Live-In Aids and At Home Companions For Elderly People
Live-in aides are hired to help the elderly or disabled person with daily activities. In addition to personal care, they can provide health care and assistance with taking medications and transportation. Most live-in aides are certified social workers or registered nurses. In addition to personal care, these professionals may provide counseling services. Some live-in aides have degrees in health care or psychology, but many have no formal training in these fields.
While a live-in aide does not provide health care, it is often a qualified person who stays in the home full-time. The live-in aide should be a person who is willing and able to work full-time hours and maintain a routine. If possible, the live-in aide should be an employee of the landlord or the agency. If this is not possible, a live-in aide may be an option.