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.

The difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia

Many people use the words Alzheimer’s and dementia interchangeably, but it is important to know that they are not the same thing.

The term dementia is applied to a set of symptoms that negatively impact memory and cognitive function, but it is not a disease itself. Alzheimer’s is a specific disease of the brain that can lead to dementia symptoms. However, not all dementia is caused by Alzheimer’s….

What are the advantages of being a carer?

Although care work presents some challenges, there are few job paths as rewarding or satisfying as a career in the care sector. Being a carer offers many practical benefits such as flexibility and a good work-life balance while allowing you to make a positive impact in someone’s life. Demand for care work is only expected to rise, so there is no better time to embark on this job path.

If you are considering a job in care, you may have questions such as: “What is it like being a carer?” or “What are the pros and cons of being a carer?”. To help answer these questions, we’ve compiled a list of the top five advantages of being a carer. 

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What skills are needed to become a carer?

Care work is immensely rewarding as it allows you to make a positive impact in the lives of those you care for, but it can also present unique challenges at times. More so than other industries, care work requires a certain type of person with skills like patience and time management in order to be successful and provide the best possible care.

If you are considering a career in care work, these are some of the skills required to be a carer. After 75 years of providing outstanding care to our clients, we have a good understanding of what a high standard of care looks like and how to provide it. These are the very same qualities and skills we look for when hiring our own expert carers….

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Why is independence important?

The importance of independence as we age cannot be understated. Due to the natural ageing process or health concerns, it is normal to depend on others for extra support. While we all need a helping hand from time to time, maintaining a sense of freedom and autonomy over one’s own life is vital for both physical and mental health.

Although age or health concerns can make living independently more challenging, there is help available. If you feel that you could use some extra support at home to continue living life on your terms, home care can help you enjoy as much independence as possible whilst also providing the dedicated support you need….

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Why work in care?

As the population of the UK ages, the demand for quality carers is on the rise. More people than ever are choosing to stay at home to receive the dedicated support they need to live independently. This increased demand for at home carers provides plenty of new opportunities for those looking to enter the care sector for the first time.

Why work in care? Working in care is not only incredibly rewarding, but it also offers many practical benefits. In this short guide, we have provided the major advantages of becoming a carer to help you make an informed decision….

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How to be a better carer

Whether you are caring for an ageing friend or relative or simply considering pursuing a career in care work, there are certain qualities and characteristics that you can nurture that will allow you to become a better carer. While caring for someone in need is hugely rewarding, it can also be challenging at times which is why care work requires a special type of person.

The best carers have several qualities and personality traits that make them exceptional carers. Here, we’ll explore how to be a better carer including the qualities we look for in our own expert carers….

Advocates in health and social care

Advocates play a crucial role in health and social care by providing a voice for those who may be marginalised or overlooked. They help ensure that the needs and rights of people in the UK are respected and their voices heard.

Health and social care are complex and multifaceted fields, requiring professionals with a range of skills and expertise to provide the best possible care and support to those who need it most. However, even the most skilled and experienced practitioners cannot always advocate effectively for their clients or patients without additional support. This is where advocates play a critical role.

In this guide, we will explore the role of advocates in health and social care and how they can make a real difference in the lives of those they represent….