When you get live in care, you will get a caregiver who can be able to live with you and give you 24 hours support. Live in care is suitable for people who are not able to take care of themselves for example people with disabilities, senior citizens, people who suffer from dementia, Alzheimer’s, and those recovering from injuries. When one gets a live in caregiver, they can be able to stay in their own home and get assistance in a familiar surrounding.
In order for one to maintain their independence, a caregiver will provide support in one’s home and they are trained to do this. Instead of going to a residential care home, one can opt for live in care. One can get the support of a caregiver as much as they want or as little as they want. Live in care is suitable for people who want to continue with their routines and hobbies. The caregivers also provide emotional support for their clients. Family members and friends can come visit when they want even when the caregivers are there.
The caregivers can also offer companionship when one is going out or taking meals. For clients who need to be driven around to go to appointments they can get this with the assistance of a caregiver. The reasons that one may need a caregiver to drive them around is to go to doctor’s appointments, salon appointments, visiting friends etc. A client can be able to send the caregiver to run some errands and they can also receive overnight care when it is necessary. Live in caregivers also cook meals for their clients or patients.
In order to prepare meals, a live in caregiver must do grocery shopping and plan for healthy meals. They also do housekeeping to keep a home tidy. When asking for the services of a caregiver one can specify the kind of caregiver that they want such as one who has a lot of experience, one who shares interests and one who can take care of animals. In order to be comfortable, one can choose a female or a male live in caregiver.
One can also get live in care for people who are terminally ill and they need constant care. Patients may sometimes forget to take their medications and a live in caregiver can make sure that they take medication as often as they should. By having a live in caregiver, a client or a patient can be safer if they have limited mobility and they attempt to do some activities. Personal care is important to clients and patients and a live in caregiver will provide personal care.