LIVING WELL WITH DEMENTIA, FOR ALL OF LIFE

At Prestige Nursing & Care we believe that people living with dementia 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 we have been supporting individuals living with dementia to have an improved quality of life in their own homes and communities for over 75 years. We have been 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 needs.

YOUR HOME IS BEST FOR DEMENTIA CARE

We know from our experience of supporting thousands of people living with dementia and their families, that when faced with the prospect of needing long-term care most people would prefer to stay in the safety, comfort and familiarity of their treasured home and not endure the disruption caused from a move into a care home.

For many a move from home can cause much upset, worry and confusion. Having routines imposed on how you live, leaving your loved one, feeling isolated from family and friends or your local community are all common concerns experienced by those facing a move into a care home or a prolonged stay in hospital.

For those living with dementia a move away from familiar surroundings can have a devastating effect on a person’s ability to live well with dementia.  Familiar environments and routines offer security and peace of mind for people living with dementia.  By receiving care at home, a person living with dementia can benefit from sensory stimulation, a crucial component of good dementia care gained from having all their belongings and memories around them.  Preserving very personal and deeply integrated routines can help a person living with dementia to maintain a sense of control over their life.

Staying at home with dementia care at home means you can continue to live life your way, whilst benefitting from one-to-one care provided by a competent and compassionate carer, so you can have an improved quality of life with enhanced well-being.

WHAT IS DEMENTIA?

There are over 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK and this is set to rise to over one million in the next five years.  Dementia is an umbrella term used to describe a condition that affects the brain where nerve cells (neurones) in the brain are damaged and are unable to communicate with each other.  Messages are not able to be transmitted effectively which prevents the body from functioning normally.

There are over 200 different types of dementia, but the most common forms are Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementia, Lewy bodies dementia, vascular dementia and mixed dementia.  Whilst dementia is most common in older people, people can be diagnosed with early onset dementia or with young person’s dementia in their 40’s and 50’s.

Common dementia symptoms

Every person living with dementia will experience it in different ways, but the most common symptoms include:

Memory problems – dementia affects the short-term memory and people living with dementia may have problems retaining new information.  Relatives may notice that the person is increasingly forgetful, which typically will get progressively worse over time.

Communication problems – people with dementia may repeat themselves frequently or struggle to find the right words.  Writing and reading can become challenging.

Decline in cognitive function – dementia affects a person’s ability to process information and people living with dementia may have problems with time and place.  Concentration can also be impacted and the person’s ability to make decisions can be affected.  This impact on cognitive function can make some people restless whilst others are reluctant to take part in things they used to.

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DEMENTIA CARE AT HOME VS. RESIDENTIAL CARE HOME

There are many life-enriching benefits to receiving home care as opposed to moving into a care home, including:

  • One-to-one, highly personalised care delivered by the same compassionate team improves quality of care delivered, continuity and consistency
  • Receiving a high-quality home care service is proven to reduce hospital admissions compared to a care home
  • A dedicated care team is there to support not just the person living with dementia, but all the family. They will really get to know the family and the challenges they are facing and will help them cope throughout their dementia journey
  • Care homes impose their own routines as to how residents should spend their day, which can be quite daunting and for some who are living with dementia
  • Loneliness is increasing in care homes, particularly throughout the Coronavirus pandemic. A home carer is there as your constant companion and will facilitate you to keep in contact with the people who are important to you
  • Staying at home means you keep the family home in the family, and you have all your home comforts around you to enjoy. In a care home your personal living space is a single bedroom
  • If you are a couple you can still stay together even if you have very different needs with home care. In a care home you may be separated to ensure you receive the care you need
  • Home care is very cost effective when compared to the cost of a care package in a care home

OUR APPROACH TO DEMENTIA CARE AT HOME

At Prestige Nursing & Care we provide a care and support package that enables you to live a happy and fulfilled life in the safety and comfort of your own home.  The dementia care and support we provide will be guided by you and tailored to your needs, giving you choice over how you live your life and the support you want.

We have our own in-house Admiral Nurse who leads, develops and supports the dementia care we provide.  Working with leading dementia charity, Dementia UK our Admiral Nurse will provide training, coaching and mentoring to our care teams to ensure the very best practice dementia care is provided to our clients, whilst supporting their families through what we know can be a difficult journey.

