Overnight & Live-In Care Services
We Will Always Be There for You & Your Loved One
Griswold Home Care wants to be there for you whenever you need us, even if those needs include overnight assistance or more involved live-in care. During your consultation with a care coordinator, we’ll discuss your needs and the kind of care you’re looking for. We’ll then suggest what we believe is the best care option for you or your loved one. In some cases, we may recommend more extensive care around the clock to make sure you or your loved one is always taken care of. Overnight and Live-in care are two options we offer seniors and adults with injuries, illnesses, or disabilities.
What Is Overnight Care?
Overnight care is about knowing someone is there to help if a loved one needs fluids, snacks, or help using the restroom. It’s perfect for people who have trouble sleeping through the night or tend to wake up disoriented.
With overnight care, a caregiver comes by the house to provide a few hours of care before bed and in the morning, yet remains at the house throughout that period. In addition to providing homemaking and companionship services, overnight caregivers can provide several personal care services, including:
- Oral care
- General hygiene
- Perineal care
- Changing adult briefs
- Repositioning if bed-bound
- Supporting physical therapy exercise
- Restroom assistance
What Is Live-In Care?
Needing more support doesn’t have to mean leaving home. You might be helping mom or dad in their home and things have reached a point where they need more constant assistance. Or maybe you or a family member are having surgery and would rather recover at home. Live-in home care means that a caregiver lives in your home, either longer-term or for a short period, to help with anything from spontaneous needs to planned outings.
If you are a family caregiver, you know that a poor night’s rest can affect health. Live-in caregivers are entitled to 8 hours of sleep, so if the needs are too great to accommodate sleep, you might choose traditional 24-hour care (around the clock care) so there is a caregiver awake at all times. This 24-hour traditional care means that several caregivers rotate shifts (typically 8 hours at a time) so that someone is always awake and alert to help your loved one.
Overnight & Live-in Home Care Basics
If you haven’t heard of live-in care before, here are the basic rules: the caregiver can live in the home if there is a separate bedroom and storage space for their belongings. They must get 8 hours of sleep or at least 5 hours at a minimum. Many live-in caregivers drive and can accompany your loved one to appointments or go grocery shopping. If you prefer, a caregiver can drive your car or their own.