How Does 24-Hour Home Care Help Seniors in McKinney, TX and Surrounding Areas Age in Place at Home?
Our 24-hour home care services provide around-the-clock support for seniors in McKinney, Allen, Frisco, Plano and surrounding areas in Collin County, TX
Taking care of a loved one can be tricky, especially if you work or live in another city. As your parent’s age, they will require assistance with various tasks, and you simply cannot be there for them 24/7. Of course, scheduling visits from caregivers is a temporary solution, but there will come a time when your Mom or Dad will require around-the-clock care.
Even if your loved one requires full-time care, moving them to a nursing home is not your only solution. With 24-hour home care services delivered by Visiting Angels McKinney, your loved one can continue living at home where they will receive assistance, support and companionship.
Signs That It’s Time for Around-the-Clock Care
Sometimes, it is not easy to decide whether or not your loved one needs 24-hour home care. If they often have bruises on their body, cannot make it to the bathroom on time and constantly rely on assistive equipment, it may be time to consider 24/7 care. You should also switch to this type of care if your loved one is prone to wandering, if they need assistance with drinking or eating, or they suffer from decreased agility and/or mobility due to a stroke.
Studies have shown that most seniors wish to spend their golden years at home. With our around-the-clock senior care services, your loved one can age safely and comfortably at home, despite their medical issues.
What is the Difference between Live-in and 24-Hour Home Care?
If you are going to decide whether your loved one needs live-in or 24-hour care, first you need to know the difference between the two types of care services.
With live-in care your parent will receive care and support from two caregivers, where one will work during the week and the other one will provide care on weekends. These caregivers are provided with an 8-hour break during the day. Since your parent will receive care from only two professionals, they will become more familiar with your loved one’s routines, preferences, and special needs. The downside of live-in care is that your loved one won’t receive direct supervision during the caregiver break.
Since your loved one will receive care from two or more caregivers who will rotate shifts, you can rest assured that someone will always be there to supervise your loved one and assist them when needed. These rotations ensure that the care provider who is keeping an eye on your loved one is always well-rested and alert, so this type of care is perfect for seniors who are prone to wandering or sleepwalking. However, 24-hour home care is more expensive than live-in care.
At Visiting Angels McKinney, we provide a wide variety of home care services on an hourly, overnight, respite and 24-hour care basis. If you wish to learn more about our services, please contact our office in McKinney, TX.