Our approach to person-centred dementia care at home means our care team will truly get to know you as a person, your past and personality so that care and support can be highly tailored so you can live a meaningful and purposeful life with dignity.  They will ensure you feel content and fulfilled, whilst all your choices and preferences are respected.  With our dedicated one-to-one dementia care and support we aim to minimise the use of the antipsychotic medications commonly used in care homes, whilst reducing hospital admissions.

We know through our experience of providing high-dementia care, how important it is to have a healthy lifestyle as this can help slow the progression of dementia.  Our encouraging carers will ensure you have a balanced and healthy diet and stay physically active and mentally stimulated so that you can retain your skills and abilities.

We work collaboratively with our clients and their families to develop a thorough care and support plan that accurately reflects a person’s holistic needs.  We also adopt a partnership approach to working with local authority partners, NHS services, multidisciplinary teams, therapists and other community bodies involved in a person’s care.  This means we are well-informed and can provide continuity of care ensuring the right care is in place at the right time, whilst responding efficiently to changing needs and strengthening care provision when required.

SUPPORTING THOSE WITH YOUNG ONSET DEMENTIA OR RARE DEMENTIA

At Prestige Nursing & Care we understand families affected by young onset dementia or a rare type of dementia may face specific challenges. Our Admiral Nurse is available to offer advice and information to people living with dementia, their families and friends and our care teams.

We are affiliated to the Rare Dementia Support UK (RDS) www.raredementiasupport.org RDS is a UK based charity that works to support people affected by six rare dementia conditions: Familial Alzheimer’s Disease (FAD), Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD), Familial Frontotemporal Dementia (fFTD), Posterior Cortical Atrophy (PCA), Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA) and dementia with Lewy bodies.

Our online group aims to bring family carers together to share and evaluate their experiences. We have regular guest speakers who share their research and clinical work to further our understanding of supporting people to live well with dementia.

Digital meetings are held on the first Friday of the month, for more information please email our Admiral Nurse, Sue Jones: s.jones@prestige-nursing.co.uk

COMPETENT AND COMPASSIONATE DEMENTIA CARERS

When you choose Prestige Nursing & Care you can be reassured that the carer who cares for you or your loved one is expertly trained to provide the support you need, to the high standards you should expect.  All carers that join us complete our induction training programme, which goes above mandatory requirements.

We adopt a bespoke approach to training that ensures our carers have the knowledge, skills and aptitude to deliver high-quality home care that meets the needs of our clients.  If a client is living with a specialist condition, like dementia we will make sure they are trained and supported to effectively provide the care you need.

We are very proud of our carers – each and every one of them is dedicated to providing compassionate, sensitive and dignified home care that means our clients live a fulfilled and meaningful life, with independence and choice, for all of life.

CLINICAL EXCELLENCE AT PRESTIGE NURSING & CARE

Clinical excellence is at the heart of our culture and approach to service delivery at Prestige Nursing & Care. Our nurse-led home care service is monitored and supported by our experienced regional nursing teams. Led by our Head of Clinical Services who has over 30 years clinical experience, our team of qualified regional nurses are registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Each holds a registered nursing qualification in at least one nursing specialism, including general adult nursing, learning and disability nursing, mental health nursing and children’s nursing. They enable the planning and delivery of safe and effective complex care to our clients, that is focused on ensuring the best possible care experience for our clients and their families.

Through our partnership with Dementia UK, we have our own in-house Admiral Nurse. Our Admiral Nurse is a qualified mental health nurse with specialist knowledge and expertise relating to dementia and behaviours that challenge. They provide much-needed support to those living with dementia and their families, whilst supporting our carers to provide best practice dementia care that exceeds regulatory standards.

Our nurses work in partnership with our care co-ordinators, carers, clients and families to identify specific care needs and plan the most appropriate care provision, whilst ensuring all our carers have the skills they need to deliver high standards of nurse-led care. They also provide families with on-going advice and continual support to ensure they feel reassured about the service we provide.

