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What Do Overnight Caregivers Do While Your Mom Sleeps?

24-Hour Home Care in Summerlin NV
24-Hour Home Care in Summerlin NV

You’ve heard a lot about 24-hour home care services, but you have some questions. One of the most common is what happens when the client is sleeping. If you hire overnight caregivers for your mom, what do they do while she’s in bed?

Caregivers Are Not Asleep

It’s a common misconception that 24-hour home care aides are sleeping while their client sleeps. That’s not the case. A caregiver is not going to move into your mom’s home and sleep during the hours she’s asleep.

She’ll have a team of caregivers working in shifts. While she sleeps, her caregiver is awake and ready to help her. If your mom wakes up and needs a glass of water, her caregiver brings it to her. If she has Alzheimer’s and wakes up and tries to leave the house, her caregiver redirects her.

Overnight Caregivers Help in Many Ways

While your mom sleeps, what is her caregiver doing? The caregiver does anything that’s on the list of chores for the night. If your mom has medications to take in the middle of the night, her caregiver will wake her up long enough to take them.

If your mom has laundry or needs her home dusted, the caregiver can do that while she’s asleep. Her caregiver can start prepping vegetables and meats for meals. If your mom needs to get groceries, her caregiver can schedule an online order for pick-up.

Your mom has Alzheimer’s and often wakes in the middle of the night and wants to “go home.” Her caregiver is there to stop her from going outside and wandering away. With a home care aide to redirect her, your mom has someone to put on a movie, prepare her a snack, or help her get back in bed.

If your mom wakes up and doesn’t feel well, her caregiver can alert doctors if needed. If your mom’s dealing with nausea from medications she takes, her caregiver is there for moral support and to support her to prevent a fall.

Caregivers Work in Shifts

The number of caregivers depends on the caregiver. There are some who work six-hour shifts and others who work eight hours. If your mom’s 24-hour home care aides work six-hour shifts, she’d have four caregivers covering her daily needs. If they work eight-hour shifts, there would be three caregivers covering the full day.

When one caregiver’s shift is about to end, the next caregiver arrives. They’ll talk about what tasks have been completed and what’s left to do. The new caregiver takes over and the first caregiver goes home. This cycle continues.

Do you have additional questions? Reach out to an expert in 24-hour home care to learn more about this service and how it can help your mom.


If you are considering 24-hour home care in Summerlin, NV for an aging loved one, please contact the caring staff at Golden Heart Senior Care of Summerlin. 702-800-4616.

4 Signs of a Stroke You Should Know

24-Hour Home Care in Summerlin NV
24-Hour Home Care in Summerlin NV

May is National Stroke Awareness Month and it’s a great time for seniors and their family members to learn more about strokes. Seniors are more likely to suffer a stroke than any other age group. Medications, aging, and other factors can increase a senior’s risk of having a stroke. If your senior loved one has a stroke, getting them help immediately can make a significant difference in how well they recover from that stroke. That’s why family members and seniors should know these four symptoms of a stroke. If your senior parent experiences any of these symptoms, call for emergency help right away:

Numbness Or Tingling In The Face, Hands, Or Feet

Some people have numbness or tingling in their feet because they have a condition called neuropathy. But if your senior loved one has a very sudden onset of numbness or tingling or a “pins and needles” feeling in their face, hands, or feet, that could be a symptom of a stroke. It’s best to call for help right away just in case it is a stroke. Strokes can strike with no warning so if you’re not sure if your aging parent could be having a stroke or not err on the side of caution and call for help.

Difficulty Forming Words or Slurred Speech

If you are speaking to your loved one and suddenly they can’t seem to form a word, or their speech sounds slurred or halting that is a sign they could be having a stroke. Grasping for a word or forgetting a word that is on the tip of your tongue is normal. Slurred speech or a total inability to form words isn’t. Call for help right away if you notice this happen to your senior loved one.

Facial Changes

Another common symptom of a stroke is for someone’s face to change suddenly. Their eye or jay may droop on one side of their face. Or their mouth may droop in an odd way. If you notice a sudden drop or drooping in your loved one’s facial features or if their face changes suddenly call 911 right away. The sooner you can get them medical help the greater the chance is that they will be able to recover from the stroke.

Sudden Severe Headache

If your senior parent complains of a sudden blinding or severe headache it could be the onset of a stroke. Call for help immediately.

After A Stroke

If your senior loved one has a stroke, 24-home care is a great option for them to recover safely at home. The recovery process can take a long time after they are released from the hospital and they may need help at home to recover safely. Having a stroke raises the chances of having another stroke. 24-hour home care will ensure that your senior loved one is never alone so that no potential sign of a stroke goes unseen.


If you are considering 24-hour home care in Summerlin, NV, for an aging loved one, please contact the caring staff at Golden Heart Senior Care of Summerlin. 702-800-4616.