24- Hour Care Services
With 24-hour care, two caregivers are booked daily and work 12 hours each. Sometimes 3 caregivers for 8-hour visits are preferred in order to ensure caregivers are at their maximum level of alertness. One caregiver can work a maximum of 4 (Four) 12-hour visits per week. For the other visits, different caregivers will be booked to cover. There is no sleeping break given to a caregiver during a 12-hour visit. However, you can allow the overnight caregiver to sleep if you choose to. 24-hour care is billed at an hourly rate. The overnight visit is billed at a flat rate if it is a sleeping visit and hourly rate if it is a non-sleeping visit.
The benefit of having 24-hour care is that a caregiver will be with a client at all times and will be awake even throughout the night to ensure supervision of the client. Some people prefer this option as they believe caregivers are more refreshed and alert since there is at least one caregiver rotation in a 24-hour period
With live-in care, one caregiver is assigned daily for a 24-hour period. One caregiver can be assigned for a maximum of four to five days per week depending on the location. For the other days, a different caregiver will be assigned. In the 24-hour period, a 4-hour break is given to the daytime caregiver. You can decide if you want coverage for these 4 hours or not. For a live-in shift, the caregiver is allowed an 8 hour sleeping break and a sleeping bed must be provided for this caregiver. Live-in care is billed at a flat rate per day and if the 4-hour break coverage is requested then the break is billed at an hourly rate.
The biggest advantage of having live-in care is that the number of caregivers is significantly reduced with ideally two scheduled caregivers for the whole week. This provides consistency in care and gives our clients a chance to build relationships with their caregivers.
A 4-hour break is given to the daytime caregiver with optional coverage. However, if you choose not to have coverage, the daytime caregiver is permitted to leave for 4 hours which either leaves the client alone or a family member will need to cover. If you choose to have the coverage, then the 4-hour break will be an additional hourly cost to the flat live-in rate. At night, the caregiver is given a mandatory sleeping break so the client will not have direct supervision.
935 N. 42nd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office Phone: (215) 382-2938
After Hours: (215) 839--8671