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What to know about live-in caregivers

What is a live-in caregiver?

A live-in caregiver is a full-time caregiver that lives in the same home as the family member requiring care. In order to allow them to have some personal time, typically two caregivers (the same two caregivers) will work a rotating multiple day schedule.

Why choose a live-in caregiver?

The vast majority (over 90%) of seniors prefer to remain in their homes, as oppose to moving. Seniors value their independence and the comfort they experience from living in a familiar environment. However, as our loved ones age it often becomes difficult and unsafe for them to remain home alone. In these situations, having live-in caregivers who can provide full time home care services adds peace of mind for everyone. A trusted and compassionate caregiver offers more than just help with activities such as light housekeeping, meal preparation, help with personal hygiene and running errands, they also provide companionship and socialization....which are critical for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

How much does it cost?

Live-in caregivers are billed at a daily rate.  Exact rates vary by region and the experience level of the caregiver, but typical rates in the Seattle area are approximately $360 per day.  ServeWell has worked hard to minimize any administrative costs so that the savings can be passed on to you. Please call one of our Care Managers to discuss your family's needs and to determine exact pricing.

$450 - $600
per day
per day

Do live-in caregivers work 24x7?

No. A live-in caregiver will reside in the same home as the care recipieint, however in order to comply with labor laws they must have 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep and be given some free time. Your ServeWell Care Manager can provide you with all the details. In most cases, a desirable "live-in" arrangement would consist of two caregivers that trade-off shifts in a "4 day on, 3 day off" work rotation to ensure full coverage.

What accomodations must I provide for the caregivers?

The exact terms of the arrangement will need to be worked out with the specific caregiver you choose. However, caregivers must have their own room to sleep and for privacy while not working.

What tasks would a live-in caregiver perform?

The tasks carried out by live-in caregivers are normally the same as those of an hourly caregiver. They may include such things as:

  • Respectful assistance with bathing, personal hygiene and dressing
  • Compassionate companionship
  • Active socialization
  • Housekeeping including laundry, sanitizing, vacuuming, and other duties
  • Medication reminders, blood pressure checks, and other vitals
  • Daily check -ins with families on overall health of loved ones
  • Grocery shopping
  • Pharmacy pick-ups and other errands
  • Transportation assistance to appointments
  • Telemedicine and virtual appointment assistance
  • Cooking and meal planning

Your caregiver will be a direct hire employee so you have lots of flexibility and control over the type of non-medical care that is delivered.

How is ServeWell different?

ServeWell is not a home care agency. Our approach is different.... we do not hire caregivers, mark-up their services by 50% and then decide which caregiver to provide to families. Our approach is to help you find, select and direct-hire the perfect caregiver for your needs. We then offer you all the services needed to insure that you can easily and safely work with your caregiver. This direct hire approach is especially beneficial for families looking for live-in care because of the substantial savings that can be realized. Also, in additon to your savings, your caregiver will enjoy higher wages than they could working through an agency. Some of our services include:

  • Background checks
  • Health checks
  • Easy time tracking with our caregiver mobile application
  • Payroll services
  • Access to knowlegable Care Managers

ServeWell's leadership team has over 30 years experience in eldercare, in areas such as assisted living, independent living and other care services. In fact, ServeWell was born out of the idea of bringing the best care and lifestyle services found in assisted living to seniors who wish to remain in their homes.

Do you have live-in caregivers in Newcastle ?

Yes, we support many areas all over Washington state, including Newcastle.

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