“The caregiver treats my mother like she was
her own mother”
-Julie, Chagrin Falls, Ohio
What Is Overnight Care?
If your loved one experiences insomnia, wakes up several times during the night to use the restroom, has a behavioral disorder or has a tendency to wander, he or she may need someone to remain with them throughout the night. Overnight care offers assistance to seniors who need help during the bedtime routine, overnight hours, and in the morning.
An overnight caregiver will stay with you or your family member throughout the night and will be available to assist with any needs that may arise. This care option is often a good fit for family caregivers who can provide care during the day, but who need extra assistance at night. An overnight care arrangement offers an alternative to a residential facility or to more expensive live-in care and 24-hour care by providing care only during the hours when family members are unable to be available.
How Overnight Care Benefits Your Loved One
With overnight care, a caregiver will arrive at your loved one’s home for the evening hours leading up to bedtime and will remain available for assistance until morning. Overnight caregivers provide peace of mind for your family by assisting with needs that may arise during the night such as wakefulness, toileting, repositioning, fall prevention, and nighttime medication reminders.
They can also assist with care needs for a variety of conditions:
- Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care – It is not uncommon for people with Alzheimer’s or dementia to wander or become disoriented during nighttime and early morning hours. An overnight caregiver can be there to ensure your loved one’s safety and provide reassurance.
- Disabled Adults Care – Adults with disabilities may need assistance getting to and from the restroom during the night or may need help getting into and out of bed. The goal of overnight care is to help each individual receive the assistance they need so they can enjoy a restful night’s sleep.
- Post-Surgery Care – When your loved one comes home after a surgery, he or she may need medication reminders during the night, assistance with repositioning, or help with mobility and fall prevention. An overnight caregiver can help ensure a safe and healthy recovery.
- Neuromuscular Disorder Care – People with neuromuscular disorders such as multiple sclerosis (MS), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), stroke, and Parkinson’s disease often need mobility assistance and may need someone to be available if they need to get up during the night. Overnight care ensures that they have the help they need around the clock.
Live-in care provides consistent, continuous care from a single caregiver. This person lives and sleeps in the home, providing companionship and assistance with daily activities. It differs from 24-hour care and overnight care in that the caregiver will sleep at night while your loved one sleeps.
With 24-hour care, at least two caregivers will share caregiving responsibilities so that your loved one receives round-the-clock care and immediate attention. Day or night, you can rest assured that a caregiver is available to assist with ambulation, toileting, fall prevention, and other needs.
Peace of Mind For Families
We make it easy to ensure that your loved one receives quality, compassionate care, even if you don’t live nearby. Live-in care gives you peace of mind with personalized care plans in the comfort of home.
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Our Caregivers Come From Diverse Backgrounds
“I do what I do because older people deserve great care. They deserve the very best help given with the same love and respect they gave their own families. This generation grew up in very hard times, serving their country, making our country great and I feel this is a way of honoring them for all that they have accomplished. It’s my way of making a difference and I get great satisfaction in giving back.”
-Michele, Cherished Companion since 2013
Why Choose Cherished Companions?
“Cherished Companions has made this new phase in our lives much easier. They have given us the support we needed to remain at home.”
- Lois and Edna, retired couple
“They are a very personal and caring company. Their caregivers are so warm, like they are part of the family.”
- Linda, a beloved long-term client
"I am forever grateful for the service Cherished Companions provides. They gave our family peace of mind because we knew dad was safe and being well cared for. They made what seemed impossible at the time, possible."
- Paula, daughter of a retired U.S. Veteran
Home care with heart
You’re not in this alone. We are here to support your needs and provide resources.
Guide to Home Care
We know that your loved one’s heart is at home. Remaining independent may have become a little challenging, and that’s where home care can help. In this guide, we are going to share with you the complete ins and outs of home care.
Ways to Pay For Home Care
We understand you may have questions about how to pay for home care services. This helpful guide covers the various financial options you have that can include long-term care insurance, reverse mortgages, home care loans, Medicaid and Medicare programs.
Guide to Becoming a Caregiver
Caregiving is a rewarding profession that provides assistance and support to aging adults, disabled persons or those in recovery who are in need of physical, practical, emotional and sometimes medical assistance. This guide can help you discover if caregiving is right for you.
Did You Know?
The Cherished Companions Institute has been involved with studies on dementia to help develop tools to aid with the difficulties of Alzheimers.