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 KIRKCALDY AND FIFE,FOR ALL OF LIFE
Prestige Nursing & Care provides high-quality, personalised and expert home care services for every stage of life across Kirkcaldy and Fife, 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 Kirkcaldy 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 The Good Care Group, we can meet a client’s needs at every stage of their life.
Since 1945 we have been trusted by our clients and their families 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.
Prestige in Kirkcaldy 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 Scottish Care Inspectorate has awarded our service a five-star rating 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 Kirkcaldy and Fife, 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 away.
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 KIRKCALDY –CLIENT SURVEY 2021
Prestige Nursing & Care regularly seek feedback from their clients on the service they receive in Kirkcaldy and Fife so we can further improve the care we provide.
100% agreed or strongly agreed that their medications are well managed
96% agreed or strongly agreed that the care team understand their health needs
HOME CARE SERVICES IN KIRKCALDY
Our trusted and established care at home service in Kirkcaldy and across Fife 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 those who have complex needs, hourly care can be provided over a 24-hour period.
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 high-quality live-in care awarded a six-star rating by the Care Inspectorate from The Good Care Group.
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 Kirkcaldy 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 Kirkcaldy and Fife. 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.
KIND WORDS FROM ONE OF OUR CLIENTSIN KIRKCALDY
“Thank you for all you are doing. I know that if you were not visiting and caring for my mum I would be struggling to cope. It is a great comfort to know that she is seeing someone twice a day and receiving great care, which gives me immense peace of mind.”
Janet – Client’s Daughter
COMPLEX NURSE-LED CARE AT HOME IN KIRKCALDY
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.
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 KIRKCALDY AND FIFE
COLLABORATING WITH OUR HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE PARTNERS IN KIRKCALDY AND FIFE
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 Kirkcaldy we have formed a strong relationship with the teams at Fife Social Services. This close working partnership 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 Cameron Hospital, Glenrothes Hospital, Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy and Queen Margaret in Dunfermline enabling efficient and effective discharge for people with the right care in place.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN OUR KIRKCALDY 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 started working in the care sector at the age of 22 as I had always felt this was a job role that would make me feel rewarded and fulfilled. I worked for Fife Council Home Care supporting the provision of home care within the community for two years.
I then worked full time in the hospitality industry as a manager for four years, but I really missed working in care, so I decided to go back to the care industry, and I have worked with Prestige Nursing & Care in Kirkcaldy since 2014. I started as a home carer but was keen to develop professionally and move into an operational role. Prestige believed in me and gave me the opportunity to take on the role of Field Care Supervisor, then later a Care Co-ordinator before being promoted to Field Care Manager and finally to Branch Manager of Prestige Kirkcaldy.
I was keen to join Prestige as I knew, as an organisation they share the same values as I do in terms of delivering high standards of care that really make a positive different to the lives of those they care for and their families. The team in Kirkcaldy are highly supportive of each other, which encourages a motivational and positive culture where everyone is working together to succeed in providing high quality and compassionate care.
Clinical Lead Adult Services North & East
Sophie is a registered adult nurse with over 30 years’ experience working within hospitals and in the community.
Since qualifying at Leeds general Infirmary Sophie spent many years working in intensive care, she has also been a Nurse case manager for clients receiving complex care at home, a registered manager for adults receiving homecare, and latterly back in the NHS as a Matron in a large acute hospital trust.
Sophie’s role at Prestige as part of the Clinical Team, means she is responsible for overseeing safe compassionate care for adult clients, including those with complex needs.
She says ‘I have strong leadership and management experience of not only in homecare but also with those who have complex clinical needs’. Sophie’s role also includes a focus on safeguarding.
Sophie wanted to work with Prestige as this offered her the opportunity to work in an environment that puts the client at the heart of everything they do and live the values of client centred care.
She says ‘as a registered professional I believe that working with Prestige Nursing and care offers the highest level of role satisfaction knowing that the client is front and centre of our services’.
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 qualified as Registered General Nurse in January 1979 following the completion of a combined programme of study at the University of Surrey (BSc Human Biology) and St George’s Hospital, London. I gained a wealth of experience in a variety of care and healthcare settings. Whilst working in a community hospital in Scotland, I developed a keen interest and passion for working with Older People. This resulted in me becoming a Ward Manager, and subsequently a Unit Manager in Older People’s Continuing Care at Astley Ainslie Hospital, Edinburgh. Following four years as a Manager for Older People’s Services at Northwick Park Hospital and Clinical Nurse Specialist at Chapel Allerton Hospital part of the United Leeds Teaching Hospitals, where I began teaching.
I moved to teach in Higher Education and undertake research at Liverpool John Moores University. I taught Research Skills and Evidence Base Practice, in addition to leading the Specialist Practitioner Programme for nurses providing care and support to older people. I became involved in teaching both clinical skills and manual handling. I have now taught manual handling for 40 years and I am a member of the National Back Exchange. I am currently studying for a Master in Ergonomics and Human Factors (Community and Hospital Care).
I joined Prestige Nursing & Care in 2011, as a Registered Nurse in Liverpool and then later becoming the trainer for the North Region. I became the Regional Nurse Trainer for Scotland in 2018 and Regional Nurse for Scotland in 2020. Throughout my time at Prestige, I have been supporting clients with complex care needs, from children and young adults to older adults living with a range of conditions. In my role as Regional Trainer in Scotland I train and support our carers to be able to deliver high standards of nurse-led care, supporting the development of their skills for the future.
KIND WORDS FROM ONE OF OUR CLIENTSIN KIRKCALDY
“Thank you all on behalf of my mum and her family for the wonderful care and attention she is receiving from your care team. Thanks to the on-going care, support and companionship of your carers she is coping well at home. I just want to let you know we appreciate all you do.”
Judy – Client’s Daughter
CARE MANAGEMENT IN KIRKCALDY AND FIFE
Our responsive and reliable care at home service in Kirkcaldy 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 Kirkcaldy 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 KIRKCALDY
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 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 Kirkcaldy 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 social care funding in Scotland 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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