If your loved one experiences insomnia, wakes up several times during the night to use the restroom, has a behavioral disorder or has a tendency to wander, he or she may need someone to remain with them throughout the night. Overnight care offers assistance to seniors who need help during the bedtime routine, overnight hours, and in the morning.
An overnight caregiver will stay with you or your family member throughout the night and will be available to assist with any needs that may arise. This care option is often a good fit for family caregivers who can provide care during the day, but who need extra assistance at night. An overnight care arrangement offers an alternative to a residential facility or to more expensive live-in care and 24-hour care by providing care only during the hours when family members are unable to be available.
With overnight care, a caregiver will arrive at your loved one’s home for the evening hours leading up to bedtime and will remain available for assistance until morning. Overnight caregivers provide peace of mind for your family by assisting with needs that may arise during the night such as wakefulness, toileting, repositioning, fall prevention, and nighttime medication reminders.
They can also assist with care needs for a variety of conditions:
Live-in care provides consistent, continuous care from a single caregiver. This person lives and sleeps in the home, providing companionship and assistance with daily activities. It differs from 24-hour care and overnight care in that the caregiver will sleep at night while your loved one sleeps.
With 24-hour care, at least two caregivers will share caregiving responsibilities so that your loved one receives round-the-clock care. Day or night, you can rest assured that a caregiver is available to assist with ambulation, toileting, fall prevention, and other needs. This is the best option for seniors who need more intensive care both day and night.
Overnight care provides assurance that your loved one will receive compassionate, quality care at all times. Whatever your family member’s needs are, we help you rest easy about their care.
"I do what I do because older people deserve great care. They deserve the very best help given with the same love and respect they gave their own families. This generation grew up in very hard times, serving their country, making our country great and I feel this is a way of honoring them for all that they have accomplished. It’s my way of making a difference and I get great satisfaction in giving back.” -Michele, Cherished Companion since 2013
We know that your loved one’s heart is at home. Remaining independent may have become a little challenging, and that’s where home care can help. In this guide, we are going to share with you the complete ins and outs of home care.
We understand you may have questions about how to pay for home care services. This helpful guide covers the various financial options you have that can include long-term care insurance, reverse mortgages, home care loans, Medicaid and Medicare programs.
Caregiving is a rewarding profession that provides assistance and support to aging adults, disabled persons or those in recovery who are in need of physical, practical, emotional and sometimes medical assistance. This guide can help you discover if caregiving is right for you