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How overnight care offers night time reassurance to clients

11 February 2021

Local News

Written byPhil MacKechnie

How overnight care offers night time reassurance to 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 Shrewsbury and Oswestry 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:

“Having stayed with my mum for nearly two weeks, following a fall which she had, she soon began to feel better during the day times but I was still unhappy at leaving her at night time, due to her still having difficulty at getting out of bed safely during the night to use the toilet. I was recommended Radfield Home Care by my cousin who had previously used them for her mother.

I found the manager, Sonya, to be very helpful in setting up the night supervisions, and the first-night carer who I met was very professional and caring. The literature provided is very informative, and the Care Planning app is an excellent way to read the reports produced by each carer who looked after my mum – especially as I do not live local to my mum. I contacted the manager on many occasions and each time I found her to be helpful, patient and understanding. Julie D – Daughter of client.”

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.

Radfield Home Care Shrewsbury and Oswestry always personalise their care packages so that they truly reflect their clients needs. If you would like to find out more about Radfield Home Care and the home care support services offered, you can you can visit www.radfieldhomecare.co.uk or contact the office directly [email protected] or 01743 245 555.


Phil MacKechnie

Phil MacKechnie

Franchise Development Director

My passion is to help home care business owners start and grow their businesses and promote Radfield’s purpose and mission.

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