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, 1st and last month) however, we require no money down. Also, assisted living facilities usually have a lot of costly requirements when making the decision to move out and transitioning to another setting.

• It is a long-term commitment with assisted living facilities and there is usually no turning back. We offer a 5 day opt out if you find live-in care is not for you.

• Assisted living facilities are always reassessing their residents to determine if they can increase care which results in increased costs to families, and also have annual increases. We charge a flat rate for all of a client’s care needs (minimal OT may happen occasionally 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 most of the activities.

• FCP Live-In wants to make sure that we have the best-matched caregiver for your needs and personality. 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 your loved one experiences a decline, they 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 programs, but they are extremely limited and don’t have enough space for all residents that may be needing financial assistance.

• When in an assisted living facility, your loved one may be exposed to traumatizing behaviors of other residents that are having difficulties. It is common in these types of facilities caring for groups of people with dementia illnesses to have residents experiencing extreme confusion about the people they are cohabitating with. This confusion can lead to events where there are dangerous agitation episodes, unwanted sexual occurrences, confusion of other residents as their spouse and this can be very traumatic for entire families. Typically, there is more confusion and a rapid decline that occurs upon being placed in an assisted living facility due to the unfamiliarity of the environment too.

• FCP Live-In specializes in caring for clients challenged with Alzheimer’s Disease and care for all other dementia-related illnesses at home. With FCP Live-In, our clients are in an environment that they are familiar and comfortable with, so the only change will be getting to know the caregiver, in which 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 and experiences. ​

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