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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HEADWAY

Prestige Nursing & Care is a member of Headway, the UK’s brain injury association.  Headway is focused on increasing awareness and promoting understanding of brain injury, whilst supporting survivors, families and their carers to ensure they get the care they need to live fulfilled lives.  It is also committed to activities and campaigns that aim to dramatically reduce the incidence of brain injury.

Headway is committed to assisting people with brain injuries to return to community living and be able to access social outlets and productive activity that means people with brain injury can live a proactive life at home with the care and support they need.

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Carer interview questions

Carer interview questions

When you apply for a position in the care services sector, you can expect to be asked a wide range of interview questions. Caring for older or vulnerable people is a big responsibility, so employers want to ensure you have the right skills and attributes.

We have put together some examples of carer interview questions to help you feel more prepared for your next social care interview. While we’ve included some typical responses that we would look for when hiring our own carers at Prestige Nursing & Care, you should always draw your answers from your own experience….

How is medication recorded by a home carer?

How is medication recorded by a home carer?

Since many older adults take one or more medications daily, it can be easy for a mix-up to happen. When it comes to older adults, medication management is especially important for improving their quality of life and preventing unpleasant side effects or overmedication.

A MAR chart is a tool that carers use to record the administration of medicine. By keeping accurate and up-to-date medication records, a MAR chart will help keep your loved ones safe….

How to get a job as a carer

How to get a job as a carer

Are you interested in starting a new career as a home carer? As the ageing population in the UK continues to grow, demand for new carers is only expected to rise. There is no better time to consider a rewarding career in the care sector!

From where to apply for carer jobs to guidance on the application process, here is everything you need to know on how to get a job as a carer in the UK….

The best clocks for people with dementia

The best clocks for people with dementia

Losing track of time is a common symptom of dementia. Not only can this be confusing and distressing for people with dementia, but it can also lead to problems such as forgotten meals, missed appointments or medication mismanagement.

Dementia-friendly clocks are a useful tool that can help people with dementia or memory loss keep track of time. These clocks and watches are user-friendly by design and include features like large, LED displays, easily visible fonts and voice-activated alarms. These features help people with dementia keep track of the time and date….

What is vascular dementia?

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….

The 5 best panic alarms for the older generation

The 5 best panic alarms for the older generation

Panic alarms are the ideal solution for anyone with mobility or frailty concerns that wants to continue living safely and independently at home. These small, wearable alarm systems can call for help at the push of a button in case of injury, illness or falls.

If you are concerned about your safety or the safety of a loved one, here are 5 panic alarms for the older generation available in the UK that can bring much-needed peace of mind to your family….

Understanding the NHS continuing care checklist

Understanding the NHS continuing care checklist

If you have ongoing care needs due to a health condition or disability, you may be eligible for healthcare funding to help cover some or all of the costs of your care.

NHS Continuing Healthcare is a form of funding available to adults over the age of 18 that is arranged and funded solely by the NHS. But accessing this funding is a lengthy and sometimes complicated process that requires several assessment stages….