You may be searching for some caregiving assistance to help your elderly loved one at home.
As adult children juggling full-time jobs and family commitments, you may find it difficult to be there for them when they need help every hour of the day.
Your elderly loved one may have experienced a recent change in health or mobility status such as having experienced a stroke, or decline from a chronic condition such as diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease.
It may also be due to a recently diagnosed condition like dementia, Alzheimer's Disease or cancer.
It could also be that after a period of hospitalisation, your elderly parent has become weak and could no longer walk or take care of themselves independently at home.
It is also common for care needs to arise when you notice that frequent falls at home and you are worried about your elderly parent's safety.
Live-in care is an affordable long-term home care option. The live-in caregiver stays in the home of your elderly parent or grandparent to provide him or her with assistance in their day-to-day care.
Hiring live-in care also means that you would have someone there by your elderly parent’s side 24/7 to give him the care and support he or she needs without being sent into nursing homes or other facilities.
Live-in care benefits both you and your loved one. Your loved one is happy with being able to age comfortably at his or her own home, a familiar s while you feel assured with a peace of mind that he or she is in safe hands.
You have various options on who to hire to provide live-in care for your care recipient. She may be a domestic helper trained in caregiving, an experienced caregiver who has taken care of the elderly abroad or a nurse aide who has worked nursing homes or the hospitals.
At Anglo, we provide you with:
Day-to-day care such as showering, toileting, dressing, walking, transferring, turning & positioning, giving medications and monitoring vital signs.
Daily attention and supervision. Some common behaviours include wandering, sundowning, restlessness, sleep disturbance, forgetting how to perform daily activities like eating, bathing.
Get help with some housework, cooking and preparing meals, doing the laundry and keeping his home tidy and clean, especially if your elderly parent stays alone.
Have someone converse with your elderly parent in his language of English, Mandarin or Cantonese. Keep him feel happy, engaged in conversations and activities.
Having a live-in caregiver means that your elderly parent can expect to be cared for by a familiar face in a familiar surrounding every day.
Your parent can feel anxious having a different face helping him to take a bath every day - a common problem when engaging part-timers.
Also, you won't have to worry about your local caregiver cancelling a shift on you last minute, leaving you with no one to care for your parent.
Having a familiar face also means that the live-in caregiver knows your parent's preference, needs, daily schedule and behavioural patterns very well.
Live-in care allows a caregiver to spend time to bond with your parent.
This means that your caregiver knows how to talk to your parent, how to prepare your parent' s favourite meals, how to coax your parent into certain tasks such as showering or taking medications.
This is especially important for seniors with dementia.
The monthly salary of a live-in caregiver is typically ranges from $560 - $950. It is an affordable option for elderly who need care for the long-term.
Families with elderly with care needs can also apply for certain financial schemes like the Home Caregiving Grant, a $200 monthly cash payout, or Pioneer Generaton Disability Assistance Scheme (PioneerDAS), a $100 monthly cash payout for Pioneers with disabilities, subjected to their respective criteria.
Call us at 6646 0000 or submit this form so our Care Specialists may assist you.