Live-in care is provided by care professionals who live in client’s homes to assist with daily living activities and needs. Their duties depend on the needs of the client. They help with a wide range of activities including shopping, meal preparation, assistance with bathing and dressing, medication reminder, mobility, errands, accompaniment to appointments, light laundry, and light house cleaning. They communicate with healthcare providers and family, and give updates on client’s needs and general well being.
Live-in caregivers sleep at nights. A comfortable room must be provided for them. They are allowed 8-10 hours of rest and sleep. They assist at nights only for quick chores such as going to the bathroom. The client who benefits from live-in care is someone who needs minimal attention at nights.
Clients are required to have adequate supply of food and beverages for the live-in caregiver.