Home Care Hours and Options for Seniors
Did you know Visiting Angels provides professional home care beyond the typical 9-to-5 business hours on weekdays? Unfortunately, many people assume in-home personal care is not an option if a loved one needs assistance during:
- A few hours each week
Visiting Angels’ clients, however, have many options.
Visiting Angels' caregivers provide in-home support any time of the day or night and offer customized hours to suit the needs of seniors and families. Professional caregivers fill in gaps — providing care only when a senior needs it, so families don’t have to pay unnecessary home care costs.
Clients and families can add, remove, or adjust hours as needed.
Popular Home Care Options
Visiting Angels provides the best senior care through flexible hours, cost savings, and quality-of-life benefits. Here are a few popular care options for older adults:
- Respite care
Respite care is typically provided hourly to give family members a break from caregiving duties. Respite care can be customized to unique circumstances, providing short-term, temporary care as needed. Respite care can come in handy during a family vacation or other personal obligations and responsibilities.
- Hourly care
Visiting Angels’ caregivers can provide support on a routine, hourly basis at any time of the day or night, enabling seniors and families to customize the length and frequency of visits.
For example, your loved one may need help in the morning, assistance with their evening meals, or bedtime routine a few days a week. Maybe they need two full days of care per week or during the weekend. Whatever their needs, an hourly plan offers flexibility.
- Full-time care
A full-time home care option is available for seniors who need 9-to-5 assistance on weekdays. This 40-hour-a-week service is ideal for multigenerational households that need senior care during the day when family members are at work or school.
- 24/7 care
Visiting Angels’ caregivers provide around-the-clock support for seniors, offering an affordable, reliable alternative to nursing home care. 24/7 care is also ideal when families live far away or cannot provide consistent in-person caregiving support. Seniors receive one-on-one attention from several caregivers who work 8- or 12-hour shifts. This schedule ensures a senior’s normal routine is not disrupted.
- Overnight care
Many older adults benefit from having a trusted caregiver with them overnight — particularly if they are living with dementia, insomnia, or experiencing anxiety or loneliness at night. Caregivers can assist seniors with bedtime habits, offer companionship, and provide a sense of security during the overnight hours.
Home Care Cost Savings
When considering elderly care options, it’s important to remember that an in-home personal caregiver may be able to meet your loved one’s care needs for a fraction of the cost of nursing home care. Visiting Angels’ clients only pay for services when they need them. This provides significant savings compared to 24/7 care in a nursing or assisted-living facility.
If you think in-home personal care might be the right choice for your loved one, then schedule a no-cost, no-obligation Visiting Angels’ in-home care assessment. A Visiting Angels’ consultant meets with families and their loved one to discuss needs and develop a customized home care plan.