A homemaker does household chores that include housekeeping, cooking prep, shopping assistance, laundry, and other routine household tasks.
A companion may provide companionship for the client such as keeping a person company at home or going with the person to appointments or other outings.
A “Live-In” is a Caregiver who “Lives” with a client and is available on a 24-hour basis. A Live-In provides the appropriate level of personal care and support services for clients who need the security of another person in their homes throughout the day, but do not
require constant shifts of care. “Live-Ins” provides safety and companionship under reasonable work conditions.
If a client needs a “Live-In” seven days a week, usually two to three Caregivers will serve 2-5 consecutive days each week. As much as possible, Affinity Home Care strives to keep the same Caregivers on regular and consistent schedules. However, there may be times and circumstances out of our control that require us to place different Assistant(s) in and as a result, Affinity Home Care is not able to guarantee
Overnight care provides the opportunity for the primary caregiver to take a break and get a good night’s rest. A Caregiver will be at your home for 8 to 12 hours throughout the night to ensure that bathroom visits, sleep walking, wandering or other activity that
should be supervised to ensure health & safety. Peace of mind is what the primary caregiver gets, knowing the care is covered while they get a solid, and often badly needed, good night’s sleep. Typically the Caregiver will
read a book, watch television quietly, or some kind of quiet hobby (i/e: quilt, laptop computer, etc), readily available as soon as any activity is seen or heard. This service is basically “Senior Sitting” where the activities are often minimal and/or limited to how often the individual wakes each night and what the needs are when awake.