We’ve all heard about mistreatment and neglect in nursing homes. According to NursinghomeAbuseGuide.org, 90 percent of nursing homes are understaffed. This causes neglect, accidents, and people getting mistreated by stressed out and overwhelmed staff. Seniors who are reliant on their caregivers, often go long periods of time without getting changed, cleaned, or moved. Imagine the agony experienced by your loved one.
After discovering all the negatives of nursing homes, here is why in our opinion 24-hour care is a much better option for your loved one. With 24-Hour Care, your loved one gets to stay living where they are comfortable, in their home. This is where they have established their own routine. They have all of their belongings. They do not have to feel like they lost everything. They have their own personal caregiver that’s job is to take care of them when they need them.
There are two ways we can provide your loved one with 24-hour care. The most common way is in shifts. Your loved one can have a well-trained caregiver at all hours of the day who are rested. With caregivers working in shifts, there tends to be more accountability between caregivers. Whatever one caregiver may not get done in their shift is picked up by the next caregiver. In almost no time at all, each caregiver on each shift can push each other to make sure your loved one is well taken care of and, just as importantly, happy. Were we carefully hire, screen, and supervise our caregivers, having multiple caregivers does nothing but adds to your seniors quality of life.
The other way 24-hour care is given is with a Live-In Caregiver. The only advantage here is the pricing. The live-in caregiver will need their own living quarters and is required a 4-hour break each day (not sleeping). This leaves your loved one alone for those four hours.
Whichever 24-hour service option you choose, our caregivers’ main job is to help your loved one with their care needs. All service plans are customized. so whether they need help bathing, toileting, dressing, meal preparation, light housekeeping, or companion care, our caregivers are here to help your loved ones and improve their quality of life.
Commonly overlooked ways how 24-Hour Caregiving Benefits the whole family is no more worrying about an aging family member getting hurt from falling with nobody there to attend to them. Your loved one gets help toileting, bathing, dressing, and everything they need when they need it. This way you do not have to be the caregiver. You can enjoy their company and they can enjoy yours, without any reliance on each other for anything that’s required for daily living.
With 24-Hour Care, your loved one gets to stay living where they are comfortable, in their home. This is where they have established their own routine. They have all of their belongings. They do not have to feel like they lost everything. They have their own personal caregiver that’s job is to take care of them when they need them. They can be themselves, keep their dignity, and their self-esteem.