SUPPORTING JESSICA WITH PAEDIATRIC CARE AT HOME
Jessica has highly complex health needs which require constant intervention from highly skilled carers.
Jessica’s nursing care needs increased after her tracheostomy and she was prone to seizures, so her parents were exhausted. They needed trusted and reliable nursing care to brighten up her life. Jessica is very sociable with a good sense of humour. As her condition is life-limiting, it is vital to her parents that Jessica’s life is full of good memories and experiences.
After being repeatedly let down by other care providers Jessica’s case manager recommended Prestige Nursing & Care to her parents, Richard and Jane. The carers chosen for Jessica were trained by our paediatric nurse to ensure they had the level of skills and aptitude to meet Jessica’s needs. Our nurse approved the care training and once competent, the carers worked closely with Richard and Jane to deliver Jessica’s care.
Jessica has care from Prestige in the mornings and evenings, with double-up care twice a week so Jessica’s parents can go out. Paediatric care is also provided during the day at weekends, and during the night when needed. Specific clinical interventions provided by the Prestige carers include tracheostomy care and management, button feed PEG, oxygen monitoring and administration, administering and managing epilepsy and opiate medication, hoisting and personal care.
Richard and Jane could not be happier with Jessica’s care, and value the support provided to all the family. Richard comments: “We’re all part of the team. The carers are very competent and well trained.”
Jane says: “Prestige has taken the pressure off us. They are absolutely brilliant. They are always reliable and I cannot thank them enough for their support.”
Jessica enjoys fantastic days out like visits to the zoo and sea life centre where she loves the animals and sounds. She has even been on a big wheel at a fairground! When she was recovering from a broken leg, the carers enabled her to maintain her independence and she continued to go out every day.
Richard and Jane are completely relaxed to leave Jessica with her care team, and can now enjoy occasional weekends away as well as regular nights out. Jessica, her parents and care team are all looking forward to a summer holiday together.
The Case Manager at Rehab Without Walls who recommended Prestige to the family having worked with us for four years says: “Prestige Nursing & Care always go the extra mile. They are very responsive.”