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How to Make the Home Comfortable for a Live-In Caregiver

At some point in the senior years, many people require more than just a few hours of professional home care in Redondo Beach, CA. Luckily, there are options for receiving 24-hour live-in care. Help your loved one and his or her new live-in caregiver feel more comfortable during the transition by using these strategies to prepare the home.

Designate a Room for the Caregiver

A live-in caregiver will require a private room he or she can sleep in and retreat to during times when his or her help isn’t needed. Ideally, this room should be in close proximity to your loved one while still offering privacy. If your loved one’s home has multiple rooms, talk to him or her about which one is best for the caregiver so he or she feels involved in the decision.

Clean and Furnish the Living Quarters

Making room for a Redondo Beach live-in caregiver does not require too much effort because most will be happy with a comfortable place to rest when time allows. However, it may be necessary to remove the family’s personal items so people will not interrupt the live-in caregiver to get things they need. It may also be necessary to add a bed, lamp, and other furnishings to make the room hospitable for the caregiver. 

Make Arrangements for Time Off

Although a live-in caregiver will spend the majority of the time helping your loved one with his or her daily needs, there will be times when the caregiver is away. Make plans for alternate caregivers so the live-in caregiver is able to take a break from his or her duties. If a different Redondo Beach home caregiver will be sharing the same room, stock it with extra bed linens so the second caregiver can change out the bed when it is time for rest.

Provide Additional Accommodations

Though most families focus on preparing a place for the live-in caregiver to sleep, it may also be necessary to designate extra space in the rest of the house. For example, clearing out a shelf for the caregiver to store toiletries in the bathroom can increase his or her comfort, and it may be necessary to provide space in the kitchen for food storage if the caregiver and your loved one will be following separate diets. 

If your loved one requires high-quality around-the-clock care, reach out to Home Care Assistance. Our caregivers are available 24/7 to help your loved one continue to age in place safely and comfortably. To learn more about our senior care services, call one of our experienced Care Managers at (310) 504-0506 to schedule a no-obligation consultation.