There are many families that are considering hiring a caregiver to aid in taking care of their loved ones when they cannot take care of themselves. Hiring a live-in caregiver can often be less expensive in comparison to putting your family members in a skilled nursing facility or hiring multiple caregivers for 24/7 coverage.
By hiring a live-in caregiver, your family can experience the following benefits:
If you are planning to hire a live-in caregiver for your aging family member, one great advantage is that you do not have to rush around every single day to meet their daily schedule. Your caregiver can be the one handling the responsibilities at home, such as medication reminders, meal preparation, showering, dressing and light housekeeping.
Having a live-in caregiver can help you and your loved one develop a more trusting relationship with them. While other types of caregivers may only stop in for a few hours a day, your live-in caregiver will be there at all times. Your aging loved one will receive undivided attention and build a relationship with their caregiver.
24/7 Coverage for Your Loved One
In addition to affordability, a live-in caregiver can offer unsurpassed care and companionship. Your loved one can develop a trusting relationship with his or her caregiver. Likewise, your caregiver will really get to know you or your loved one, including his or her daily activities and preferences. Everything from a favorite lunch to preferred hobbies and pastimes.
There is nothing more important than continuity of care for your loved one day in and day out. A live-in caregiver is always there, providing the same caring style seven days a week, with no disruption to the clients routine. A live-in caregiver is dedicated to ensuring constant and consistent home health care. Even when your caregiver needs a day off, most agencies provide a trained relief caregiver to ensure continuous and seamless care.
Generally, a live-in a caregiver is around $425 per day compared to an hourly 24/7 rate of $720 per day. This is a difference of close to $9,000 monthly which can make a major difference related