Night Care or Live-in Care?
Using qualified, DBS-checked carers, our sister company, Horizon Homecare can provide either Waking Night or Sleep-in Care as well as a Mobile Night service to cover overnight care requirements between the hours of 22.00 and 08.00. This is a useful and popular service but, in many cases, Live-in Care can provide many advantages over our standard Night Care service.
Consistency of Care
One of the main benefits of a Live-in Carer is the constant dependability that they can provide for their client. This consistency can have all sorts of advantages both in terms of developing a companionship and trust between carer and client and also in increasing the recognition of signs of discomfort or distress. This is particularly applicable in the administering of treatments, especially in cases where new medications have been prescribed.
Freedom for the client
Where domiciliary care services have been booked, it may set restrictions on a client’s schedule. While our Night Care services are very flexible and geared around the needs of the client, there are often times when a fixed nightly duty can be prohibitive. This is particularly the case in clients with symptoms of dementia or learning difficulties or when medication unsettles the sleep cycle. A live-in carer can be much more accommodating and gear their time more effectively around the needs of the client.
Often more cost effective
If a client’s care requirements are high and they need continual care both throughout the night as well as daylight hours, then a Live-in carer may be more cost-effective than several visits throughout a 24-hour period. Our clients and their families are often surprised to learn that the costs for a constant live-in carer are often lower than for several scheduled visits and almost always less than those for a residential care home.
Our Night Care service provides:
- Assistance with regular turning and/or repositioning.
- Pressure area care.
- Assistance with toileting and/or continence care.
- Care for people with specialist needs.
- Monitoring welfare checks for people with dementia or Alzheimer’s.
- Encouragement and prompting for fluid intake.
- Assistance with mobility during the night for people with physical disabilities.
- Extra support in the early days for people returning home from hospital.