For most of us, the word “home” evokes warm feelings of comfort, security and well-being. For older adults, home also means holding tight to cherished memories and maintaining self-esteem and independence. When illness, injury or age make life a little more challenging, remaining at home in a comfortable, familiar environment encourages recovery and enhances the quality of life. Home can be defined as a private residence, an independent or assisted living facility or even a short term stay in the hospital, we recognize the additional benefits provided by a personal, professional assistant.
Our Certified Nurse Aides, 24-Hour Live-in Assistants and Home Health Aides are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We also provide the security and confidence of 24-hour Telephone Assistance, so fast, reliable help is always available when it’s needed. To learn more about our home care services see our homecare services page. Different people need different levels of home care. To meet the requirements of our clients, At Your Side Home Care maintains consistent staffing levels of caring professionals. Home care service is available for as little as a few hours a week, or as many as 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
A live-in caregiver resides in the client’s home and provides consistent assistance with daily functions. They are trained to take on tasks like bathing, eating & toileting so that your loved one can have a more comfortable life.
A live-in caretaker will reside at your loved one’s house for 24-hours every day of the week and be there when they need help performing their basic Activities of Daily Living or if they show any signs of distress.
This is especially helpful because a live-in caregiver and the senior have a more personal bond. The caregiver knows the daily routine and is a consistent presence in the home.
Our Live-In Home Care services support the many details of everyday living:
Seniors that opt for live-in caregivers benefit from the presence of someone with them day and night. This decision is perfect for those who want to remain in their own homes, as they enjoy having a caregiver around all day long. Live-ins get along well because there are no odd schedules or work hours – it’s just constant companionship!
At Your Side Home Care aspires to be the preeminent home care agency focusing on safety, lifestyle enhancement and positive outcomes.
When it comes to choosing in-home care for an elderly person, there are many options.
Live-in and 24-hour caregivers may seem like the same terminology, but they vary in how much time is spent with the senior, depending on their care needs.
Understanding these differences will help determine what type of live-in or hourly home care would be best suited for each individual’s circumstances.
All of the caregivers are awesome but our regular is totally the perfect person for Mom. She does everything we ask and then some…
Live-In Care is not specifically addressed and is often less expensive than hourly home care.
According to the 2020 Genworth Cost of Care Study, the average national median cost for companion care (classified as homemaker services) was $54,912 ANNUALLY for a home health aide and $53,768 for a homemaker. The hourly rate for a home health aide ranged from $17.00 in Louisiana to $33.00 in Minnesota. The median cost for an hourly caregiver is $24.00 per hour.
Genworth calculates average median rates based on 44 hours per week. If your loved one only requires the help of a companion for a few hours per day or week, your costs may be significantly lower than these estimates.
For a clearer picture of your potential costs, determine your loved one’s needs and contact At Your Side Home Care to inquire about companion care providers and average costs in your area.
If your family member needs only assistance with homemaker or personal services, or companion care, Medicare will not cover the cost.
Medicare doesn’t pay for:
At Your Side Home Care makes it easy to get started with home care.
When you contact our office, we will schedule a free consultation with you and your loved one.
Based on this free consultation, we will develop a custom senior companion plan.
This plan will be modified according to your loved one’s unique care needs and preferences.
Once we’ve developed your loved one’s plan, we will match them with a companion caregiver.
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