Overnight care

You can relax and have peace of mind, knowing our dedicated carers will be on hand to support you with overnight care, delivered in a way that is meaningful to you.

A new local care service in London from leading home care provider, The Good Care Group

What is overnight care?

Overnight care is support that is provided by one of our carers in the comfort of your own home throughout the night. There are various reasons why you may seek overnight care, this includes toileting, medication management, and helping you into bed to ensure that you are safe and comfortable. We understand that being alone at night can be challenging for both you and your loved ones. Having one of our carers available during these later hours can ensure peace of mind and aid a better night’s sleep.

If you have a family caregiver that monitors you throughout the night, they may feel overwhelmed and stressed due to the demands for night time care being increasingly difficult in comparison to day time care. This is where one of our carers can step in to provide quality overnight care whilst giving your family caregiver a break to rest and recharge, allowing them to focus on providing you with day time care.


We offer the following types of overnight care:

Sleeping night care – one of our carers will reside within your home and is available to offer assistance during the night, giving you the confidence and comfort to get a good night’s rest knowing that someone is there should you need them.

Waking nights care – this involves one of our trained carers staying awake and alert within your home throughout the nighttime period. Waking night care is typically chosen for individuals who have complex needs and is why the carer needs to remain attentive and vigilant throughout the twilight hours.

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Why may I need overnight care?

There are many reasons why someone may choose to have overnight care, such as:

 companionshipMobility care

You may require extra assistance when going to the toilet and getting in and out of bed. One of our carers will be available to help you with walking and navigating to the bathroom by using supportive equipment correctly to prevent falls and injury.


An overactive bladder can cause you to go to the toilet more at night. For these reasons, a night carer can help to support you with frequent trips to the toilet, such as getting in and out of bed and directing you to the toilet safely as our vision can take time to adjust to the darkness.

Dementia care support

Those living with dementia can sometimes get their day and night mixed up or experience sundowning as the daylight begins to fade. Our carers will be on hand to address any of your needs and to get you safely back to bed.

Continuous monitoring

As our carers will remain awake during the night, they can regularly check on you. This involves administering medication, assisting with mobility, and addressing any issues that arise throughout the night. This can prevent your family caregiver from burnout.

 Peace of mind

Knowing that someone may not be on hand to offer support during the night can be a worry for both you and your loved one. Having an overnight carer can provide peace of mind for both parties, as you will know that you are in safe hands.

End-of-life care

Overnight care can improve your well-being as you reach the end of your life. One of our carers will be available throughout the night to spend quality time with you and to support your final wishes.

Over 66% of people said they would prefer to stay in their own home.

– The Live-in Care Hub, 2023

Overnight care from Cherished

At Cherished Home Care, our priority is to provide person-centred care directly to you at home. We know exactly what it takes to achieve this, through gaining knowledge and expertise from our sister companies Oxford Aunts and The Good Care Group who are both renowned for their exceptional care delivery through winning reputable awards and their length of service in the industry.

Our approach to care at home is to provide continuity of care, as we train and employ our carers directly. When choosing us as your provider of choice, we will carefully select the right carer for you truly based on their values and interests. This ensures high quality care can be delivered as you get to know each carer and build lasting relationships.


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Receiving care at home is a direct alternative to residential care without the upheaval of leaving your home

Why choose Cherished Home Care?

We are a brand-new home care provider based in London, offering local, bespoke care to you in your home. We may be new, but we have the expertise, knowledge and experience of ‘Outstanding’ care provider, The Good Care Group, who work closely with our Cherished team to provide high-quality care, support and carer training.

Local to you

A dedicated team of care managers and carers who know London and the local areas.

Carer matching

Carer matching

Carers matched to you in personality and care experience, so all of your needs are met.

Experts in care

Experts in care

A team of in-house clinicians including a registered nurse, occupational therapist and dementia expert.

Cost-effective care

Cost-effective care

Pay for the care you need when you require it with our market-leading rates.

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What does an overnight carer do?

An overnight carer can help to support you with the following:

Nutrition and hydration

You may be living with a health condition that requires feeding and hydration throughout the night. Waking night care can assist you in ensuring you remain happy and healthy from the comfort of your own home.

companionship Assistance with mobility

When getting in and out of bed you may require support with mobility. All our carers are fully trained in moving and handling to ensure you move comfortably around your home and to prevent the risk of injury.

Position changes

You may have a condition where you have limited mobility and need support during the night with repositioning. Our carers can regularly check on you to make sure you are comfortable by turning you over if required, as this prevents discomfort and pressure sores.

Safety checks

If you are living by yourself and have a health condition that you need support with, it is important to have someone available to check on you throughout the night, which can be achieved with our services.

dementia Assistance with toileting

As you get older, you can experience an overactive bladder or urinary incontinence and therefore require assistance with going to the toilet throughout the night.

Responding to emergencies

If an emergency arises, our carers are fully trained to respond promptly, including calling for help if necessary.

Different types of overnight care


Hourly Overnight Care

Overnight care
by the hour

Hourly overnight care involves one of our carers providing assistance and support to you during the night time hours on an hourly basis. This option is preferred when an individual does not require around-the-clock care but needs occasional support during the night with safety and toileting. This can be a more cost-effective solution as scheduled hours can be arranged and tailored to your needs.

Live-in Care

Live-in Overnight Care

24-hour care
at home

Live-in overnight care can be arranged if you have more complex needs such as advanced dementia or recovering from a stroke. By choosing waking nights care, two carers will stay within your home at the same time, where one will support you during the day and the other carer will stay awake during the night to provide support with moving and handling, administering medication and toileting.

Costs of overnight care

The cost for overnight care is comparable to, and generally more affordable than residential care. It is beneficial to research the costs before committing to your care choice. The significant advantage of overnight care at home is that the care is person-centred as we aim to have the same carers to attend to your needs, there is also more personalisation as a care plan will be developed from one of our care managers and tailored to your circumstances.

If you are in a couple, this can be a more cost-effective alternative to moving into a care home, as you would have to pay for two separate bedrooms and care packages. Whereas with Cherished Home Care there is only a nominal fee for couples care.

If you are interested in getting in touch with us, you can speak to a member of our team who can assist you with any questions you have to help you make the right choice.

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Live-in care costs are comparable, if not cheaper, than residential care – which can cost up to £2,500 per week

The Live-in Care Hub 2023

Your cherished care journey

1. Speak to us

Get in touch with our friendly care advisors today 0808 250 2632, and they will be able to answer all of your questions to help you make the right choice.

2. Free home care assessment

Our team can arrange a free home care assessment with your local care manager, where they can meet with you and assess your needs and requirements in detail.

3. Care begins

Meet your carers and begin your journey with Cherished Home Care. With minimal carer changes, you’ll soon be acquainted.

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We ensure all of our overnight carers:


Complete our five-day training induction programme, delivered by the same in-house team who are behind The Good Care Group’s Age UK endorsed training.


Have at least six months’ professional care experience, with a Step Into Care Training programme available for those with domestic care experience.


Are directly employed by us, so you never have to worry about their pay, benefits or finding a replacement at short notice.


Have a background check by the Disclosure Barring Service (DBS).

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Frequently asked questions