Live-in care and hourly shifts

“Continuity of care is crucial. Not just for the relief of predictability, but also for the building of strong, caring relationships. That’s why we have created scheduling options that promote continuity. As a family you can bond with one or two caregivers and rest assured that there will be consistency in your loved one’s daily experience.”

—Brian Gauthier, gerontologist, owner of A Family Member HomeCare

Does your loved one need 24-hour home care?

Perhaps they are in the advanced stage of Alzheimer’s and need someone who can feed and dress them, bathe and groom them. Someone who understands their triggers and also the activities that bring them joy.

Maybe your relative has diabetes and needs constant monitoring by trained caregivers who can keep to the strict schedule of blood tests and medication. Someone who knows the signs of a problem and can act quickly.

Is your loved one dealing with incontinence? Do they need help getting to the toilet or staying clean and dry? Incontinence is one of the more difficult conditions for older adults and for their families. You need someone who can help your relative maintain their dignity and accomplish the tasks with speed, grace, and sensitivity.

It could be that your loved one is nearing the end of life and needs constant attention to manage the pain and be kept clean and warm. Someone who understands the needs of those in their last chapter and knows the little actions that make a big difference in keeping a person comfortable in their last few weeks and days.

Whatever your situation, if you need 24-hour home care, give us a call at 1-866-Brian-XO (866-274-2696).

For over two decades, families in south Florida have been relying on A Family Member HomeCare to provide around-the-clock care for their loved ones in need of constant home care assistance.

There are a few ways we can help:

Live-in home care

If your relative can generally sleep through the night, then live-in home care is an ideal situation. With high-acuity patients, you need a caregiver who not only provides for physical needs, but also has an intuitive understanding of your loved one’s emotional and social needs. In that light, the trust and communication that develops in a live-in context is invaluable.

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Hourly shift work

If your relative needs attention throughout the night such that a caregiver could not reliably get six hours of uninterrupted sleep, then the best solution is to have one caregiver for the day and another for the night. This way the care at night will be as attentive every hour as the care is during the day. (A live-in caregiver will certainly get up to provide care as needed at night. But without eight hours of sleep, and six of it uninterrupted, over time they would not be able to maintain the high standards that are required in a medically complex situation.)

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