Live In Home Care

Consistency, Continuity, Compassion & Integrity - Live in Caregivers

Elderly care for your aging loved ones over time can at times become an over bearing experience.  Some families begin to consider nursing homes or a medical assisted living facility to meet the 24/7 care needs of their loved ones.  However, there is another option for live in caregivers. 

At Right Choice we can provide live-in caregivers and/or 24 hour care which allows them to stay in their own home and environment.  Besides the benefit of aging in place, our clients are provided with home care companionship and a better financial outcome. 

Our caregivers are relational and patient with a focus for serving the family.  We pair our caregivers based on the unique needs and circumstances of the patient.  We start with an in-home care assessment to determine the level of care needed.  One of the main decisions you will make is whether your loved one needs 24 hour care or live-in care.

The main difference is that 24 hour care requires caregivers to be alert and ready throughout the night, whereas live in care client doesn’t typically require assistance throughout the night.

Caregiver – Live-in & Home Services Defined

professional live-in caregiver provides personal care and assistance to individuals, including those suffering from chronic illness, Alzheimer’s disease, and dementia, within the home setting. Typical duties of a live-in caregiver include meal planning and preparation, assistance with grooming, dressing and toileting, medication management, laundry and light housekeeping, and transportation/escorts to doctor’s appointments or social engagements. Professional live-in caregivers are often provided by an outside agency, which may also coordinate their services with the client’s preferred in-home health agency and other medical providers to assist with palliative care for elderly loved ones.

 

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Caregiving in the home

A recent survey suggested that nearly 90% of elderly Americans living over the age of 65 would prefer to remain at home as they age, suggesting that Live in caregivers are in the center of demand.  As the living population of the United States grows older, the demand for home health aides and professional palliative care live-in caregivers is expected to rise more than 40% by 2026. Informal caregivers include any unpaid individual, such as a spouse, neighbor, or adult child, who provides personal assistance to an elderly, ill, or disabled person in the home. Formal caregivers, including professional live-in caregivers, are paid for their services. These individuals may have received certification as nurses aides, home health assistants, or personal care assistants; however, in many states, live-in caregivers are not required to have any specialized training or education.

Right Choice Home Care Provides the Following Live In Care Services

 

  • Cooking and meal preparation
  • Light housekeeping including laundry
  • Grocery shopping and errands
  • Living Companionship
  • 24 Hour and/or live in
  • Assisting with walking and transferring from bed to wheelchair
  • Medication reminders
  • Transportation to appointments, supermarket, pharmacy
  • Respite or relief for family
  • Personal living care, including bathing and dressing
  • Status reporting to family

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About Right Choice Home Care

Right Choice Home Care Services is a Certified Dementia Practicioner Care Agency serving Greater Chicago and surrounding suburbs.  Our team of educated professionals have years of experience providing exceptional care in the home, clinical settings and even during travel.  We provide palliative care 24 Hours a day, 7 days a week including weekends and holidays.  Our BBB accredited home care agency specializes in dementia care & supplemental hospice care.  Click to learn more about Right Choice Home Care in Chicagoland, IL

Basic Principles of Caregiving: Like all forms of caregiving, professional live-in care is provided with respect for the dignity of the individual in need of care. Communication with the client, as well as their primary physician, other health care providers, and family members, is key to ensuring that the individual receiving care is able to participate, to the greatest extent possible, in decisions about their health and other matters affecting their daily life.

Depending on the level of service being provided, a professional live-in caregiver may assist the client with personal hygiene, laundry, and light housekeeping. The live-caregiver can also help coordinate the client’s personal agenda, including scheduling, transportation, and escorts to medical appointments and social engagements.

Client Monitoring: Because of the one-on-one nature of live-in care, the professional caregiver is in the best position to monitor the client for changes in breathing and inform their doctor of any potential warning signs.

Live-in caregivers may monitor the client’s body temperature, blood pressure, and blood glucose, as recommended by their physician. They will also remain alert for changes in the client’s mental status, including signs of depression or dementia.

Social and Companion Care: Professional live-in caregivers can also provide social and companion care for elderly people who live alone.

In doing so, they seek to improve their client’s quality of life by facilitating opportunities for social interaction, and helping them to maintain friendships, continue hobbies, and engage in physical exercise as recommended by their healthcare provider.

 

 

Assistance with Meal Planning and Preparation: Live-in caregivers can ensure their clients maintain a healthy diet by assisting with meal planning and preparation, monitoring body weight, and arranging for pleasant mealtimes. In some situations, professional live-in caregivers will even provide assisted feeding to those who have difficulty swallowing or otherwise eating on their own due to certain medical conditions, such as a recent stroke or Parkinson’s disease.

Medication Management: Elderly people and those coping with chronic illness often have complicated medication regimens, with many taking multiple prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Each medication will require a specific dose; some may need to be taken at certain times of the day or night, with or without food; and others may induce drowsiness or other side effects.

A live-in caregiver can ensure medications are taken correctly, refilled as needed, and monitor the client for signs of adverse reactions.  It is important that the client’s healthcare provider educate caregivers about their medication needs to optimize long-term management at home.

