Caring for your aging loved one can be challenging, especially when you have work or children that need your care and attention. As your loved one’s needs increase, you cannot always provide the around-the-clock care they need. But this doesn’t mean they need to move to a nursing home, assisted living facility, or senior living community.
Trusted Touch Healthcare provides live-in home care services in Maryland, Virginia, and DC for seniors that need continuous support in daily tasks or short-term help as they recover from surgery. We acknowledge situations vary between clients, so there isn’t a one-size-fits-all home care solution. We go out of our way to learn your care needs and create a custom solution with experienced and reliable caregivers to improve your quality of life.
If all this is new to you, here’s what you need to learn about our live-in care services.
What is live-in care?
Live-in care involves a fully trained caregiver moving into your home to support your loved one with specific needs and keep them independent and comfortable at home. The care services can range between 12 hours and 24 hours for several days or weeks. Whether helping with domestic chores, personal care, or running errands, our caregivers will become a rock to you and your loved one, allowing you to live and enjoy life every day.
What’s the difference between live-in and 24-hour care?
Live-in care is a home health service provided by one caregiver during a 24-hour shift. The caregiver works four or five days a week, while a different live-in caregiver covers the remaining days. In 24-hour care, support is offered by at least two caregivers simultaneously. Each caregiver does a 12-hour shift to ensure continuous care.
During the live-in care 24-hour shift, caregivers are allowed a four-hour break. You can decide to have additional cover during this break, or a family member can step in. caregivers are also entitled to an 8-hour sleeping break, and a sleeping bed is provided. The beauty of this arrangement is that you’ll have two caregivers weekly for consistency and to build a rapport with your loved one.
In 24-hour home care, the care providers are allowed thirty-minute breaks during shifts but not sleep breaks. This arrangement allows for optimal attention during care.
Based on the differences above, live-in care is appropriate for seniors who:
- Sleep through the night with minimal support
- Don’t need continuous attention to prevent wandering or dangerous activities
If your loved one’s situation is the opposite of this, 24-hour care is necessary.
Types of care provided by live-in caregivers
The specific service Trusted Touch Healthcare caregivers provide to seniors in Maryland depends on individual needs. Generally, our live-in care services include:
- Personal care services
- Assistance with activities of daily living
- Meal preparation
- Light housekeeping
- Medication management and administration
- Alzheimer’s and Caring for people with dementia
- Companionship and emotional support
- Emergency response
What are the benefits of live-in care?
You should choose Trusted Touch for live-in care services in Maryland for many reasons. They include:
Even for the same condition, seniors are in different stages of aging and develop different symptoms. We take time to listen and understand your needs and later develop a custom care plan. We’ll consider your preferences regarding the emotional, social, and physical support required.
Our live-in care option is the most economical option of all the around-the-clock care services available, especially if you need long-term care and medical care. Our caregivers have medical training and can meet basic health needs like medication reminders and administration or in-depth health duties like monitoring chronic conditions.
Peace of mind
It’s stressful and unsettling when your loved one needs a live-in caregiver, and you aren’t available to offer it. Our experienced caregivers focus on keeping your aging loved one safe, well cared for, and happy. This allows you to go about your day without worry.
Most seniors worry they’ll become a burden to their family members, hindering their growth and success in life. While they may take some time to get used to a live-in care provider, they’re happier knowing their needs are met and that those they love are living full lives.
The professional caregivers we assign to your loved one are maintained throughout the care period. In the event of any change, the new caregiver is briefed on what is required and your loved one’s needs to maintain their quality of life. So, the family caregiver doesn’t have to keep orienting them.
Your home is filled with memories and leaving can cause distress. Our caregivers in Maryland are aware of this and are intentional about ensuring seniors continue enjoying personal memorabilia and time with their pets. As our healthcare providers support and care for your loved one, they leave room for independent living and privacy.
Assigning one or two Trusted Touch Healthcare caregivers to your loved one makes it easier to be updated on the senior care plan and progress of your loved one. If you’d like adjustments made, they’re no bureaucracies to deal with.
Trusted Touch Healthcare provides affordable live-in caregivers
Do you or someone you know need live-in elderly care? Talk to us about your situation, and we’ll get you the quality care your loved one deserves. With locations in Rockville, and Fairfax, our care team is comprised of specially trained and reliable medical professionals that’ll deliver safe and reliable services.
In the DMV Area, call us at (301) 272-5140 for any questions and to learn about our other services.
Virginia areas served
- Dunn Loring
- Fairfax Station
- Falls Church
- Great Falls
- Mount Vernon
- Oak Hill
- South Riding
- Lake Ridge
- West Springfield
Maryland areas served
- Cabin John
- Chevy Chase
- Garrett Park
- Glen Echo
- Montgomery Village
- Sandy Spring
- Silver Spring
- Takoma Park
- Washington Grove
- Friendship Heights
- North Bethesda
- Aspen Hill
- Leisure World
- Forest Glen
- Kemp Mill
- North Kensington
- North Potomac