The difference between overnight care and 24-hour live-in caregiver
Overnight care, sometimes known as waking night care, means that a carer will remain awake throughout the night to provide support, such as helping with nighttime agitation and toileting. Overnight care can be employed as a stand-alone service, whereas with 24-hour live-in care, the client will receive care throughout both the daytime and nighttime.
The difference between live-in care and 24-hour live-in care
Live-in care describes home care from a professional carer who lives in the home with the client. The carer will primarily provide care during the daytime and evening and, during the night, will sleep when the client sleeps. In this type of care arrangement, the carer can be woken up for occasional unforeseen needs during the night, such as help going to the toilet. If predicted and frequent nighttime support is required, then overnight care or 24-hour live-in care is more suitable.
is provided with a flexible and easily adaptable approach so as the client’s needs change, so does the care they receive.
offers condition-led care from carers who are experienced and trained in the specific health condition of the client.
is compassionate end of life care that supports all the family.
is very cost-effective as one carer supports both individuals, enabling them to remain living together, which is often not possible in residential care.
supports disabled adults of any age to live well at home and in their community.
supports individuals recovering from illness, injury or have just been discharged from hospital and require support until they fully recover.
Three simple steps to receiving live-in care
1. Call Us
Call us and have a no obligation, confidential, conversation with one of our team to discuss your care needs.
You will go into more detail with a member of our expert care team who will take the time to really understand your requirements.
3. Begin Care
Our highly skilled team of Customer Relationship Executives will then identify and match you with the perfect live-in carer.
Why choose Country Cousins for your 24-hour live-in care?
We have been providing compassionate condition-led 24-hour live-in care throughout the UK for over 60 years. In fact, we are the longest-established introductory live-in care agency in the UK.
Our complete range of 24-hour live-in home care services is fully tailored to the individual needs of each client and provides the flexibility to adapt care as needs change. We put great importance on matching the right carer to each client, ensuring they have the right skills to provide high-quality care whilst fitting in with the client’s lifestyle and personality. We know through our extensive experience that these factors greatly influence the success of the live-in care we provide and the satisfaction of our clients.
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How quickly can I start 24-hour live-in care?
After your initial phone call, we’ll do our utmost to make sure your support starts as quickly as possible. Sometimes this can be done within 24 hours, and sometimes it can take a little bit longer depending on whether there’s a carer with the right skills and experience available.
Who is 24-hour live-in care for?
24-hour live-in care can be a great option for anyone living with a complex medical condition who requires comprehensive support, such as in the case of advanced-stage dementia. It’s also suitable for anyone who would benefit from having proactive care to maintain their well-being and independence.
What do you need to provide for a 24-hour live-in carer?
Receiving live-in care means that one carer will live in your home with you, much like a lodger. The carer will need to have their own bedroom with their own bed, furniture, and access to WiFi if possible. The carer can share all other facilities, such as the bathroom and kitchen.
Does 24-hour live-in care require more than one carer?
Typically, with 24-hour live-in care, two carers will support your loved one round-the-clock. A minimum of two carers are required – one for the daytime and one for the nighttime. This ensures that an alert and attentive carer is with your loved one 24 hours a day.