Why FCP Live-In Home Care is Better than Assisted Living

FCP Live-In vs. Assisted Living: Why FCP Live-In Home Care is Better than Assisted Living

Assisted living facilities require large sums of money upfront in advance (move-in fees, first and last month) however, we require no money down. Also, assisted living facilities usually have a lot of costly requirements if a resident has to move out and transition into another setting.

Moving into an assisted living facility is a long-term commitment. There may be no turning back.

Assisted living facilities frequently reassess their residents to determine if they can increase care, which results in increased costs to families. Besides increased costs for care, the facilities also have annual increases.

We charge a flat rate for all of a client’s care needs (minimal overtime may occasionally happen if there is an extreme circumstance that deviates from the plan of care. Ex: the client is up all night due to not feeling well).

FCP Live-In incorporates customized, purposeful engagement and socialization activities to each client’s individualized needs right at home on their schedule preferences. Assisted living facilities will offer generalized programming that may not interest a resident at specific times, so they may not partake in some of the activities.

FCP Live-In wants to make sure that we have the best-matched caregiver for your needs and personality using our “Multi-Step Matching System.” In assisted living facilities, the staff changes shifts three times per day, and those on staff may not be a good fit for you.

Our caregivers can perform all the same functions as an assisted living facility’s staff, and we have on-call nurses available for care consults.

Assisted living facilities cannot care for residents that have certain mobility deficits, and if residents experience declining health, facility operators require them to move to a more skilled setting. FCP Live-In can provide care, in most circumstances, until end-of-life at home in conjunction with other medical providers.

In assisted living facilities, once your financial resources are depleted, your choices are limited to moving to a Medicaid nursing home, whether you are ready or not for that setting. Some assisted living facilities have financial assistance programs, but they are extremely limited and do not have enough space for all residents that may be needing need financial assistance.

It is common in assisted living facilities that care for people with dementia illnesses to have residents who experience extreme confusion over living with other residents.

Due to the unfamiliarity of the environment, residents with dementia typically become more confused and experience a rapid decline in health.

FCP Live-In specializes in caring for clients challenged with Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementia-related illnesses.

With FCP Live-In, our clients are in an environment that they are familiar with and comfortable with, so the only change will be getting to know the caregiver. We have seen many situations that blossom into wonderful friendships.

We are not just placing a caregiver; we provide lots of value-added factors with our services.

At FCP Live-In, we know who we are sending into your home. Our caregivers undergo a strict screening and hiring process, are certified and are provided with ongoing training. We understand that families depend on our expertise to provide quality care.

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