December 17, 2019

What You Need to Know About Overnight Care

What You Need to Know About Overnight Care

Did you know that Home Care Heroes now offers overnight support? We listened to feedback from our Members, who were searching to find a carer or home care services through the night. Home Care Heroes is passionate about being there for our Members when they need us, and so we have put together an affordable overnight booking package so our Members can sleep soundly, with ten hours of overnight support for a flat rate of $180 total.

What is Overnight Care?

Overnight care, also known as a sleepover shift, is a booking of ten (10) hours where there is no expectation of being woken, but does include up to two (2) hours of assistance where required during the night. Additional support hours can be rostered before and/or after the sleepover and is booked at the regular rate of $35 per hour, regardless of weekends or public holidays. Please note that every single Home Care Hero goes through a rigorous vetting and onboarding process to ensure they meet our standards, including; An online values test, a face-to-face interview, an onboarding session, reference checks and police checks.

There are many benefits to making an overnight booking:

Providing Respite for Primary Carers

One of the major benefits of Home Care Heroes’ overnight support is the respite care it provides to family members and primary carers. For example, if your parents are ill or in their senior years and are living with you at your home, it can be difficult to attend functions such as Christmas parties when you know you may have to care for someone at some stage during the night. Or perhaps you are just after some much-needed rest and a night of uninterrupted sleep. Overnight home help for the elderly can be the perfect solution for those caregivers who need a short-term break, especially over the Christmas and New Year holiday season.

Never Feel Alone

If your family member or friend feels frightened or anxious at night when alone, overnight care might just be exactly what you are looking for. Especially during the summer party season, attending invitations can seem impossible when leaving your loved one at home on their own during the night is not a realistic option. As a member with Home Care Heroes, you can choose to hire the same Hero if you or your loved one have already built a sense of trust and companionship with someone. Members may be more comfortable seeing a familiar face, particularly at night time (provided your selected Hero is available). If you have a situation that requires regular overnight care, you can have peace of mind as working with a regular Hero means no need to repeat the same instructions over again to different disability support workers every week! Home Care Heroes believes in building genuine companionship through reliable, dedicated support services.

Building Independence

Home Care Heroes strives to improve well-being, independence and build relationships through shared interests. Those who feel vulnerable or lonely can potentially become less dependent on their primary carer (in the emotional sense) once they are more comfortable interacting with others outside their family sphere.

Would you or a loved one feel more comfortable knowing you have support during the night when you need it most? With over fifty 5-star ratings on Google, we offer fully-vetted Heroes with a wide variety of skills located throughout the greater Sydney region, Newcastle and the Central Coast of New South Wales. An NDIS-approved support provider, Home Care Heroes provides personalised non-medical care, matching Members with Heroes in their local area who share their values and interests. Sign up now to try ten hours of overnight care for an affordable flat rate of $180.