EXPERT HOURLY HOME CARE, FOR ALL OF LIFE

For over 75 years, Prestige Nursing & Care has been trusted by our clients and their families to provide competent and compassionate hourly home care. Our care is focused on improving health and overall well-being, and all in the place people love most, their own home.

WHAT IS HOURLY HOME CARE?

Hourly in home care – sometimes called visiting care – is provided to people in their own homes when additional support is needed with day-to-day life. A competent and compassionate carer will help you with:

  • Household tasks
  • Personal care
  • Preparing and cooking meals
  • Any other activity that allows you to maintain independence and quality of life

Care at home can be provided from a one hour visit to as many hours / visits you require throughout the day, 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.

Hourly home help can be used to support you if you are living with a condition that impacts your ability to live independently and need condition-led care, for example:

YOUR HOME IS BEST FOR A FULFILLED LIFE

Through our experience of supporting thousands of people and their families, we know that most people who need long-term care and support would prefer to stay in the safety, comfort and familiarity of their treasured home and not endure the disruption caused by a move away.

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

Staying at home with the help of an hourly care assistant means that you can continue to live life your way, while benefiting from one-to-one care provided by a competent and compassionate carer whose focus it is to improve the quality of your life and enhance well-being.

WHAT DOES AN HOURLY CARER DO?

An hourly 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
  • Sensitive and discreet personal care
  • Help with domestic tasks, such as laundry, cleaning and shopping
  • Meal planning and preparation
  • Rehabilitation and home from hospital
  • Palliative / end-of-life care
  • Overnight care
  • Medications management and administration
  • Companionship and emotional support

COMPETENT AND COMPASSIONATE HOURLY CARERS

When you choose Prestige Nursing & Care you can be reassured that the carer who cares for you or your loved one is experienced and expertly trained to provide the support you need, to the high standards you should expect.

If you are receiving complex care at home, the carers we choose to support your needs will have at least six months care or health sector experience before they come to care for you. In addition to completing our induction training programme, which goes above mandatory requirements they are trained by our registered nurses, clinical experts and other healthcare professionals involved in providing care to a specific client. This hands-on nurse training means our carers can competently undertake a range of clinical interventions. We adopt a bespoke approach to training that ensures our carers have the knowledge, skills and aptitude to deliver high-quality complex care that meets the very specific needs of our clients. Through our unrivalled supervision and clinical oversight carers can adapt their approach and evolve the care they provide to meet changing needs.

WHAT DOES OUR HOURLY HOME CARE SERVICE INCLUDE?

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MUCH-NEEDED COMPANIONSHIP FOR ANNE

Anne is living with diabetes and had previously suffered from heart problems. Her family, who all lived some distance away wanted to know someone was there to check on her health and provide the companionship she needed.

Anne was in the main very independent, however her family were becoming increasingly worried that she was becoming so isolated living on her own. The family were also concerned that she would not respond well to having hourly home care. We managed this situation carefully and sensitively.

Our care team started by visiting Anne a couple of times to introduce themselves, and adopted a gradual approach to completing her assessment over several weeks. She was initially anxious about meeting new people and so by introducing her carer slowly over several informal hourly care visits it enabled her to feel comfortable when the service formally started. Her family now has peace of mind and reassurance, as she would often go weeks without seeing anyone.

Anne’s nephew said: “Money well spent, massive milestone. Well done team Prestige and please thank Jane for making an impact so quickly.”

BENEFITS OF HOURLY HOME CARE VS. CARE HOME

We know through our experience that faced with the prospect of needing long-term care and support, that most people would prefer to stay in their treasured home, and not endure the disruption caused from a move into a residential care or nursing home. There are many benefits to receiving hourly care at home as opposed to moving into a care home.

  • One-to-one care and support – whilst there are many good care homes, one-to-one care simply cannot be provided in any care home
  • Familiar surroundings provide comfort for those who are living with conditions like dementia or Parkinson’s
  • No rigid timetables directing your daily routines and how you live your life – at home you can live with choice and independence
  • Keep your treasured home in your family – if you move into a care home it is likely that you will have to sell the family home to fund your care home fees
  • Peace of mind for families – those close to you have the reassurance that you are getting all the care and support you need in the safety of your own home
  • Couples can stay together as a loving couple – if you move into a care home you will be separated from living with your spouse or partner. Even if you both need care and go into a care home together, it is highly unlikely you will be able to share the same room. If you have different care needs, you may not be able to be cared for in the same part of the home
  • Maintain what is important to you in life – staying at home enables you to continue to live with your cherished pet, having all your possessions and memories around you and keeping up with friends in your local community or hobbies you enjoy – all of which is very difficult to achieve in a care home
  • The cost of care at home is very cost effective when compared with the overall weekly fee of receiving care in a residential or nursing home
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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.  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.

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.

RESPITE HOURLY HOME CARE

Respite hourly care can be used for those needing a short-term arrangement after hospital discharge to rehabilitate or for 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.

CARE MANAGEMENT LOCAL TO YOU

Our responsive and reliable hourly care service local to you means we can put care and support in place quickly, and in many cases within 24-hours.   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 home, enabling a plan of care 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 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.  This gives you peace of mind that you or your loved one is receiving the very best home care.

COSTS OF HOURLY CARE

The hourly cost of care at home is dependent on the level of care and support you require, with the overall cost determined by the number 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 how much hourly care will cost.

We know that our hourly care costs are very competitive when compared with other hourly home care providers.  It is worth noting that when comparing the cost of hourly care with a care package in a care home, that the fee you pay for hourly 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.

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FUNDING AND FINANCING HOURLY CARE AT HOME

You may be entitled to either healthcare funding, social care funding or Government funding to contribute to the cost of care at home. 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.

HOURLY CARE FAQS

FINDING THE RIGHT HOURLY CARE PROVIDER

When you are arranging respite care at home and have decided that in-home respite care is what you need, it is prudent to research which provider will best meet your needs, so you can make an informed choice.   It is worth noting that there are differences between a respite home care provider, who is registered and inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC),and an introduction agency who are not.  This means that the quality of the carer they provide you will not be monitored for quality assurance.

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 assured 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 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 our services in Scotland have been awarded a five-star rating.

Our accredited service for complex care, which meets local and national quality standards and ensures a consistent approach to the care we provide, provides peace of mind and reassurance that our service is of the highest quality.

Responsive local teams with nationwide coverage

We are providing respite care and support 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.  We work in collaboration with local healthcare professionals, multidisciplinary teams, therapeutic care providers and other community support services to ensure our clients get the best out of life, for all of life.

Find local hourly care near you.

There are also many professional bodies in the care sector who will provide information on companies who are able to provide hourly home care near you, including the UKHCA (the United Kingdom’s Home Care Association).

Find out why our clients choose Prestige Nursing & Care for a high quality, responsive home care service.

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


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