Expert Care for Your Loved One Around the Clock by a Trusted Team
With 24-hour home care services, your local Homewatch CareGivers franchise helps provide consistent and reliable high-quality care to your loved one in need. Whether they're facing challenges that develop aside aging or those that commonly accompany lifelong conditions, your local Homewatch CareGivers’ team of professional caregivers will be there to help.
You're never alone with 24-hour caregivers by your side. Each caregiver’s goal is to help your loved one receive the proper care they need while being able to remain in their home or wherever else they're comfortable. A caregiver also gives families peace of mind, helping them know they have support 24/7 for their loved one.
What is 24-Hour In-Home Care?
24-hour in-home care is precisely what it sounds like – around-the-clock care at home. Whether you're transitioning your regular daytime care into 24-hour care, or this is your first time searching for help from an in-home care agency, our team takes the time to assess the needs of your loved one and immediate family to tailor a plan around your specific needs.
24-hour in-home caregivers can help with a large variety of tasks, including:
- Mobility around the home
- Bathing, grooming, and personal hygiene
- Medication reminders
- Meal planning and prep
- Running errands
- Light housekeeping and laundry
Having in-home care not only ensures peace of mind for your loved one, yourself, and your family, but it also helps allow them to remain at home around their familiar surroundings.
Around-the-Clock Home Care
Around-the-clock in-home care may seem impossible, but the Homewatch CareGivers team may provide this to countless clients and their families every day – and night. By offering your loved one continuous care by scheduling a few caregivers every 8 – 12 hours, families can relax knowing that a professional caregiver is there to assist with daily tasks and even be there in the case of an emergency.
The Benefits of Having 24-Hour Care
Seniors living with chronic conditions or other individuals with lifelong challenges may need around-the-clock support at home. Having a helping hand for your loved one is an obvious benefit, there are several other reasons why having 24-hour home care is an excellent option for those in need. Below we have listed these benefits:
Maintain Personal Independence
While you may assume that 24-hour care would end up taking away your loved one's independence, this is far from the truth. An interdependent relationship between a client and their caregiving team, can give them the confidence they need to re-engage with their world and the activities they used to love!
Comfortable At Home
In-home caregivers allow families to keep their loved ones comfortable at home around their family, friends, pets, and familiar personal items. Beginning with a free in-home assessment, our team takes the time to ensure your home is as safe as possible before the start of care in the home.
Social isolation and loneliness can take a toll on individuals' overall health and quality of life. Regardless of the specific conditions your loved one needs help with, caregivers provide both emotional and social support along the way. From striking up friendly conversation and sharing stories to pulling out puzzles and exploring favorite hobbies, companion care helps curb the feelings of loneliness and maybe bring more smiles.
A large part of 24-hour care is helping your loved one take care of daily activities that they can't perform independently. This can include tasks such as bathing, dressing, and light housekeeping. Your customized care plan is tailored to meet the specific needs of your loved ones, helping preserve as much of their independence as possible.
Family Caregiver Respite
Caregiving can be hard, especially when it's not your only responsibility in life. Respite caregiver services help your family get a well-deserved break to rest, relax, and recharge.
Peace of Mind for Family
Having around-the-clock care for your loved one offers peace of mind knowing they have continued support for daily and weekly tasks, but continued support in case there is ever an emergency.
Having a 24/7 skilled caregiver ensures peace of mind for the person receiving care as well as their family and friends. Besides this, it provides a person with dignity by enabling them to safely do what they’d like to do, when they’d like to do it.
How Much Does 24-Hour Home Care Cost?
On average, based on our experience, the cost of 24-hour in-home care can range from around $10,000 to $22,000 a month, with the exact cost depending on several things, including:
- Medical or Non-Medical – The price changes depending on the exact type of care needed. For example, if more acute medical care is needed in-home, it will be more expensive.
- Where Care is Needed – The state in which you live can alter the price of your in-home care quite a bit. It's best to connect with a local Homewatch CareGivers location to learn more about their current pricing.
While this may seem overwhelming, Homewatch CareGivers is here to help you make the best decision for your loved one's health – don't hesitate to reach out to us today to learn more!
Explore Our Financial Options & Program
The financial cost of 24-hour care isn't everything when looking for care for your loved one. Still, it's important to understand the options you have when looking for care, especially when private insurance or paying out of pocket isn't going to cover it all.
VA Aid & Attendance Benefits
Seniors and survivors eligible for VA assistance may qualify for the VA Aid and Attendance or Housebound benefits. These benefits are received along with their current VA Pandion to help with covering in-home care. Veterans are entitled to this additional benefit if they meet one or more of the following qualifications:
- You need assistance with daily activities like bathing, dressing, and grooming
- You spend a large portion of the day in bed due to a chronic condition or illness
- You have limited eyesight even when glasses are used
- You are a patient in a nursing home due to mental or physical loss
Long-Term Care Insurance
If you have long-term care insurance, you may have some extra help covering in-home care costs. This covers needing 24-hour care in the home most of the time, including help with daily tasks and companionship. In some cases, it can even help cover any modifications needed in the home.
Medicare is a federally provided health insurance for those 65 and older. The exact things covered by Medicare continue to evolve, with most plans only covering medical in-home care. Still, some Medicare Advantage plans currently cover select in-home care services in some states. In order to be eligible, your loved one must be prescribed at-home care from a physician and receive it through a Medicare-approved agency.
