EXCEPTIONAL OVERNIGHT CARE AT HOME

As we age, it is not uncommon to face problems sleeping or have anxiety over being left alone at night. Older adults frequently deal with disrupted sleep due to issues such as waking throughout the night, insomnia or sleep apnoea.

It is important to deal with these concerns since sleeping problems can increase the risk of several conditions and chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and depression.

Overnight care for the elderly ensures you or a loved one is safely cared for during the twilight hours. Simply knowing someone is there to support them throughout the night can positively affect older adults’ sleeping habits and lead to a better night’s sleep.

WHAT IS OVERNIGHT CARE?

Overnight home care is when a professional carer stays with you throughout the night to take care of any health or care needs that may arise. During the night, many older people experience difficulty resting. This can include problems with falling or staying asleep, sleep apnoea or nighttime wandering if the individual is living with dementia.

Waking night or sleeping night care can help you or a loved one feel safe and secure throughout the night so that you enjoy a good night’s rest. This is especially important for the elderly since a lack of sleep can lead to health problems and diminish overall well-being.

EMERGENCY OVERNIGHT CARE ON SHORT NOTICE

We understand that unforeseen emergencies can arise unexpectedly. Our overnight care service is flexible and designed to offer dependable support, even on short notice.

Whether it’s a sudden health concern, unexpected circumstances, or you simply require immediate assistance, we can provide an overnight carer, often within 24 hours of your initial call. Our team consists of highly trained and experienced carers who excel in handling emergency situations with professionalism and empathy.

Contact us today to learn how we can support you and your family.

THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF OVERNIGHT CARE

There are different forms of overnight care depending on the level of assistance that is required throughout the night:

  • Sleeping night care: In this form of care, a professional carer will spend the night sleeping in your home. This means that they will be available in case you need assistance throughout the night. Normally, a carer would not be expected to get up more than twice a night. If round-the-clock care is required throughout the night, then waking night care may be the more appropriate solution.
  • Waking night care: A waking night carer will spend the night awake in your home to provide immediate assistance should it be needed. Depending on your preferences, a carer can stay in the same room as you sleep or stay alert in a room nearby. This level of continuous support is appropriate when someone has complex care needs or requires supervision due to nighttime behaviours such as wandering or sundowning.

WHY CHOOSE OVERNIGHT CARE?

If you experience sleep disturbances or anxiety throughout the night time, specialist care delivered throughout the night by trained professionals can help ease your worries. All throughout the night, one of our professional carers will be on hand to provide support with a number of tasks such as:

  • Helping with bedtime routines such as washing or bathing
  • Assisting with toilet breaks throughout the night
  • Managing and administering medication
  • Help with mobility or changing position in bed
  • Help with any complex care needs
  • Companionship and emotional support upon waking

WHAT CAN OVERNIGHT CARE HELP WITH?

Whilst overnight care can help anyone feel safer and more secure throughout the twilight hours, there are a few situations in which care offered throughout the night can be particularly helpful.

Dementia

Whilst many older adults have trouble sleeping, this is especially true for many people living with dementia. Sleep disturbances are common with dementia and they often increase as dementia progresses in severity.

People with dementia might also experience a phenomenon in the evening or during the night called sundowning. During this time, they may experience increased feelings of nervousness, agitation or confusion. If they are prone to wandering, it can be especially dangerous for them to wander at night.

Overnight care can ensure that people living with dementia are safe and comfortable throughout the night. This can provide great comfort and peace of mind to families by assuring them that someone is always there to look after their loved ones.

Mobility

If you or a loved one have mobility concerns, you may find it difficult to get in and out of bed or use the toilet throughout the night. It can also be dangerous for older adults to move around their homes alone throughout the night due to decreased visibility or confusion upon waking. A night time carer can ensure safe mobility throughout the night whilst reducing the risk of falls.

Incontinence

If a loved one has problems with incontinence or an overactive bladder, it can result in disrupted sleep if they wake continuously throughout the night. This is especially concerning for older adults as low visibility can increase the likelihood of slips and falls. A professional night time carer can provide sensitive support with personal care routines whilst helping to prevent slips and falls.

OUR PERSONALISED LIVE-IN CARE SERVICE

If you or a loved one struggle with sleeping difficulties or any other health concern that limits your ability to live independently, our dedicated carers can help.

Our specialist overnight care for older adults is offered on a live-in basis. By moving into your home with you, our experienced live-in carers will be there to provide you with the one-to-one support you need to enable you to live safely and happily in the comfort of your own home.

