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.

What is meant by person-centred care?

Person-centred care is an approach to healthcare that prioritises the needs, preferences, and values of the individual receiving care. It involves treating patients with empathy, kindness, and respect and places each person at the heart of all decisions about their own care.

The goal of person-centred care is to empower people to take an active role in their own health and well-being by tailoring care to their unique needs and involving them in the decision-making process….

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 people love most – their own home….

What is dignity in care?

Dignity is a fundamental human right and it’s a long-established core principle of the health and social care sector. 

Dignity in care means providing care that supports the self-respect of a person. It involves recognising the capacities and ambitions of the people receiving support and not engaging in behaviours that undermine them. This can include respecting people’s privacy, treating them as equals and ensuring they have the support they need to live with choice and independence. …

What is it like working in care?

With the ageing population of the UK only expected to rise, there is no better time to start a career as a professional carer. Working in care is an immensely rewarding career that allows you to provide life-changing support to those in need.

For over 75 years, Prestige Nursing & Care has provided high-quality, personalised and expert home care services for every stage of life. We know what good care looks like and how best to support our care teams to deliver it….

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The importance of good documentation in care work

Maintaining accurate records plays a crucial role in providing effective care. Not only can maintaining clear and up-to-date records improve the health and well-being of clients, but it can also help care providers to better comply with CQC regulations.

Here we provide insight into the numerous benefits of good documentation and how you can use accurate record-keeping to improve the quality of life of the people you support….

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A guide to common medical abbreviations

Have you ever looked at your prescriptions or medical records and wondered what all those abbreviations mean?

Abbreviations are used in medical settings to save doctors and nurses valuable time and space when writing prescriptions and other healthcare records….

What causes Parkinson’s disease?

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive and debilitating disorder caused by a loss of nerve cells in a particular region of the brain called the substantia nigra. These nerve cells produce a crucial chemical called dopamine, which helps control and coordinate body movements. 

When the nerve cells in this part of the brain become damaged or die, the amount of dopamine in the brain is reduced. This leads to symptoms such as slowed movement and tremors or shaking in the hands, arms, legs or jaw….