Clinical nursing led care, in the comfort of your home
Many customers turn to Helping Hands as we can support them with nursing care in their own home, rather than having to resort to a residential home. Overseen by our clinical nursing team and network of regional trainers our professional carers are trained and supervised to support with a wide array of complex medical interventions.
Sometimes called a Personal Assistant or PA carer, we work closely with customers, their families and existing professionals to ensure that personal care needs are met and lifestyles maintained.
Examples of some of the nursing led tasks our live-in carers can support with:
- Intermittent catheterisation
- Peristeen – rectal irrigation
- Suppositories and digital stimulation for bowel management Bladder washout
- Urethral and Supra pubic catheter
- Cpap, BiPap and VPap ventilation
- Cough assist
- Diabetes blood sugar monitoring
- Stoma – ileostomy, colostomy, urostomy
- PEG inc bolus and continuous
- Insulin injections
The difference nursing led care at home has made to Elizabeth:
Elizabeth is 83 years old and even though she has suffered a serious stroke she is able to stay in the comfort of her own home with the help of a complex care live-in carer. What a relief for the family who enjoy regular visits with the grandchildren. Elizabeth’s clinical needs include help with continence and PEG feeding, as she has restricted swallowing. CHC funding has allowed Elizabeth and her family the option for live-in care and a clinical care plan with a person-centred approach in her own home.
The advanced care Elizabeth receives from her carer means that she can continue at home in her own comfortable environment without having to depend on and wait in for the aid of community District Nurses. Elizabeth and her carer regularly visit the family, especially the grandchildren, so this level of independence was important for them all.
Melanie Dawson, Head of Clinical Care, Registered Manager and one of Helping Hands Registered Nurses states:
“In many cases, complex health care at home requires home adaptations and moving, handling and mobility aids. We are proud to say that our clinical team go the extra mile and are often instrumental in providing practical help, working with Occupational Therapists and external agencies to get the right home adaptations and mobility equipment in place.”
Contact our team of experts today to find out more about the clinical nursing care services we provide.