Hourly shifts start at 4 hours per day with a minimum of 3 days per week. This level of care works well in several situations. Two situations we most often see are:
Respite Care – Several hours of care can provide respite for the primary caregiver (i.e., spouse, family member, etc.) so they can run errands, take some much-needed personal time, or just relax and recharge their battery. Providing care to a loved one can be very stressful. Even a few hours of help from a qualified professional can provide peace of mind.
First Step – This option is a helpful first step for someone who has not had a caregiver before and is just beginning to experience difficulty. In a case like this, the caregiver can act almost as a Personal Assistant by helping with the tedious activities of daily living, such as light housekeeping, meal preparation, errands, etc.