Overnight care for seniors is a great way to help seniors manage their anxiety and help them get the sleep that they need. 24-hour home care and overnight home care can significantly decrease the symptoms of anxiety and depression that can plague seniors at night. Often seniors are able to manage their loneliness and anxiety during the day.
But at night when they are used to having a spouse or partner with them or when they are left alone with their thoughts it can make them sad, scared, and anxious. 24-hour home care for seniors means that your senior loved one will never be alone. But if your senior parent doesn’t want 24-hour home care overnight care also has some big benefits like:
Seniors may be targeted by criminals who think that seniors who live alone are vulnerable, especially at night. Having a care provider in the home with your senior loved one overnight will provide some extra security and make it less likely that thieves would target your senior parent. Security cameras and alarms help too, but having someone in the home who is awake all night is great for safety. Your senior parent will also feel more safe and security which will make it easier for them to relax and sleep.
If your senior loved one has a medical condition like sleep apnea or uses medical equipment like a CPAP machine having someone in the home can help ensure that your senior loved one gets medical care right away if they need it. Even if your senior loved one doesn’t have a diagnosed medical condition that needs monitoring it’s always helpful to have someone in the house who can call for emergency help if your senior loved one has a stroke, a heart attack, or some other medical emergency.
Lower Risk Of Falling
Seniors often fall at night or early in the morning. That’s usually because when your senior loved one gets up to go the bathroom in the middle of the night or early in the morning their muscles are stiff and probably sore and they can’t move as well as they can during the day. They also may struggle to maintain good balance if they have medical issues. And they could be groggy from sleeping medication. But if your senior loved one has 24-hour care or overnight care someone will be there to help them get out of bed and get safely to the bathroom and back to bed.
Companionship is something that seniors need and often they don’t get enough of. Even if you try to visit your senior loved one as much as you can chances are good that you can’t spend a lot of time at your senior parent’s house in the evening. Your other responsibilities like kids or work need your time too. And that can leave your senior loved one alone and lonely. A care provider who spends nights with your senior loved one can provide the social interaction and companionship that your senior loved one needs.
If you or an aging loved-one is considering 24-Hour Home Care in Palm Beach County, FL please contact the caring staff at Elite Senior Home Care today. (561) 570-6613
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