IMPROVING INDEPENDENCE AND WELL-BEING FOR COLIN

Colin has a diagnosis of frontal lobe dementia. When Colin …

IMPROVING INDEPENDENCE AND WELL-BEING FOR COLIN

Colin has a diagnosis of frontal lobe dementia. When Colin required care at home, the most important aspect of care for Colin was that he had a regular carer who he was able to build a strong relationship with, and have companionship.

He also wanted to be able to share common interests and hobbies, so they could enjoy life together as he had a diverse range of interests.  He is very open and positive about his condition.

Prestige Nursing & Care found a care team that would best meet Colin’s care needs, but would also provide the socialisation he required, whilst offering continuity through an established team of the same carers.   It was also important for the care team to have a strong understanding of Colin’s type of dementia and they completed a knowledge-based training programme prior to the service starting.  A comprehensive, personalised care and support plan was created to guide the carers that included all of Colin’s preferences and wishes on how he lived his life on a day-to-day basis, including a detailed plan of activities he wanted to participate in.  This plan of care meant Colin was able to maintain his independence and his engagement with his local community, with all the support and companionship he needed.

Colin's overall well-being and quality of life has dramatically improved from the care he has received.

 

 

 

WHAT DOES OUR HOME CARE SERVICE INCLUDE FOR THOSE WHO NEED DEMENTIA CARE?

CONDITION-LED CARE

We provide specialist care of conditions that affect a person’s ability to live well. Whatever specialist condition you are living with, our carers are supported by our expert nursing and clinical teams to ensure you live a life with improved quality and health outcomes, whilst maintaining choice and independence.

EXPERT NURSE-LED CARE

Our service is nurse-led and carers are trained in the clinical skills required to provide care and support for complex, terminal and other medical conditions that impact how you live your life. They are supported by an experienced, dedicated registered nurse who undertakes regular competency assessments to ensure high standards of care delivery and provides clinical monitoring, supervision and support. With this leadership and oversight carers can perform many delegated healthcare tasks and clinical interventions at home.

CONSIDERATE COMPANIONSHIP

Companionship is at the forefront of everything we do. Our carers will support your social, emotional and psychological needs as well as your care needs so you can live a fulfilled life, for all of life. At Prestige Nursing & Care we will match you with the most suitable carers so that interests and backgrounds are aligned as we know this makes for an enriched and enjoyable life. Our carers will support you to maintain friendships and social interests, whilst ensuring you continue to be connected to things you care about in your local community.

SENSITIVE PERSONAL CARE

Our carers are trained to provide personal care in a way that is compassionate, respectful and sensitive. They will support you with the tasks of bathing, personal hygiene, dressing and continence care, whilst ensuring you are always looking and feeling your best as we know how this builds self-esteem.

SAFE MOBILITY AT HOME

Our carers are trained to support safe mobility in and around the home – everything from transferring and positioning to minimising falls through effective assessment of risk, to facilitating and supporting safe movement. They will effectively assess risks and work with clients who wish to take ‘positive risks’ so that they can have as much independence as possible and live life as you wish.

EFFICIENT MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION

For the majority of our clients ensuring medications are managed effectively is critical to their health and well-being. Our carers can manage complex medication regimes, providing sensitive reminders and collecting medication from the pharmacy.

MEAL PREPARATION AND COOKING

Our carers will help by planning your meals, preparing and cooking your food for you, or with you whilst supporting you to eat if needed. They will focus on ensuring the food you eat meets your health and nutritional needs, whilst maintaining your preferences and choices.

HOUSEHOLD TASKS IN AND OUT OF THE HOME

Our carers will make sure your house is clean, laundry is done as required and will undertake any shopping or errands outside the home. They will also happily provide care to your beloved pet.

HOME FROM HOSPITAL

We work closely with community nursing teams and hospital discharge planners to support a swift and effective discharge from hospital ensuring the right care and support is in place. Our high-quality, home care service delivered by trained and experienced carers and overseen by clinical experts is focused on achieving outcomes that significantly reduce hospital admissions.

PALLIATIVE / END-OF-LIFE CARE

Our compassionate and competent carers are there to support those who need palliative or end-of-life care. They are trained to ensure an individual’s medical, physical, psychological, social and spiritual well-being is enhanced, whilst ensuring a person’s wishes, choices and preferences are met until the very end-of-life.

