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How Does 24-Hour Care Help Seniors in Littleton, CO Age in Place at Home?

Our in-home caregivers can provide around-the-clock care and support for seniors in Littleton, CO and surrounding communities

Juggling your own obligations and caring for an elderly loved one can be stressful and overwhelming at times. However, things can get even more complicated as your parent’s needs increase. Since you cannot be there for them 24/7, scheduling visits from a professional caregiver might be a solution at first. As time goes by and your loved one’s physical and cognitive functions decline, you will need to consider around-the-clock care.

Luckily, even if your loved one needs 24-hour care, there is no need to move your loved senior to a retirement home or an assisted living facility. With live-in and 24-hour home care solutions from Visiting Angels Littleton, your parent can age at home where they will receive all the care, supervision and companionship they need.

Signs That It’s Time for Constant Care

Sometimes, basic care services are not enough to meet your parents increasing needs. If your parent is prone to falls or wandering, is unable to make it to the bathroom on their own, needs to rely on assistive equipment or requires feeding assistance, it is time to consider 24-hour home care. Our in-home caregivers can also provide assistance and support in case your parent suffers from decreased agility and mobility due to a stroke or has been discharged from a hospital.

If your loved one wishes to age in place, we can help their goals come true while providing you with the comfort of knowing that they are comfortable, safe and in capable hands.

What is the Difference between Live-In and 24-Hour Home Care?

If you are wondering whether your parent requires live-in or 24-hour home care, here are the differences you need to understand.

LIVE-IN CARE

Live-in caregivers stay in your loved one’s home and perform services outlined on the care plan. While one in-home caregiver will provide care during the week, another one will take care of your loved one on the weekends. These caregivers receive an 8-hour break during the day.

Since there are just two scheduled caregivers, they will easily bond with your parent and become familiar with their preferences and routines. However, during the 8-hour break your loved one won’t be supervised.

24-HOUR HOME CARE

If your loved one wanders at night or is prone to sleepwalking, they could benefit more from 24-hour care. Since several care providers will rotate shifts, you can rest assured that a well-rested and refreshed in-home caregiver is keeping an eye on your parent at all times. However, this type of care costs more than live-in care.

Your parent could also benefit from live-in or 24-hour care if they are recovering after surgery. If you wish to learn more about our care services, please contact our office in Littleton, CO.

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