Live-In and 24 – Hour care

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At Angel Touch Home Care Boca Raton, we understand some individuals require more intensive support and assistance with daily activities. To meet these needs, we offer both live-in and 24-hour care services, each tailored to provide ongoing support and attention to ensure your loved one remains safe, comfortable, and cared for around the clock. These care services are delivered by our skilled Personal Care Attendants (PCAs), whose expertise and compassion are key to providing high-quality care.

What’s the Difference between Live-In and 24-Hour Care?

The primary distinction between live-in and 24-hour care lies in the staffing structure and how the care is delivered. While live-in care involves a single PCA living with your loved one for a specified period, 24-hour care involves a rotating team of caregivers who work in shifts to ensure continuous care. Let’s explore both options to help you determine which one might be the best fit for your loved one.

Live-In Care: Consistency and Personalization

Live-in care is an arrangement where a Personal Care Attendant lives with the client, typically for a week or several days, before rotating with another caregiver. This setup offers continuity of care, creating a stable and consistent environment. Here’s why live-in care might be ideal for your loved one:

 

  • Consistent support – A live-in caregiver provides a consistent presence, becoming familiar with your loved one’s daily routines, preferences, and specific needs. This familiarity can be especially comforting for those with memory issues or those who thrive on consistency.
  • Assistance with ADLs – Live-in caregivers assist with activities of daily living (ADLs), including bathing, grooming, dressing, toileting, and mobility support. They also provide medication reminders and ensure seniors follow their prescribed health routines.
  • Meal planning and preparation – Proper nutrition is vital for maintaining health. Live-in caregivers plan meals, shop for groceries, and prepare food, taking into account any dietary restrictions or preferences.
  • Light housekeeping – Keeping the living environment clean and safe is crucial. Live-in caregivers assist with light housekeeping, including cleaning, laundry, and tidying up, to create a comfortable space for your loved one.
  • Companionship and emotional support – Live-in caregivers offer companionship, engaging in conversations and activities that promote emotional wellbeing and mental stimulation. This ongoing support prevents feelings of loneliness or isolation.
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24-Hour Care: Continuous and Comprehensive

Twenty-four-hour care involves a team of caregivers working in shifts to ensure continuous care and supervision. This approach is designed to provide around-the-clock support without the risk of caregiver fatigue. Here are some key features of 24-hour care:

 

  • Continuous monitoring – With 24-hour care, clients are never left alone, offering an added layer of safety and security. This is crucial for those who are at risk for falls or other emergencies.
  • Shift-based structure – The shift-based structure ensures caregivers are alert and focused during their working hours, reducing the risk of burnout. This approach provides continuous care without interruption, regardless of the time of day or night.
  • Comprehensive support – Like live-in care, 24-hour care includes assistance with ADLs, meal preparation, medication reminders, and light housekeeping. However, the shift-based approach ensures clients receive continuous attention and care.
  • Flexibility and adaptability – This model is ideal for seniors with complex needs or those requiring constant supervision. The rotating team of caregivers can adapt to changing care requirements and provide personalized support as needed.

Choosing between Live-In and 24-Hour Care

The decision between live-in and 24-hour care depends on your loved one’s specific needs, preferences, and living arrangements. Live-in care is often more cost-effective and offers a stable, consistent presence. In contrast, 24-hour care is ideal for clients who require constant supervision or have more complex health needs. Ultimately, the choice should align with the level of care required and your family’s preferences.

 

At Angel Touch Home Care, we’re committed to providing the highest quality care, whether you choose live-in or 24-hour care. Our Personal Care Attendants bring compassion, skill, and adaptability to their work, creating safe and supportive environments where aging adults can thrive.

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