Overnight Care

Helping you through the night

Care is often focussed on the day time because naturally that is when we are most active. But night time care is equally as important. It can be the difference between you staying in your own home rather than you having to go into residential care.

The type of care you need overnight will depend on your condition and how it progresses.

For many of our clients, to have a carer overnight is a great comfort. Family members are put at ease knowing there is someone
with their loved one making sure they are safe and looked after.

“Having that someone to talk to has made my life that much more enjoyable”

—  Kristen Molloy – Bedfordshire

Why would you need overnight care?

At night everything slows down, it’s a quiet period and a time when you are most vulnerable. One-to-one support at night is vital for many of our clients.

If you are on regular medication, we can administer this throughout the night

Regular toilet breaks might be needed either prompted or help with mobility

Lying in bed for long periods of time will mean you need to change your position

Someone with dementia will have restless nights, we can be on hand to ensure they don’t wander or put themselves in danger

Providing the right environment so our clients have a restful night without the worry of being alone

Our fully trained carers will provide support in all these areas so you and your family don’t need to worry. If you are having difficulty sleeping, it’s lovely to think you can have a chat or cup of tea with your carer before you settle back down again.

The type of overnight care available

If you already have a live-in carer then you will be benefiting from overnight care already. They are also known as a sleeping night carer, with you in your home throughout the night, asleep but available should you need them.

As a guide we might expect them to support you a couple of times a night but if it becomes more regular then we would review your Care Plan. The option here would be to provide a carer to sit for a period of time in your home and be on call should you need anything. This will ensure your live-in carer receives the rest they need and is ready to help you the following day.

For our clients who receive visiting care or maybe support during the day from a family member, we offer waking night support. This will give you a carer overnight who will sit in your home and be available at any time during the night. Once your needs are assessed the Care Plan will detail the support you require so our carers are aware.

There are many options available for providing care in your home. The starting point for us is to understand your particular set of requirements and circumstances. It’s then about tailoring a care package to meet your needs. Finding you the right level of support that ensures you can remain in your own home for as long as you want, is always our main priority.