When you or a loved one need an increased level of care, you still have the option to remain at home. You might be the daughter or son who has been helping mom or dad and things have just reached a point where you need a little help yourself. Around-the-clock care and having live in help available means that a caregiver is available when needed, but that your loved one has the personal space and autonomy as if they were living alone. Rates for live-in care are also very affordable with Griswold Home Care. Typically when you are considering 8-9 hours of care per day, the cost is just slightly more expensive to have a live in caregiver.
Live In Home Care is not as well understood as assisted living or nursing home options. When considering a live in caregiver, we know you have a lot of questions. First, the caregiver can live in the home provided there is a separate bedroom. There are no additional charges for room and board for senior live in care, but the cost of meals (or a meal stipend) are provided by the family. Many caregivers have their drivers license and own their own car. If you prefer, a caregiver can drive your car or theirs. If a live in caregiver ever needs to take vacation or needs respite care, we’ll be there to refer an additional caregiver during that time.
Overnight care is also an option with a Griswold Home Care referred caregiver. This services involves a caregiver assisting with a few hours of care before bed and after a good night’s rest. If you are assisting a loved one, you know that your health can be affected without a good night’s rest. Caregivers usually request that they receive at least 8 hours of sleep, but they are there to assist 2 times during the night if your loved one is unable to sleep or needs to use the restroom. Having a caregiver in the home as your loved one sleeps gives peace of mind and security while you rest, enabling you to wake up fresh to go about your day.
Providing your loved ones with around-the-clock non-medical home care can also be a preventative way to avoid a nursing home. In fact, two of the biggest reasons older adults transition to Assisted Living Facilities are a result of medication reminders and fall risk concerns. Around-the-clock care for the elderly is very possible at your own home and can reduce the factors that might lead to a nursing home admission.
Griswold Home Care specializes in referring highly capable and compassionate live-in caregivers to clients across the United States. And, best of all: as part of our ValueCare Commitment, we help to ensure that this important home care service is affordable for all.
- Skin care and make-up
- Continence care
- Dressing and grooming
- Personal hygiene
- Toileting assistance
- Range-of-motion assistance
- Transfer and ambulatory assistance
- Incidental transportation
- Medication reminders
*Based on licensure and state-specific requirements, we currently offer companionship services only in NY state.