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What are the benefits offered by great overnight care?

4 February 2021

Local News

Written byJamie Harris

What are the benefits offered by great overnight care?

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 Milton Keynes 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. This support has been gratefully received by many of their clients and loved ones:

To understand the difference between waking and sleep in nights and the benefits they can bring, Radfield Home Care Milton Keynes has 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 usually depends 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 and the home care support services offered, you can visit www.radfieldhomecare.co.uk or the branch directly on [email protected] or 01908 464 466.

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