Personal care to support your independence
Our independence and wellbeing depend heavily on personal care, which is an essential part of life. The provision of assistance in everyday tasks, such as dressing, bathing, toileting, feeding, and other tasks, is an important part of enabling us to live comfortably in our own home. As part of personal care, you are also responsible for maintaining good hygiene, grooming and self-medicating as well as grooming and maintaining good health.
For people to be independent and enjoy a better quality of life, they need the right support with personal care. A personal care plan can assist individuals in taking charge of their own health and wellbeing.
The importance of continuous service from a trusted personal carer cannot be overstated. It involves having a trained private carer who can discreetly and professionally support your regular routine, tailored to your specific needs. This ensures that you remain comfortable and in control of your own life, with the assurance of continuous service. This is done by taking care of oneself and those we love is essential for our well-being.
You can contact a member of the LinkNurse team via phone or email if you have questions about what types of care we can provide and how we can best meet your individual needs.
What is personal care?
The broad nature of this type of care allows you to meet your individual needs in a flexible manner. Caregivers need to gain a deeper understanding of a patient in order to develop an individual care plan that satisfies the patient's needs and allows him or her to function with as much independence as possible.
Depending on your preference, you may want to hire a visit-carer to visit you at a specific time in the day, or you may want to hire a live-in caregiver, who will stay in your home 24 hours a day and provide you with respectful, helpful, and caring support.
Our personal care services are on hand to assist you with all manner of daily tasks - whatever you find that you need some extra support with. A nurse can help with a wide range of tasks, including bathing, dressing, and even putting on make-up for patients, to more complex medical needs.
Our team of carers provides such a wide range of services because they are highly skilled, capable and caring individuals, as well as have the initiative to adjust the care provision in response to the needs of the individual. Keeping you as comfortable as possible will be our goal in working with you so that you can maintain your regular, established routines.
Identifying your personal care needs: Our personal care is an important aspect of our lives, since it enables us to stay healthy and look good. It is about taking time to understand and get to know you as a person, learning about your needs and preferences, and creating a personalised care plan that outlines what you need in order to stay healthy and beautiful.
In your individualised care plan, you will include information about the things you enjoy, the grooming and beauty products you prefer, and those with whom you feel most comfortable, as well as what you like to do for fun and what you enjoy eating.
''A commitment to value and respect personal care in all its forms''
At LinkNurse, we take pride in providing a high level of personalised service. We aim to treat all of our clients with dignity and respect. Providing personalised care with discretion is our top priority, so you can feel assured that your privacy and boundaries will always be respected.
How can a good carer make a difference in the lives of others?
The options available for personal care
ersonalized care assistance is tailored to meet your unique needs, as well as your day-to-day routines. Your support worker will be willing to follow your schedule, so that you are able to keep control of your daily routines. Whether you are showering before breakfast or bathing before bed, they will make sure that everything runs smoothly throughout the day.
Home care: This service includes the option of having a visiting carer who can be scheduled for specific times during the day or even booked for an overnight stay. This allows individuals to receive the support they need in the comfort of their own homes, but if long-term support is required, a carer may be needed permanently.
Live-in carer: For those who wish to receive 24-hour assistance, live-in care may be the most suitable option. For more information about live-in care services, please click here.
Our carers provide assistance with other roles and responsibilities aside from Personal Care, such as medication, mobility, and home safety to those in need. They can also provide essential services such as meal preparation, household tasks, and emotional support. This helps individuals remain safe and independent in their own homes.
If you would like to learn more about Personal Care provided by a carer, please contact our team. Our local LinkNurse Clinical Care Manager can meet with you in person to discuss your needs and develop a suitable support plan.
Supporting a loved one
Caring for someone close to you who requires Personal Care can be difficult and constantly changing. Arranging professional personal support for a loved one can also be a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be. It is important to ensure that the right trained carer is chosen to provide the necessary support and make sure that they are comfortable in their role.
When choosing a carer, factors such as gender, age and experience should be taken into consideration. It can also be beneficial to select someone who has a regular face and is friendly with the person they are caring for. This will encourage them to open up and trust them. By taking these steps, you can ensure that your loved one receives the best care and support.
If you would like to learn more about elderly care or any other support services we provide, please do not hesitate to reach out to one of our home care London CQC regulatedClinical Care Managers to discuss the type of support needed.
