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Night sitters

BigJ

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Nov 18, 2020
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Hi. As a family we are thinking of trying night sitters to support my mum at home with the family providing day time care and support. Does anyone have experiences or advice they can share about this? Also has anyone got any ideas about who are the best type of providers. We live in east yorkshire. Any thoughts welcome. Many thanks.
 

Rosettastone57

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Oct 27, 2016
1,399
Hi welcome to the forum. My mother in law had carers from an agency during the day but for adhoc night care she was quoted over £250 a night in the week, for a carer with no disturbance in the night. With disturbance the price rose considerably and over £300 for weekends and Bank Holidays. That was in 2018 so goodness knows what it is now. It was better value in a care home.
 

Sophie20

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Jul 5, 2020
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As a family we have looked into this have been quoted £145 - £169 per night from the same Care Company that does the day visits for Mum. I’m currently sleeping on a camp bed in the lounge 🙄 Mum needs attending too either a couple of times a night on a good night or every hour on bad ones. I’m shattered so will probably pay for a couple of nights off if we can’t organise her move to a nursing home soon. Do you have a care company near you? They were very nice when we phoned for advice. Age UK also offer night sitters as well.
 
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BigJ

New member
Nov 18, 2020
3
Hi welcome to the forum. My mother in law had carers from an agency during the day but for adhoc night care she was quoted over £250 a night in the week, for a carer with no disturbance in the night. With disturbance the price rose considerably and over £300 for weekends and Bank Holidays. That was in 2018 so goodness knows what it is now. It was better value in a care home.
Thanks for the reply. It sounds like a very expensive option to look at.
 

BigJ

New member
Nov 18, 2020
3
As a family we have looked into this have been quoted £145 - £169 per night from the same Care Company that does the day visits for Mum. I’m currently sleeping on a camp bed in the lounge 🙄 Mum needs attending too either a couple of times a night on a good night or every hour on bad ones. I’m shattered so will probably pay for a couple of nights off if we can’t organise her move to a nursing home soon. Do you have a care company near you? They were very nice when we phoned for advice. Age UK also offer night sitters as well.
Hi. Thanks for getting back. Oh heck- you must be exhausted. Luckily my mum sleeps pretty well on the whole at the moment but has fallen a few times in the night. I’ll do a bit of research about care companies and Age Uk. Thanks again.
 
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She-Luna

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Jun 30, 2020
5
Hi BigJ

I have recently been looking at night care, and it IS expensive, although rates seem to vary. I am having to increase Mum's care, her worst time is morning when she first gets up and is very tearful and fretful. Her current care company charges around £220 for overnight 'waking' care (we're in south-west UK).
 

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