What is Live-in Care?

A personal care assistant who stays in with your loved one who needs help, overseeing their day-to-day care at home. In Singapore, live-in carers are typically foreign workers engaged on a Migrant Domestic Worker work permit.

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What is Live-in Care for Elderly?

Discovering a loved one needs help at home

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.

Decline in health condition like a stroke, diabetes or heart failure resulting in need of a caregiver

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.

Recently diagnosed condition like dementia or cancer resulting in need of a caregiver

It may also be due to a recently diagnosed condition like dementia, Alzheimer's Disease or cancer.

Decline in mobility following a period of hospitalisation resulting in need of a caregiver

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.  

Frequent falls at home resulting in need of a caregiver

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.

Elderly parent can benefit from live-in care

Affordable, Long-Term Care at Home

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:

  • Trained Maids for Elderly
  • Experienced Caregivers
  • Mandarin-speaking Caregivers

How can Live-in Care Help?

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Personal Care

Day-to-day care such as showering, toileting, dressing, walking, transferring, turning & positioning, giving medications and monitoring vital signs.

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Special Care

Oral Suctioning, Tracheal Suctioning, NG Tube Feeding, PEG Tube Feeding, Oxygen Therapy, Injections, Urinary Catheter Care, Colostomy Bag Care.

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Dementia Care

Daily attention and supervision. Some common behaviours include wandering, sundowning, restlessness, sleep disturbance, forgetting how to perform daily activities like eating, bathing.

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Night Time Care

Assisting elderly in the night time to toilet, changing diapers, preventing falls. Elderly with sleep disturbance may wake up multiple times at night. Feel at ease when you have a caregiver watching over him.

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Practical Home Help

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.

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Companionship

Have someone converse with your elderly parent in his language of English, Mandarin or Cantonese. Keep him feel happy, engaged in conversations and activities.

What are the Benefits of Live-in Care?

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Stability

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.

Anglo Caregivers-Having the same caregiver every day means that she knows what your elderly parent needs.

familiar with your parent's needs

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.

Anglo Caregivers-Live-in Caregiver is an affordable long term home care option.

Affordable Long Term Home Care

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.

Find Your Ideal Caregiver Today!

Take a look at our caregiver summary bios or get in touch with us so we may assist you in your search today!

Sulikah

Mandarin-speaking Caregiver

Indonesia
Ex-Sgp / Ex-Tw
Mandarin and Indonesian
  • She has 10 years of eldercare experience in Singapore and Taiwan.
  • She has a good employment history in Singapore.
  • She has experience caring for patients with stroke and diabetes.
  • She is experienced with NG Tube Feeding, Indwelling Catheter care and basic wound care.
  • 2 years in Singapore caring for a wheelchair-bound 70-year-old man with stroke until finished contract.
  • 8 years in Taiwan caring for a wheelchair-bound 90-year-old lady with stroke and diabetes.

Johanna

Experienced Caregiver (Phil)

Philippines
Certified Caregiver
English and Tagalog
Certified
  • She has over 2 years of caregiving experience in the Philippines.
  • She is a certified caregiver with TESDA National Certificate II in Caregiving and Health Care Services.
  • She has experience caring for patients with stroke, diabetes, kidney failure and cancer.
  • She is experienced with PEG tube feeding, giving injections, Blood Glucose Monitoring and basic wound care.
  • 2 years 4 months in the Philippines caring for a wheelchair-bound 74-year-old man with stroke, diabetes and kidney failure.
  • 1 year in the Philippines caring for a 71-year-old man with Stage 2 lung cancer.

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