Benefits of live-in care

As we age, many of us face the prospect of declining health and increasing dependence on others for our daily needs. This can be a difficult time for both the elderly individual and their loved ones, who may struggle to provide the necessary care and support. While many care options are available, live-in care has emerged as a popular and effective solution for those in need.

The team of experienced professionals at Trusted Touch HealthCare is committed to providing you with the highest level of care and support. In this article, we’ll explore the benefits of live-in care in more detail and explain why it may be the right choice for you or your loved one.

What is the meaning of live-in care?

Live-in care is a caregiving service involving a trained caregiver living with an elderly, ill, or disabled individual in their own home. This caregiver provides round-the-clock support, assistance, and companionship to ensure the individual can continue living comfortably and independently in familiar surroundings.

Live-in care is a highly personalized form of home health care. The caregiver works closely with the client to develop a care plan addressing their needs and desires. This may include assistance with activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, and meal preparation, as well as companionship, medication management, and transportation.

Note: During the day, live-in caregivers attend to any need your loved one may need, but at night, they are only available for emergencies.

Live-in care advantages

Here are five key advantages of live-in care:

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  1. Cost-effective: Live-in care is a cost-effective alternative to assisted living facilities or nursing homes. Rather than paying for a full suite of services, clients can choose to pay only for the services they require, which can help to keep costs low.
  2. Personalized attention: Live-in caregivers provide one-on-one attention and care, which allows for a more personalized approach to caregiving. This can be particularly important for individuals with complex medical conditions or specialized care needs.
  3. Independent living: Live-in care enables individuals to maintain their independence and autonomy while still receiving the required support and assistance. Clients can continue to live in their own homes, which can provide comfort and familiarity.
  4. Companionship: Live-in caregivers provide physical assistance, emotional support, and companionship. This can be particularly beneficial for individuals experiencing loneliness or social isolation.
  5. Minimal disruption: Live-in care minimizes disruptions to the client’s daily routine and environment. By remaining in their own homes, clients can avoid the stress and upheaval of moving into a care facility.

What is the difference between 24/7 care and live-in caregiver?

In live-in care, your loved one is attended to by one caregiver. The caregiver provides live-in services for four to five days a week, after which they are relieved by a different live-in caregiver. But in 24-hour care, multiple caregivers attend to your loved one in a day’s shift.

With multiple caregivers in 24/7 care, you can be assured that someone is always available to assist, no matter the time of day or night. The help offered may include assistance with activities of daily living, medication management, and companionship. The daytime care provider gets a 4-hour break, and you can decide whether you want coverage during this time.

A live-in care provider or private duty nursing are permitted an 8-hour sleeping break each night. During this time, the caregiver must have a sleeping area within the client’s home.

Talk to us about your live-in care needs

Live-in care is an excellent option for those needing ongoing support and assistance. With personalized attention, supported independence, cost-effectiveness, and companionship, live-in care offers a range of benefits that can make a significant difference in the lives of elderly, bedridden, or disabled individuals.

If you are considering a live-in caregiver for yourself or a loved one, Trusted Touch HealthCare is here to help. Our team of compassionate caregivers is dedicated to providing you with the highest level of care and support. We take pride in developing customized care plans that meet each individual’s unique needs and preferences.

So why wait? Contact us online today to schedule a consultation and discover how live-in care can make a positive difference in the quality of life of your loved one. You can also reach us at (301) 272-5140 or email info@trustedtouchcares.com.