24 Hour Live In Care

When nursing care requires around the clock assistance, our carers are there for you.

24 hour Live-In Care: What Is it?

If around-the-clock care is needed, you have the option of 24 hour home care and live-in care to ensure a caregiver will be there throughout the day and night. Both services are great alternatives to assisted living as they allow clients to receive 24/7 care while allowing them to stay in the comfort of their home. But how do you know which one to choose? We discuss the differences between the two services to give you more insight into which option is better for you or your loved one.

Although live-in care and 24 hour home care may differ slightly by location, below is a general summary including the advantages and disadvantages of both.

Live-in Care

With live-in care, one caregiver is booked daily for a 24 hour period. One caregiver can be booked for a maximum of four to five days per week depending on the location. For the other days, a different caregiver will be booked. In the 24 hour period, a 4-hour break is given to the daytime caregiver. You can decide if you want coverage for these 4 hours or not. For a live-in shift, the caregiver is allowed an 8-hour sleeping break and a sleeping bed must be provided for this caregiver. Live-in care is billed at a flat rate per day and if the 4-hour break coverage is requested then the break is billed at an hourly rate.

Pros:

The biggest advantage of having live-in care is that the number of caregivers is significantly reduced with ideally two scheduled caregivers for the whole week. This provides continuity of care and gives clients a chance to build relationships with their caregivers.

 

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