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Peace of Mind Around the Clock With 24-Hour Care

A woman receiving 24-hour care smiles confidently with her caregiver by her side.
A woman receiving 24-hour care smiles confidently with her caregiver by her side.
24-hour care is a solution that ensures safety, comfort, and peace of mind around the clock.

There was a period of time when Mom only needed assistance for a few hours, several times per week. Then, as her needs changed, it became more beneficial to have a caregiver present to help her most days of the week while you provided care for her on the weekends. Now, you’re realizing Mom would feel most comfortable at home if she had someone present around the clock to make sure her needs are met and to help with any emergencies that may occur.

If that’s the case, it may be time to look into 24-hour care!

What Is 24-Hour Care?

The reality is that a person’s need for care isn’t on a nine to five schedule. Older loved ones’ health and care are a priority at all times. While some people may manage to thrive with only daytime assistance, others may experience challenges throughout the night that require help from a professional caregiver. That’s where 24-hour care comes in.

With 24-hour in-home care services, two or more highly trained and expertly matched caregivers are assigned to the individual and work in shifts throughout the day and night to provide specialized care. This care model ensures that the older adult has a caregiver present at all times who is actively tending to their care needs. So, no matter the time of day or night, you can rest assured knowing that your loved one is in the hands of a trusted care professional.

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

While 24-hour care and live-in care are similar, there are key differences that could help you determine which service works best for the older adult you love.

With live-in care services, the caregiver is required to have a private bedroom in the house and is available for overnight emergencies, but does not provide active, overnight care. In contrast, 24-hour care involves caregivers who work in shifts and actively attend to a person’s needs around the clock.

How Do I Know if 24-Hour Care Is the Right Choice?

If you’re struggling to decide if 24-hour home care is the best choice for a loved one, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Does the person need someone actively providing round-the-clock care?
  • Would it be difficult to provide a live-in caregiver with a private bedroom?
  • Are you concerned about the person’s overnight wandering or incontinence?

If you answered “yes” to these questions, then 24-hour care could be the care model to consider for a loved one. CareFor offers trusted 24-hour home care services in Austin, New Braunfels, Georgetown, and the surrounding areas. Contact us today at (512) 338-4533 to learn more and to set up an in-home consultation.

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