We receive questions on a daily basis on the pros and cons of live-in care. Recently, I had a daughter who wanted to have her mother live at home. She was interested in hiring a live-in caregiver. However, she wasn’t sure where to begin.
I decided to write a short review of what the pros and cons of live-in care are and versus assisted living. As we age, we look forward to a quality of life. Unfortunately, with assisted live-in facilities, one caregiver takes care of 8 to 10 residents. This may lower the quality of time and care a senior may receive especially one receiving care.
An Overview Live-In Care
The best part about live-in care is that it allows a client to eat and sleep at their own rhythm. Additionally, a team of caregivers provides a scheduled, personal care of plan that is designed for the patient. They can rotate schedules to accommodate time off and have family or friends visit them in their own environment.
- Live at their home
- Family can visit them somewhere comfortable
- Can eat and move around at their own rhythm
- Personal care plan designed for them
- Higher morale and quality of life
- May not be comfortable at home
- Sometimes they may need more attention
- Could be stressful for family members concerned with hiring caregivers
What you choose for your loved one is personal. Nevertheless, it is a good idea to do your research and see which benefits your loved one more.