In the vast majority of cases, family members who help a loved one with physical or mental limitations are not able to provide adequate care throughout the night.
That is why we offer complete overnight care services here at Assisting Hands.
Our caregivers will work with you to determine what time is good to arrive, and what kind of assistance is needed.
We are happy to help your loved one with everything from getting ready for bed to bathroom breaks deep into the night.
We will remain attentive so you can get the sleep you need. We offer these services to families in the Harwood Heights, IL, area.
Who Benefits the Most from Overnight Care?
Unfortunately, many accidents seem to happen during the night. Slips, falls, and worse tend to occur because of limited lighting, fatigue, and other factors. This is why our overnight caregivers standby in a rested and alert state to help if needed. We typically assist individuals affected by the following:
- Dementia: Individuals who struggle with dementia and other types of memory loss tend to wake up disoriented and confused. This can lead them to wander around aimlessly in a fatigued state. Our caregivers act as a friendly face to address their needs and keep them safe.
- A Major Surgery: Recovering from a major surgery is not easy. For example, hip replacements can lead to months of recovery as strength and balance is restored. It can also be extremely difficult to sleep, as even minor movements can cause extreme discomfort. In cases like these, our caregivers help the affected individual change sleeping positions, use the restroom, and take care of other needs.
- A History of Falling: Many seniors fall during the night, and this is particularly true for those with a history of falling. Our caregivers will remain alert to ensure that if a trip to the restroom is needed, it is made safely. We will also assist with getting into and out of the bed, as well as other requirements.
- Vision Loss: Recent statistics suggest that one out of every three older adults suffers from a vision-related disease. Because of low-light nighttime situations, this can lead to accidents. Our caregivers will act as a second set of eyes to ensure that disaster is averted.
Experienced Overnight Caregivers
If you are new to entrusting a caregiver with the health and well-being of a loved one, we would like to assure you that they are in good hands. Our caregivers are bonded and insured to provide overnight care, and they are trained in both CPR and first aid. They can assist with everything from bathing and getting ready for bed to midnight trips to the bathroom and getting ready in the morning. For seniors and those recovering from a surgery, we can help with medication reminders, as well.
How to Receive Overnight Care
We currently operate in the Harwood Heights, IL, area, and look forward to meeting you soon!