How Overnight Care Can Make a Difference in the Life of Your Loved One
Hey, Everyone. It’s Jonathan here. Have you ever wondered why overnight care can be important? And how it can make a real difference in the life of your loved one? In this video, I explore the incredible benefits of overnight care for your loved one. Also, if you haven’t had an opportunity to check out our video about the benefits of overnight care for family caregivers, make sure you watch that video as well.
Join me in this discussion as we uncover how overnight care provides safety, health monitoring, assistance with daily activities, and essential companionship for your loved one. It's a game-changer that enhances their quality of life.
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[Jonathan] Do you understand how overnight care can be important for your loved one, especially when they are homebound or are affected by medical conditions such as Alzheimer’s? In this video, we’ll dig into this topic to get you the answers you need. Are you ready to learn more about the benefits of overnight care for your loved one? Let’s go!
Hi, Everyone! I say quite frequently that the importance of overnight care is oftentimes underestimated. Many times, I’ve seen situations where someone discharged from the hospital or a skilled nursing facility is at a high risk of admission but chooses to go home without any in-home care….or very limited in-home care. More times than not, they have no support at home…but sometimes, even when they do, that care is not sufficient. For example, their family member at home may not have the training or experience to effectively help them with activities of daily living.
The need for overnight care can sometimes be staring us right in the face, yet we might overlook it for various reasons. In this video, we'll explore some of the reasons why overnight care can be essential for the person who is being cared for. This video is part of a 2-part series, so we also have another video that you can check out that talks about the benefits of overnight care for the family caregiver.
I’ve come up with 3 high-level reasons you want to have overnight care in place for your loved one…the person that is being cared for: 1) Safety and Health Monitoring, 2) Assisting with Activities of Daily Living and other related activities, and 3) Emotional Support and Quality of Life.
So first, let’s talk about Safety and Health Monitoring.
Overnight caregivers can play a CRUCIAL role as it relates to safety. For example, for those who are homebound, the risk of falling at night increases dramatically. So, the overnight caregiver can help them navigate when they get up to use the bathroom or, in some cases, help reposition them so they don’t fall out of bed. Another example of when overnight caregivers are essential is when a loved one has Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia and experiences nighttime confusion and wandering. Overnight caregivers can be there to redirect and help prevent accidents in those situations.
Also, your loved one may require continuous monitoring of their health. Overnight caregivers can help there as well. A great example is when a loved one has challenges communicating, for example, a person with dementia. The caregiver can look for those signs of distress or discomfort and take action immediately.
Next, let’s talk about Assisting with Activities of Daily Living and other related activities.
The overnight caregiver can assist with bathing or showering, dressing, getting in and out of bed or a chair, walking, using the toilet, and eating. They can also assist with repositioning the bed to help with being comfortable, keep blood flowing, and prevent bed sores. We sometimes see that clients require repositioning every 2 hours. Also, overnight caregivers can help with medication reminders and the self-administration of medications to prevent any kind of medication errors.
Lastly, Emotional Support and Quality of Life.
Overnight caregivers can provide the person being cared for with peace of mind by providing both companionship and emotional support. They provide a reassuring presence, reducing feelings of loneliness and anxiety, which can be particularly challenging during the night. Caregivers engage in conversations, offer comfort, and help to eliminate those feelings of isolation. Your loved one will know someone will be there to help them if they need it….even if it’s simply just to help get a snack or a meal…or something to drink. Simply having the overnight caregiver there will help them to SLEEP BETTER (and help family caregivers sleep better as well).
In closing, we've explored the significance of overnight care for your loved one, especially when they are homebound or facing conditions like Alzheimer's. We've highlighted three reasons to consider overnight care: Safety and Health Monitoring, Assisting with Activities of Daily Living, and Emotional Support and Quality of Life. It's important to recognize that overnight care isn't just about providing physical assistance; it's about ensuring the safety, well-being, and peace of mind of the person being cared for.
Overnight caregivers play a very important role in preventing accidents, assisting with activities of daily living, and providing companionship and emotional support. They contribute to better sleep, reduced feelings of isolation, and an improved quality of life for your loved one.
Thank you for watching this video and learning more about the benefits of overnight care for a loved one. If you have any questions or need further information, please don't hesitate to reach out. At Home Helpers Home Care of Bradenton, we're here to support you and your loved one on their journey to better care and well-being. Take care, and we’ll see you soon.
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