As seniors age, their care needs may increase, making exploring alternative options beyond convalescent homes necessary. Live-in home care is a personal care service that helps patients recover quickly with the help of an elderly sitter. For most patients, this is their preferred way of returning to their normal selves after being diagnosed with ailments.
Experiencing your senior being diagnosed with a life-threatening disease is difficult for families. Not only is it financially burdensome but it's emotionally draining. For most, they often leave their jobs to cater to their sick loved ones or have them taken care of in a rest home. According to a study, over half of the people questioned picked their homes as their preferred place to enjoy their golden years.
Introducing, live-in caregivers. Not only are they cost-effective, but they also provide the attention and care your seniors need to regain their independence. At Ezra Home Care, our thoughtful carers can provide customized assistance and uninterrupted support to ensure your seniors get better. This article aims to shed light on what live-in home care is about, what to expect from live-in providers, what geriatrics stand to gain from living assistance, the factors that differentiate live-in care and 24-hour care, and most importantly, how your elderly loved ones can start enjoying living assistance.
Live-in home care is a caregiving arrangement where a suitable carer resides with a senior in their own home, providing continuous succor. This arrangement is particularly beneficial for seniors with chronic health conditions, limited mobility, or cognitive impairments requiring continuous supervision and assistance.
Caregivers who execute this are called Live In Caregivers or Live in Home Health Aides. They provide living assistance for seniors to aid their recovery. While performing this, they are provided with accommodation in the senior's home.
Live-in caregivers are trained professionals who offer extensive services tailored to meet the unique needs of seniors. These services ensure your seniors regain their dignity as soon as possible and receive the emotional support they need to keep going during this difficult time. Some of these services include.
Personal care: A live-in caregiver provides direct care to your loved one by taking out time to hear their concerns, run errands and assure them everything would be great.
In some cases, our health aides may provide medical assistance to your elderly if the need arises.
Live-in caregivers, or live-in health care providers, help you spend quality, not forced, time with your elderly loved one.
At Ezra Home Care, we understand how important it is for your seniors to be treated with love. That's why we focus on assigning health aides that are best suited to you and your family's preferences.
Our trained live-in caregivers know this and work towards providing:
While live-in care and 24-hour care look the same on the surface, there are a few differences you should know to decide what's best for your seniors. Live-in care typically involves a single caregiver who:
The caregiver is entitled to uninterrupted sleep (although some situations may require waking up at night), with scheduled breaks during the day. Oftentimes, a substitute carer or relative can replace the main caregiver based on the family’s preferences.
Alternatively, 24-hour care involves a group of caregivers, (usually 2-3) who take turns to provide constant monitoring to your seniors. This type of care is best for your elderly if their conditions are severe such as dementia, paralysis, or suffering from traumatic injuries, etc.
Getting living assistance is a compassionate way families can provide for seniors who desire to gain independence.
At Ezra Home Care, our guardians prioritize security and individualized concentration on your geriatric leaving you with tranquillity.
We understand your seniors' requirements are unique hence we offer different choices for you to select from. Before getting started with living assistance, you'd need to consult with our live-in aides or a living health care agency near you.
How do you select caregivers to join the Ezra Home Care team?
Our caregivers undergo a rigorous screening process including a criminal background investigation, certification or licensing verification (in applicable positions), and a thorough reference check. The caregivers that we select are all people that we would want to take care of our own loved ones.
How do I know that I or my loved one will be assigned a caregiver that is a good fit?
First we will conduct a free Safety and Needs Assessment of your loved one or of your current situation. The Safety and Needs Assessment will allow us to customize a care schedule and determine the type of caregiver your loved one or you may need. Then we will give you and your family the chance to meet with several caregivers that match your needs and schedule.
What if the caregiver I am assigned is not a good match for me?
If you find, for any reason, that you would prefer to try another caregiver we will find a replacement for you.
What if I only need help for an hour or two?
No problem. At Ezra Home Care, we have no minimum hour requirements.
If I already live in an assisted living community, can I still use your services?
Absolutely. Many of our clients need more care than an assisted living community can provide but do not want to live in a nursing home. As long as your community approves, we can supplement your care services so that you can remain as independent as possible.
What if I’ve already moved into a nursing home, but still want services that Ezra Home Care offers?
We are happy to assist you no matter where you live. If you find that you’d like a companion to talk to, an escort to an appointment or any type of assistance beyond your nursing home’s services, we are there for you.
Ezra Home Care is a “private pay” service. What does that mean?
Private pay means that services are paid for using personal income or assets—without aid from insurance or government benefits. We would be happy to discuss pricing details with you directly.
Are there any other ways to pay for private home care services?Yes, there are other available options:
Why choose Ezra Home Care over a franchise?
Ezra Home Care is large enough to handle all of your home care needs, yet small enough to give you the personalized service and care you deserve. Since Ezra Home Care is privately owned, we have a greater flexibility of accommodating our clients' needs. We are not bound by territory, and are capable of providing continued care even when our clients are being relocated to another areas. Our decision-making process is more efficient than that of a franchise because all of our decisions are made right in the office, without the need for a comparatively lengthy corporate approval process. Schedule a free Needs and Safety Assessment and you’ll see exactly what we mean.
“Ezra has really come through for us and I recommend them without hesitation. They are highly responsive, providing appropriate care when you need it whether it involves a few hours of companionship or around the clock care. They provide regular updates to the family and respond almost immediately to every inquiry or concern. Our family is fortunate to have Ezra by our side and thank them for everything they have done for us.”
“After hospice put me in the horrible position I called Ezra in a panic. They were kind and compassionate and moved mountains to get me a trained aide at the last moment. Everyone I was in contact with was kind and sympathetic and called after to offer condolences. I was impressed with everyone I spoke to and met. I would highly recommend them.”
“Very professional and caring agency. They worked hard to match me with the perfect caregiver during my recovery. Thank you.hank you. for us.”
We listen to your needs and concerns about the kind of care you or your loved one may need.
The information that we gather from the Needs and Safety Assessment will be used to produce a customized and comprehensive care plan for you or your loved one.
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