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Overnight care – supporting you whatever the time of day

1 February 2021

Local News

Written byJackie Gillen

Overnight care – supporting you whatever the time of day

Radfield understands that everyone has their own individual care requirements and 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 Wakefield and Dewsbury offer a range of overnight care and support services including ‘waking nights’ and ‘sleep in nights’, aimed at providing a reassuring presence throughout the night. Such support has been gratefully received by their many clients:

“I would like to say a huge thank you to the managers, the coordinator and all of the Radfield carers who provided 24-hour palliative home care for dad during his last few weeks, including night time care support. I am so pleased we found Radfield Home Care as all the carers treated dad with kindness, compassion and the utmost respect. They supported us as a family too during a very stressful time and nothing was too much trouble. I would highly recommend the manager and the team of carers and would use them again if needed – Sue C, Daughter of client.”

To better understand the benefits that waking and sleep in nights can bring, Radfield Home Care Wakefield Dewsbury 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 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 Wakefield and Dewsbury are always on hand to discuss the types of care options such as night time care and are always delighted to shape a care package that truly reflects the clients needs.

If you would like to find out more about Radfield Home Care and the care support services offered, you can visit www.radfieldhomecare.co.uk or [email protected] or 01924 271 394.


Jackie Gillen

Jackie Gillen


Jackie is committed to ensuring the quality of services provided remains outstanding and enjoys guiding the strategic direction of the business.

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