LIVE-IN & OVERNIGHT CARE
You can take great comfort in working with Stay At Home Care. We’ve been there, done that, and are still doing it.
Give us a call today at (703) 402-1172. We’d love to have the opportunity to work with you and your family!
Live-in care involves a referred caregiver living in the same home as your loved one. They are there to assist with activities of daily living, and they are able to accompany your loved one to any appointments or social outings outside of the home as well. Some caregivers are able to drive if that is a need for your loved one. Please let us know everything that you would want a live-in caregiver to do so that they can refer a caregiver that matches those needs.
Though live-in care is a 24 hour service, typically the caregiver is available for 16 hours, and unavailable for 8 hours of sleep. If you are interested in 24 hour around-the-clock care, multiple caregivers would need to be referred in order to cover an entire day and ensure that somebody is awake at all times.
If you choose to have 24 hour supervision, multiple caregivers will be needed. For a scenario like this, we would refer more than one caregiver to ensure that somebody is awake with your loved one at all hours of the day.
We can refer a caregiver to help wherever your loved one resides, at home, in an assisted living center or retirement home. This way you can be reassured that your loved one is receiving the care they need, and definite one-on-one attention as well, no matter the living situation.
Needing more support doesn’t have to mean leaving home. You might be be helping mom or dad in their home and things have reached a point where they need more constant assistance.
Or maybe you or a family member is having surgery and would rather recover at home. Live-in home care means that a caregiver lives in your home to help with anything from spontaneous needs to planned outings.
If you are a family caregiver, you know that a poor night’s rest can affect your health. Live-in caregivers are entitled to 8 hours of sleep, so you might choose 24-hour care if you need a caregiver to be awake at all times. 24-hour care means that several caregivers rotate shifts so that someone is always awake and alert to help your loved one.
LIVE-IN CARE BASICS
If you haven’t heard of live-in care before, here are the basic rules: the caregiver can live in the home as long as there is a separate bedroom and storage space for their belongings.
Many live-in caregivers drive and can accompany your loved one to appointments or go grocery shopping. If you prefer, a caregiver can drive your car or their own.
WHAT IS THE COST OF LIVE-IN CARE?
There are no additional charges for room and board for live-in care, but the family usually covers the cost of meals (or provides a meal stipend). Alternatively, the caregiver can cook the meals for the client and dine alongside the family.
The total cost of care varies by state and region. You’ll get the most specific answer by calling (703) 402-1172. They are happy to give you a detailed pricing breakdown.