Home Care Services are not just for the daytime. Overnight home care services are also vital and needed for many individuals to feel safe and cared for in their own home.
There really are many benefits of using an overnight care service.
Can help you during the night
Overnight care is highly personalised to each individual, with every person having their own unique night care plan. An individual may just require a carer to provide company and to prepare them for breakfast in the morning. The carer may help an individual feel less vulnerable and help them to regain their dignity and self-esteem. Other individuals may require help with medication, or with mobilisation needs.
Respite for loved ones
Overnight home care services can also benefit a loved one, especially if they are the primary carer. Using a home care service to provide night time care gives them much-needed respite. They can have a good night's sleep, knowing that their loved one is safe and well looked after.
Helps to reduce anxiety
Overnight care provides reassurance during the night. For the older person who is incredibly anxious about sleeping on their own, or who perhaps needs a little assistance, then this service provides much-needed peace of mind, to both the individual and their loved ones.
What is sleep in care?
Sleep in care is when the carer spends the night but is able to sleep. They do not need to stay awake but can assist the individual in the night if they need to use the bathroom. This type of service is very much a sleepover type of service. Although the carer will sleep in a bed, they are still there to assist that person and their needs if required. This type of service allows individuals to remain in their own home and to be as independent as possible.
What is wake in care?
Wake in care is the next step up from sleep in care. This type of overnight home care service is needed when the individual needs assistance throughout the night. They may require regular turns to prevent bed sores, regular medication, or they may wake up regularly feeling anxious and agitated. Overnight care can help assist them with these needs. A wake in carer will stay awake during the night, so they do not require a bed.
To learn more about The Great Care Company's overnight care services, that include Sleep In Care, Wake In Care and Specialised Night Care, then please do contact us today.