Overnight Home Care
What is overnight care?
Overnight senior care is a home care service in which a CAREGiver assists your loved one with anything that might come up at night. Nightly care can be divided into three separate services - waking nights, sleeping nights, and an overnight respite service.
All our private overnight care services can be combined with other types of care. We will tailor our overnight care package to whatever your loved one’s needs are - whether that is overnight dementia care, mobility, or simply companionship.
At Home Instead, all our CAREGivers are matched according to not only your care requirements but also your hobbies, likes, and dislikes. This way we can ensure that you or your loved one look forward to our individualised, personality-led visits.
Waking Nights Care
Waking nights is when a night carer stays up with your loved one all night. This caregiving option is best suited for those who are likely to wake up multiple times a night. Our personality-matched CAREGiver will be able to help your loved one go to the toilet, reposition them in bed, or administer medications.
Depending on what the care recipient wants, our CAREGivers can either sit in the same room as your loved one, or in a room adjacent to them.
Either way, during waking nights our CAREGiver will be on-hand from the moment your family member falls asleep.
Can overnight caregivers sleep?
Yes - that service is called Sleeping Nights. Not all night-time carers are required to stay up the whole night. This depends on the care requirements of a care recipient. We explain it in detail below.
Sleeping Nights Care
Sleeping nights is when a senior care assistant sleeps at the Client’s home for the night but is on call whenever necessary. This type of overnight care for seniors service is ideal for people who might get anxious when alone at night.
Knowing that there is always someone there for them can give both our Clients and their families peace of mind. This in turn can improve their quality of sleep. A good night’s sleep is one of the most important aspects of a healthy lifestyle.
Sleeping nights is a service for those who wake up only a couple of times a night. This is because during a sleeping night, the CAREGiver is expected to spend most of it asleep, so they can be ready to keep on working the next day.
Our CAREGiver will be able to assist your loved ones with whatever they might need. Whether that is moving positions in bed or helping with toileting, our CAREGiver will be right there.
Overnight Respite Service
Overnight Respite Service is a popular option amongst family caregivers. A night sitter for the elderly replaces the primary caregiver during the night, allowing them to rest. This is a perfect option for those who need a break from caring. It allows the primary caregiver to relax knowing that their loved one is receiving care and support from one of our CAREGivers.
Benefits of overnight care in your own home:
- Allows the usual carer to recharge their batteries
- Reduced night-time anxiety
- Knowing there is someone there, just in case
- Support throughout the night
- Assistance with night-time tasks, such as toileting and mobility
- Peace of mind that your loved one is in safe hands
- Improved sleep quality
- Companionship from our personality-matched CAREGivers
Get in Touch
Overnight care can really improve the quality of life of both the care recipient and their family.
At Home Instead Bromley, all our CAREGivers are trained to the highest standard and matched to their Clients not only according to care needs but also interests and personalities.
If you think you or your loved one could benefit from overnight care, please get in touch with us using the form below. One of our friendly team members will get back to you to arrange a care assessment and answer any questions you may have. We create bespoke, personalised elderly care packages that are made specifically for each individual.
All our CAREGivers have their own vehicles and can travel anywhere within Bromley, Orpington, Chislehurst, West Wickham, and surrounding areas.