MEET OUR DEMENTIA EXPERT – DR. SUE JONES, CONSULTANT ADMIRAL NURSE

Sue has worked at Prestige Nursing and Care since 2018. She is a registered mental health nurse and has over 20 years’ experience supporting individuals and families affected by dementia. During this time, Sue has held positions in community mental health services, healthcare research and higher education. Her doctorate focused on resilience and well-being in friends and family members who provide care and support to a person living with dementia.

Sue’s role at Prestige focuses on ensuring our services enable people with dementia to remain in their own homes, receiving person-centred care that builds their confidence, skills and promotes well-being. Sue set up a carers support group for families living with a rare dementia in 2017. This regional group is affiliated to Rare Dementia Support (RDS), a world-leading UK-based service provided by the UCL Dementia Research Centre (DRC) funded by The National Brain Appeal.

She was a committee member on the recently published NICE Guideline for Supporting adult carers and is currently working with the NICE Quality Standards Advisory Committee for this guideline. Sue has worked as a Specialist Advisor to the Care Quality Commission since 2013, supporting the Commission’s regulatory activity in adult social care services for people with living dementia.

HOW WE PROVIDE CARE AT HOME FOR THOSE WHO ARE LIVING WITH DEMENTIA

Our trusted and established care at home service can be provided in the following ways for someone living with dementia:

  • Hourly care or visiting care, as it is sometimes referred is for those who need care and support with tasks of daily living or clinical care at certain times during the day.  Care at home can be provided from a 30 minute visit, to as many hours/visits throughout the day you require, one day or several days of the week depending on your care and support needs.  For those who have complex needs, hourly care can be provided over a 24-hour period.
  • Live-in care for when a permanent care arrangement is needed with greater levels of support around the clock to ensure a person can live well at home.  Through our family of leading home care brands in the UK, we are able to offer award-winning live-in care rated ‘Outstanding’ by The Care Quality Commission (CQC) from The Good Care Group.
  • Respite care for those needing a short-term arrangement after hospital discharge to rehabilitate or when a family carer needs a break from their caring role. It is also an ideal service for families who wish to assess whether care at home is the right care choice for them.
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CARE MANAGEMENT LOCAL TO YOU

Our responsive and reliable dementia care service local to you means we can put care and support in place quickly and in many cases within 24-hours.   Our local care expert will conduct a comprehensive assessment of your needs at home, in hospital or in any specialist care setting if you are awaiting discharge back to your own home enabling a plan of care and support to be developed that meets all your needs.

Our approach to care planning ensures we capture all your preferences and wishes so you can live a contented life with dementia care at home.  We take time to find the dementia carer that would best meet your care and support needs, making sure they are closely aligned with how you wish to live your life. Once care is in place, our local teams made up of care and clinical experts provide you, your family and our carer with an abundance of on-going support, giving you peace of mind that you or your loved one is receiving the very best home care.

QUALITY ASSURANCE THROUGH REGULATED SERVICE PROVISION

Prestige Nursing & Care is not an agency.  Unlike a home care agency, we provide a fully managed and regulated care at home service, which means our clients, their families and our professional partners can be reassured that the dementia care and support we provide is of the very highest quality.

Our service is inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in England and the Scottish Care Inspectorate (SCI) in Scotland.  We are proud that 96% of our inspected services have been rated as providing a ‘Good’ service, with 4% rated ‘Outstanding’ and all our services in Scotland have been awarded a five-star rating.

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COST OF DEMENTIA CARE

The cost of dementia care is dependent on the level of care and support you require.  If you are receiving our hourly dementia care the overall cost will be determined by the number of visits and frequency of visits to you at home. Our experts will conduct a comprehensive assessment of your needs at your home, or in hospital if you are awaiting discharge to truly understand what you need and therefore how much dementia care at home will cost.

We know that our cost of dementia care is very competitive when compared with other home care providers.  It is worth noting that when comparing the cost of home care with a care package in a care home, that the fee you pay for home care is actually for the care and support you receive.  In a care home your weekly fee mainly covers your accommodation, food and social activities with the care package being only a small part of what you pay.

