One Care Home Care offers a continuum of services that vary according to the level of care and the amount of time you need a Caregiver on a weekly basis. Our care ranges from Companion Care to Personal Care. So, as the situation changes over time, we can revise the Plan of Care to evolve along with it. Click on arrow below next to each service to learn more.
Levels of Care
Hourly shifts start at 4 hours per day with a minimum of 3 days per week. This level of care works well in several situations. Two situations we most often see are:
Respite Care – Several hours of care can provide respite for the primary Caregiver (i.e. spouse, family member, etc.) so they can run errands, take some much needed personal time, or just relax and recharge their battery. Providing care to a loved one can be very stressful. Even a few hours of help from a qualified professional can provide the peace of mind.
First Time – This option is a helpful first step for someone who has not had a Caregiver before, and is just beginning to experience difficulty. In a case like this, the Caregiver can act almost as a Personal Assistant by helping with the tedious Activities of Daily Living, such as light housekeeping, meal preparation, errands, etc.
There is a significant cost break when moving from Hourly Care to a 12-Hour Shift. Once a client’s needs surpass 8-9 hours per day, this option can make financial sense. A 12-Hour Shift can be used for both day or night coverage.
Day – A 12-Hour Day Shift normally starts between 7-9 AM, which generally provides coverage from when the patient wakes up until they go to bed. This allows for coverage during the busiest time of the day. If there is family member, who works while serving as the primary Caregiver, this option allows them to go to work without rushing the morning routine or rushing home in the evening to prepare a meal. Meanwhile, the patient is comfortably taken care of throughout the day.
Night – A 12-hour night shift typically starts between 7-9 PM, and covers the evening routine, the time the patient or primary Caregiver sleeps, and the morning routine. This is particularly useful for patients suffering from restlessness and insomnia at night due to adverse affects of dementia. It is also helpful for patients requiring ambulation assistance to get to, and from, the bathroom frequently at night. The additional assistance allows the spouse to get much needed uninterrupted sleep knowing their loved one is being taken care of properly.