Providing exceptional home care services in Silver Spring, Maryland and surrounding areas.

24-Hour Home Care

We have a variety of compassionate and experienced nurses and caregivers that are dedicated to helping you or your loved one thrive at home. Our team includes; Care Managers, Registered Nurses (RN)Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN), Caregivers, Homemakers, (Companion Care and Personal Care), Certified Nurse assistants (CNA), Certified Medication Technicians (CMT), and Home Health Aides (HHA). We offer visiting nurses and private duty nursing for patients who require skilled nursing care or prefer personalized care from their very own private nurse. It can be challenging to manage illness, injury, or chronic disease at home. The personal attention of a home health nurse can make a big difference. 

Care at Home offers both short and long visits, frequent or infrequent visits, and short-term or long-term care. Our areas of focus include; Skilled Nursing Care (as directed by your physician), Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care at Home, ALS and Parkinson’s Home Care, 24-hour and Live-in Home Care, and Veteran’s Care. We offer Care Management services and will assist in Senior Moving or Downsizing. You’ll love our flexibility and affordability.  Choosing the right home care agency is key to optimum health outcomes. With Care at Home, what matters the most is your well-being and achieving your optimal health.

If you or your loved one need around-the-clock care, you don’t necessarily need to go to an assisted living facility or nursing home. You may be able to age in place with 24-hour home care.

What is 24-hour home care? Do overnight caregivers sleep? How much does 24-hour care at home cost? Does Medicare pay for 24-hour home care?

Here’s what you need to know about 24-hour home care and how it can help keep you or your loved one at home through an illness, injury, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, or chronic health problems.

What Is 24-Hour Care at Home?

24-hour home care is nonmedical assistance provided in the home. It can be an excellent solution to prevent seniors with dementia from wandering, to help elderly people safely get to the toilet or commode as needed throughout the night, and to keep incontinent patients clean so they don’t need to sleep in their own waste.

What Does a 24-Hour Caregiver Do?

24-hour caregivers can provide a variety of services day or night, including:

  • Incontinence care
  • Assistance with bathing, dressing, and grooming
  • Meal planning, preparation, and help with eating
  • Monitoring to prevent wandering
  • Light housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Medication reminders
  • Transportation to appointments
  • Grocery and prescription pickup
  • Companionship
 

While companionship may seem like an afterthought in the grand scheme of elderly care, it’s vitally important to the physical and mental health of seniors. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says [1]:

“Loneliness and social isolation in older adults are serious public health risks affecting a significant number of people in the United States and putting them at risk for dementia and other serious medical conditions…Social isolation significantly increased a person’s risk of premature death from all causes, a risk that may rival those of smoking, obesity, and physical inactivity.”

Do Overnight Caregivers Sleep?

It depends on whether you get hourly home care or live-in home care. With hourly 24-hour home care, two caregivers work 12 hours each or 3 caregivers work 8 hours each to provide care around the clock. In this case, each caregiver is being paid to stay awake for their entire shift.

If you have a live-in caregiver, you are required to give them 8 hours off every night to sleep, and you may be required to give them time off during the day, as well.

Learn how Care at Home will make a difference in the life of a senior you love. Read more about what we value and our mission.  This drives the process we use to provide the best service possible.

Providing exceptional 24-Hour Home Care for seniors and families in Silver Spring, Bethesda, Potomac, Chevy Chase, Rockville, Olney, Laurel, Columbia, & Ellicott City and near by cities.

24-Hour Home Care in Silver Spring, Maryland

What Is the Difference Between Hourly Home Care and Live-In Home Care?

Hourly home caregivers arrive for an 8-12 hour shift and stay awake to care for you or your loved one the entire time. They then go home at the end of their shift when another caregiver arrives. Live-in caregivers get 8 hours off every night to sleep.

Each type of 24-hour care has its own pros and cons.

While live-in home care is cheaper than hourly home care and you or your loved one get to know fewer caregivers, somebody else (including a loved one) must able to provide care for the patient while the live-in caregiver sleeps each night.

Hourly home care is more expensive and more caregivers will come to your home, but there will always be somebody awake and available to assist you or your loved one.

Can Hourly Home Care Also Be 24-Hour Home Care?

Yes. With hourly home care, you can pay for as few or as many hours of care as you need, and the caregiver will be awake for their entire shift (unless you allow them to sleep).

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How Much Does Senior Home Care Cost?

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In-home elderly care costs vary widely across the country [2]. For 24-hour care, you could expect to pay an average of $23,295 per month for a home health aide in California, $24,387 in Colorado, $17,472 in Texas, $14,196 in Lousiana, $14,559 in Mississippi, or $21,111 in New York State. The national monthly median cost for 24-hour care is $19,656.

24-hour home care can be an excellent solution to prevent seniors with dementia from wandering, help elderly people safely get to the toilet throughout the night, and keep incontinent patients clean.

Looking for in-home care in the Silver Spring MD area? Learn more about our non-medical home care options including companionship, safety, meal preparation, and more.

How to Tell When a Parent Needs 24-Hour Care

If you have been caring for your loved one yourself or if they have been getting by with part-time in-home care, it can be hard to know when it’s time to transition them to 24-hour care. Here are some ways to figure out whether a senior needs full-time home care:

  • Physical care requirements change
  • Repeated accidents happen (falls, bruising, or incontinence)
  • Safety considerations arise
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Reliance on assistive equipment
  • Sundowning occurs
  • You experience caregiver burnout or feel like you are no longer able to meet all of your parent’s needs

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Finding the Right 24-Hour Care at Home Provider

It may seem overwhelming to try to find the best around-the-clock care for your loved one. As you research various agencies, here are some questions you can ask to help you identify the best place to meet your needs [4]:

  • How do you provide seniors with high-quality care?
  • Are you licensed by the state?
  • Do you have references for your agency and your caregivers?
  • What kind of employee screening do you do?
  • Will you give us a patient’s bill of rights?
  • When can services begin?
  • How do you handle emergencies or problems with caregivers?
  • Can we interview potential caregivers?
  • How do you handle billing and expenses?
 

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Reference

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Loneliness and Social Isolation Linked to Serious Health Conditions, https://www.cdc.gov/aging/publications/features/lonely-older-adults.html
  2. Genworth, Cost of Care Survey, https://www.genworth.com/aging-and-you/finances/cost-of-care.html
  3. Mayo Clinic, Home Care Services: Questions to Ask, https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/healthy-aging/in-depth/home-care-services/art-20044609
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