Overnight Care

Night-time care provides trusted support overnight, where peace of mind is a priceless asset.

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As we get older or while recovering from illness or injury, being able to stay at home is a key factor in our wellbeing and comfort. Night-time care plays a vital role in maintaining this level of independent living.

If you have a loved one with care needs, you might worry about whether they will be able to cope overnight. At Greenwood Homecare, we offer a range of flexible night-time care options to suit each individual.

You might only need a night-time carer for a short period, during recovery from an injury or while a family-member is on holiday. On the other hand, you may require long-term regular assistance to facilitate independent living. We can adapt to the requirements of your situation in each case.

Who is overnight care for?

You might be interested in overnight care if you or your loved one:

Has a complex health condition that requires round-the-clock support

Has support in the day but is alone at night

Struggles with mobility and is at risk of falls

Has recently been discharged from hospital or is recovering from an illness

Is anxious about being on their own

Here at Greenwood Homecare, we can ensure that a fully trained care professional is on hand to support your loved one overnight, whatever they need help with.

What are the options for overnight care?

There are two main types of overnight care:

Sleeping night

a carer will sleep nights in the home while being on hand to provide support as needed.

Waking night

an overnight care specialist will stay awake through the night and look after your loved one with any support they require.

Learn more about the options for overnight care and which is right for you or your loved one below.

Sleeping night care

Sleeping night care is suitable for people who require minimal assistance during the night, but who would benefit from the reassurance that someone is there. They may also need help at certain times, for example for continence care.

Sleeping night care is particularly helpful for people who live alone, feel anxious at night or have medical conditions that impact their sleep. It provides a safety net and peace of mind that support will be on hand if something happens. Your carer will have their own bedroom and will only intervene if you need assistance.

Sleeping night care doesn’t mean your loved one cannot manage their own needs in their own home if they feel up to it; it simply gives them the option to get immediate help where needed.

Waking night care

Waking night care is suitable for people who have more regular or intensive care needs. Your carer will stay awake and on-call to ensure high quality care can be continued, even when the client is asleep, preparing them for the next day ahead in comfort. This can involve staying in the same room as the person who needs care, or in an agreed location nearby.

Waking night carers tend to provide specialist support with complex conditions that require monitoring throughout the night. Our carers are familiar with using a variety of aids and hoists, and can provide assistance with medication as well. If you or your loved one wakes frequently through the night and needs help, such as going to the bathroom or repositioning, this type of care will meet your needs.

Sleeping night care from a live-in carer

You may decide that you would like support for your loved one overnight and during the day. A live-in carer can provide overnight care as part of a package of round-the-clock support.

You may also be interested in arranging a separate day and night care team to look after your loved one if they have intensive care needs throughout the night.

Overnight care for the elderly vs a care home

People that receive care at home, even at night, tend to have a better quality of life than those who are in a care home. Overnight care allows people to have all their personal care needs met, while in the comfort of their own home.

Overnight care at home offers the flexibility to arrange care only for the times when your loved one needs extra support, allowing them to benefit from specialist support but keep their independence.

You may be able to arrange overnight care as a respite service, or for a short while if your loved one is having sleep problems. We can provide flexible overnight home care services, depending on your needs.

Peace of mind for a restful night’s sleep

With Greenwood Homecare, you can have peace of mind that your loved one’s care needs will be fully managed by an overnight carer rated by the Care Quality Commission. Please get in touch to discuss your overnight care needs with a member of our dedicated team.

My care has been excellent. They are the best I have ever had.


Review – Homecare.co.uk

My care has been excellent. They are the best I have ever had.


Review – Homecare.co.uk

Types of personal care

Our personal care plans are flexible to meet your needs, whether that’s a drop-in visit a few times a week or 24/7 live-in care. When discussing your care plan with you, we will take the time to understand your unique circumstances and the type of care that is right for you.

Visiting care involves your carer popping by for as little as half an hour. This type of care is helpful if you need assistance with specific activities or simply the peace of mind that someone is checking in. Longer visits can also be arranged if you require support throughout the day.

Night care ensures that you or a loved one can access the support you need overnight. A night carer can help with continence management, preventing falls or assisting with medication. They can also support with morning or nighttime routines.

If you or a loved one requires round-the-clock support, live-in care offers an alternative to care homes that puts the comfort and independence of the individual first. A live-in carer can be on hand whenever support is needed, providing assistance and companionship.

