Navigating the best way to provide 24 hour care or live in care at home for a loved one can be pretty complex, but when done right, very seamless and smooth. There are multiple considerations to balance including cost, day to day shifts complexity, and differing dynamics of night vs day time care.
What is live in care or 24 hour care and how is it staffed?
Live in care
It is typically provided viaa team of 2 caregivers per week (plus their backups) – each caregiver stays at the home for several consecutive days, providing compassionate and comprehensive care. The caregiver is typically provided with a separate room and access to a bathroom. They can either bring their own food or the client provides food.
It is typically provided by caregivers who work for typically 8-12 hours per shift. This model of care delivery has a team of 3-4 caregivers that work together to provide 24/7 coverage in their respective shifts. The billing rates for this are typically higher than live in care.
When looking for full time care, Following are a few key things we tell our client families to plan and consider. These practical considerations apply to clients’ families that apply across all types of conditions that their loved one may be in (for example: Hospice, post surgery recovery, Dementia, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, ALS, a person with special dietary needs, physical therapy or speech therapy considerations)