You may be entitled to either social care funding or healthcare funding to contribute to the cost of after dementia care at home.  There may also be other Government initiatives available and local authority support. If you are faced with having to finance your own home care (known as self-funding care), there are initiatives available to you, including care fees annuities or equity release schemes that could provide the funds you need for your care and support.

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RESPONSIVE LOCAL TEAMS WITH NATIONWIDE COVERAGE

We are providing care and support to those who are living with dementia in over 30 locations in the heart of communities across England and Scotland.  The fully managed service we provide is highly responsive and our experts local to you can put care packages in place quickly, working in collaboration with local healthcare professionals, multidisciplinary teams, therapeutic care providers and other community support services.  We know this holistic approach ensures our clients get the best out of life, for all of life.

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Home Care FAQs

WHAT IS HOME CARE?

Home care is when a carer provides support to people in their own homes when they need help with activities and tasks of day-to-day life. A competent and compassionate carer will help you with household tasks, personal care, preparing and cooking meals or any other activity that allows you to maintain independence and quality of life.

Home care can also be provided to those with complex health needs or for those living with specialist conditions or a disability that is impacting how they live their life and need nurse-led care.

Home care can be provided in the following ways.

  • Hourly care or visiting care, as it is sometimes referred is for those who need care and support with tasks of daily living or clinical care at certain times during the day. Hourly care can be provided from 30 minutes each day, to as many visits or hours you require, one or several days of the week depending on your care and support needs.  For those who have complex needs, hourly care can be provided over a 24-hour period.
  • Live-in care for when a permanent care arrangement is needed with greater levels of support around the clock to ensure a person can live well at home.
  • Respite care for those needing a short-term arrangement after hospital discharge to rehabilitate or when a family carer needs a break from their caring role. It is also an ideal service for families who wish to assess whether care at home is the right care choice for them.
HOW DO I ARRANGE HOME CARE?

We are here to help you and your family every step of the way. You can call us on 0808 239 1525 and one of our friendly care advisors will provide information, guidance and advice on your care options.

Or to find the nearest Prestige Nursing & Care service to you, use the search function on our website.

WHAT TYPE OF CARE DO I NEED?

Depending on your needs a comprehensive assessment will be conducted by either a registered nurse or our local care expert. We can conduct the assessment at your home, in hospital or in any specialist care setting if you are awaiting discharge back to your own home enabling a plan of care and support to be developed that meets all your needs.

Our approach to care planning, whether it is for a respite service or a permanent arrangement for hourly care or live-in care ensures we capture all your preferences and wishes so you can live a contented life in the comfort of your own home.

We take time to find the carer that would best meet your care and support needs, making sure they are closely aligned with how you wish to live your life. Once care is in place, our local teams made up of care and clinical experts provide you, your family and our carer with an abundance of on-going support, giving you reassurance that you or your loved one is receiving the very best care at home.

We are here to help you and your family every step of the way and you can call us on 0808 239 1525 and one of our friendly care advisors will provide information, guidance and advice on your care options.   Or to arrange an assessment contact our service near you.

WILL I HAVE A REGULAR CARER?

Yes. As part of our considered care planning process we take time to match a team of carers that best meets a clients’ specific needs. We ensure that the care team that cares for you or your loved one has the skills and experience to meet your care and support needs, but we also make sure that they share similar interests, hobbies and values.

You can be reassured that you or your loved one will receive care all year round from a team of well-matched, competent and compassionate carers who truly understand your needs and how you wish to live your life. We know our approach provides consistency and continuity of care and leads to a stimulating and enjoyable life for our clients.

HOW QUICKLY CAN CARE BE SET UP?

Our responsive and reliable local care at home service means we can put care and support in place quickly and in many cases within 24-hours.

We are providing a fully managed care and support service in over 30 locations in the heart of communities across England and Scotland, so our experts local to you can put care packages in place quickly, working in collaboration with local healthcare professionals involved in your care.

HOW WILL YOU MATCH THE MOST SUITABLE CARERS TO MEET MY NEEDS?

As part of our considered care planning process, we take time to match a team of carers that best meets a clients’ specific needs. We ensure that the care team that cares for you or your loved one has the skills and experience to meet your care and support needs, but we also make sure that they share similar interests, hobbies and values. We know this leads to a stimulating and enjoyable life for our clients.

