Kane is mostly independent, but due to some issues due to age or even recovering from surgery finds he needs a help with daily tasks. This could include help bathing and dressing for the day, light housekeeping and meal prep, and grocery shopping or other errand running.
Jane may live with a family member or adult child who is her primary caregiver, but She can’t be left alone due to a condition. Her main caregiver may work outside the home during the day and has evening activities and responsibilities that they must attend to, needing someone they trust to be with she when they cannot be.
Smith cannot be left alone, but lives alone or with someone else unable to care for him. In this case, 24/7 care (where caregivers attend to their needs in 8 hour shifts) or a live-in situation (assigned caregivers have 2-3 day shifts, but the situation also allows for them to get a full night sleep in their own space during that time) may be the best option. This scenario is common for those clients with Dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease, a severe disability with little to no mobility, or other major health issue such as paralysis due to a stroke. Caregivers are there to help with all personal and companion care needs, such as meal prep and feeding, using the restroom and personal hygiene, daily household tasks and errands, and transportation for doctors’ appointments.