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What Does a Night Shift Caregiver Do?

As a night shift caregiver, your job is to monitor and assist patients who have special needs overnight. Most night shift caregivers work in patients' homes or at an assisted living facility, and you usually work with elderly patients who are recovering from injuries, illnesses, or medical procedures. The definition of night shifts varies by employer, but it can run from early afternoon to evening or from evening to early morning. Caregiving duties can range from general assistance with nightly tasks to providing on-demand emergency medical care. If you are not a nurse, this job also involves recognizing when to call for additional medical help.