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  • Writer's pictureSonja Schreiner

The Need to Know: 24/7 Home Care

Updated: Sep 9, 2020

Making the decision to start or increase help in the home can be challenging. It can be difficult to accept that a loved one's limitations may have changed or increased. Along those same lines, sometimes our loved ones have difficulty understanding their new limitations. Our recommendation: don't wait for a crisis to occur before bringing in qualified assistance. With 24/7 services, there is always someone tending to your loved one. Know what to look for and the next course of action. Here are a few quick bits of information to begin.

Understand the benefits to around-the-clock in-home care:

  • Allows loved one to remain in comfortable, familiar home environment

  • Improved socialization

  • Emotional support and companionship one-on-one

  • Reduced fall risk

  • Reduced risk of medication errors

  • Can reduce risk of and detect and address early signs of illness or infection

  • Creates routine

  • Assist in all ADLs around the clock

  • Maintain and monitor nutritious diet

  • Promote activity (stretching, walking, outside activities)

  • Family piece of mind

What could someone need through the later evening, night, and early morning hours?

  • Assistance with mobility

  • Bathing, dressing, and grooming assistance

  • Toilet and incontinence care

  • Medication administration

  • Companionship

  • Redirection and calming for confusion or disorientation

Signs that it may be time for 24-hour care:

  • Falling, especially if becoming more frequent

  • Recent hospitalizations, surgery, or stays in rehabilitation facility

  • Failing memory or increasing confusion

  • Agitation or hallucinations at night

  • Wandering

  • Increasing episodes of incontinence

  • You worry about them at night or need to tend to their needs at night

What happens next?

Set up a meeting to interview agencies or contact us to set up a free consultation. Beyond Expectations Home Health Care selects a team of caregivers for your loved one that they can trust and develop a relationship with. Clients and their loved ones can rest easy knowing that a schedule is made and filled by a small and reliable family run company that is also licensed and insured. We involve our clients in all parts of our process to ensure satisfaction with our staff and services. We recognize and value the partnership and communication that are needed to give excellent care that is 'beyond your expectations'.

Not sure where to begin? We have laid out the Top 5 Considerations When Hiring an In-Home Nursing Company as a starting guide.

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