What is the difference between hourly and live-in?
An hourly assignment can be whatever is requested by the client; for example, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm or even 8:00 am – 10:00 am. We can configure assignments to meet any need. However, sometimes a client needs someone with them all day and night. This is called a “Live-in” assignment. The aide actually stays in the client’s home and sleeps in the evening. The aide will get up at night to look in on the client or to assist with trips to the bathroom.
In order to provide Live-in care, there must be a place for the aide to sleep and the client cannot get up too many times during the night.
(If the client does not sleep through the night and requires constant supervision, then it is necessary to provide 24 hour shift coverage which is typically done with two 12 hour shifts).