24-Hour Live-In Care Services in Connecticut
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Why is 24 Hour Live-In Care Needed?
Almost 50% of the population over the age of 65 needs assistance on a day-to-day basis. As a senior continues to age, they will begin to need additional support during the day or night, and oftentimes even around the clock. This issue is especially important for those who live alone or who do not have someone who can look after them for extended periods of time – especially during nights.
Caring for the elderly can be very difficult to accommodate the needed amount of care and attention due to matters such as work, distance, and taking care of children. Declines in physical or mental functions can further escalate the need for extra support when it comes to taking care for a loved one.
Knowing that someone is available to help a loved one, even for simple tasks such as getting snacks, drinking fluids, and getting to the bathroom, can go a long way – especially for seniors who may have trouble sleeping at night or who may wake up disoriented.
Generally there are 3 options when it comes to elderly care:
- Move the loved one into assisted living/nursing home
- Care for them yourselves
- Hire an in-home caregiver
All of these options have their pros and can provide the elderly care that is needed.
Assisted Living/Nursing Homes vs. Live In-Caregiving
While nursing homes do provide around the clock care, the patient needs to leave their home and is generally away from loved ones. Studies show that these factors can lead to increased rates of depression and anxiety, as well as reduce the quality of life for the individual.
Live-in caregivers are at the home all day and all night, meaning that the care that is given is comparable to that of a nursing home. Caregivers can perform duties such as preparing meals, administering medication, socializing, but also other duties that nursing homes cannot do such as light homekeeping, transportation, and shopping. Such benefits are not possible at a nursing home due to the senior not being in their own home.
Additionally, the cost of a live-in caregiver can be much lower than that of an assisted living facility or nursing home.
Providing Care Yourself vs. Live-in Caregiving
Providing care by yourself is a virtuous act; however, depending on other factors and what your situation is, this can lead to burnout and may not be 100% sustainable every time. Depending on the care that is needed, you may also not have the proper training to effectively provide care for certain conditions or disabilities. Additionally, as time goes on, further changes in your loved one’s mental and physical status may require increased levels of care or additional assistance.
Trying to manage this alone can leave you tired and affect the amount of sleep that both you and your loved one are receiving, which can further detriment health even more.
Even then, live-in care doesn’t necessarily mean you need to stop providing care yourself altogether. Many people utilize the benefits of a live-in caregiver for certain days of the week while still providing care on their own on other days.
At Connecticut In-Home Assistance, we are more than happy to work with you and tailor a caregiving plan for your loved one that accommodates your unique situation and scheduling.
Benefits of Live-In Caregiving
This leaves the third option of an in-home caregiver.
The most apparent benefit of a live-in caregiver is that the person receiving care can stay in the comfort of their own home while still receiving the 24/7 care and attention that is required.
*Remember – each situation is unique and requires a custom caregiving plan to address the particular needs and factors of your particular situation.
A live-in caregiver offers the flexibility and the peace of mind knowing that your loved one always has access to the care and attention that they need, no matter the time of day.
Companionship has been proven to improve seniors’ moods, and fight off feelings of loneliness and isolation – both of which have been linked to depression.
One out of every three older adults report a lack of companionship and feeling alone. Having a live-in caregiver provides the companionship, socialization, and emotional support that your loved one needs to maintain a healthy lifestyle and fend against depression.
As the caregiver spends more time and becomes more familiar with your loved one, they begin to understand how to address certain needs and what your loved one’s favorite activities are.
Those with dementia especially benefit from the familiarity of having a dedicated live-in caregiver.
A live-in caregiver that can provide constant supervision around the clock greatly reduces the chances of unfortunate events.
According to the CDC, one in four elderly adults age 65+ fall every year. Falls are the most common cause of injury for seniors. On the average, a senior requires emergency care every 11 seconds, and an older adult dies from tripping and falling every 19 minutes.
In addition, some seniors are diagnosed with chronic health issues, or other conditions such as memory loss that carry safety concerns.
Live-in care means that a caregiver is on the premise at all times. Constant supervision reduces the chances of accidents, such as tripping and falling as well as other events such as bedwetting due to not making it to the bathroom in time.
Aging in Place
Seniors living in their own homes report feelings of safety, comfort, and a higher overall quality of life due to familiarity of their surroundings. Additionally, the relieved burden of certain tasks such as housekeeping, laundry, and transportation can be an added convenience that is accompanied with the security of a caregiver being available.
Certain hobbies or activities that seniors may begin to have a difficult time doing are now open to them once again due to the extra assistance, and many seniors report exploring new activities altogether due having a caregiver available.
Our 24 Hour Live-In Care Services Include:
Reliable assistance in daily tasks, including
- Mobility & repositioning if bed bound
- Bathing & general hygiene
- Bathroom assistance
- Exercise & physical therapy
- Feeding & meal preparation
- Support and assistance for hobbies and any other activity where applicable
You May Need Live-in Caregiving If:
You require temporary support around the clock.
Not all live-in caregiving is required to be permanent. Many people utilize a live-in caregiver temporarily due to certain situations, such as being out of town for a certain period of time.
A live-in caregiver may be required in the short-term for those who are recovering from recent medical surgeries, illnesses, or conditions that require round the clock supervision
Your loved one is afflicted with a certain condition.
Live-in caregiving is often needed for individuals who have certain conditions or needs that require someone to be present at all times. Hour Live-in Caregivers are extremely common when assisting those with Alzheimers, as they need constant supervision 24 hours a day, but may not necessarily need constant care and physical assistance. Live-in Caregivers are also very common with those diagnosed with Parkinson’s as they need mobility assistance, but may not need the higher level nursing requirements from an assisted living facility.
Your Loved one needs assistance with daily activities or functions.
Certain examples include functions like eating, hygiene, mobility, and bathroom assistance. Our caregivers are specially trained in these tasks and can provide experienced hands-on care.
Your loved one lives alone or you need an extra hand with providing care yourself.
A live-in caregiver does not need to be there the full 7 days a week. Despite the name, many people utilize the services of a live-in caregiver during certain days of the week where they have scheduling conflicts due to work and other personal matters. Our caregivers are dedicated to working with you and accommodating the needs and conflicts of your schedule.
Setting up Live-In Caregiving is quick and easy. Simply give us a call or contact us through our website to get started.
We Will Always Be There for You & Your Loved One
The last thing you want for your loved one is a high turnover rate on the number of people caring for them. The most important factor is to ensure that they are being attended to by a qualified, experienced, and caring person who is optimal in meeting the requirements for both, you and your loved one. This ensures that your loved one is being attended to by a person you can both trust.
A personal, consistent live-in caregiver ensures that there is clear communication between you and your loved one, as people generally prefer receiving updates from one consistent person when it comes to their loved ones’ health, as well as greater efficiency and reliability in care. This also allows for a greater bonding experience between our caregiver and your loved one, which has been shown to have lower turnover rates.
This is why you are involved in personally selecting your caregivers at Connecticut In-Home Support. All of our caregivers are thoroughly background checked and reviewed to ensure that only the best candidates are being presented to you, but ultimately, you have final say in the caregivers you want looking after your loved one. This ensures that you and your family have more peace of mind with who will be staying in your home with your loved one for extended periods of time.
All of our caregivers are thoroughly vetted, including a historical review of their experiences, criminal, reference, and background checks. We take care of all other formalities such as wages and taxes so that you only receive a single bill, and can accommodate for additional providers as needed.
Our caregivers have experience in providing support for those with various conditions, including dementia, Alzheimers, Parkinsons, and limited movement due to conditions like stroke.