of the many senior citizens who have chosen to age in place instead of leaving for a retirement home or assisted living facility, some of them require the presence of a caregiver through the night or even 24 hours a day for their safety. Those with illnesses or chronic conditions may need help throughout the day, including the middle of the night, and an emergency can occur at any time. It is always important for seniors in this position to have someone in the home to provide assistance and react if there is an emergency. Families may have a difficult time covering the care needs of their loved ones through the entire day and night.
At Assisting Hands Home Care, we can help those who need consistent home care in Henrico, VA with our live-in, 24-hour, and overnight care services. With these services, we can have a caregiver in the home of your loved one during the night or for the full 24 hours. Our caregivers are licensed, bonded, and insured to provide quality home care any time of the day or night.
Overnight Caregiver – Henrico, VA
There are many cases in which a family can provide their elderly loved one with the care they need during the day, but they cannot accommodate their needs at night. It is unsettling to leave a family member that may need assistance alone at night, especially if there is a high risk for an emergency. With our overnight care services, one of our caregivers will stay in your loved one’s home through the night to provide them with assistance and respond to emergencies. The presence of our caregiver will give you some peace of mind knowing that your loved ones are not alone at night.
Our caregiver will arrive to your loved one’s home in the evening to help them through their bedtime routines. They will remain in the home through the night, helping your loved ones get to and from the bathroom and remaining ready to respond to emergencies. In the morning, our caregivers will help your loved ones get out of bed and assist them through their morning routines.
Live-In Caregiver – Henrico, VA
Our live-in care services are more intensive than our overnight care services as one of our caregivers will live in the home of your loved ones. For these services, two caregivers are assigned for your loved one and they will spend 3-4 days living at the home before alternating.
Our live-in caregiver will be present in the home 24 hours a day, helping out in the mornings and providing assistance throughout the day. Our caregiver will then help your loved ones get to bed at night before going to bed themselves. It is important to allow our caregiver to get at least 5 hours of uninterrupted sleep each night.
Seniors who have recently returned home from the hospital or lost their spouse can benefit greatly from these services. Their families can also rest easier knowing that our licensed caregiver is always in the home of their loved one to provide assistance.
Preparing for a Live-In Caregiver
Because our live-in caregiver will need to sleep at night, you need to provide them with a space within the home to sleep and keep their personal belongings. The caregiver will clean the space and change the bed linens when it is time to change shifts with the other caregiver.
24-Hour Home Care – Henrico, VA
Our 24-hour care services are the most intensive of these services as one of our caregivers will be awake and alert for the entire 24 hours. We will assign two caregivers for these services who will alternate every 12 hours and they will not need any time to sleep during their shift. With this arrangement, our caregiver will always be nearby and ready to respond to any situation at a moment’s notice any time of the day or night. These services are beneficial for those who suffer from chronic conditions or illnesses that require constant supervision.
Call Us for a Free In-Home Consultation
If you believe that your loved ones in Henrico, VA could benefit from our overnight, live-in, or 24-hour care services, contact Assisting Hands Home Care to set up a free in-home assessment. During this assessment, we will evaluate the care needs of your loved ones and help you decide which of these services is the most beneficial. You can call us at (804) 500-9787 for more information.