There are many families who can provide their elderly loved ones with the care they need throughout the day. A family caregiver may come to their home each day or even live in the home with them to ensure their needs are met.
But what about at night? Families who can care for their elderly relatives during the day may not be able to cover the night time. Even if your family caregiver lives with your loved ones who need care, they will also need to sleep at night, and they may not respond quickly enough if there is an emergency. If you need extra coverage for your loved ones at night, you should consider an overnight caregiver.
Assisting Hands Home Care provides overnight care in Wheeling, IL to help those who need a caregiver present through the night. Our caregiver will arrive in the evenings and stay awake all night to provide assistance and respond to emergencies.
Overnight Care from Assisting Hands Home Care
Our overnight care is a great option for families who cannot provide their loved ones with adequate care at night. Our caregivers can help your loved ones get to the bathroom during the night and avoid falls, remind them to take their medication, and respond immediately if there is an emergency.
Our overnight caregiver will arrive at the home in the evening and provide care until the following morning. The exact times will be determined based on the schedule of your loved ones and the family caregiver. We will help your loved ones get ready for bed at night, including helping them get washed up, dressed, and in bed, and we can help them with their morning routine. You can choose to have our caregiver stay in the room with your loved ones during the night or in a nearby area of the house.
Our caregiver will stay awake all night to help when your loved ones wake up in the middle of the night and respond in case of emergencies. These services will help seniors live at home safely and comfortably.
Our overnight care services can help with the following situations:
- Vision loss: Around one-third of adults above the age of 65 deal with vision problems including cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, or diabetic retinopathy. These vision problems can make it very difficult and even dangerous to move around the home at night. Our caregivers will help guide your loved ones to the bathroom during the night and ensure that their path is free of obstacles.
- Fall prevention: It is much more likely for seniors to suffer a fall in the middle of the night due to the darkness and fatigue. We will ensure that your loved ones move around safely at night to prevent falls.
- Post-Surgery: It is important for those who have recently had surgery to rest and recover after returning home from the hospital. Our caregivers can help your loved ones recover from surgery by helping them move around the house, change positions in bed, and remember to take medication.
- Dementia care: Those affected by dementia may wake up in the middle of the night and start wandering out of confusion. Our overnight caregiver will react right away if your loved one gets out of bed to put them at ease and guide them back to bed.
Our overnight caregivers at Assisting Hands Home Care are licensed caregivers and Certified Nursing Assistants who can provide you or your loved ones with effective, compassionate care. Some of our caregivers are night owls who have the most energy overnight.
Give Assisting Hands Home Care a call at (847) 462-4402 if you need overnight care for your loved ones in Wheeling, IL.