We care for clients wherever home is. For clients who live in an assisted living or nursing facility, the EasyLiving caregiver can do so much to enhance quality of life. During times of transition, this can be especially important to make sure you feel comfortable, safe and content. It is wonderful to have the emotional and practical support of your favorite caregiver when you’re in an unfamiliar environment.
EasyLiving’s care facility support services include:
- Assistance with moving to an ALF or transitioning to skilled nursing/rehabilitation center: help with moving tasks, moving day support and errands, emotional and practical support to make a smooth transition and get oriented to the new environment.
- One-on-one care and personal attention at an ALF or nursing home
- Transportation and escort for outings and appointments
- Hospital sitters
Care facilities are not designed for one-on-one care. To give you an idea of Florida ALF requirements, the minimum certified nursing assistant staffing is 2.5 hours of direct care per resident per day (determined by dividing the # of staff hours worked by the # of residents). The CNA provides the majority of direct care. This provides a good picture of the time someone’s available to help you get showered, dressed, go to the toilet, eat, get to activities, etc. At a minimum, a facility must have one nursing assistant per 20 residents so there’s not a lot of time to spare beyond basic tasks.
If you need extra help or just want someone to assist on your schedule, hiring a private duty caregiver is a great solution. This is especially important (and the facility may even require it) when you have additional needs such as when you are ill or recovering from a hospitalization/procedure. Additional support can aid you in “aging in place” rather than having to move to a higher level of care, and can prevent unnecessary hospitalizations. A private duty caregiver can enable couples to stay together even when one requires a higher level of care.
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