There are countless life-enriching benefits to staying at home with a highly-trained and experienced carer who is dedicated to you, instead of facing the upset and worry of moving into a care or nursing home. With an Oxford Aunts carer, you will be able to live life your way with a tailored plan of care delivered by a compassionate carer on a one-to-one basis.

OUR HIGH-QUALITY LIVE-IN CARE SERVICE INCLUDES:

  • A comprehensive assessment of your needs – our assessment will address not just your care needs but how you wish to live your life
  • Careful matching of an experienced and dedicated carer who will meet all your needs
  • A tailored care plan created using a multi-disciplinary approach in consultation with other healthcare professionals and community organisations involved in your care, as well as (where appropriate) your family members or loved ones
  • Unrivalled support from a team of two care management experts local to you
  • Domestic and household tasks
  • Cooking, meal planning, shopping and preparation
  • 24-hours a day out-of-hours emergency support should you need it

THE COSTS OF OVERNIGHT CARE

At Oxford Aunts, we have helped thousands of families for many years with choices about long-term care. We know only too well how important the cost of care is in the decision-making process. We are here to help you better understand how you can evaluate the costs of care.

The cost of care is always based on your specific care needs. The weekly cost of care can vary significantly depending on many factors including the type of care chosen, the needs of the person receiving care and whether the person has any complex conditions that require specialist care.

At Oxford Aunts, our expert Care Assessor will determine the weekly cost of care by conducting a thorough assessment of your needs. It is an inclusive price for the care we provide, with no hidden extras meaning you will have a full picture of the total cost of care.

Here you can find out more about how to arrange an assessment.

WHY CHOOSE OXFORD AUNTS?

At Oxford Aunts, we understand that choosing an overnight care provider can be difficult. You want to be sure that the care provided is of the highest quality and that the carers are trustworthy and compassionate.

Here are just some of the many reasons our clients choose Oxford Aunts for their overnight care service:

  • Experience and expertise: We have over 50 years of experience in providing care to people in the comfort of their own homes. Our carers are highly skilled and trained to provide the highest level of care, ensuring your needs are met with dignity and respect.
  • A fully-managed service: We provide a fully-managed service taking care of all aspects of your care needs, including hiring, paying and managing your carers. Families can spend more time together without worrying about managing the care arrangement.
  • Tailored care plans: We understand that everyone’s needs are unique, which is why we create tailored care plans designed to meet your specific needs and requirements.
  • Flexibility: We provide care from a minimum of a 60-minute visit daily to as many hours or visits as needed throughout the week. We offer flexibility to ensure you have the care you need when needed.
  • Regulated provider: We are regulated, which means that we are regularly inspected by the Care Quality Commission to ensure that we meet the highest standards of care and safety. We are delighted that CQC has rated our service as a ‘Good’ service in all five measures – safe, caring, effective, responsive and well-led.
  • Continuity of care: We understand that continuity of care is important, so we strive to ensure that the same carer visits you on each occasion. We know this allows you to build a relationship of trust with them.

OVERNIGHT CARE FAQS

WHAT IS OVERNIGHT CARE?

Overnight care at Oxford Aunts is a specialised service where our experienced carers stay with your loved ones throughout the night. Although your carer will be asleep, you can call for assistance anytime. This service is integral to our comprehensive live-in care, offering continuous support, comfort, and assistance during nighttime hours.

We can provide an additional waking night carer if more proactive nightly support is needed. This carer will stay awake throughout the night to provide you with the support you need to ensure you are cared for and can enjoy a comfortable night’s rest.

HOW MUCH DOES A NIGHT CARER COST IN THE UK?

Our pricing for overnight care is tailored to meet the unique needs of each family. Please contact our dedicated team for detailed information on costs and personalised quotes. We can arrange for a no-obligation home assessment and provide a detailed quote for the cost of your overnight care.

DO YOU PROVIDE OVERNIGHT CARE IN MY AREA?

We can provide a range of highly personalised overnight care services throughout Oxfordshire and its surrounding counties. Contact our expert advisors to learn if our overnight care is available in your local area.

HOW DO I ARRANGE OVERNIGHT CARE?

At Oxford Aunts, we make organising an overnight care service with us straightforward. Call or contact our friendly team today to see how we can help you and your family.

DOES AN OVERNIGHT CARER NEED A BEDROOM?

Our live-in overnight caregivers require a comfortable bedroom while they live with you. Providing them with a suitable space ensures they can rest and recharge, ensuring they are ready to provide the best possible care for you or your loved ones. A bedroom is not necessary for a waking night carer who stays awake throughout the night.

FIND YOUR NEXT OVERNIGHT CARER

Our expert care advisors are here to help you understand your options. Contact us today and we will be happy to discuss your or a loved one’s overnight care needs.

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