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Overnight care provides reassurance to Radfield’s clients

11 February 2021

Local News

Written byLisa Cable

Overnight care provides reassurance to Radfield’s clients

Each and every client has their own individual care requirements and Radfield are passionate about creating care plans that capture your needs, or the needs of a loved one – whatever time of day it may be required.

Radfield Home Care Havering and Brentwood provide a range of overnight care and support services including ‘waking nights’ and ‘sleep in nights’, that offer the client a reassuring presence throughout the night. Radfield Home Care Havering and Brentwood’s co-director, Lisa Cable, knows first hand how well this care is received and valued by their clients:

“Knowing that we can provide people peace of mind that their parents are safe and well looked after day or night can really make a difference to families of older people. They can sleep reassured that their parents are…thriving and not just surviving, during these difficult times.

What will always remain a constant is our simple and powerful purpose. To make ageing a more enjoyable and rewarding experience for all involved. This is what inspires, drives and guides everything our business offers our community.”

To better understand the benefits that waking and sleep in nights can bring, Radfield have created a quick guide to detail the types of night time home care support that is available. The choice of whether a client would benefit from waking night or sleep in nights will usually depend upon how often the client is likely to need help during the night.

Waking nights

Waking nights – also known as ‘night sitting’, the care professional will be awake to provide the client with care during the night. This option is particularly suitable if the client is awake a number of times in the night and requires support. It can often provide respite for the client’s loved ones who may care for them during the night, or perhaps are not located close by, providing essential reassurance.

  • The presence of a care professional can help ease any confusion the client may experience during these times of waking.
  • The care professional can carry out agreed housekeeping tasks as required whilst the client is sleeping.
  • Care professionals can assist the client with bathroom trips or any other issues of mobility that may arise.
  • Radfield’s care professionals are fully trained to provide medication if needed.
  • As they are awake during the night, waking night carer professionals do not require a bed.

Sleep in nights

Sleep in nights – also known as ‘night sleeping’ or ‘sleeping nights’, the care professional will sleep at the client’s home and will provide care as needed. The care professional would normally not be woken more than twice in a night, otherwise this is considered to be a waking night.

  • The care professional will sleep at the property and is on hand if the client wakes up (not more than twice in the night).
  • They will provide support if the client requires assistance with bathroom trips or any other issues of mobility that may arise.
  • Radfield’s care professionals are fully trained to provide medication if needed.
  • Having a carer there can often alleviate any issues the client has regarding going to sleep and waking on their own, taking a weight off their mind and aiding the likelihood of a good restorative night’s rest.

If you would like to find out more about Radfield Home Care jobs and how you can join the team, you can visit www.radfieldhomecare.co.uk or contact the office directly [email protected] or 01708 609 364.


Lisa Cable

Lisa Cable

Director & Owner

An experienced business manager, Lisa oversees the operations and direction of Radfield Home Care Havering and Romford.

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