Transitioning from living alone to home care can be a stressful time for seniors and their families. Particularly when you are adjusting to live-in care, you should have everything in place beforehand to help the change go as smoothly as possible for you and your family. Before your new live-in caregiver arrives, make sure you have:
- Bed linens and a private place for the caregiver to sleep. This can be a spare bedroom or a pull-out couch, but it needs to be quiet so that the caregiver can get their full eight hours of sleep.
- A bathroom with fresh towels and a place for the caregiver to store their toiletries.
- Space in the refrigerator and a place for the caregiver to cook. Ask your home care provider what the policy is on providing food.
- Access to laundry facilities.
Finally, don’t forget to ask your home care provider if they have any other policies for live-in cases.