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 the consistency of Live-In support. During our consultation, we’ll discuss your needs, lifestyle, and care preference, and suggest what we believe is the best care option for you or your loved one.
Let’s take a closer look at these services:
It’s not uncommon to worry about mom or dad being alone overnight. Knowing someone is there if they need fluids, snacks, or help using the bathroom can make all the difference. For those who have trouble sleeping through the night and tend to wake up disoriented, an overnight caregiver can be a calming presence.
Many of the falls that occur in the home happen overnight. This isn’t too surprising when you consider that the individual may already be unsteady on their feet and is getting up at a time when lighting is low and their alertness diminished. An overnight caregiver will help them get to and from the bathroom safely, guarding against falls or other potential injury.
With overnight care, the caregiver typically provides a few hours of care before bed, remains at the house and awake throughout the night, and then leaves in the morning. A typical overnight schedule is 12 hours (7:00pm-7:00am or 8:00pm-8:00am) and can be adjusted to individual needs.
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, for a short period or long-term, to help with anything from spontaneous needs to planned outings. Many Live-In caregivers drive and can accompany their client for shopping and other errands, and to appointments.
Live-In caregivers must have their own bedroom and storage space for their belongings. Each day, they are available to their client for 14 consecutive hours. The caregiver remains in the home for the other 10 hours, using that time for sleep and other activities of their choosing. It is not uncommon for Live-In care to be 7 days a week but to comply with Department of Labor regulations, it cannot be less than 5 consecutive days/nights. Live-in care is charged at a daily rate.
Most of us know how important a good night’s sleep is and Live-In caregivers are entitled to no less than 8 hours of sleep. In cases where the client’s need for care extends to the overnight hours, we would provide a second caregiver who would be available for the client during the Live-In caregiver’s “down time”. In many instances, this supplemental overnight care is needed for a temporary change in condition (e.g., adjustment to new medication, illness, injury) and is not required on a long-term basis. Overnight care is charged on an hourly basis.
Care for the Individual
In addition to the companionship and valuable safety supervision that Overnight and Live-In care provide, clients also receive personal care and homemaking services that are customized to individual needs and preferences:
- Oral care
- Nail care
- General hygiene
- Perineal care
- Changing adult briefs
- Repositioning if bed-bound
- Light housekeeping
- Bedmaking/linen changes
- Grocery shopping
- Meal planning/preparation
To learn more about our home care services, contact Griswold Home Care for Northern Virginia West today or call (703) 348-9299.