Brain Injuries and Complex Case Management

At Prestige Nursing & Care, we believe that people living with a brain injury should be able to live a fulfilled and healthy life with the right support in place, tailored to their individual needs.

As an established provider of nurse-led complex care services, we have supported individuals requiring brain injury care to enjoy an improved quality of life in their own homes and communities for over 75 years. We are trusted by families up and down the country to provide care for all of life, evolving the level and type of care we provide to meet changing [...]

What is complex care?

Complex care is specialist support provided to people who have multiple or interrelated health issues that require dedicated care and support to live a full life. This type of care is provided by highly trained professional carers who work in collaboration with clients, families, and other healthcare providers to ensure that people with complex needs receive the best possible care.

For over 75 years, Prestige Nursing & Care has been trusted by families across the UK to provide competent and compassionate complex care at home. Our complex care is focused on improving health and quality of life all in the place [...]

What is vascular dementia?

Vascular dementia is the second most common form of dementia. It is caused by damaged blood cells which reduce blood flow to the brain. According to Alzheimer’s UK, over 150,000 people are living with vascular dementia in the UK.

Here you can learn more about vascular dementia and how our specialist dementia care services can support people living with dementia and their families.

Mobility care at home

At Prestige Nursing & Care we believe that people who require mobility support should be able to live a fulfilled and independent life with the right care in place, tailored to their individual needs

For over 75 years, we have supported individuals who require mobility care to enjoy greater independence and improved quality of life in their own homes and communities. We are trusted by families up and down the country to provide flexible care that evolves to meet the changing needs of those we care for.

Autism awareness

April marks Autism Awareness Month, a month to increase awareness and acceptance of autism as well as share stories and spread support.

What is Autism?

Autism, also known as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects the development of the brain which affects how people communicate and interact with people around them.

How is Autism Diagnosed?

The characteristics of autism usually show up before/around the age of two, but it is also common for ASD to be diagnosed later in life. Early diagnosis can help a child get the right support during the important developmental years. There is no test for autism but there are assessments [...]

Visiting care

Visiting Care

Visiting care makes it possible for people to continue living independently in their own homes while receiving the dedicated care they need. If you feel as if you could benefit from some extra support with everyday tasks such as dressing or bathing, a carer can visit you in your own home to provide bespoke care for as little as a one-hour visit up to several visits a day.

For over 75 years, Prestige Nursing & Care has been providing [...]

Strokes: signs, rehabilitation and risk reduction

What is a Stroke?

When talking about strokes, many refer to what’s known as an ischemic stroke. Accounting for nearly 80% of all strokes, an ischemic stroke occurs when a blood vessel (leading to the brain) becomes blocked, cutting off blood flow to certain parts of the brain. An interruption of blood flow means that the brain no longer receives its required supply of oxygen, and after just a minute without oxygen and other essential nutrients, brain cells can begin to die.

The other common type of stroke, known as a hemorrhagic stroke (which accounts for 20% of all strokes), occurs when [...]

Prostate cancer: causes, symptoms and treatment

A Growing Concern

Based on year-over-year trends, the American Cancer Society estimates that in 2017, there will be 161,360 new cases of prostate cancer and approximately 26,730 deaths. One reason for its frequency in recent years is that life expectancy has increased – and paired with the fact that 80% of prostate cancer cases are found in men 65 years of age (or older), the correlation is relatively clear. While the root cause of prostate cancer may not be easily identifiable, the scientific community has come a long way in recent years in terms of understanding the role played by genetics.

 

Potential [...]

Skin cancer in seniors: development, identification and risk reduction

On the Surface and On the Rise

Skin cancer is consistently reported to be the most common form of cancer in the United States, affecting more than one million people every year – many of whom are 65 years of age or older. While many are aware of the three types of skin cancer – basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma – the actual development of skin cancer may not be as well known. Below you will learn how skin cancer forms, the differences between the three types, and how your ageing loved ones can identify and reduce the [...]

5 early signs of dementia checklist

One in three people in the UK will develop dementia, 66% of them women. If the symptoms of dementia are detected in the early stages, people can develop strategies and access help and support to ensure they continue to enjoy a good quality of life.