Have you ever wondered what the difference between an hourly and live-in caregiver is? You may think they are close to identical services although there are a few key differences between the two. Hopefully after you read this blog post, you will discover which option is best for you or a loved one. At-Home Quality Care, a proud member of CareFinders, is a licensed and insured home-care agency that offers live-in home care services in Eastern Pennsylvania. If you would like more information about our services, please visit our website.

WHAT IS LIVE-IN HOME-CARE?
If you are having difficulty carrying out everyday living activities, you may want to consider hiring a live-in caregiver to assist you. Live-in caregivers provide one-on-one care and supervision around the clock in a client’s home. Essentially, a live-in caregiver will move into a client’s home and will stay with them as long as needed. Additionally, live-in caregivers offer support in a client’s daily living activities such as bathing and dressing them, helping with medication reminders and more. Furthermore, caregivers assist in other activities such as grocery shopping, transportation to doctor appointments and light housekeeping. A live-in caregiver will stay in a client’s home as long as needed and will bring them safety, support, and companionship.

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF HAVING A LIVE-IN CAREGIVER INSTEAD OF AN HOURLY CAREGIVER?
One may ask what the key difference between a live-in and hourly caregiver is. While both provide similar services, an hourly caregiver only provides service during their designated shifts. This can be problematic for a few different reasons. For example, it is possible that an hourly caregiver may not show up for a shift and then the client would be left alone. Having a live-in caregiver eliminates this potential issue because they will be living with the client 24/7. Knowing that a caregiver is around constantly puts the client and family’s mind at ease. Not only does it help knowing that someone is there, but having a live-in caregiver eliminates multiple people from coming in and out of the home. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many elderly people want to social distance and limit the number of people they come in contact with. Having a live-in caregiver helps with this because there is only one person living in the home. If you live in Eastern Pennsylvania and are looking for a home-care agency that treats clients with COVID, At-Home Quality Care is a great option. In conclusion, one of the biggest advantages of having a live-in caregiver is that they provide consistency, reduce the number of people coming in and out of the home to one, and gives the client a chance to build a relationship with the caregiver.
Sources:

https://www.nursenextdoor.com/blog/what-is-the-difference-between-live-in-care-and-24-hour-care/

At-Home Quality Care Website: https://www.athomequalitycare.com/

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