Live-in assistance at home has become the preferred long term care solution for most seniors who need more than just a couple hours of support. Seniors can remain comfortably in their own Collingswood NJ home, maintaining a high level of independence and retain their dignity and quality of life. Its simpler and safer then adult day care solutions since there is no need for transport every morning and evening. It’s cheaper than assisted living facilities in and around Collingswood NJ, and live-in assistance provides for the maximum quality of care since its one-on-one support. Live-In Assistance program refers to our non-personal care service. For example, a senior with dementia who has a wandering problem may need constant supervision but not personal care. If the senior needs any form of personal care (e.g., toileting or bathing support) then they needs our Live-In Care program which utilizes a certified Live-In Aide (sometimes referred to as a live in nurse although they are not really nurses). Click here to read about this program.
We have two types of Live-In Assistance programs to match your needs. The Continuous 7 Day program utilizes one companion who generally does not drive and cannot provide transportation services. The 4/3 Day program utilizes two different companions (one for 4 days and one for 3 days) who can provide transport services along with the support services. Both programs have advantages and disadvantages. The Continuous 7 Day program is a little cheaper and your loved one will benefit from better continuity of support since one companion is providing all the support. Call us at 856-780-4000 for more information or a free assessment.
Collingswood NJ Grocery Shopping Support
Since Continuous 7 Day live in assistance companions generally do not drive and should never leave the client, shopping for food and other essentials are usually performed by a family member, obtained through a delivery service or provided through a Sunlight Care discounted service specially designed for our live in assistance families.
For a very small fee a different Sunlight Care companion go shopping for groceries and deliver them to the client’s home. Some grocery stores will pack and deliver groceries for small fees. There is usually a charge for picking and a separate charge for delivery. The total of all fees range from $10 to $20 dollars. However, generally the order must be entered on-line at the store’s web portal. Many seniors have a difficult time creating accounts and navigating the web site to place orders. It also may take a half day to a full day to get the groceries delivered. The senior may also have difficulties putting the groceries away once delivered and left on the counter. If family or friends cannot support the ordering process Sunlight Care can provide an aide to help with the process. Some local stores that support this service close to Collingswood and Westmont are listed:
- ShopRite, Rte 70 & Cornell Dr, Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08002. Hours of Operation: Mon-Sun 7am-11pm. Phone Number: (856) 910-2300.
Also available in the Collingswood area are delivery services not affiliated with local grocery stores: freshdirect and freshology.
Let’s look at some of the advantages that Live-In Assistance provides:
With Sunlight Care’s Continuous 7 Day Live-In Assistance program acompanion is always there at your Collingswood NJ home, providing constant support seven days a week, with no disruption to the client’s routine. Because of the continuity of support provided, your loved one can develop a trusting relationship with his or her live in companion and likewise our live in companion will also get to know your loved one, including his or her daily activities and preferences, and thus develop a unique relationship with them. Whenever the companion needs time off, Sunlight Care will provide an equally qualified and experienced substitute to ensure uninterrupted support. The companion is fully in charge of your loved one’s wellbeing and safety. The 4/3 Day program also provides substantially more continuity of support over hourly service.