Night Care is a service provided by Premier Care Dorset Limited between the hours of 10.00pm and 7.00am. It is seen as a support to family Carers who are caring for dependent relatives seven days a week. It is part of Domiciliary Care and enables the provision of a 24 hour service.
The Night Carer is expected to undertake any tasks normally undertaken by a relative or carer. He/she will offer practical support with tasks such as making and changing your bed, helping you to reach the toilet or commode, helping you in and out of bed and monitoring and assisting your medication (following precise written instructions), providing fluids and snacks.
Night Care aims to provide a quality service in which the people who use it can have confidence. Our aims are:
Reliability - At least 24 hours notice will be given of any change in service and the service will not be withdrawn without prior notice and arrangement.
Amount of Service - At a minimum, one Night of Home Care service will be provided weekly.
Sleeping Nights Service It may be that you, your friend or colleague requires peace of mind to have someone stay overnight or to allow for caring assistance during the early hours of the night or morning, particularly if the client is finding it difficult through mobility and is frail or forgets where they are!
We can provide such caring assistance, whether for short term or long term arrangement.
Sit-In Service We can provide fully qualified carers to sit in your home and maintain a caring role.
Providing Sit-In care gives you the freedom to go out shopping or socially with friends knowing your elderly loved one is in good hands. It gives you a break! So you have:
Time to take a break from caring for a few hours.
Often a short amount of time for Sit-In's is required to allow others to go shopping, visit family and friends or participate in leisure activities.
Carers would require access to bathroom facilities.
Depending on the length of Sit-In, the Carer is to be allowed to consume their own food and drink that they would bring along with them.
The hours of a Sit-In range between 8am - 10pm daily.
The carer would not be allowed to prescribe medication but could administer the correct dosage of any existing medication, if required.
Wherever possible the Carer would interact with the client eg. reading, writing, jigsaws, computers etc to keep the client motivated and will assist with preparing meals.
Waking Nights Service Is where a carer is provided to stay with the client between the hours of 10.00pm and 7.00am. He or she will stay awake between those hours. It is part of the Domiciliary Care and enables the provision of a 24 hour service.
The Night Carer is expected to undertake any tasks normally undertaken by a relative or carer. He/she will offer practical support with tasks such as making and changing your bed, helping you to reach the toilet or commode, helping you in and out of bed and monitoring and assisting your medication and ensuring fluid and food intake. (following precise written instructions).