Overnight Care for Seniors in Downers Grove IL
The night can be a very dangerous time for individuals with any kind of mental or physical limitations. This is true for seniors who have a history of falling, just as it is true for those recovering from a surgery. There are many reasons for this, but the risks are always there.
At Assisting Hands Home Care, we offer the services of overnight caregivers to make this period of time less stressful for the one receiving the care, as well as their loved ones. We currently offer these services to residents of Downers Grove, IL.
Common Nighttime Difficulties and How Assisting Hands Can Help
The most common accidents that occur at night are falls and restroom incidents. They occur as a result of general fatigue and disorientation, but also other factors that can be mapped out relatively consistently.
Our primary clients include individuals that have some combination of the following:
- Limited vision
- A history of falling
- Memory loss
- Physical limitations due to a surgery
- A similar complication
Informal Caregiving v. Professional Caregiving
Many family members of suffering individuals take it upon themselves to sleep at their loved one’s home to provide nighttime care. While this is certainly admirable, it can take quite a toll on both parties. The caregiver will suffer from lack of sleep because of stress and their other day-to-day obligations, while the one receiving the care will not benefit from attentive care.
When you hire a caregiving agency, it is the caregiver’s job to remain alert. At Assisting Hands Home Care Downers Grove branch, our overnight caregivers can stay in the same room as your loved one, or somewhere else based on your preferences. They will remain attentive throughout the night to provide assistance as necessary.
Our Overnight Caretakers Don’t Sleep So You Can
When you choose to work with Assisting Hand Home Care, you will receive the benefit of highly trained and professional caregivers. They are all bonded, licensed, and insured to provide effective overnight care and are well trained in these services, as well as in CPR and first aid.
Our screening process requires them to display a genuine care before they are allowed to work with clients, which means you will only receive upbeat, compassionate care.
While there are a number of ways in which we can assist those in need, the primary services that we provide through our overnight caregiving services include:
- Assistance with bedtime routine including cleaning up and changing
- Help with getting into and out of the bed
- Assistance with taking medication correctly
- Help throughout the night as needed (e.g. using the restroom)
At Assisting Hands Home Care, we proudly offer these services to those in need in the Downers Grove, IL, community.