HOW DO YOU TRAIN YOUR CARERS?

When you choose Prestige Nursing & Care you can be reassured that the carer who cares for you or your loved one is expertly trained to provide the support you need, to the high standards you should expect. All carers that join us complete our induction training programme, which goes above mandatory requirements.

We adopt a bespoke approach to training that ensures our carers have the knowledge, skills and aptitude to deliver high-quality home care that meets the needs of our clients. If a client is living with a specialist condition or disability, we will ensure they have all the training and support they need to provide effective care.

WHAT DOES A HOME CARER DO?

A home carer will provide a range of care and support services to you in the comfort of your home, including:

  • Specialist care of complex conditions, like dementia or Parkinson’s
  • Expert nurse-led care
  • Personal care
  • Socialisation and companionships
  • Domestic tasks, such as laundry, cleaning and shopping
  • Meal preparation
  • Rehabilitation and home from hospital
  • Palliative / end-of-life care
  • Overnight care
  • Medications management
WHAT IS A CARE AND SUPPORT PLAN?

A care and support plan is a written statement created by our local care expert or registered nurse following our thorough assessment of your needs. It outlines all your specific care needs but also covers all your choices and preferences in how you live your life.

The care plan identifies specific care and support tasks involved in your care detailing when, where and how they should be carried out and by who. It ensures you get the right care, in the right time and in the right place – your home.

Our local care expert will conduct a comprehensive review of the plan working with your care to team to ensure it always accurately reflects your needs and you achieve your outcomes.

WHAT SHOULD I CONSIDER WHEN SELECTING A HOME CARE PROVIDER?

When choosing a care provider, there are several factors that are worth considering:

Regulated service provider or agency

It is really important when considering a home care provider that you recognise the differences between a regulated service provider, whose service is registered and inspected by the Government and an agency, who are unlikely to provide a regulated service and whose carers will be self-employed.  Care services in England are regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and in Scotland by the Care Inspectorate.

Quality assurance through regulated service provision

Prestige Nursing & Care is not an agency.  Unlike a home care agency, we provide a fully regulated home care service, which means our clients, their families and our professional partners can be reassured that the care and support we provide is of the very highest quality.

Our service is inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in England and the Care Inspectorate (SCI) in Scotland.  We are proud that 96% of our inspected services in England have been rated as providing a ‘Good’ service, with 4% rated ‘Outstanding’ and all our services in Scotland have been awarded a five-star rating.

Fully managed service or introduction agency

When arranging care at home you will need to consider how much involvement you want in managing the care you receive.  With a fully managed service, like Prestige Nursing & Care you will benefit from carers that are employed, expertly trained to meet specific client needs and high levels of management and clinical oversight to ensure you receive a high quality service.  If you choose an introduction agency, the carers are self-employed and once introduced to you they will need to be managed, supervised and paid for by the family.  If they need time off or holiday, then you will need to arrange cover which is not always easy and can cause issues with continuity of care for you or your loved one.

We know many families like the peace of mind and reassurance, that comes from knowing their loved one is getting quality and continuity of care that comes from using a fully managed service provider.

The value of recommendations

Many families who are arranging care at home for a loved one or family member, will seek recommendations from those they know.  It is also worth consulting your local authority social services team to see who they consider to be a reputable provider as they will have vetted the provider to meet essential standards of quality and compliance.

There are also rate and review websites that cover care providers in the UK.  Homecare.co.uk and NHS Choices receive online reviews from those who have used provider services and the UKHCA (United Kingdom Home Care Association) will also have a list of reputable providers for you to choose from.

HOW MUCH DOES HOME CARE COST?

The cost of home care is dependent on the level of care and support you require. If you are receiving our hourly home care the overall cost will be determined by the number of visits and frequency of visits to you at home.

Our experts will conduct a comprehensive assessment of your needs at your home, or in hospital if you are awaiting discharge to truly understand what you need and therefore how much care at home will cost.

We know that the cost of our professional home care is very competitive when compared with other home care providers.  It is worth noting that when comparing the cost of home care with a care package in a care home, that the fee you pay for home care is actually for the care and support you receive.  In a care home your weekly fee mainly covers your accommodation, food and social activities with the care package being only a small part of what you pay.

