Would Your Parent Benefit from Live-In Care?

Home Care Pompano Beach, FLStarting elderly home care for your aging parent can be an exceptional way to boost the benefits of the care that you already give them, fill any care gaps that might exist in what you are able to offer them, and ensure that your parent can live the lifestyle that they desire and deserve as they age in place. In order for your senior to get the most out of this care, you must ensure that you select the right type of home care for them. There are several different types of elderly home care arrangements available, up through and including live-in care, and choosing the right one is important to fulfilling their individual needs and challenges in the way that works for them.

If you have heard the term “live-in care” you might be wondering if this type of care is the right option for them. Despite how it sounds, this care arrangement does not mean that a care provider actually moves in with your parent. Instead, two or three care providers serve in 24-hour shifts so that your parent is never alone in their home. This care provider cares for your parent during the day and then has the expectation of a full night of sleep. Evaluating the details of this type of care can help you to determine if live-in care would benefit your parent and if it is the right option for them.

Some of the things to consider when determining if your parent would benefit from live-in care include:

• Ongoing support. Live-in care includes an elderly home care services provider being in the home with your senior 24 hours a day. This means that they always have access to support when they need it.

• Companionship. Having a care provider in the home with your parent at all times does not necessarily mean that they need extensive physical care and assistance. This may be the ideal arrangement for a senior who experiences loneliness, isolation, depression, or anxiety. The companionship can mean that your parent feels more engaged and involved, and that they can be more secure.

• Emergency care. The intention of live-in care is not that the care provider is there to give your parent direct care and assistance during the night every night. Instead, this care provider has the expectation of a full night of sleep every night as well as personal time during the morning and evening. If there is an urgent situation, however, the care provider is there to help your parent in the way that they need. For example, if your parent is ill and needs care in the middle of the night or requires some additional support, the care provider is there to help them.

• Smoother transitions. Moving into a new home, going home after an extended time in the hospital, or coping with major changes in life such as a death or a new diagnosis can be stressful and difficult for your loved one. Having a care provider with them 24 hours a day, even when some of those hours are spent with the care provider asleep or in personal time, can make your parent feel more secure and help them through this transition.

If you or an aging loved one are considering home care in Hollywood, FL or the surrounding areas for companionship, compassion and motivation, please contact the caring staff at Responsive Home Care. Call today 954-486-6440.