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Overnight care

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Overnight care support, from our family to yours

Overnight care is when a carer stays in your home overnight to maintain your daily routine. Care needs don’t stop at the end of the working day; Overnight Care gives you access to trained professionals throughout the night to support even the most complex of needs.


Our nursing-led carers also provide overnight care so you or your loved one can rest comfortably through the twilight hours too.

You may find you need night-time care if you or someone close to you feels uncomfortable being left alone. One-to-one nightly care from one of our fully trained carers means someone is there to assist with toilet breaks, administering medication or moving position in bed.

Everybody is different and each situation is unique, which is why our overnight care is tailored to you. With a dedicated night-time carer, help is available at any time. It means you or your loved one can stay in your own home – the place that is most comfortable.

It can be daunting to acknowledge that care is needed. Let us put your mind at ease – speak to our friendly team and find out how we can help you.

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Why would I need overnight care?

Overnight care can ease yours or a loved one’s anxiety about being alone at night. But it also helps in many other ways, including:

  • Support with administering medication through the night
  • Assisting with toilet breaks
  • Regular help for changing position in bed, particularly after an operation or injury
  • Help with complex care needs with the help of our nursing-led team
  • Better overall health by being able to rest through the night
  • Someone on hand for those living with progressive conditions such as a type of dementia
  • Extra peace of mind for your family knowing someone is on-hand

Above all else, finding reliable overnight care is sometimes the deciding factor in allowing people to stay in their own home, rather than considering residential care.

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Overnight care with Helping Hands

We offer three main options for overnight support:

  • A sleeping night for the carer
  • A waking night for the carer
  • Our sitting service

Read more about these options below.

As always, our care options are flexible and we’ll work with you to build the right level of care for you.

We understand that yours or your loved one’s requirements may change, especially if you’re recovering from an injury or are managing a progressive medical condition. Your night-time care support can be easily altered at any time.

Nightly support from your live-in carer – a sleeping night

If you have 24 hour care from a live in carer, he or she stays in your home and will be available to support you overnight as well.

We call this a sleeping night for the carer. This means they can support you up to twice each night so they also get enough rest to continue supporting you the following day.

Saying that, if you find you’re waking more often than this each night, your carer is still there to help you. But if it becomes a regular thing we can talk about making adjustments to better suit your needs.

Read more about what live in care covers.

A Waking Night Carer - Support throughout the night

A waking night requires the carer to be awake throughout the night to assist with any care needs you may have. Night care can be delivered at regular intervals throughout the night, with the carer undertaking nighttime duties tasks and utilising other time to undertake necessary domestic tasks.

We call this a waking night as the carer will be on duty throughout the night. How long they are needed for is flexible and up to you. If you need a lot of support at several times during the night – such as waking up disorientated or requiring regular help in changing position or having medication throughout the night – we can arrange for one of our trained carers to help.

Having this continuous support from one of our night-time carers can make a world of difference to you and your family.

Night-time respite for another carer – our sitting service

We also provide what we call a sitting service or an overnight respite service. This is where we arrange for a trained carer to keep you or your loved one company so your regular care provider can take a break.

Our night-time respite service could be an ideal temporary option if you want to see whether overnight care is for you.

It’s best to speak to us about the options available for overnight care and the related costs and funding options.

Overnight care in your area

Helping Hands is the leading provider of homecare across England and Wales. We have trained and experienced carers in all regions and will work with you to find the best care option for you.

If you like, your local care contact can visit you for free in your home to talk through the options. Get in touch to arrange your free visit or talk through your care needs.

Overnight Care FAQs

Overnight care is when an expertly trained carer stays in your home overnight to meet your health care needs so you can have a restful night’s sleep.

A waking night carer helps you with the care and support you need to stay safely in your own home, providing care throughout the night.

A “waking night” means having a carer on hand throughout the night that will support you as they would during the day.

A night sitting service is where we arrange for a trained carer to keep you or your loved one company so your regular care provider can take a break.

Page reviewed by Sarika Dhillon, Regional Care Director on October 18, 2021

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