New Horizons provides Night Care as we all know that a good nights sleep is essential for our everyday wellbeing and for the more vulnerable, an unsettled night can lead to greater care requirements throughout the day.
Research has proven that a person’s night time experiences have a dramatic effect on their daily care requirements. A poor nights sleep impacts on a person’s ability to undertake daily tasks, can leave them more unsteady on their feet and can result in increased levels of confusion.
In addition, on-going poor sleep patterns can lead to isolation throughout in the day when catching up on sleep, meaning a person may be unable to interact when family and friends visit or may struggle to engage at a level that they normally would and become more anxious of night time hours.
With this in mind, care and support throughout the night in the form of a night care service can be equally as important as providing care throughout the day.
A service that changes as you do
We understand that your care requirements may change as your condition improves or deteriorates. As a result we offer a flexible service that can be regularly reviewed and adapted at any time to suit your needs.
It is quite common following a stay in hospital or a change in surroundings or personal circumstances, that you’re not going to know exactly what level of support you require during the night. In these cases, we will look to review your care needs over the first few days of your return home and work closely with you and your family to ensure the safest and most appropriate level of care is provided.
How Can We Help You?
By offering two levels of night care services; Waking Night and Sleeping Night, New Horizons Support Services can ensure that the night time hours for you or a loved one pass with comfort and confidence. By providing experienced Support Workers/Healthcare Assistants to support you throughout the night, we can ensure that you feel relaxed and assured that you are not on your own during the time you feel most vulnerable.
Our healthcare professionals can be there throughout the night to ensure that if you need assistance you are able to move about the house with safety, or alternatively, just be there for the reassurance that if you wake in the night you are not on your own. We can support with positive night time routines such as bathing, domestic tasks like changing bedding and ensuring there are clean and suitable night clothes available.
Evening drinks and meals can be prepared so that in the night the need to move around the house is less and our Carers can take way the anxiety of toileting alone. Maintaining a homely environment, our Carers are able to support you, thus reducing confusion should you wake in the night.
They can also keep you informed of the time should you wish to make a decision regarding what time you get up and offer a friendly comforting face at any hour. Our service can be provided on a long or short term basis and can be delivered at intervals to suit your convenience.
So, whether your family would benefit from some respite, you are recovering from a period of illness or you require short term holiday cover, we can adapt our service to meet your individual requirements.
Sleeping Night Care
Our Sleeping Night service has been designed to promote confidence and independence for those who do not require complex or on-going support throughout the night. Your Sleeping Night Carer will retire to an allocated bedroom once you are settled in bed and be on hand should you need them at any time*.
As part of our Sleeping Night service, our Carers will be able to assist if you wake in the night with getting in and out of bed, toileting, preparing a drink or small snack or just being there to provide the reassurance that you’re not on your own. Sleeping Night care is provided between the hours of 22:00 to 07:00, however, should you require support with bedtime and morning routines, we are able to extend our hours.
*Sleeping Nights are based on up to 3 Carer disturbances.
Waking Night Care
Our Waking Night service may be more suited to your care needs if you require increased attention throughout the night or you are awake for extended amounts of time. As part of our Waking Night service, your carer will be awake and alert at all times through the night; on hand for whatever you might required. They will be able to support with all your care needs whether they be complex or social and be available to offer you companionship, assistance with medication and address any safety concerns you may have, offering you complete reassurance at any hour.
Key decisions such as what time you want to start getting ready for bed and what time you feel you are ready to go to sleep are still your own and our Carers will work to what your require with no pressure of time constraints.
How soon can my care service start?
Our service can often commence within 48 hours of your initial enquiry. Upon receiving your enquiry we will arrange for to visit you in your home and carry out a full assessment of your care requirements and a risk assessment to ensure your safety. A personalised care plan will be produced for you, which we will finalise with you and your family, making sure that you are happy with every aspect.
We will select Carers to provide your care based on your needs, personality and preferences. We understand that in a crisis situation you need us to react quickly to allow a care package to start immediately. In such circumstances we will simplify our service delivery process and carry out an immediate assessment in order to facilitate a faster response.
Our services are accessible to individuals with mild/moderate needs to those who require specialist support and can be funded privately or if arrangements are in place through Health & Social Services funding.
New Horizons are Approved Providers of Short Breaks Respite Services for Children, Outreach Short Breaks Respite Services for Adults and Home Care Services with The States of Jersey and so you may be able to apply for funding for these services.Further information on the Long Term Care Scheme and Approved Providers can be found on The States Of Jersey Website.
Whether your care is paid for by private or public funds, we can deliver a high quality service to you, tailored to your individual requirements.
For more information on how our services are provided and funding options go to our services page.
To find out more about our Night Care Services and receive a quote based on your individual care needs, please contact our dedicated Care Team on 01534 888826 or via our contact form.