Ensuring a Safe Home: It is the responsibility of live-in caregivers to ensure their client is safe at home. This includes inspecting the floor for trip and fall hazards and eliminating or mitigating any that do exist. The caregiver will also see that the thermostat is set to a comfortable and healthy temperature, and make sure that the bathroom is outfitted with fixtures and knobs the client can use, as well as grab bars and other aids that will ensure the client’s safety. The live-in caregiver should also periodically check all smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in the home, so they remain in good working order.

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Ed McBride
Ed McBride
03:09 04 Sep 21
Their assistance has been handy when we have needed it, and I have not had to worry about my spouse while I was... attending to other responsibilities. I'm in desperate need of the time off I receive with them. The caregiver who visits our home is dependable and keeps me informed on what is going on at all times. Priceless!read more
Jose Lewis
Jose Lewis
06:08 01 Sep 21
They are constantly contacting and inquiring as to whether or not everything is okay. They have a strong working... relationship with me and they call to check on various topics. They are interested in learning whether there is anything they could do better. I sincerely appreciate the attention that is provided to me and my family in regards to home care.read more
Lina Lambert
Lina Lambert
07:58 10 Aug 21
Right Choice of Chicagoland is the best home healthcare provider on the map right now!! My mom absolutely loves the... caregivers here!read more
Donald Young
Donald Young
07:09 07 Aug 21
The members of the Right Choice team are fantastic! The scheduling, billing, and, most importantly, caregiver training... are all excellent. My parents have been able to stay in their own home thanks to the caregivers' attentiveness. When it comes to meals, bathing, physical therapy and medicine reminders, my parents receive assistance as needed. In addition to that, I've been able to keep track of daily activities and have had no problems with billing. Thank you, Right Choice, for giving me peace of mind knowing that my parents are receiving high-quality care while still being able to keep their freedom.read more
Thomas Winters
Thomas Winters
06:49 05 Aug 21
As my mother-in-law's Alzheimer's increases, Right Choice Home Care has been a lifesaver for both my wife and I. We're... both soothing her, and we thought we were capable of caring for her. We looked for places that would give her compassionate care at the end of her life. We never expected her to be so well cared for as her ability to function deteriorated. She is now quite comfortable, and she is kept clean, safe, and entertained with compassion and patience. In an ideal world, Right Choice Home Care would be the gold standard for Alzheimer's care for a loved one. We will be forever thankful to them.read more
Georges Wilhelm
Georges Wilhelm
13:02 01 May 21
As an elder caregiver, I serve many clients who often need the services of a great caregiving agency. As I have gotten... to know many of Right Choice's incredible team over the years and I have grown to trust and appreciate the very good job that they do.read more
Jasmine Weaver
Jasmine Weaver
12:21 25 Mar 21
My mother's aide has been fantastic, providing her with the best senior care and most needed cheerful support with... activities best used for daily living. Your services are valuable and necessary. I would highly recommend your agency to anyone in need.read more
Carmen Cody
Carmen Cody
12:16 24 Mar 21
I’m crying as I write this with no shame at all, because you guys truly have no idea how much strength and care John... gave me to combat cancer with a winners mindset. You truly are a blessing John!read more
Fisher Coby
Fisher Coby
14:35 23 Mar 21
Great homecare agency. Highly recommend.
Brody Walter
Brody Walter
11:23 21 Mar 21
I met Nurse Kristine. She played a very essential role in saving my dad’s life. She was very personable and super... compassionate and very attentive to his condition. Kristine used humor to keep our spirits up. She definitely went well beyond what the average nurse does simply because she has a heart of gold. Thanks for all the help and support we got from the beginning to end.read more
Jasmin Gallagher
Jasmin Gallagher
02:58 20 Mar 21
My husband and I had just moved to the state of Tennessee to help his mom get around properly and safely, and not even... a month after she got diagnosed with alzheimers. I got set up with this service and that’s when our lives were changed. Right Choice has some of the best alzheimer's experts in the nation. The staff treats everyone with the most respect and support. His mom loves the changes she is making and we wouldn’t want it any other way. Thanks Right Choice Home Care!!read more
Helen Mills
Helen Mills
04:01 04 Mar 19
My dad would not take his medication, but now whenever Sharon comes to visit, he smiles and gladly does what she asks.... Right Choice has kind care givers that really know how to treat people.read more
Doyle Yeager
Doyle Yeager
03:18 28 Feb 19
You are like family to us now. Thank you for helping us through this tough time. I would recommend Right Choice to... anyone!read more
Victoria Singleton
Victoria Singleton
02:36 04 Feb 19
I am so glad that I finally found the right person to be there for my dad. I can honestly rest my nerves knowing that... he is being taken care of by someone very experienced and capable. I’d recommend Right Choice Home Caregiving to anyone.read more
Latasha Hale
Latasha Hale
13:03 03 Feb 19
A care giver from Right Choice (I won’t mention her name because I don’t want to embarrass her) was there with my mom... up until she passed on. She thought highly of her and looked forward to the times she was there. You were so kind to her and for that we all consider you family. Thank you for being there. I imagine Right Choice Home Caregiving selected you because they only want caregivers that embody what they represent. Again, thank you.read more
Michelle Lietz
Michelle Lietz
02:14 02 Feb 19
Right Choice Home Caregiving made it possible for my mother to stay with me instead a home. I appreciate how they help... out with her, it really helps. I am a grateful customer!read more
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