Savvy seniors as they age want to remain in their home. This is not just a trend but a lifestyle choice to live better. Many people opt to get a caregiver or a live-in assistant. A living assistant or live-in caregiver is someone who helps with personal daily needs. Some needs are very small, such as driving, companionship, making meals and some needs are quite extensive such as toileting, showering, transferring and feeding.
There used to be three or sometimes even four generations of family members living in one home. The grandparents, helped the parents and the grandchildren helped the grandparents. It was a time where usually just the men in the family worked. These days the men and women work, they have kids to care for, the house to care for, and to care for their parents is a big challenge with time. Unless they quit their jobs, often, they can’t care for their parents. This is why they are referred to as “The Sandwich Generation”. They are between caring for their kids and their parents while they are still working full time. To help out with these issues, families can hire a living caregiver in the home while they are at work and sometimes around the clock 24-hours a day care. Our living assistant caregivers become members of the family.
Living assistants can help the family as well and be a family support. Yet, there are also occasions where someone has no family nearby and a living assistant makes a huge difference even if the assistance is only 12 hours a week. A living assistant can also live at the home 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
We can help you and your family with living assistants. Please feel free to call Florida Home Companion at 407-478-5469.