San Carlos, CA

Overnight & Live-In Care

“Needing more support doesn’t have to mean leaving home.”

What is Live-In Care?

A live-in care provider is a trained health care worker who remains with a client for 24 hours per day. Live-in care is an alternative to placement in independent and assisted living or nursing home settings.  Live-in home care means that a caregiver lives in your home, either longer-term or for a short period, to help with anything from spontaneous needs to planned outings.

Live-in caregivers are entitled to 8 hours of sleep, so if the needs are too great to accommodate sleep, you might choose traditional 24-hour care, around the clock care so there is a caregiver always awake. This 24-hour traditional care means that several caregivers rotate shifts, typically 8 hours at a time so that someone is always awake and alert to help your loved one.

What Does a Live-In Caregiver Do?

The caregiver follows a custom-designed plan of care that accommodates the established routines and personal care needs of their client. The caregiver will work hand in hand with the care management team, the client and the client’s family, and performs tasks such as bathing, dressing, grooming, healthy meal preparation, light housekeeping, offering reminders to take medications as prescribed, and providing overnight support, among other responsibilities.

We can provide:

  • Assistance throughout the evening and overnight
  • Company for those that wake up frequently in the middle of the night
  • Support for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients who experience sundowning
  • Support for those prone to sleepwalking or wandering
  • Companionship for those prone to loneliness
  • Transportation to appointments

What Is Overnight Care?

Overnight care is about knowing someone is there to help if a loved one needs fluids, snacks, or help using the restroom. It’s perfect for people who have trouble sleeping through the night or tend to wake up disoriented.

With overnight care, a caregiver comes by the house to provide a few hours of care before bed and remains at the house until the morning. In addition to providing homemaking and companionship services, overnight caregivers can provide several personal care services, including:

  • Bathing
  • Dressing
  • Haircare
  • Oral care
  • Nail care
  • Grooming
  • General hygiene
  • Incontinence Care
  • Housekeeping
  • Meal Preparation
  • Alzheimer’s/Dementia
  • Repositioning (Bed-Bound)
  • Toileting
  • Monitoring Mobility

Overnight & Live-in Home Care Basics

If you haven’t heard of live-in care before, here are the basic rules: the caregiver can live in the home if there is a separate bedroom and storage space for their belongings. They must get 8 hours of sleep or at least 5 hours at a minimum. Many live-in caregivers drive and can accompany your loved one to appointments or go grocery shopping. If you prefer, a caregiver can drive your car or their own.

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