Live-in Care in Lexington, MA
Advancing in age has a way of challenging a person’s independence. What used to be simple day-to-day jobs can turn into insurmountable obstacles. Although it’s common for aging individuals to start needing assistance with certain tasks, this does not mean their independence must come to a complete halt.
On the contrary, it’s possible for a senior to continue living an independent life at home by contracting live-in care to assist with different aspects of daily living. Minute Women Home Health Care offers a full range of services to help aging individuals remain independent in their own homes.
Live-in Care v. 24-hour Care
A 24-hour caregiver must be awake and working all night while a live-in caregiver works during the day and sleeps at night. Thus, live-in care usually costs about half as much as 24-hour care.
While live-in caregivers require about 8 hours of sleep at night in a private bedroom, they are always available to help a senior for a reasonable amount of time if the need arises at night. This means a live-in caregiver will be available to help your loved one use the restroom or get a glass of water. And most importantly, if there is ever an emergency at night, the caregiver will be able to provide immediate assistance.
We provide a large range of live-in home care services, such as:
- House tasks
- Laundry and ironing
- Garbage disposal
- Bed making and linen changes
- Light house cleaning
- Meal planning
- Meal preparation and cleanup
- Grocery shopping
- Dry cleaning drop off and pick up
- Pet care
- Transportation to and from appointments and events
- Medication pick up
- Medication management
- Theater and concert attendance
- Church escort
- Airport transportation
Reasons to Choose Live-In Care
Many seniors feel strongly about staying in their homes. It is best to accommodate these wishes whenever possible. Hiring a professional to provide care in an independent residence is an ideal way to respect your aging loved one’s wishes while helping to ensure his or her continued health and wellbeing. Aging persons generally feel more comfortable and confident when they are in their own surroundings. This can enhance both mental and physical health over the long-term. Although families may have concerns about the cost of live-in care, it can be an affordable option, especially compared to the cost of assisted living facilities or nursing homes.
As with any of our services, we create an individual plan for care based on a senior’s home, personal requirements, and preferences in order to help your loved one maintain lasting independence and happiness.