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Nurse-Led Live in Care Services

Importance of Continuity of Live in Carers

Having had over 35 years of nursing experience, our Nurse Director, Susie Constantine RGN, knows that continuity of live in carers inspires trust and confidence; whereas poor continuity is considered by families as an inadequate care service.

Continuity of live in care creates understanding, encourages empathy and helps develop the right daily living routines.  In our experience it allows a long-term relationship to be built between customers and carers.

Our Care Coordinators aim to have our live in carers stay in the home for several weeks at a time; with a short two week break before returning.  We provide cover during this rest period.  The more notice that you give us the more time you will have to interview and choose the replacement carer.  However, we will be there for you in emergencies.

We consider that there is a serious problem with some live in care agencies that adopt the two weeks on, two weeks off scheduling of carers. Necessary medical and care information is lost due to inadequate handovers and lack of right communication between live in carers. Families, clients or carers often have to repeat the same information to numerous people.

For example, the failure to ascertain if the client is properly hydrated will increase any confusion and anxiety.

Live in Care Assessments

Select Carers, 24/7 Live in Care service, has Care Coordinators who are nurse-led by our Nurse Director. Before coming to visit you we will ascertain whether our particular care provision is suitable to meet the care required. The indicating factors that one of our live in carers will be needed are as follows:

  • Companionship in the home is needed from live in carers.
  • Assistance is required with personal care at various times during the day.
  • Your loved one is getting confused or is suffering from dementia conditions or Alzheimer’s.
  • There is a lack of correct nutrition or there is weight-loss.  They need one of our live in carers to prepare balanced meals.
  • Inability or forgetting to take the prescribed medication regularly.
  • Complex medical or physical needs requiring support from trained carers.
  • Palliative or End-of-Life Care is preferred in the comfort of home surroundings.
  • Your family member may have spent some time in hospital and live in carers need to be arranged quickly to facilitate discharge.

 

Recruitment and Training of Live in Carers

Our nurse-led, live in care service is managed 24/7 and all our professional carers follow a recruitment process, overseen by our Nurse Director.

 You can be reassured that your loved one is being cared for by carers who have the appropriate training to meet your care needs. Our live in carers, inform us of their care experience within different care sectors. They will complete a specialist training courses, to fill in gaps in their knowledge and expertise, before Carers’ Profiles are sent to you.

These accredited training programmes have been developed by leading experts in the care industry.

Specialist Live in Carers

As well as providing complex health care, our professional, nurse-led, carers will also offer the standard social care and companionship.

Our live in carers are trained and encouraged to work collaboratively with the local health and social care professionals involved.

Every client requiring specialist live in care has a care plan drawn up in liaison with our Nurse Director; who oversees the introduction of carers utilising her clinical perspective.

Complex, clinical activities our live in carers can support with include:

  • Monitoring blood sugar with Diabetics.
  • Inhalers.
  • Nebiliser.
  • Insulin injections.
  • Intermittent catheterisation.
  • Convene.
  • Urethral and Supra pubic catheter.
  • Cough assist.
  • Cpap, BiPap and VPap ventilation.
  • Stoma – ileostomy, colostomy, urostomy.

PEG incl bolus and continuous.

For any question regarding our services you can contact our advisers on 0800 955 8845 or by email (hello@247liveincare.co.uk).