With the many restrictions placed on assisted living facilities and the rise of Covid-19 cases among seniors, Live-in Home Care has become the safest option for the elderly that need assistance.
Live-In Aides in New Jersey, (NJ)
If you need at least 12 hours of care per day, a Live-In Caregiver in New Jersey is an excellent, cost effective solution. A Live-In Caregiver is very similar in cost to 12 hours of care per day! With a Live-In, you will have the same consistent Caregiver every single day, instead of numerous aides coming and going. No worries about weather, or someone calling out or running late.
What is Needed For Live-In Care
The senior client or family caregiver is responsible for providing the caregiver with a comfortable place to sleep. It should be a separate bed, sofa bed, cot or air mattress. The senior client or family caregiver should provide the caregiver with towels, pillows, linens, and blankets while in the home.
Your caregiver should always bring his/her OWN clothes and toiletries that should last the entire length of stay.
Workday of a Live-in Caregiver in New Jersey, (NJ)
One 24-hour period equals one day of service.
The live in caregiver is expected to stay with you during the day, outside of their allotted break time. The full time caregiver can leave for short periods of time when they may need to run errands, do laundry, get mail, etc.
Live-in Aide Breaks
There is no set schedule for breaks. The caregiver should take breaks when your needs are met (personal care and household chores). While the caregiver is on a break, there must be a way for you to call them if you truly need their help.
The elder live in caregiver is allotted a four hour break time per day. These breaks are most often in the home, for meals, bathing, etc.
Your live-in caregiver should be able to get at least 8 hours of sleep per night. You may occasionally need to get up at night to use the toilet, and it is acceptable to expect your live-in caregiver to help you.
On a regular basis, you should not have to wake your caregiver more than 1 or 2 times per night, for brief periods.
While you are both sleeping, there should be a way to call your caregiver. We recommend baby monitors.
Meals will be provided by the client/family to the caregiver by including the caregiver in the daily meal planning of the client. Together, the caregiver and client will provide the family with a list of food items to be purchased. In cases where the caregiver performs the grocery shopping, receipts must be submitted with change to the senior client or family caregiver.
By law, live in providers in New Jersey are not allowed to dispense medications. They can remind based on a prefilled med box (filled by client, family or skilled RN) or blister packed (medications prefilled by the pharmacy in bubble packs). They can only provide “hand over hand” assistance.
Live-in elder care is a 24-hour service that focuses on keeping an elder in their home. Make sure you and your loved one receive the kind of constant continuous care they need in New Jersey, (NJ).
Contact us at 908-854-3220 to get around the clock care at home in New Jersey, (NJ).
Amorycare assist seniors and family caregivers with live in care in these towns and other communities in New Jersey, (NJ):
Union County: Fanwood, Elizabeth, Summit, Berkeley Heights, Linden, Springfield, Vauxhall, Clark, Cranford, Garwood, Scotch Plains, Murray Hill, Union, Winfield, Mountainside, Westfield, Kenilworth, New Providence, Plainfield and Roselle, NJ.
Essex County: Livingston, Roseland, Essex Fells, West Orange, South Orange Short Hills, Millburn, Maplewood, Montclair, Verona, Cedar Grove, Glen Ridge, Bloomfield, Belleville, Nutley, West Caldwell, Fairfield, Irvington, Newark, East Orange
Morris County: Bernardsville, Boonton, Brookside, Budd lake, Butler, Califon, Cedar Knolls, Chatham, Chester, Denville, Dover, East Hanover, Far Hills, Flanders, Florham Park, Gillette, Greenvillage, Hibernia, lronia, Kenvil, Lake Hopatcong, Landing, Ledgewood, Uncoln Park, Long Valley, Madison, Mendham, Millington, Montville, Morris Plains, Morristown, Mt. Arlington, Mt. Freedom, Mt. Tabor, Mountain Lakes, Netcong, New Vernon, Newfoundland, Oak Ridge, Parsippany, Pequannock, Piccatinny Arsenal, Pine Brook, Pompton Plains, Port Murray, Randolph, Riverdale, Rockaway, Schooley’s Mountain, Stirling, Succasuna, Towaco, Wharton, Whippany