If your loved one is living with Dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, they may have complex care and emotional needs. Our highly trained carers are experienced in supporting people with the unique challenges of Dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, putting the safety, comfort and dignity of the individual first.

If you or a loved one is recovering from a fall, illness or operation, you may need reablement care while you get back on your feet. Our carers can help with medical needs and staying on top of things around the house. They also offer support and encouragement to build confidence and help you feel like yourself again.

Respite care allows carers to take a break, preventing carer burnout and offering variation to the person in their care. Respite care can be arranged for a day at a time or for several weeks.

Carers that care as much as you do

We know how difficult it can be to make decisions about care for a loved one. That’s why we are committed to hiring dedicated, empathetic carers who can make a real difference to the lives of the people they support. Our carers don’t simply provide assistance, but will support and empower your loved one to live as independently as possible.

From building your care plan, to each care visit, we take the time to understand your needs and ensure we are providing the very best care. Our friendly and dependable team are here to answer any questions you may have and are flexible to adapt your care plan as your needs change.

Get in touch with us today to find out how we can support you.


Overnight care is support provided by a carer who stays overnight in the service-user’s home. The type of support required varies from person to person. It might involve help using the bathroom, medication support or repositioning following surgery or an injury.

Each care plan is fully tailored to the individual and we understand that everyone’s support needs are different. A night care assistant might help with:
• Stoma care
• Peg feeding
• Sleep aids
• Overnight care for Dementia
• Reassurance if there are night terrors or health issues
• Help getting ready for bed
• Administering medication

Overnight care can provide a much-needed stress free night for the people receiving care and their families. A traditional social care team, such as those provided by the local council, may not provide home visits during the night unless medically required.

Overnight care at home allows people to stay in a familiar environment, knowing that a friendly face is here to help. Home care can aid recovery from illnesses or surgery and slow the process of decline, allowing your loved one to enjoy the best possible quality of life and maintain their independence.

Overnight care is when a professional carer stays in the service-user’s home overnight to provide assistance. Support might involve being there to prevent falls, to check on a loved one with a health condition or to provide continence care where required. In the morning, your carer can help with getting ready for the day and hand over to loved ones or a daytime carer as required.

If you are concerned about paying for a carer’s support through the night, we can discuss the overnight care cost with you. In some cases, you may qualify for some benefits to cover the cost of overnight home care.

We will ensure to give you all the options you have available when it comes to funding support through the night, and help you arrange overnight care to suit your needs and budget. To discuss the overnight care cost applicable to the type of care your loved one needs, speak to our home care team.

Your loved one’s care needs don’t end at night. Overnight care services provide peace of mind to both clients and families that there will always be someone there to look after their loved one when they need extra support. Overnight care can be more economical than 24/7 live-in care and less disruptive than moving to a care home, providing tailored, compassionate support at the time you need it most.

You do not need a spare bedroom for waking night care as your carer will be awake throughout the night. A spare bedroom is required for sleeping night care, as your carer will sleep in the home unless assistance is needed.

Please contact us to discuss your situation and overnight care needs with a member of the team. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have about arranging overnight care.

Help whenever you need it

Personalised care to suit your schedule

Daytime visits

Daytime visits provide support for you from 30 minutes up to all day long. We’ll be on hand to support you in whatever way we can, whether it is helping you to get out of bed, supporting you with household chores, or simply popping over for a cup of tea for companionship.

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Overnight care

Overnight care provides relief for your family members, whether they want to get a good night’s rest or are away on holiday. Depending on your needs our carers can be awake throughout the night or on-call and able to assist when needed.

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24/7 Live-in care

Our live-in care services give you 24/7 support, providing a better alternative to a care home. Your carer will help you maintain your lifestyle and daily routine by catering to all your needs.

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I would be pleased to recommend them to anyone looking for care

Angela R

Review – Homecare.co.uk

I would be pleased to recommend them to anyone looking for care

Angela R

Review – Homecare.co.uk

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Get in touch

Leave your details and we’ll contact you to answer any questions and schedule your care assessment at your convenience. Alternatively you can email hello@greenwoodhomecare.co.uk or call one of our offices:

Peterborough 01733 808531
Grantham 01476 849522
Cambridge 01223 850938

Home Assessment

We will agree a time to come and visit you in your own home. We will take the time to fully understand your care needs, and provide recommendations as to what type of care is required.

Care delivery

Once agreed, we will begin to deliver the care. Whether hourly, live-in, or night care, we will endeavour to deliver the best possible care.