Care Options for my Elderly Relative

Care Options for my Elderly Relative

What are the care options for my elderly relative whilst I go on holiday?

As a carer for an elderly relative at home, part-time or full-time, it’s essential to take some time off from caring to care for yourself. It offers the chance to enjoy some time alone or with friends, partake in a class or activity of interest or simply take a break. The main concern of anyone in this situation is not ‘where shall we go?’ but ‘who will look after mum/dad whilst we are away?’

Services designed to take the strain out of caring are available in West Sussex. Often referred to as respite care, trained care workers can be there to care for your loved one when you need a break the most.

Prestige Nursing + Care based in Worthing offers various care and support services which are customised to meet the needs of an elderly family member. They go that one step further by taking the time to meet and understand you and your loved one’s needs and creating a tailored care plan with a focus on improving the quality of life for your loved one.

They offer four different types of care services which can be personalised in order to meet the requirements and preferences of your loved one at any time:

Companion Care Services – our trained carers can assist with household tasks such as basic housekeeping, meal preparation, laundry and grocery shopping. Perhaps most of all, their care workers are there to engage your loved one in social activities and past times.

Personal Care Services – Comfort Keepers® helps your loved one feel and look their best by attending to bathing, dressing, toileting and all essential personal needs.

Stoma Care Services – their care team is fully trained in the care required for ileostomy, colostomy and urostomy care.

Dementia Care Services – their professional care workers have been trained specifically in the needs of the elderly person with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

Live-in Services and 24-hour care – where there is a need for care 24 hours around the clock, their compassionate care workers offer flexibility through living in the home as necessary to offer a coherent and quality care solution.

Keeping updated whilst on holiday

Unique toPrestige Nursing + Care is its Family-Connect-Programme which keeps you in touch with how your loved one is doing via the website, designated family members can access daily visit updates 24/7 and truly take the doubt and fear out of the distance you may have apart.

At Prestige Nursing + Care, our expertise is in home care for the elderly and we enable our clients to stay happy and independent at home. Trust in our consistent, high quality home care services for older people and other adults. We can help guide you through the decision process, access our guide to care options. For one-on-one advice, ring us on 0808 239 1525.

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Jobs FAQs

What shifts or rotas are available for professional carers?

Our branches have a wide variety of hours and rotas which means it’s possible to find shifts that fit in with your life situation, whether you want a full time role or are just looking for a few hours a week. All that we ask is that you commit to the hours you can do two weeks in advance.

Do I need care experience to join?

Six months’ professional care experience is ideal - such as a domiciliary carer, care assistant, homecare worker, support worker or healthcare assistant. However, if you are new to care some branches do offer training leading to care certificates, so please contact the recruitment team to discuss on 0808 239 9716.

Do I need a driving licence?

A full clean driving is required for some roles, but not all. Job roles normally state if a driving licence is required, but if you are unsure then please contact the recruitment team on 0808 239 9716.

What pre-employment checks do you do?

To join Prestige Nursing & Care as a professional carer you will be required to apply for a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check, unless you are registered with the update service.

We can help you apply via your local branch. When you work with children and vulnerable adults a DBS check is a legal requirement. Find out more about DBS checks: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/disclosure-and-barring-service/about.

We also require two professional references, one of which should be your current or most recent employer.

Finally, you will be required to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK, NI number, ID and proof of address. Your recruiter will talk you through all requirements and support you all the way.

What training do I need to complete before starting work?

You will need to complete both online e-learning modules and virtual training via Microsoft Teams. This is very flexible and can be completed from home as long as you have a compatible device. Find out more about the training we offer.

Is the training free?

Yes, the training is completely free.

Do you offer regular patterns of work?

Yes, our branches offer a wide variety of hours and shift patterns.

Will I be employed by Prestige Nursing & Care?

You would become a member of our team with a contract for services. You would be eligible for things like SSP and holiday, as well as a NEST workplace pension.

How old do you have to be to work as a carer?

You need to be 18 years old to join our care team and there is no upper age limit.

How often will I get paid?

We pay all our professional carers weekly.