It will probably seem odd to have a stranger around. How long before most people get comfortable with a live-in caregiver?
It usually takes a week or two to get comfortable with a new caregiver. We also reassure families that while this is new for them, it is not new for our professional caregivers. They are accustomed to the situation and know how to make the transition to having someone in a private home as easy as possible. We want our clients to remain as independent as they can for as long as possible, so the caregivers will give as much space as a client needs.