You do everything you can for Mom and Dad with all your spare time: helping them get ready for the day before you go to work, checking in during your lunch break, stopping by to help end their day after work, and even coming over to lend a hand on the weekends.

However, it’s not uncommon for care needs to progress past the amount of time you can spare. Caring for older loved ones doesn’t mean that real life stops, and we all want to have peace of mind around the clock knowing that the people we love are being supported as they age at home. That’s where 24-hour home care can help!

What Is 24-Hour Home Care?

24-hour elder care is a care model where two or more caregivers rotate shifts to support an older adult at all times of the day and night at home. Unlike live-in care, you do not need a designated bedroom for the caregivers who come in to help. Instead, 24-hour senior care means having caregivers come in shifts, so that you’ll have awake and alert care professionals there to lend a hand whenever it’s needed.

You may be wondering when to start considering 24-hour care for an older adult you love. If so, consider these questions:

  • Do you lack the time in your day to care for the older adult you love as much as you would want?
  • Do you or the older adult have anxiety when the senior is home alone for long periods of time?
  • Have you been noticing an increase in the need for care during the night, such as incidents like incontinence, wandering, or restlessness?
  • Are you feeling burnt out more often trying to keep up with the older loved one’s care needs?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, 24-hour elder care services may be the solution you need! After all, home care brings an ever-changing list of responsibilities, and it often takes a village to provide the most effective care. So why not have a care model in place that offers the care seniors need at all times while also giving you time to rest and recharge?

Contact Continuum for Help!

If you need 24-hour home care in the St Louis area for an older adult you love, Continuum is the agency to contact! We have been helping support older adults in our community for years, and we can help someone you love feel safe around the clock as well. Reach out to us online or call 314-863-9912 for more information about our services in St. Louis, Kirkwood, Clayton, Ladue, Sunset Hills, and the surrounding areas.