24-Hour Caregiving Options
When care is needed at a moment’s notice day and night, consider these two options:
Around the Clock services
- Around the Clock services are accomplished by utilizing multiple Caregivers each day to fill 8-hour or 12-hour shifts. These services are provided to those who need care 24-hours per day, even overnight.
- Live-In Care is provided by a single Caregiver who lives in the home with the care recipient. Unlike Around-the-Clock services, a single Live-In Caregiver is available to provide care when it is needed, but will have scheduled “off periods,” including at least one 12-hour span every day. The labor laws governing live-in care are similar to those for an au-pair.
A full assessment prior to placement will allow us to tailor a Care Plan that identifies the best option for your unique situation. Based on the needs of your family, Caregiver To You can help with…
- Personal Care (Activities of Daily Living or ADLs), which includes bathing, dressing, grooming, mouth care, toileting, and eating.
- Independence Assistance (Instrumental Activities of Daily Living or IADLs), like Shopping Assistance, Meal Preparation, Medication Assistance, Chores & Housekeeping, and Transportation Services.
- Companionship Care, where we provide games and interaction, or just someone to talk or listen to.
- Yard and Pool Care, and our exclusive Home Care Handyman Service, where we provide a trusted individual to help with basic needs around the house, or to find professionals who won’t take advantage of your loved one.
Families interested in 24-Hour Care should also consider one of our Certified Caregivers, who can provide specialized care in one of the following categories:
Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care
- This certification program was specifically designed with and approved by the Alzheimer’s Association after meeting their rigorous standards. Courses included in this certification program cover Alzheimer’s and Dementia-specific skills related to communication tactics, activities, creating a safe environment, preventing elopement, and reducing and preventing readmissions in the hospital.
- Our Certified Behavioral Health Specialists have received training on Mental Illness and specific diseases like Depression, PTSD, Hoarding Disorder and Substance Abuse. They also receive specific training on working with combative individuals.
- This certification program is excellent when a Caregiver is entering a precarious family dynamic, where family members may have differing opinions, or the care recipient it particularly resistant to care.
Cooking for Chronic Conditions
- This certification program covers disease-specific information for Cardiovascular Disease, Alzheimer’s and Dementia, Celiac Disease, and Diabetes. It also covers food allergies, commonly-prescribed diets, food and kitchen safety, and even a course on feeding patients who can’t feed themselves.
- Our Diabetes Specialist Certification includes 7 hours of training on such topics as Understanding Blood Sugar, Nutrition for Diabetics, Understanding Diabetes, and Wound Education.
- An infection control specialist has completed 8 hours of training covering specific topics related to infection control, including Coronavirus-specific training. Training also covers standard precautions, infection control, and other disease-specific training for Flu, Tuberculosis, and bloodborne pathogens.
- This certification program covers some uncomfortable topics that families dealing with end-of-life care will need to prepare for. Grief, communicating about death, maintaining dignity, and pain management are just a few of the topics covered by this certification.
- This certification program identifies conditions that are most at-risk for readmissions, and gives Caregivers tools and training to put them in a position to reduce readmissions. Topics include multiple heart and lung conditions, diabetes, and mental illness. Also included is a course specific to recognizing and reporting abnormal observations, and working with non-compliant individuals.
- Families who are looking for short term care after an injury, surgery or other procedure will want a Restorative Care Specialist who has been trained in ways to help their clients recover. While this is not a medical certification, these Caregivers have been trained in range of motion, assistive devices, understanding stroke, and helping clients recover from orthopedic surgery. These trainings will allow these caregivers to understand how your loved one and their medical team work together to provide care, and to give your loved one support as they work their way through the recovery process.