Live-In and 24/7 Care at Home
When being home alone for any period of time is no longer an option for clients with challenges like dementia or Alzheimer's disease, 24/7 or live-in care is a good alternative to a residential facility. Our caregivers will ensure safety, comfort and activities appropriate to where the client is in their journey. Below is information to consider when choosing between 24/7 in home care and live-in home care. Please contact us directly if you have questions on what is involved with either arrangement.
In-Home 24/7 In Home Care
24/7 in home care is generally needed when your loved one needs someone awake in the home all hours of the day. Sleeping less and more frequent awakenings at night is common with aging. If a client has other health related issues that increase sleeplessness, these awakenings can be frequent enough to require attention throughout interruptions to the sleep cycle making an awake caregiver necessary to maintain comfort and safety throughout normal sleeping hours.
To provide this care, 24/7 caregiver services are employed by arranging the work schedules into shifts with transitions occurring at times of the day that minimize disruption and keep your loved one calm. For example, if your loved one becomes agitated late in the day, a shift change during that time can be avoided.
Live-In Home Care
Much like 24/7 care, live-in care involves a caregiver in the home at all hours. The major difference is that the caregiver is able to sleep when the client is sleeping with live-in care. This makes a longer 24-hour shift possible reducing the caregiver shift changes from three times per day to once per day. Live-in care works best for clients who are able to sleep through the night with minimal awakenings.
Unsure about the right kind of care needed for you or your loved one? Contact Barberry Ridge Home Health for an in-home assessment. Our staff of nurses and caregivers would love to help.