Offering care services across England, we enable our clients to live safely and independently at home. We care for the elderly and support young adults and children. Our specialisation is in nursing and complex care services.
EXPERT CARE AT HOME IN BRACKNELL ANDBERKSHIRE, FOR ALL OF LIFE
Prestige Nursing & Care provides high-quality, personalised and expert home care services for every stage of life across Bracknell and Berkshire, that evolve with the changing needs of those we care for.
Our comprehensive range of services provided by highly trained and compassionate carers, supported by care management experts in Bracknell ensures our clients receive the right care at the right time, all delivered right at home. By combining the range of care services and skills of Prestige Nursing & Care and Oxford Aunts, we can meet a client’s needs at every stage of their life.
Since 1997 we have been trusted by our clients and their families in Bracknell to provide competent and compassionate care that is focused on improving health and overall well-being – all in the safety and comfort of the place people love most, their own home.
Our home care service in Bracknell can be used to support you if you are living with a condition that impacts your ability to live independently and you need condition-led care, for example dementia or Parkinson’s or you are recovering from an illness or hospital treatment or need help at home following a stroke or need palliative/end-of-life care.
Prestige in Bracknell provides a fully managed and regulated care at home 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. We are very proud that the Care Quality Commission (CQC)has rated our service as ‘Good’ reflecting our focus on high-quality service delivery.
YOUR HOME IS BEST FOR A FULFILLED LIFE
We know through our experience of supporting thousands of people and their families in Bracknell and Berkshire, that faced with the prospect of needing long-term care and support that 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 for some 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, specialist care setting, a hospice or facing a prolonged stay in hospital.
Staying at home with our high-quality care at home service ensures that you can continue to live life your way, whilst benefitting 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 OUR CLIENTS SAY IN BRACKNELL –CLIENT SURVEY 2021
Prestige Nursing & Care regularly seek feedback from their clients on the service they receive in Bracknell and Berkshire so we can further improve the care we provide.
100% agreed or strongly agreed that they are treated with dignity and respect
100% agreed or strongly agreed that the care team understand their health needs
HOME CARE SERVICES IN BRACKNELL
Our trusted and established care at home service in Berkshire and across Bracknell can be provided in the following ways:
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 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 expert live-in care rated ‘Good’ by The Care Quality Commission (CQC) from Oxford Aunts.
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.
COMPETENT AND COMPASSIONATE CARERS
When you choose Prestige Nursing & Care in Bracknell 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 in Bracknell and Berkshire. If a client is living with a specialist condition or is recovering from a stroke or needs post-operative care, we will ensure they have all the training and support they need to provide effective care.
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.
“Prestige Nursing & Care in Bracknell provided home care support for my father for several years. They evolved the level of care during that time and adapted to increasing frailty and loss of mobility. Their care and compassion for my father was outstanding. Above all, they provided great continuity of carers, which meant he had a great relationship with them. Great company, great people.”
Mr Pinnock – Client’s Son
COMPLEX NURSE-LED CARE AT HOME IN BRACKNELL
Our established adult complex care service for adults and older people living with neurological conditions or other physical disabilities is aimed to facilitate independence, social interaction and emotional well-being, whilst supporting people to fulfil their potential and live a purposeful and meaningful life.
We are experts in the specialist care of conditions that impact a person’s ability to live well, including neurological conditions like dementia, Parkinson’s or motor neurone disease, physical disabilities such as muscular dystrophy and palliative care for those who are nearing the end of their life. We provide nurse-led clinical interventions including respiratory and airway support, like tracheostomy management, feeding support including PEG feeding and stoma and catheter care.
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.
AREAS WE COVER IN BRACKNELL AND BERKSHIRE
COLLABORATING WITH OUR HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE PARTNERS IN BRACKNELL AND BERKSHIRE
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.
At Prestige Nursing & Care in Berkshire we have formed a strong relationship with the teams at Bracknell Forest and Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Social Services and work closely with NHS East Berkshire Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCGs). These working partnerships mean we are well-informed so we can provide continuity of care, ensuring the right care plan is in place at the right time, whilst responding efficiently to changing needs and strengthening care provision when required.
We work closely with hospital discharge teams at Royal Berkshire Hospital, Frimley Hospital Heatherwood Hospital and Thames Hospice enabling efficient and effective discharge for people with the right care in place.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN OUR BRACKNELL HOMECARE SERVICE?
Sensitive personal care
Safe mobility at home
Efficient medication administration
Meal preparation and cooking
Household tasks in and out of the home
Enabling effective and efficient discharge from hospital
I began adult nursing in 2004 having previously spent around 20 years as a veterinary nurse in mixed practice. Since qualifying with a Dip. HE Nursing (Adult) from Plymouth University, I have gone on to gain experience in surgical urological care, including brachytherapy and hormonal implantation for control of prostate and bladder cancers. I also spent six years working in adult intensive and high dependency care for the NHS. This discipline involves care of the critically unwell involving expert and close monitoring of chemically induced coma care.
Throughout my career, I have developed and maintained a passion for teaching and have coached and mentored many members of both professional and allied staff in order to reach their potential. In my spare time, I actively volunteer for Cancer Research UK, and am Vice-Chairlady for the Bridgwater Friends branch in Somerset, which despite being small is very busy and the branch has recently celebrated raising one million pounds for the main charity.
As a Regional Clinical Lead with Prestige, I provide professional leadership and operational management to the registered nursing workforce, across the South West Region. Working alongside our expert regional nurse team I support all aspects of complex care provision ensuring every client receives compassionate high-quality care which is evidence based and aligned with best national practice guidance.
