Waking night care is just one of the services offered by Trinity Homecare. Waking night care gives support and peace of mind during the nighttime so your loved one is safe and secure. Waking night care is a critical service for many people living at home. It can make the difference between being able to remain living at home or having to move into residential care.
This guide explains what waking night care is and how it works, the benefits, who it is most suitable for and how to arrange waking night care with home care specialists, Trinity Homecare.
What is waking night care?
Waking night care, sometimes called overnight care, is when a professional carer is awake and on shift during the night to support clients who have nighttime care needs in their homes.
Sometimes, this type of nighttime support is confused with 24-hour care – which describes daytime and waking night care combined to give clients round-the-clock support. There is also live-in care, which is when a professional carer comes to live in the home with the client. With live-in care, the carer is on shift during daytime hours when the client is awake and is available to be woken up during the night for unforeseen care needs – such as going to the toilet.
Waking night care is different. For people who frequently wake in the night or have regular nighttime care needs – whether it be administering medication, security for those with nighttime wandering tendencies, or those who need physical or emotional comfort at night – waking night care is the perfect solution.
Moreover, if your loved one prefers not to have a care worker living in their home or doesn’t have a separate bedroom for them to use, waking night care can be the perfect solution. Round-the-clock support in the comfort of one’s own home as daytime visiting care can be put in place and the nighttime can be covered with waking night care.
What does waking night care involve?
With waking night care, a professional carer will come to your loved one’s home in the late evening, work the nighttime care shift, and leave in the morning. Waking night care usually covers a minimum of an 8-hour period but is organised according to the individual’s needs.
The waking nights care worker can assist with many tasks as required by the individual. Before care starts, a thorough care needs assessment will be carried out. This ensures that the client’s needs, wishes and preferences are understood so a holistic and person-centred approach to care can be delivered. Waking night care can be temporary or long-term support, and care can be adapted at any time as needs change.
The tasks a carer can carry out during waking night care are varied. Not only is the carer available for any client’s needs, but they can also carry out other tasks in the home to support comfortable and independent living. During quieter times of the night, the waking night carer can attend to other domestic duties as needed, such as laundry, cleaning or tidying the house.
Who is waking night care suitable for?
Waking night care is a vital service that supports people with nighttime or complex care needs. This includes a wide range of individuals, including, but not exclusive to:
- Older people: Seniors especially benefit from waking night care if they face challenges with mobility, urinary incontinence, overactive bladder function, or chronic health conditions that require close monitoring during the night.
- People with dementia: Older people with mid and late-stage dementia often experience night time distress, confusion and wandering. Waking night care provides the comfort and security needed to keep your loved one safe.
- People with physical disabilities: People with disabilities may require tailored and specialised care at night to ensure their safety, comfort, and well-being.
- People with complex care needs: Individuals with complex care needs may require dedicated care during the night to manage symptoms, administer medications, monitor health and address emergent health concerns.
- People with short-term care needs: Individuals recovering from surgery or managing short-term health concerns can benefit from waking night care to support and promote recovery.
- Older people with diminished nighttime confidence: Individuals who live alone often experience a profound sense of security and peace of mind, knowing that a waking night carer is there to ensure their safety and overall health.
These are just some situations in which waking night care can help. If your loved one would benefit from waking night care, no matter what their health situation or circumstance, get in touch with Trinity Homecare today to find out how we can help.
What are the benefits of waking night care?
The support, comfort and peace of mind that a waking night carer can bring is far-reaching.
Some of the benefits of waking night care include:
- Personalised one-to-one care
- Peace of mind for the individual and all the family
- Respite for daytime carers
- Comfort and security for your loved one
- When live-in care is not wanted or suitable
- Improved safety
- Companionship and emotional support
- Help with day-to-day tasks such as cleaning and laundry
- Better overall health due to improved quality of sleep
- Support for regular medical needs throughout the night
- Enjoy independent living in the comfort of one’s own home
Waking night care with Trinity Homecare
At Trinity Homecare, we have provided waking night care and a whole raft of holistic home care services for over 25 years throughout the U.K.
As a fully regulated home care provider, we are regularly inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in England. In our most recent audit, we were awarded an overall rating of ‘Outstanding’. Only 3% of home care providers in England achieve this accreditation. This rating is something we are very proud of and provides our clients with peace of mind that they are in safe hands and receiving the best care possible.
With our extensive experience and CQC-recognised standards of care, delivered at competitive prices, we are perfectly placed to help you or your loved one stay safe at home with waking night care.
If your loved one requires urgent waking night care, we are often able to instigate care within 24 hours; get in touch to find out how.
How to arrange waking night care with Trinity
Trinity Homecare offers a free, no-obligation enquiry service, including free at-home care needs assessment before any care is put in place. This allows you to explore the service and get all the information you need to make the right decision for you.
To arrange waking night care with Trinity Homecare, simply follow these steps:
- Call our expert care team today to discuss your needs.
- We will arrange a free, at-home care needs assessment for you or your loved one so we can completely understand your needs and wishes and provide tailored care that meets them.
- We will create a personalised care plan that reflects your needs and wishes and details exactly how care will be delivered.
- Trinity will place a professional carer with you or your loved one so you can enjoy the benefits of waking night care.
- Care is flexible and can be adapted whenever needs change.
If your loved one could benefit from waking night care, contact us today. Our expert care team is ready to take your call on 0207 183 4884 every day between 7.30 am and 5.30 pm.
Alternatively, make an online enquiry, and we will be in touch with you very soon.