Having someone there to deal with issues that may arise overnight or just to provide companionship and support can make a huge difference.
Everyone knows the value of a good night’s sleep for our health and having the energy to carry out daily tasks and activities. As we get older, an uninterrupted night of sleep can become more difficult to achieve.
A significant number of our older loved ones report difficulty falling asleep and problems staying asleep once they have finally nodded off. Regular sleep disturbance can be a very concerning issue for seniors and their caregivers too. In fact, 58% of adult children as primary caregivers report problems with sleep.
24-hour Care for Seniors
Having someone there to deal with issues that may arise overnight or just to provide companionship and support can make a huge difference. 24-hour care can bring peace of mind to the elderly and their families.
Benefits of 24-hour Care
There are several care services available for seniors and their families. Caregivers can assist with things like:
Falls in the home
Falls in the home are always a concern for our loved ones, being the most common cause of injury for older adults. A fall in the home may result in physical injuries like head trauma, fractures, broken bones, sprains, cuts, abrasions, and more. Recovering from a physical injury can be a long and challenging road.
Without anyone around to help, the fear of falling can be intensified, and if a fall occurs, there will be no immediate assistance. Our 24-hour caregivers can help make the home safer for your loved ones and are ready to assist with any late-night trips to the bathroom.
For seniors who struggle with mobility, are recovering from surgery, or have varying disabilities, personal care activities such as bathing, dressing and grooming may become too difficult without assistance.
An overnight companion can provide you with reassurance. Seniors experiencing trouble sleeping at night can benefit from having a late-night companion to talk to. Family caregivers are sometimes unable to offer this comfort as most have full-time jobs and need a full night’s sleep.
Seniors with dementia may experience exaggerated or intensified symptoms at night. This is referred to as sundowning. Sundowning is a symptom of dementia that causes sufferers to become more agitated or confused after the sun goes down. This can lead to problematic sleep issues like wandering at night or waking up disoriented.
24-hour caregivers can help prevent wandering and provide late-night companionship for those that can’t sleep.
Promyse Home Care caregivers are available for your loved ones round-the-clock, whether care during the day or overnight. Our home care services are built around your specific caregiving needs.