What is split shift care?
Split shift care is very similar to hourly Home care where a DHC caregiver provides care in their home for 2 different shifts in one day. This shift is for clients that may need help during certain times of the day such as lunchtime hours and evening/nighttime. The most popular combination of split shifts usually includes our rise & shine care and tuck-in care, which allows the client to have support during their morning and evening hours.
Split shift care can be provided on a short-term basis or continual schedules, which include shifts ranging from 3 hours up to 5 hours per shift in duration.
Sometimes a client may have improvement in health, and they choose split shift care to replace a longer hourly care shift (ie: 8-12 hours). Another situation in which a client may use split shift care is when a client may be experiencing an increase in health issues, which requires more than their current short shift (ie: only rise & shine care).