The LifeWorx Guide to 24-Hour Care

It is hard to know when people might need 24-hour home care, particularly when there’s a temporary or chronic health condition, recovering from a traumatic injury or surgery, or a disability.

This resource guide will provide you with the comfort and answers to your questions and our Care Team is available to help find a solution to help ease your family’s peace of mind.

Do you have questions about your loved one’s 24-hour care options? We’re here to help! Call 1-646-517-5718

How do you discuss with someone if they need home care?

24-hour home care is a great choice for seniors that want to age in place. It can also be met with some resistance, anxiety, and uncertainty. It’s normal for loved ones to have these questions:

  • How will I tell mom and/or dad that they now require around-the-clock care?
  • What does this service entail exactly?
  • What adjustment do I need to make to ensure that the caregiver is also comfortable?
  • What if the caregiver isn’t a good “fit” for my loved one?

The best way to lessen the resistance and uncertainty regarding 24-hour home care is to become informed.

  1. The first thing you’ll want to establish is that the caregiver is simply here to help. Having a very clear understanding of what the home care provider will or will not do before they even begin almost immediately brings a sense of relief.
  2. Listen to their concerns. If your loved one has concerns about 24 hour-home care, allow them to express their feelings. They’ll feel better knowing that their opinion has been heard.
  3. Finding the right fit. Sharing a living space with anyone can be challenging, especially if your loved one has lived on their own for decades. Therefore, it is important that when hiring a home health aide, you not only look for someone who is extremely well-qualified from a medical perspective, but also for a person whose personality meshes with your loved one.
  4. The transition takes time to get used to. It can take several months to adjust to someone being constantly home, but communication and transparency go a long way.
  5. Getting the home ready. If you plan to have 24-hour home care, there are regulations to be adhered to. If scheduled caregivers come in for 8-to-12-hour shifts, then the home health aide is expected to remain awake throughout the shift and sleeping arrangements do not have to be made.

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