Is Live-In Care Right For Your Loved One?

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FCP Live-In • Home Care

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Aug 26, 2022

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It's a fact that older adults want to age in place in their own homes. Unfortunately, the independence of some seniors is threatened unless someone can help them with their activities of daily living. 

 

Many older adults are finding a solution to this problem by hiring a trained, experienced caregiver through an insured and bonded agency to live with them. Is this the right option for your loved one?

 

It's important to ask the live-in care agency if the same caregiver will be in the home for an extended period, is there a written plan of care, are there field supervisory visits, home safety evaluations, and if the caregiver is an employee.

 

Why is Continuity of Care Important?

 

Over time, older adults establish trust in the one person caring for them continually. Likewise, live-in caregivers become familiar with their clients' daily rhythm; and, therefore, can provide a consistent routine and identify and report warning signs, such as changes in behavior, that would otherwise go undetected.

 

Live-in Care Agency Considerations

 

Care coordination and a plan of care are vital for successfully caring for your loved one. Daily communication with the live-in caregiver and regular field visits by experienced supervisors are a must. Live-in caregivers that are employees, are covered by liability, workers' compensation insurance and have payroll and taxes that the agency processes.

 

Live-In care is beneficial for people with Alzheimer's disease and many other conditions. According to John Hopkins Medicine, of the 5.2 million people in the United States who have Alzheimer's disease and different types of dementia, 70 percent remain at home, an option shown to keep people healthier and happier and help them live longer.

 

Live-in caregivers help with toileting, preparing meals, light household tasks, among other daily living activities. Older adults with chronic health conditions or disabilities will get personal care from someone they trust to bathe, dress, and groom them. 

 

Live-In Care Benefits The Entire Family

 

Live-in care offers family members the option to visit their loved ones without restrictions. Also, family members can focus on their careers and families and truly enjoy time with their loved ones while not being a full-time caregiver. 

 

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, older adults, when medically possible, have always preferred to stay home surrounded by things familiar to them. Home is where they raised their family, it's where their memories are, and it's where they feel safe and the most comfortable. 

 

This article was written by FCP Live-In who offers line-in care throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, and other states.  

 

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FCP Live-In provides the perfect, affordable solution for live-in home care services and has for over two decades. Our live-in caregiver agency is committed to providing a unique and customized in-home care assistance approach to senior care, with a lifestyle that offers enjoyment to the ones in our care and families with peace of mind. Your loved one remains at home in the safety and comfort of familiar surroundings with all the treasures they hold near and dear to their hearts. While FCP live-in preserves their independence, reduces the risk for injury and maintains your loved one's need for privacy and dignity. For more information about our affordable live-in care solution, contact us at 866-559-9492, or visit our www.liveinhomecare.com!