24 Hour Senior Care: 8 Differences between Live-In Nursing & Home Care

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“Family is not an important thing. It’s everything.” 

~Michael J. Fox, actor

Live-In home caregivers and nurses are a source of human kindness, courage, and strength. Home caregivers and nurses become like family. They help us care for our beloved aging parents and those closest to us.

Love is not the only remarkable skill nurses and caregivers possess, they understand how to be there for seniors when daily self-care tasks become too difficult. Caregivers can assess more complex health and functional abilities of older adults that are crucial to keep them healthy and safe. 

When your loved ones need someone to help them with daily activities or transition from hospice care or rehab in their home, nurses and home-caregivers are ready to be by their side with a smile on their face. 

Seniors require different types of care. Daily living for seniors needs may include basic activities of daily living (ADLs) or the  complex needs of Instrumental activities of daily living  (IADLs) 

Here are eight differences between Live-In Nursing & Home Care 

Trained Live-In Home CareGivers are ready to assist your loved ones with senior eight major activities seniors need to perform daily. 


  • Financial Management 
  • Transportation to any appointments
  • ADLs: Activities of Daily Living and IADLs: Instrumental Activities of Daily Living such as but not limited to: 
  1. Dressing
  2. Bathing and showering  
  3. Mobility 
  4. Feeding and meal preparation 
  5. Continence
  6. Toileting
  7. Managing medications 
  8. Doing laundry 
  9. Using communication devices 
  10. Companionship 

Registered and Licensed Live-In Nurses are ready to provide senior-home health care. This home health care usually follows senior hospitalization discharge, injury, or monitoring after medication changes. Home health care can help manage medication and create a plan for a health-care regimen that may include but is not limited to: 

  1. Physical and occupational therapy
  2. Administration of prescription medications or shots
  3. Medical tests
  4. Monitoring of health status
  5. Wound care

Our GYC skilled personal care team and registered and licensed nurses are ready to care for your beloved senior families and care for our seniors to provide the best personal senior care and home healthcare services to fit your loved ones’ medical plans.

GYC Senior Care exists to serve! Learn more at www.gycseniorcare.com or call (847) 410-2126. 

For more GYC senior-related personalized blogs visit  www.gycseniorcare.com/blog/


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