Article provided by: Innovative Healthcare Consultants
Is 24-Hour At-Home Care Available For Seniors?
While many non-medical home care agencies restrict their hours of service to regular business hours, there are a few that offer 24/7 care for patients who need ongoing personalized care in their homes. At Innovative Healthcare, we believe assisting families with the care of their loved ones is not a service that should stop when the sun goes down. We provide 24-hour care in Beverly Hills for senior patients who need help with household chores, personal care, and other non-medical assistance.
Does My Loved One Need 24-Hour Care?
It can be challenging to discern whether your family member requires assistance throughout the day and night. Some guidelines can help you determine whether someone you care about requires personal companionship and 24-hour care in Beverly Hills. Consider round-the-clock assistance for seniors who need help with:
- Running errands, such as doctor visits and grocery store trips
- Managing daily activities after surgery
- Handling finances
- Memory loss
- Hearing problems
- Poor eyesight
- Slip and falls inside the home
- Getting out of the house
- Exercising or maintaining a healthy lifestyle
Can't I Continue Providing 24-Hour Care?
While it's always best when the family takes a proactive part in a loved one's care, no one person can do it all. It's hard work caring for a loved one, regardless of the level of assistance needed, which is why it's essential to schedule respite care as well as 24-hour care. Beverly Hills non-medical healthcare services are more affordable than you might think. Our specialists from Innovative Healthcare can answer your questions and provide additional information when you're considering non-medical at-home care for a family member.
What Questions Should I Ask a Home Care Agency?
Inquire as to whether the agency you're about to hire can offer 24-hour care in Beverly Hills. You may only need part-time help caring for a loved one in the initial stages of home care services; however, you may find that over time, the level of care needed could increase. You'll also want to make sure that the care agency you choose includes your family members in the care decision making, which includes scheduled weekly or bi-monthly telephone conference calls or in-person meetings. A few additional considerations to keep in mind:
- Background checks performed on employees
- Length of training for care assistants
- Itemized bill for your reference
- How long agency has been active in the community
- Type of payments accepted
- When the agency can start providing 24-hour care
Additional Resources For Your Family
If you're interested in hiring Innovative Healthcare for 24-hour care in Beverly Hills, feel free to review our online resources and information. You'll also find additional information located in our FAQ section as well as the 'Links to Helpful Websites'. Call an Innovative Healthcare agent with your questions- we'll be happy to assist you in assessing the health care needs of your loved one. Whatever level of care that is required, you'll have peace of mind knowing we can affordably meet those needs.