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24-hour Care for the Elderly in Their Own Home

We all age, whether we like it, or not, and while it’s not always the case, we tend to become less and less independent with age. It is important to discuss this issue with our loved ones to act appropriately if we recognize that they cannot take care of themselves anymore. If that proves to be true it is important to create a good care plan and discuss viable options — one of them 24-hour home care.

What is 24-hour Home Care?

24-hour home care is a type of care which involves a team of trained caregivers who ensure care in the comfort of the elderly’s own home. The caregivers often work in separate shifts to ensure constant monitoring and assistance. This type of care is appropriate for seniors who require more comprehensive care as a result of their medical condition, such as dementia, different mobility issues or chronic illnesses.

Benefits of 24-hour Home Care

Familiar Environment

Patients who suffer from conditions that affect their cognition such as Alzheimer’s disease will benefit the most from this type of care. 24-hour care within the comfort of their own homes helps the experience to be less disorienting and generally more comfortable.

Personalized Care

One of the greatest benefits of 24-hour home care is that this type of care can be tailored to the specific needs of the individuals. Caregivers adapt their treatment plan to the senior’s specific health requirements, lifestyle preferences and daily routines. The personalization allows the senior to remain independent and ensures that their wishes or concerns are heard.

Flexibility

This type of care offers flexibility that is very restricted in care plans which include several people, such as nursing homes. Care plans can be adjusted as their needs change without the need to move to different facilities.

Help of Family

Since the care is provided at home families can be more involved with the care. This improves the relationship between the caregiver, the senior and their family members.

Choosing the Right Caregiver

It’s important to choose the right caregiver to ensure the best fit possible for your loved one. It is important to consider both the credentials and the compatibility of the caregiver with the senior. Credentials can be verified with the help of past clients — it is important to choose a caregiver who is not only qualified in training but also compassionate and respectful.

Cost Considerations

The cost of 24-hour home care can vary significantly. Factors such as your location, the level of care required and the provider chosen can influence the price. While it is often more expensive than some other care options, such as nursing homes or assisted living, it is sometimes covered by insurance. Make sure to discuss these details with your care providers and insurance companies to understand your coverage options.

24-hour home care is an option that helps the elderly maintain a good quality of life in the comfort of their own homes. This type of care is great not only for them but also for their family as it provides peace of mind that comes from knowing that their loved ones are being taken care of.

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Tips On Choosing the Right Caregiver For an Older Loved One

Founded in 2008, Ezra Home Care offers live-in home care, 24-hour care, and hourly senior care.
All our caregivers are state-certified and provide services like personal carehousekeepingcompanionship, help with medication, and transportation assistance. We've spent 15 years refining our caregiver selection process to ensure families' peace of mind. Reach out for details and quotes.

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