3 Tips for Staying Safe as a Caregiver when Working at Night

Caregiver in Spring, TX

Whether you are professional or family caregiver, working at night likely feels less chaotic and stressful since the elderly individual is asleep. However, there are certainly going to be times when he or she Caregiver in Spring, TXneeds assistance getting out of bed to go to the bathroom or tend to other needs. It’s important to keep safety a priority during the night for the caregiver and his or her senior.  Below are three tips that can help caregivers stay safe and also ensure the safety of the elderly individual in their care during those overnight hours.

Tip #1: Turn on the lights. It may seem more practical to leave the lights off at night.  After all, turning on all the lights would wake up everyone in the house?  Correct?  Maybe so…but leaving on a couple of lights will keep you and the senior safe during overnight trips to the bathroom.

Tip #2: Make sure you are awake. If you fell asleep or were in a deep sleep because you’re living with the elderly client, you’ll want to make sure you are fully awake before trying to help the senior get out of bed or perform any number of tasks. If you are still half-asleep, you increase the risk of accidents and making other significant mistakes.

Tip #3: Be responsive. When the senior calls for help, let him or her know you’re on your way. If you’re not responsive, he or she may become impatient and begin to worry. Responding quickly and letting the client know you’re on your way will keep him or her waiting in place for assistance instead of trying to get up and walk without proper assistance.

These tips will help keep caregiver and client or family member safer when working at night.

If you or an aging loved one are in need of caregiver services in Spring, TX, please call the staff at New Frontier Home Care. We are available to answer your senior care questions! Call Today at (832) 664-7394. Providing care in Houston, River Oaks, The Heights, Memorial, Katy, Kingwood, Spring, Pearland, The Woodlands, Sugar Land & League City.

Gary Williams

Director of Marketing at New Frontier Home Care
Gary’s father suffered from transverse myelitis, which is a rare inflammatory disease causing injury to the spinal cord & caused him to be wheelchair bound until he passed in 2011. After spending years helping care for his father, Gary became determined to get involved in the healthcare industry with the goal of providing care to those in need, in the comfort of their own homes.
Gary completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management on a full-ride scholarship at North Dakota State University. He returned back to his hometown of Houston & joined the Houston Police Department, putting his life on the line to keep others safe. Currently Gary stays involved with the police force through monthly volunteer work, but his main priority is New Frontier Home Care, where he serves as Marketing Director.
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Gary’s father suffered from transverse myelitis, which is a rare inflammatory disease causing injury to the spinal cord & caused him to be wheelchair bound until he passed in 2011. After spending years helping care for his father, Gary became determined to get involved in the healthcare industry with the goal of providing care to those in need, in the comfort of their own homes.
Gary completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management on a full-ride scholarship at North Dakota State University. He returned back to his hometown of Houston & joined the Houston Police Department, putting his life on the line to keep others safe. Currently Gary stays involved with the police force through monthly volunteer work, but his main priority is New Frontier Home Care, where he serves as Marketing Director.
Gary is a Verified Google Author