It has always been common for individuals to help family members in their times of need. This is true when a family member undergoes a major surgery, reaches old age, or simply requires greater assistance with day-to-day activities.
While many can manage providing this care at certain times during the day, things become increasingly difficult at night. This is why we provide overnight care services here at Assisting Hands.
Through these services, we help individuals in Elk Grove Village, IL, receive the care they need through the night. This is beneficial for both the one receiving the care, as well as their family members.
Who Benefits from Overnight Care?
It’s obvious that individuals with limited mobility can benefit from overnight care. Getting up to use the restroom, and even just the act of getting into and out of the bed, can be dangerous. There are a number of others who can benefit from such services as well. Those who we regularly assist are often affected by:
- Dementia: Individuals suffering from dementia, and other types of memory loss, tend to wake up confused and disoriented. This can quickly lead to accidents. Waking up to a friendly, helping hand can make a world of difference.
- Surgery recovery: Major surgeries can make nights painful and difficult. Our caregivers are specifically trained to help individuals recovering from a surgery get into and out of the bed, change positions throughout the night, and ultimately sleep more easily.
- A history of falling: A common example of a senior falling occurs at night when they are trying to use the restroom. Fatigue, lack of light, and other factors can all contribute to a nighttime fall. Our caregivers make these trips much more manageable, and vastly reduce the risk of falling by helping in these and similar cases.
- Vision loss: Low-light conditions can be hazardous for those with good vision. For those with poor vision, the risks increase dramatically. Having somebody clear the way of obstacles, and essentially act as a better pair of eyes, can make a significant difference.
Our Assisting Hands caregivers are trained and certified to provide overnight caregiving services. Whether you need help with getting into or out of the bed, using the restroom, remembering to take medication, or something similar, we are more than happy to assist.
Our caregivers are certified in CPR and first aid and will contact appropriate personnel in the case of an emergency. Many of our caregivers are bilingual, as well. No matter your level of need, we will always provide you with compassionate and effective care.
We are proud to provide these services to residents of the greater Elk Grove Village, IL, community. If your loved one has long term care insurance, we will accept this to help pay for our services.