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Live-In Care for Your Senior Loved One: What You Need to Know

Monday, February 10, 2020

Do you have a senior loved one in need of around-the-clock care? If so, then live-in care may be a great option for them! Live-in care offers your senior caregivers who work in shifts to ensure that care is provided 24/7 in your senior’s home. But there is much more to live-in care than that.

There are often many questions surrounding live-in care, and Concierge Care is here to help you sort through all of them. Below we are answering some of the most common questions about live-in care.

What is Live-In Care?

Live-in care for seniors is a 24-hour service that brings care to your senior’s home, so they don’t have to worry about living elsewhere in unfamiliar territory. With this service, caregivers typically work in rotating 8-10 hours shifts (some may work a full day or even a full week) to see that the senior has care at all times. 

What Services are Included with Live-In Care?

Services that come with live-in care are non-medical. Some examples include daily routine items such as housekeeping, meal preparation, personal hygiene upkeep, and help with pets. Caregivers also provide a level of companionship to the senior and often socialize with them by just talking, playing games, or watching movies. Other services include transportation, which helps with doctor appointments, grocery shopping, and running errands; organization to keep bills paid on time, mail sorted, and medications managed; and physical activities so your senior can get the proper exercise.

Who Can Receive Live-In Care?

While live-in care is overwhelmingly provided to seniors, it doesn’t mean that all seniors immediately require live-in care. Generally, live-in care is best for seniors who are recovering from a serious injury or illness, has limited mobility, can no longer physically or mentally care for themselves, is isolated from others or lives far away from family, or is suffering with Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia.

What are the Benefits of Live-In Care?

The benefits of live-in care are plentiful. Live-in care is the ideal option to keep seniors safe, physically active, and socially and mentally stimulated. Caregivers help see that seniors in live-in care get the proper nutrition, regular exercise, better medication management, and remain safe in their home. They also help coordinate visitations with family and keep family members current on their senior’s overall health and wellness. Seniors are less likely to suffer from stress, anxiety, depression, and feelings of loneliness and isolation thanks to live-in care.

To learn more about your live-in care options with Concierge Care, please give us a call today to schedule your consultation! We look forward to talk with you.

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