Many members of today’s “sandwich generation”—people who are caring not only for their children but also for their aging parents—often feel overwhelmed. These feelings can be further magnified when a senior loved one’s care needs change dramatically as the result of health conditions or cognitive decline. When family caregivers become stressed and overwhelmed, it’s important to know help is available. Live-in care is a service that provides relief to family caregivers and high-quality care to their senior loved ones on an around-the-clock basis. With the help of live-in caregivers, seniors can continue to remain in the comfort of their homes while receiving the assistance they need to live healthy, robust lives. There are many reasons a senior may require 24-hour live-in care, including, but not limited to, the following.
Seniors Who Want to Remain at Home
The most common reason for 24-hour care is a senior’s desire to remain at home as he or she ages. When changes in abilities make activities of daily living—such as cooking, cleaning, medication management, and personal care—difficult, live-in care acts as a comprehensive alternative to assisted living. Seniors receive the careful monitoring and assistance they need without having to move into unfamiliar environments. Families are also able to enjoy peace of mind knowing customized one-on-one care is being provided.
When researching agencies that provide elder care, families are usually looking for flexible care plans, compassionate and highly trained caregivers, and 24/7 availability. Whether you need respite care to take a break from your caregiving duties or your senior loved one needs around-the-clock assistance at home, you can rely on Home Care Assistance.
Aging Adults Who’ve Recently Been Hospitalized
Seniors who have recently returned home after being hospitalized due to an accident, surgery, injury, or other health issue generally need extra assistance and monitoring to prevent falls and ensure a safe and fast recovery. Because many adult children are unable to devote the time their loved ones may need, live-in caregivers are the ideal way to fill in the gap and ensure consistency of care. With high-quality care, seniors can recover safely and comfortably at home.
Families shouldn’t have to worry about finding reliable senior care. Montgomery Home Care Assistance is a leading provider of elderly home care. We offer a proprietary program called the Balanced Care Method, which uses holistic methods to promote senior health, our caregivers and Care Managers are available 24/7, and all of our in-home care services are backed with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Older Adults Who Need Companionship
With age, seniors will go through many life changes, some of which include the loss of close friends, family members, or spouses. Since seniors are already more likely to experience loneliness and depression, such changes can further exacerbate negative feelings. A 24-hour caregiver can provide compassionate care and companionship to brighten up otherwise dark days. The meaningful relationship formed can help a senior stay engaged and maintain a positive outlook.
Seniors with Advanced Cognitive Conditions
Another group of seniors who benefit tremendously from 24-hour live-in care are those affected by conditions such as dementia and Alzheimer’s. With around-the-clock live-in care, families can ensure their aging loved ones’ safety at home, where their elderly parents feel most comfortable. Live-in care also promotes independence and dignity, focusing on the individual care needs of each client.
Certain age-related conditions can make it more challenging for seniors to age in place safely and comfortably, but Montgomery live-in care experts are available around the clock to help seniors manage their health. Whether your loved one is living with dementia or recovering from a stroke, you can trust the professional live-in caregivers from Home Care Assistance to enhance his or her quality of life. Home Care Assistance will work with you to customize a care plan that’s just right for your loved one’s needs. Call one of our friendly Care Managers today at (334) 593-3988 to learn more about our customized care plans.