Allowing a live-in Aid for a senior is both fair housing and a fair HUD requirement. The definition of a live-in aide is someone who lives with one or more senior adults, close-to-elderly adults, or disabled people, and who: A) is physically capable; and B) requires the assistance of another person on a daily basis in the performance of tasks that would normally be performed by an able-bodied person. The requirement does not mean a live-in aid has to be permanently living in the home it just means a senior citizen companions. It could just mean someone needs help occasionally to carry out everyday activities. The aide must not be prohibited from living independently.
As part of a senior citizen’s personal care, a live-in aide is an invaluable assistance to ensure a senior citizen is able to live an independent life. When there are multiple senior citizens living in a small apartment or condominium unit, having an extra set of hands extends the senior citizen’s living space. A live-in attendant provides supervision, assistance in bathing, dressing, and grooming, as well as supervision when needed. Having an assistant also relieves the senior citizen from carrying out many of the daily errands such as shopping or meal preparation. Senior residents may be able to schedule an appointment with their live-in aide at any time.
Even if you are considering placing a loved one in a rental unit, it is important to have them screened for a criminal record. Although most rental units do require that a potential renter pass a background check, the screening may not be complete. There are instances where a tenant will have a past criminal history, but the property owner does not disclose this information. In these instances, the tenant may have a criminal record and no place to hide. As a landlord, your responsibility is to make sure that your tenants are kept safe by using a live-in aide.
Besides screening for a criminal, the screening may also include a medical history form. If the tenant has chronic health issues, it can be difficult for them to care for themselves. However, a live-in aide can help them retain proper nutrition and prevent other issues that would pose a danger to themselves and those around them. As a landlord, you need to take care of your tenants, but it is also important for them to receive proper medical care.
You can obtain an application for a live-in aid by contacting an agency that provides these services. Typically, these agencies will work with a tenant to determine if they qualify for these services. Once the application is received, you can decide if you want to hire the services of an in home care aide. Most agencies will perform an evaluation of the needs of your tenant and then provide an application, along with forms that need to be filled out, to the applicant. The agency will work with you to pay for the services to ensure that the tenant receives the care that they need.
If you are wondering whether or not your tenant qualifies for occupancy only, you should ask the agency handling the application. Keep in mind that most agencies are required to give you written documentation on the application. This documentation will show that the tenant has a genuine need for services. Once the live-in aide qualifies for occupancy only, they will work with the agency to figure out the cost of the services. You can decide if the services are worth the cost or if you would rather the cost go down.
During the screening process, the live-in aide will be able to tell you about their past experiences. The aide will also be able to explain to you what the services will include and when they will be provided. Most agencies require that the aide is hired on a temporary basis, usually for six months. They will continue to screen the people who want to hire them to watch the tenants. Live-in aides also provide some other services, such as meals. This is something that most agencies offer, but not all of them do.
Live-in caregiving services can be very beneficial to you and your family members. However, you should always keep in mind that just because you are using live-in aides doesn’t mean that you don’t have to worry about them stealing or going home early. You will need to look into hiring home care aides that are monitored by an agency. With this type of security, you can rest easy knowing that your loved one is safe. It will help to keep them happy and healthy.