Sue has worked at Prestige Nursing & 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 [NG150] 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.
I am a registered learning disability nurse who secured a first-class honours degree.
I have six years' nursing experience working with both adults and paediatrics of all ages with a range of complex physical, intellectual, emotional, and social needs, predominantly within a community setting in the private sector. I have worked at a brain injury unit, rehabilitating adults with acquired brain injuries, stroke and mental health conditions. I have a specialist interest in neurology, in particular epilepsy where I secured the post of an NHS epilepsy nurse specialist.
I joined Prestige in January 2020 as a Regional Nurse. I provide clinical expertise, training, and professional leadership to the East Region, to ensure the safe planning and delivery of high-quality care to both adults and paediatrics within their homes and community settings. I have been involved with enhancing paediatric services, documentation, and policies and assisted with e-Learning redrafting. My aim is to provide exceptional care and support to our carers, team members and most importantly to clients and their families.
I graduated from Birmingham City University in 2015 with a first-class honours’ degree as a RNLD Registered Nurse Learning Disabilities.
My passion for working within the learning disability field came from growing up in a family environment where my mother provided respite care to children with learning disabilities.
Upon graduating from university, I began working as a Registered Nurse at a residential school and children’s home caring for children with complex health needs who were unable to be cared for at home and otherwise would be cared for in hospital. Children’s healthcare needs I have supported include tracheostomy care, epilepsy management, postural care management, gastrostomy and gastro-jejunostomy care, peg feeding, regular suction (oral/nasal/tracheal/deep suction), physiotherapy routines and nasopharyngeal airway care. I also have experience delivering adult care to clients with mental health and challenging behaviour, acquired brain injury, chest physiotherapy and cough assist. My previous experience has given me the ability to work with a wide age range from children to elderly, with a broad range of clinical needs.
I joined Prestige in January 2020 as Regional Nurse for the East Region, where I have clinical responsibility for adult and paediatric complex healthcare needs. I also deliver team training and clinical competency assessments, completions of clinical care plans, risk assessments, auditing and liaising with professionals and families. I am also completing a BTECH certificate in Positive Behaviour Support with British Institute of Learning Difficulties (BILD) and my area of specialist interest is respiratory conditions.
I always knew I wanted to be a children’s nurse even when I was in primary school. I achieved this in 2000, when I completed my Registered Nursing (Child) qualification at Kings College, London.
My first role as a nurse was at Great Ormond Street Hospital where I worked on a general neonatal surgical unit specialising in gastro-intestinal conditions. After gaining valuable experience, I then joined two nursing agencies in London providing both support in complex care packages and various London hospitals in the private and NHS sectors on surgical and medical wards. In 2012, I joined a Children’s Community Team in London, where I worked for seven years. It was a hugely rewarding role, with much of my time spent providing care and treatment for children with cancer.
The experience I gained as a Children’s Community Nurse has proved invaluable in my current role at Prestige Nursing & Care in Shrewsbury as I am able to support our teams of carers and nurses, as well as the children and families we care for to ensure they get a high-quality and competent nurse-led service.
I have been a paediatric nurse for over 16 years, initially working within a children’s teaching hospital rotating within the areas of burns and plastic surgery, orthopaedics and general medical/ neurology, nursing children from infancy up to 17 years old.
In 2005 I joined a team on a Lead Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Over the next 14 years, I worked as part of specialist team of health professionals, caring for premature infants from 23 weeks gestation and sick infants requiring many forms of intensive care and specialist treatments, surgical intervention or palliative care. I assisted with clinical research programmes, supported and delivered teaching to parents/guardians to provide complex care for their child such as tracheostomy care, enteral feeding, oxygen therapy and suction training in preparation for their discharge home. I became a student nurse mentor supervising, teaching and assessing clinical skills and competencies at the end of the training programme.
I joined Prestige in March 2020 as a Regional Nurse in the East Region leading complex care packages for children working in partnership with multi-disciplinary teams to meet the needs and expectations of children and their families, all whilst maintaining the high standard of care required and ensuring best practice.
I qualified as a Registered Nurse in 1994 at East Surrey Hospital and as a Paediatric Nurse in 2000 at Kingston and St George’s University Hospitals. I have gained a wealth of experience in a variety of settings firstly in adult surgical nursing, then working in the outback of Australia providing paediatric nursing in the community, paediatric care in a hospice and on general paediatric wards. My areas of interest include oncology and high dependency. I have always enjoyed teaching and have been a mentor to many colleagues.
I joined Prestige in April 2018 where I have been given the opportunity to develop in my role. As the Paediatric Clinical Lead and Paediatric Safeguarding Lead for the company, I am particularly proud of the work we have done to further develop our paediatric training.
KIND WORDS FROM ONE OF OUR CLIENTSIN BRACKNELL
“Prestige Nursing & Care in Bracknell have been a breath of fresh air caring for my 89-year-old mum. They have been extremely professional, friendly and above all else caring. You are all amazing and all mum’s carers are just wonderful and it has given us peace of mind that mum is getting the very best care.”
Carol Ridges – Client’s Daughter
CARE MANAGEMENT IN BRACKNELL AND BERKSHIRE
Our responsive and reliable care at home service in Bracknell 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 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 an hourly home care service, respite care or a permanent live-in care arrangement 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 team in Bracknell 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.
COST OF OUR CARE IN BRACKNELL
The cost of our care is dependent on the level of care and support you require. If you are receiving our hourly care service, 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 Royal Berkshire or Frimley and Heatherwood 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 care in Bracknell is very competitive when compared with other home care providers in the area. 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, healthcare funding or Government funding that could 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.
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