What are Personal Care Services?
Personal care and hygiene services help seniors and disabled adults with daily activities they once did for themselves, including, but not limited to bathing or brushing their teeth. These in home services can vary widely depending on your needs, but the goal is to keep clients clean, comfortable, and looking their best.
Start the Day with Confidence
For most people, using the bathroom is the first task of the morning. Caregivers can assist clients with using the restroom, showering, brushing their teeth, and getting dressed for the day.
Here’s a list of common personal care services that clients request from their caregivers:
Frequently Asked Questions about Live-in & Overnight Care
Live-in care usually involves a caregiver living in the same home as your loved one. They assist with activities of daily living, and they can accompany your loved one to appointments or social outings outside of the home.
Depending on your needs, some caregivers may be able to drive clients to and from appointments. Contact your local office to discuss what you would want a live-in caregiver to do. They can match you with a caregiver that fits your needs and preferences.
Though live-in care is a 24-hour service, typically the caregiver is available for 16 hours, because they are entitled to 8 hours of sleep. Caregivers need proper sleep to perform at their peak. If you need someone to be awake for 24 hours continuously, then you would be looking for 24-hour care, where multiple caregivers rotate shifts to provide support.
Yes! Live-in care can be used for any length of time. We understand that there are times when you need a live-in caregiver for a few days, perhaps after surgery, as well as for more permanent situations.
There are many different ways to pay for non-medical home care. If you’re interested in more information, please check out our ways to pay for home care guide.
Yes, they can! Caregivers can provide support wherever your family member resides. This way your loved one receives the care they need and one-on-one attention, no matter the living situation.
For overnight care, a caregiver arrives a few hours before your loved one goes to bed. They stay the night in your loved one’s home and are available during the night to help with getting up or using the bathroom.
The caregiver stays for a few hours after your loved one wakes up, usually to make breakfast and help with dressing. If your loved one does not need care during the day, but you’d feel better if someone were there at night, overnight care may be the right fit for you.
It depends on the care needs. A live-in caregiver can help with interruptions at night. However, if there are so many interruptions that the caregiver can’t get 5 consecutive hours of sleep, then you may need to consider adding overnight care service with another caregiver.