Live-in home care is a simple phone call away with Senior Home Care by Angels in the Annapolis Valley in Nova Scotia, Including Berwick, Wolfville, Middleton, Kentville, Bridgetown, Digby, and Surrounding Communities.
Home care for your aging loved ones can be challenging to offer, primarily if you work, live far away, and have children who need your attention. You won't always provide the 24-hour care they require at home as their needs and expectations grow. To cater to their requirements, you may want to schedule regular visits from caretakers and family members. However, a loss in physical and cognitive functions and a shift in the scenario where one parent is now living alone may necessitate round-the-clock care.
You don't have to put your elderly parent in an assisted living facility or a retirement home.
Live-in and 24-hour home care can ensure that a caregiver is accessible to meet any personal needs – as well as to provide senior companion care – at all hours of the day and night in the comfort of their own home. Companionship has been shown to lift seniors' spirits and prevent loneliness and isolation, leading to depression. According to WebMD, one out of every three older persons lacks companionship, and many feel lonely.
Caring for the elderly in their home
As seniors get older, assisted living care offered by you or a respected home care organization may not be enough. The following are signs that you should consider switching to home care 24 hours a day, seven days a week:
- Increased bruising because of falls or trips
- Wetting the bed or having other "accidents" because they can't get to the bathroom on their own
- More reliance on assistive technology
- Getting out of the house and wandering about
- As dementia progresses, there is more confusion.
- Feeling alone and stressed while caring for themselves
- Help with drinking or eating
- A recent discharge from rehabilitation or a stay in the hospital
- Agility and movement issues because of a stroke or a chronic illness
- A move made by a caregiver's family or friends
What Is the Difference Between Live-in Care and 24-Hour care?
While live-in and 24-hour caregivers may appear to be interchangeable, the terms of home care for each are distinct. Understanding the differences will aid in determining the best option for a senior's unique situation.
Live-in caregivers stay in the house 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to carry out the tasks stated in the care plan. A weekday caregiver and a weekend caregiver could alternate. A sleeping bed and an 8-hour break are supplied to live-in caregivers.
24-hour home care
Two or more caregiver’s alternate shifts to guarantee that someone is awake and ready 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to assist the client when home care is required.
To learn more about live-in home care from Senior Home Care by Angels in the Annapolis Valley, contact our Berwick, NS office today!
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