Live in care means that a person gets 24-hour support from a caregiver in their own home. Some of the people who may benefit from live in care include people with disabilities, senior citizens, people with conditions such as dementia, Alzheimer’s, and people who are recovering from injuries. The main advantage of live in care is that one does not have to leave their own home because they can get assistance in the comfort of their home.
In order for one to maintain their independence, a caregiver will provide support in one’s home and they are trained to do this. One can be able to avoid going to a residential care home when they take up this kind of live in arrangement. When hiring a live in caregiver, one can specify the amount of support that they need and the caregiver will be able to provide that. One does not have to disrupt their routine when they get live in care. Clients can receive emotional support from the caregivers. Clients can get their family members and friends to come visit as usual.
The caregivers can also offer companionship when one is going out or taking meals. For clients who need to be driven around to go to appointments they can get this with the assistance of a caregiver. Some of the places that a client may need to go includes to doctor’s appointments, salon appointments, going to see friends etc. Live in caregivers provide overnight care as well as running errands for a client. One can get a live in caregiver who cooks meals for clients or patients.
The live in caregiver will ensure that they plan for healthy meals and carry out grocery shopping for the meals that they prepare. To keep a home tidy, a live in caregiver will do housekeeping from time to time. When asking for the services of a caregiver one can specify the kind of caregiver that they want such as one who has a lot of experience, one who shares interests and one who can take care of animals. One can also be able to specify whether they want a female or a male live in caregiver.
One can also get live in care for people who are terminally ill and they need constant care. They are trained to handle medications and remind patients to take medications. Patients with limited mobility may suffer from injuries as they attempt to do some tasks but this can be avoided by having a live in caregiver take care of them. Personal care is important to clients and patients and a live in caregiver will provide personal care.