As part of the Supplemental Benefits portion a limited number of plans may cover some home care services.
Medicaid provides federal assistance to people 65 or older in need. While Medicaid is a great way to offset some of the cost of 24-hour in-home care, it is usually not enough to cover the entire cost of care. To understand the current coverage options, be sure to refer to your state's current Medicaid guidelines.
Emergency Back-Up Care
More than 70% of employees report being responsible for some kind of caregiving at home. Because of how important consistent care is, it's best to have an emergency back-up care option if your regular plans fall through. Our team will be there to help you find caregiving so you can attend to your personal responsibilities.
Signs it is Time for A 24-Hour Caregiver at Home
When it comes to getting care for your loved one, it's better to get things started sooner rather than later. It can be difficult to admit when a parent, spouse, or loved one needs extra help around the home, but doing so early helps with the transition into professional in-home care. Some signs that can indicate that it's time to look for a 24-hour caregiver include:
Increased Number in Falls or Accidents
Has your loved one fallen recently? Was someone there to help? Frequent falls or accidents can signify that 24-hour in-home care is needed. Caregivers help your loved one get around, in and out of the home and provide extra support and immediate assistance to minimize the risk for accidents and respond to emergencies.
Incontinence and bladder control issues can signify that in-home care could be beneficial. A professional caregiver can help maintain a regular bathroom schedule and assist with clean-up and changing–and report any concerns to the family.
Wandering is a common symptom of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease and it can be life-threatening when not monitored. A caregiver can help prepare your home to protect someone from danger if they are wandering and provide around-the-clock monitoring for a loved one.
Increased Confusion or Forgetfulness
Along with an increased chance to wander, your loved one dealing with dementia or some other issue may be exhibiting increased confusion or forgetfulness. While this can be as simple as forgetting birthdays or names, it can also include forgetting to lock the front door or shut off the sink. A caregiver can be there 24/7 to address problems that arise from this type of forgetfulness and confusion.
Recently Diagnosed with a Serious Illness or Chronic Condition
Receiving a severe illness or chronic condition diagnosis can be overwhelming and even hard to accept. A local Homewatch CareGivers team of professional and compassionate caregivers are here to provide the best care for specific conditions and oversee a comprehensive care plan.
Reliance on Assistive Equipment
Assistive equipment like hearing aids, walkers, wheelchairs, scooters, and others can be a great way to help your loved one keep their independence. Increased reliance on assistive equipment may mean that more help is needed, perhaps from an at-home caregiver. Our team can help your loved one continue to use their devices with the extra support from a caregiver around the clock.
A Decline in Hygiene and Grooming
Have you noticed a decline in personal hygiene, grooming, or general cleanliness? Whether your loved one may be forgetting to do these everyday things or has a hard time completing them on their own, our caregivers are the perfect helping hand needed to ensure your loved one is taking care of themselves.
Needs Assistance to Eat or Drink
If you have noticed food or drink spills around the home, if your loved one's diet has changed, or new medical conditions have developed, your loved one may need some additional help eating and drinking. Our team can assist in eating during meal times, meal planning, and prep, making the entire process easier.
Primary Caregiver Cannot Sustain Caregiving Around the Clock
The mental health and well-being of primary caregivers can often go overlooked. While you may feel like you can, it's hard for primary caregivers to continue to care around the clock for their loved one. At some point, you'll need to eat, drink, shower, use the restroom, and attend to many other responsibilities.
What's the Difference Between 24-Hour Care and Live-In Care?
While both provide around-the-clock care, the main difference is how many caregivers are used daily.
24-Hour Care is delivered to clients via a minimum of two caregivers. Each shift lasts around eight to twelve hours with routine breaks. Live-in care instead relies on just one caregiver, usually only a maximum of two. This requires a caregiver to live with your loved one on the property in their own personal living quarters.
It's important to note that one is not necessarily better than the other. The best care for your family depends on the specific needs of your loved one and the type of coverage your family is looking for.
End-of-Life Home Care Services
End-of-life home care services help ensure that your loved one's final years, months, and days are spent as comfortably as possible. Death is a natural, yet difficult, part of our life cycle. Homewatch CareGivers can provide respite care services while also maintaining a relationship with the client and their family during a challenging time.
Why Choose Homewatch CareGivers for 24/7 Home Care
When you choose Homewatch CareGivers for your in-home care, you can ensure you're receiving help from the best. The fully screened, vetted, qualified, and trusted caregivers, stand out among the rest in more ways than one. When working with us, feel confident in knowing:
- Backed by over 40 years of delivering in-home care to countless families and their loved ones
- Professionally developed care tools to track changes in physical and mental health
- A minimum of 12 hours of annual training, including of specialty care
- Routine in-person Quality Assurance visits at least once every 90 days
- Continued satisfaction surveys
Contact Our Team to Learn More About 24-Hour Care for Your Loved One
When you're ready to learn more about how we can help, find your nearby location and schedule your complimentary care evaluation! Homewatch CareGivers teams are here to provide you with the highest quality of care. Local caregivers are background-checked, insured and continuously trained, ensuring your confidence and peace of mind while your loved one receives 24-hour in-home care.
*Services will vary by location. Check with your local Homewatch CareGivers office to confirm all available services in your area. Each location is individually owned and operated.