Live In Home Care is an option for families who need more care around the clock, however, live in home care services are not as well understood as assisted living or nursing home options. When considering live-in help, we know you have a lot of questions. First, the caregiver can live in the home, provided that 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 usually provided by the family or the caregiver can simply cook the meals for the client and dine alongside the family. Many senior caregivers have a driver’s license and own their own car to assist with appointments and grocery shopping. If you prefer, a senior assistance caregiver can drive your car or theirs.
Griswold Home Care prides itself on its reputation as a premiere non-medical home care agency. When considering the live-in care option, our clients are usually unaware how broad of services a non-medical caregiver can provide. It is typical for clients who are researching live-in care options to think they need a live-in nurse when most of the senior assistance needed is likely non-medical. These duties usually fall within the realm of a personal care assistant, tending to a senior’s homemaking, and companionship needs. Clients should consider having a non-medical caregiver / personal care aide scheduled for the basic activities of daily living versus having a higher priced live-in nurse present during the entire day. If a live-in nurse is needed for any medical needs, then Griswold Home Care can coordinate with a reputable home health company that can coordinate scheduled or as-needed medical visits to sort pills, dress wounds, or handle any other medical needs. We offer the highest level of service to our customers — from selecting the right non-medical caregiver to providing comprehensive in home care for elderly by making additional arrangements.
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 you 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 having access to live-in help or a personal care assistant 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.