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24-Hour care: Is it right for you and your family?

BHC 24 hour home care.jpgSome seniors require attention and care around the clock.

If your parent or loved one has round-the-clock medical needs, it may be time to consider 24-hour care.

Who is a good candidate for 24-hour care?

  • Seniors who need medication or treatment at short intervals through the night
  • Seniors with dementia who are at risk for wandering or being confused at night
  • Seniors recovering from surgery
  • Seniors who need ambulatory assistance, such as using the bathroom at night
  • Seniors who at risk of falling
  • Seniors who are at risk of dehydration
  • Seniors who have special dietary needs and restrictions
  • Sleeping odd hours
  • Frequently waking in the night
  • Unable to remove themselves from home in case of fire or another emergency

What are the benefits of 24-hour care?

With live-in care, there is only one caregiver, around the clock, every day. While they do live in the home and provide care, they also need to sleep.
Caregivers providing 24-hour care work in 12- or 8-hour shifts and do not sleep while on duty. Seniors who may get confused, sleep irregular hours, are at risk of falls or injury, or need assistance with toileting need a caregiver to be alert and available.

Round-the-clock care offers family caregivers the opportunity for respite – and a good night’s sleep - knowing that trained, professional caregivers are on the job, day and night.

If a caregiver needs to be awake and alert in the home 24-hours a day, every day, then 24-hour care is the best option.

Belvedere provides expert 24-hour home care

Belvedere Home Care offers 24-hour care for seniors and other adults with medical issues or disabilities. With Belvedere, teams of two or three caregivers rotate shifts through 24 hours, providing alert care, even in the middle of the night. They are ready to deal with any emergencies or necessary care at any time.

Belvedere’s 24-hour caregivers include Home Health Aides, Personal Care Aides, or Companion services.

Our caregivers have specialized training in treating clients with chronic diseases, life-limiting disease, dementia and the elderly. For Seniors who only need temporary care, such as after surgery, flexible scheduling means they can adjust the care schedule as they improve.

Keep your loved one at home longer – and get the rest you need to spend quality time with them and your family.

Contact Belvedere today for more information about our 24-hour home care services: (518) 694-9400 Option 4 or info@belvedereservices.com.