When Options For Senior America started providing services in 1989, our focus was on live-in services. Options founders were in need of live-in care for their loved ones and the concept of live-in care in the late eighties was rare. They did not find it easily. One of the reasons Options was founded was to provide this well needed service and fill a vacuum in the home care market. As a matter of fact the first service we ever provided was a live-in service for a family who stayed with us for a number of years.
When Options developed the live-in service, very few agencies provided this service. Throughout the years, Options truly became the live-in specialist in the arena of home health care. We quickly acquired the reputation at different hospitals in different States that, "if you need live-in care, call Options."
Today live-in home care has become an increasingly popular solution for individuals who need care. Patients remain comfortably in their own homes, maintaining a level of independence while retaining their dignity and quality of life.
Why Live in Care?
There are many instances where home health care is required, but why choose a live-in caregiver where you have to house and feed the aide? Here are some of the advantages of live-in care compared to hourly care:
Constant Personal Care
No matter how much or how little your loved one requires care, there is nothing more reassuring to know that they have a care provider on a continuous basis. With OPTIONS live-in program the caregiver is always there, providing constant care seven days a week, with no disruption to the client’s routine. Whenever the care giver needs time off, OPTIONS will provide an equally qualified and experienced substitute to ensure uninterrupted care.
An OPTIONS live-in care provider offers unsurpassed care and companionship. Because of the continuity of care provided, your loved one can develop a trusting relationship with his or her caregiver. Similarly, our caregiver will also get to know your loved one, including his or her daily activities and preferences, and thus develop a unique relationship with them.
The Most Cost-Effective Service
Whether you are paying for live-in care out-of-pocket or you have a long term care insurance policy, OPTIONS live-in program is the most cost-effective program in the industry. It provides around-the-clock-care while costing less than half the hourly rate of providing care 24/7, and significantly less expensive than institutionalized care.
Family Peace of Mind
The most comforting thing for family members is to know that their loved one has a reliable live-in, qualified, and caring aide. Options staff are on-call 24/7 (available directly to our clients and not through an answering service) to assist with any emergency that may arise for their loved ones.
Long Distance Care
Throughout the years, OPTIONS has developed a skill of providing around-the-clock services for adults who live alone when their family members live in another city. Our Live-in program is a prime example of the effectiveness of providing care in these circumstances. You may go to Long Distance Care for more information on this service.
OPTIONS live-in program provides a full care alternative to your loved. The care provider is fully in charge of the well being, safety, and personal hygiene of your loved one and his/her environment. Some of the tasks that our live-in care providers do include:
- To support our live-in program and provide choices and continuous care for our live-in clients, OPTIONS has developed the largest roster of live-in care providers in the States where we operate. While doing so, Options has developed one of the most thorough and stringent screening processes in the industry where each care provider must go through a very rigorous, multi step screening program before they become eligible for employment with OPTIONS. This is one of the reasons and benefits that makes Options the leader in live-in care.Assistance in Personal care such as Bathing, dressing and grooming
- Meal Preparation and Cooking
- Light housekeeping
- Laundry and change of bed linens
- Companionship and range of motion exercise
- Medical appointments
- Assistance with ambulating and transfer from bed to wheelchair
- Medication reminders
- Status reporting to family
If you believe you can take advantage of our signature live-in program, give us a call at 1.800.267.8466 to speak with one of our home care specialists today.