PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

At Prestige Nursing & Care we are members of, and work closely with leading professional associations, industry bodies and charities involved in ensuring people can access the right care and support at the right time – for all of life.

Homecare Association

The Homecare Association is a professional association and membership body for independent, not-for-profit and statutory home care providers in the UK. Its mission is to support its members to provide, sustainable, high-quality and responsive care services that enable people to stay in their own homes and communities.

 

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BILD

Bild is charity set up in 1971 for the purpose of supporting people and championing the human rights of those living with disabilities.  Its aim is to develop the skills and culture necessary to better understand peoples needs and improve the quality of their life.  They support people with complex needs, including its members, universities, government departments, local authorities, NHS trust, service providers to ensure best practice care and excellent support to those with disabilities.

Prestige Nursing & Care is committed to ensuring the care and support it provides to those with any disability is of the highest quality.  We understand that the approach to care is as individual as the person, and our carers are trained to meet the specific needs of an individual person living with a disability.  We actively promote workplace development, certification and training, and teams at Prestige complete the Bild accredited programme through MAPA.  Our expert team of registered nurses include those that are registered learning disability and mental health nurses, ensuring the care we provide is well-informed, monitored and supervised, and evolves as a person’s needs change.

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SPINAL INJURY ASSOCIATION (SIA)

The SIA is the leading charity in the UK supporting people and their families impacted by a spinal cord injury.  The offer a pathway of support from the time of injury throughout a person’s life, not matter who the spinal injury was sustained, whether through trauma or illness.  SIA is focused on helping people and to live fulfilled and independent lives.  The SIA academy offers a range of training courses for health and social care professionals working in a non-specialist setting facilitated by a Spinal Court Injury Nurse Specialist.

As a member of SIA, Prestige Nursing & Care provides its carers who are supporting a person with a spinal cord injury with this specialist training to give an insight into the complex and sometimes unique issues affecting people living with this type of injury so that the most appropriate and quality care can be provided to someone in their own home.

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BABICM

BABICM, which stands for the British Association of Brain Injury and Complex Case Management, is a representative body that provides a structure for the continued professional advancement of brain injury and complex case management. It’s primary goal is to promote best practices in addressing and managing the needs of individuals with brain injuries and other complex conditions.

BABICM plays a crucial role in advancing brain injury and complex case management, sharing knowledge, and promoting excellence in this field.

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What is Clinical Care?

Clinical care is a form of one-to-one nursing care designed to support people living with clinical conditions or physical disabilities. People living with health conditions like Multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, cancer or stroke, often need specialist support to effectively manage their symptoms, improve their well-being and maintain their quality of life.

Clinical care differs from other forms of care in that it often involves specialised equipment and home adaptations such as PEG feeding, ventilators, colostomy bags and BiPAP machines. In order to provide such specialised support, carers must be expertly trained and experienced in clinical care tasks….

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How to Keep The Elderly Safe at Home

Many older adults prefer to live independently in their own homes, but this often leaves them at an increased risk of dangerous falls and accidents. Slips and falls are one of the leading causes of injury for elderly people. In the UK, 1 out of 3 adults over 65 will have at least one fall a year.

Although most falls do not lead to serious injury, it is possible. Due to health concerns that are common with ageing, such as lower bone density and decreased flexibility, falls can have devastating consequences for elderly people, making it difficult for them to recover physically and emotionally from an accident….

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What are the Different Types of Dementia?

Dementia is not a disease, it is an umbrella term used to describe a group of neurological conditions that affect the brain. There are over 200 different types of dementia, but the most prevalent in the UK are Alzheimer’s, vascular dementia, frontotemporal dementia and Lewy body dementia.

Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia, but there are many other causes. People can have one type of dementia or they can be living with more than one kind, which is called ‘mixed dementia’….

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How to Pay for Your Care

As we or our loved ones age or face health challenges, the need for care can arise unexpectedly, placing financial strain on families. At Prestige Nursing & Care we recognise how important it is for families to be well-informed about how to pay for care services. We want to ensure that those in need receive the support they deserve.

When you are considering your home care options, being knowledgeable about the funding available will empower you to make informed choices that align with your needs and financial capabilities….

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How to Arrange Care for Elderly Parents

We know that arranging care for elderly parents can be a stressful and challenging time for many families. For over 75 years, Prestige Nursing & Care has helped families up and down the country to find a comfortable and safe care solution that keeps their parents living independently in their own homes. 

If you have decided that home care for your elderly parents is the right option for you and your family, there are several ways that you can go about finding the right person. Some of these options include hiring a private carer, using an introductory agency or a fully-managed home care service like Prestige Nursing & Care. …

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How to Deal with Challenging Behaviour

There are many possible causes for a sudden change in behaviour in your loved ones. Dementia, which affects almost 1 million people in the UK, often causes behavioural changes but there are other physical, mental and personal causes. Sometimes, a person’s behaviour simply changes as a result of natural ageing as their values, beliefs or habits change over their lifetime.

Whether your loved one is experiencing ongoing behaviour changes due to a health condition like dementia or these behaviours are new and sudden, this guide provides useful information and actionable tips on how to deal with challenging behaviour. You’ll learn what challenging behaviours are and how most of them can be managed by responding to the person’s needs. …

Transferable skills for care

It’s always an exciting and daunting time when you’re changing careers but if you’re considering health and social care, you are making a great choice. Providing care to people in need is a rewarding career in a growing industry that provides both flexibility and stability. 

You do not necessarily need a formal education or qualifications to become a professional carer. You’ll find that you probably already have plenty of transferable skills that will help you get started in the industry. What is most important is that you have a genuine desire to help others live with greater independence. …