Nurse Led Care For People In Their Own Homes
Nurse-led care combines the best of nursing and holistic care based services, enabling a cost effective approach to high quality care, which promotes well-being in all aspects of life.
At The Good Care Group, we pro-actively manage healthcare needs and clinical risk to achieve positive outcomes for our clients, whilst reducing admissions to hospital or care homes.
In addition to taking on complex clinical tasks, our professional carers will offer social care, companionship, and support with activities, communication and domestic duties – something that nursing care provision often does not do. Our experienced carers are trained to understand and pro-actively support the physical, clinical, cognitive and social needs of our clients.
All services are clinically overseen by our Specialist Nurse, who is also a Consultant Admiral Nurse and dementia expert, and who will coordinate medical requirements and ensure that clients’ needs are fully understood and managed. Our care teams and Specialist Nurse work collaboratively with the health and social care professionals involved in your care.
We know only too well that a ‘one size fits all’ approach is never the best solution – especially if you have complex clinical or social care needs. Being able to remain in the comfort and privacy of your own home with one-to-one tailored support and clinically managed nurse-led care is an important choice for most people.
Specialist complex care for medical conditions
People who may benefit from our Nurse-led complex care service may be living with one or more of the following conditions:
- Advanced or rare forms of dementia
- Multiple Sclerosis
- End of life care needs
- Acquired brain injury
- Motor Neurone Disease
People living with complex care requirements benefit from a coordinated approach to healthcare. We will liaise with medical and healthcare professionals to manage symptoms and pain, administer medications, and support emotional issues such as anxiety and depression. Our specialist management of clinical risk ensures adverse events such as falls or infections are minimised.
Personal routines for supporting day to day living including personal care, eating, and social activities or interests can be developed and supported, even if this means longer days or support during the night. We are specialist at supporting people with cognitive conditions and the associated communicative and behavioural issues that sometimes arise.
Our nurse led complex care service includes
Clinical oversight and ongoing support from our specialist nurse including:
- Clinical and diagnostic advice
- Medical recommendations
- Management of co-morbid and complex conditions
- Cognitive assessment
- Support with cognitive and behavioural concerns
- Signposting and information
- Emotional support for all the family
High level of contact and support from the regional care team
Highly skilled and trained professional carers having:
- Proven track record of delivering care at The Good Care Group
- Assessed level of competence to manage complex care
- Expertise to undertake clinically delegated tasks
Similarly to nursing services all of our carers are trained and qualified to administer and manage medications.
Our carers are able to undertake clinically delegated tasks such as catheter care, blood sugar monitoring, stoma care, and supporting PEG feeding. We will work in partnership with the delegating health professional to ensure that the care team has been shown how to undertake the task with competence. Our carers are able to monitor and manage skin integrity and pressure areas, urinary tract infections, constipation, continence management, supervise and support with eating, support with mobilising, and repositioning and moving and handling using specialist equipment.
We are not able to administer injections, flush catheters or dress open wounds. However we are able to work with a nursing partner or the District nurses to meet most nursing needs at home. We are unable to care for people who require feeding through a naso-gastric tube due to the risks associated with this.