You may be entitled to either healthcare funding, social care funding or Government funding to contribute to the cost of home care.  If you are faced with having to finance your own home care (known as self-funding care), there are initiatives available to you, including care fees annuities or equity release schemes that could provide the funds you need for your care and support.

HOW IS CARE FUNDED IN ENGLAND?

At Prestige Nursing & Care we have been helping families up and down the country to understand how they can finance care, whether that is through funding available to them or financing initiatives that can contribute to the cost of care.

If you are living with a complex need and require nurse-led care or paediatric care you may be entitled to healthcare funding to receive this care at home.

If you need care and support for day-to-day tasks and activities to enable you to maintain independence, then you may be entitled to social care funding to get the help you need.  This is means tested funding so the level of funding will depend on your care needs and your personal circumstances.

Depending on your needs you may be eligible for funding through Government initiatives, like the Disability Living Allowance (DLA).

For many families however, they find they do not qualify for any funding to contribute to their overall cost of care and are faced with financing care themselves – this is referred to as private pay or self-funding care.  You may wish to consider a care fees annuity or an equity release scheme if you are self-funding your care as they can considerably contribute to the cost of home care.

HOW IS CARE FUNDED IN SCOTLAND?

At Prestige Nursing & Care we have been helping families throughout Scotland to understand how they can finance care, whether that is through funding available to them or financing initiatives that can contribute to the cost of care.

In Scotland personal and/or nursing care is funded to all adults in the country over the age of 65 who have been assessed by their local authority as eligible for these services.  Personal care refers to anything done for you that is personal in nature.  This may include tasks relating to personal hygiene, bathing/showring, shaving and oral hygiene, nail care, toileting and continence care, catheter and stoma care, skincare, laundry and bed changing.  Read more about care funding in Scotland.

For many families however, they find they do not qualify for any funding to contribute to their overall cost of care and are faced with financing care themselves – this is referred to as private pay or self-funding care.  You may wish to consider a care fees annuity or an equity release scheme if you are self-funding your care as they can considerably contribute to the cost of home care.

DO YOU PROVIDE HOME CARE IN MY AREA?

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WHAT HAPPENS IF THE CARER IS UNEXPECTEDLY UNWELL AND UNABLE TO CARE FOR ME?

As we have a team of carers assigned to care for you, one of the other members of your care team will be able to step in offering continuity of care.

HOW DO I PAY FOR MY CARE SERVICE?

We provide a monthly invoice to you for care services provided based on the package of care we agree with you when we start our service.  Most of our clients find that paying a monthly direct debit is the most convenient way to pay for their care.

HOW WILL MY CARERS GET INTO MY HOME IF I AM UNABLE TO ANSWER THE DOOR?

If you cannot answer the door to your care team, we ask that you install a key box safe outside your home that they can gain access.  The code would remain confidential between our office and the care team to ensure your security and safety.

WHO COULD HELP ME FIND A REGULATED PROVIDER?

If you are looking for a regulated service provider like Prestige Nursing & Care in England, you will be able to search for these providers on the Care Quality Commission (CQC) website.

In Scotland you will need to visit the Care Inspectorate website.

WHAT HAPPENS IN A MEDICAL EMERGENCY? WILL THE CARER STAY WITH ME UNTIL HELP COMES?

Absolutely. Our carer will remain with you at all times to ensure you get the care you need in an emergency. If you need to go to hospital, they will come with you to support you.  The carer will liaise with your family and any other health professionals involved in your care to make sure everyone is informed of the situation and you have the reassurance you need.

WHAT HAPPENS ON WEEKENDS AND BANK HOLIDAYS?

Our fully managed service is provided 24/7, 365 days a year so you can be reassured that you or your loved one will receive care all year round from a team of well-matched, competent and compassionate carers who truly understand your needs and how you wish to live your life.

USEFUL RESOURCES

There are several organisations and charities in the UK that support those who need dementia care, including Dementia UK, the Alzheimer’s Society, Young Dementia UK and Dementia Friends.

We are here to take your call and will provide impartial support and guidance – contact our friendly care experts today to discuss your dementia care and support needs.


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