For some, around-the-clock and live-in care can be a more private, professional, and personalized alternatives to a community. For others, these services can supplement care in independent living, assisted living, or skilled nursing communities.
PHC is known for and specializes in 24 Hour Care and Live-in care. There are two different types of 24 Hour Care: around-the-clock care and live-in care. With these comprehensive service options, clients remain as independent as possible for as long as possible with a caregiver in their home twenty-four hours a day. Caregivers provide supervision, develop a deep understanding of care needs, and are able to create a real relationship with the clients they assist. The main difference between around-the-clock care and live-in care lies in the structure. Live-in care typically involves two caregivers splitting a seven day work week-one works four days in a row and the other works for three days in a row. By law, live-in caregivers must be able to sleep eight hours per night and have four hours of downtime during the day. This type of care is appropriate for clients who do not require assistance during the night. Of course, in the event of an emergency, live-in caregivers can respond, even during night time hours. In contrast, around-the-clock care typically involves four to five caregivers who work eight or twelve hour shifts, are awake at all times, and provide supervision at all hours. These are options are one-on-one care at its best. Caregivers can assist their clients with following:
- Alzheimer’s & Dementia
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Assistance with mobility & transportation
- Preparing well-balanced meals in accordance with nutritional, religious and dietary guidelines
- Kosher and other personalized care plans
- Post-Hospitalization Care
- Light Housekeeping, including linen changing, vacuuming, etc.
- Grocery shopping and errands
- Medication reminders
- Bathing, grooming, and personal care
- Gardening & Pet Care
- Social engagements, outings, and exercise based on individual needs
- Scheduling appointments
- Weekly feedback to family
Our focus, passion, and goal at PHC is to create and nurture a caregiver-client relationship that exceeds expectations. PHC was founded on the principle of delivering caregiver consistency and the idea that this consistency results in better care. Our caregivers and Care Coordinators understand the unique needs of the clients they care for as well as the importance of consistency. This is our One Client – One Caregiver Concept.