Night-time care is an essential part of the Red Rose care offering. Our professional and dedicated team are available for whatever hours you or your relative need assistance and work through the night to ensure our clients’ safety and comfort.
The night care service we offer is dependent on needs and is usually tailored completely to user needs. The major difference in care practices we offer is between a ‘sleep-in’ care service and a ‘wake-in’ service.
This blog post explains the differences between the two and in what situations either one of the services would be helpful.
Sleep In Care Preston
A sleep-in care service is ideal for those who only need minimal support as the care assistant will sleep at the client’s home for a minimum of eight hours.
What situations is this suitable for?
Sleep in care is designed for those who may need assistance before bedtime and upon waking – with dressing, for example, or preparing breakfast/taking bedtime medication.
This service is also suitable for those who struggle with being on their own at night due to anxiety or mental health issues.
Insomnia and sleep deprivation can have a significant impact on a person’s overall health and sometimes, the answer to their problem may just be having another person in the house whilst they rest.
Basic care needs are met during a sleep-in care session but if assistance is needed more than once during the night, the care type would need to be moved to a wake-in care service instead.
‘Wake-In’ Care Service Preston
A wake-in care service will be the same minimum of eight hours overnight as a sleep-in, except your care assistant will not sleep during those hours. Hence ‘wake-in’.
This type of care is for users who will need assistance throughout the night.
For example, it is common for people with Dementia or Alzheimer’s