Personal care for someone living with dementia
People living with dementia often require support with personal care matters, which can be a source of anxiety and confusion. Personal activities, such as bathing or dressing, can be quite embarrassing and distressing for both the individual receiving care and those carrying out the task.
Our trained carers understand that anxiety or aggression can be a result of living with a particular type of dementia. Theyare trained to demonstrate gentle, loving support to ease any sources of stress or agitation.
We equip our carers with the necessary understanding to handle caring for someone with dementia in the most effective manner. Our carers undergo comprehensive training to identify and comprehend sources of fear or aggression for someone with a dementia diagnosis. With compassionate care, they can encourage and support your family member to feel more secure. This can include giving them more space or guiding them through the task with patience.
Establishing trust is of the utmost importance, and having a consistent carer leads to a more meaningful relationship and better understanding. A carer's primary objective is to ensure that your family member can remain independent as possible. This involves offering assistance with decisions, such as what to wear, and setting up routines that follow their preferred daily habits.
We provide specialised dementia training for our dementia carers to give the highest level of care. Our team provides comprehensive assistance to families to promote independence and provide proactive advice on how to manage any struggles or difficult behavior that may arise.
Contact us to learn more or speak with one of our London CQC regulated Clinical Care Managers to discuss the type of support needed.
Clinical support with stomas, catheters and other interventions
If you are living with a stoma or catheter, it can be difficult to maintain your independence, but with the right support, you will still be able to live in comfort and independence at home.
Linknurse provides registered nurses and trained carers dedicated to providing the highest level of care with dignity and comfort in mind.
Our team of professionals will work closely with you to make sure that your first steps towards independent living are taken as safely and comfortably as possible and that the transition to independence is as seamless as possible.
What is Home Care?Home Care is term used for a range of services that promote independence, quality of life and support for elderly people who live in their homes. It includes both live-in and visiting home help service, such as housekeeping, personal care, medication management, mobility assistance and more. Home Care can be provided by family member or by professional carers. It is designed to provide the elderly with the support they need to remain independent in their homes. Additionally, we can aid people with disabilities in leading independent and self-sufficient lives in their own homes.It provides physical, emotional, and practical support to help people maintain their hobbies, interests, and beloved lifestyle. Our service can also provide companionship for those who are living alone or who need extra support during holidays and activities or visits and other special occasions. LinkNurse offers personalised care for those looking to still live life securely and comfortably in their homes.
What service models does LinkNurse offer?Our service provides the support you require to make your home a safe and comfortable place to stay. This gives you a sense of freedom and independence, as well as the confidence that comes with keeping up with daily activities in familiar surroundings. Homecare services vary in terms of availability and length of service. They range from daily and weekly visits to full time support with the option of a live-in carer. Furthermore, you can also avail these services on a 3 hourly basis even if it's just for a short period. Our primary objective is to foster a sense of autonomy and independence that adheres to the individual client's preferences. Your specific care plan will be crafted specifically with you in mind, giving you whatever aid or assistance is needed - whether it be minimal or substantial.
What are the benefits of selecting a regulated home care provider?Choosing a regulated home care provider by CQC ensures that the provider meets certain quality standards, provides safe and effective care, and is regularly inspected to maintain these standards. This can give peace of mind and assurance to those receiving care and their families. Not all services are regulated. Linknurse is a regulated service provider that provides nationwide support for families and individuals. The company offers specialist services such as carer pay, training, appraisal, supervision and break/holiday cover. Linknurse carers are highly trained and have undergone rigorous background checks to ensure they are suitable for the job. The company also provides regular appraisals and ongoing training for its carers, as well as ethical practices at work. If you reside in London, it is essential to opt for a home care provider with a local presence. This ensures that all the managers and clinical staff are certified by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and have undergone comprehensive training provided by the NHS, thereby guaranteeing their expertise and competency.
You mention that you provide connections across the industry, what do you mean by this?"Our job is to link a huge variety of different (often very niche) vacancies in UK hospitals, with specific candidates across the world of the highest calibre, who we know will be the perfect fit for the role. These roles include jobs in both private and NHS healthcare teams, and professional roles that include Nurses, AHPs, Doctors and Dentists, to name a few. We like to think of ourselves as a mediator, providing these vital connections across the healthcare industry so that the sector can continue to progress from strength to strength. We work from our central London base, we work to make the recruitment process infinitely easier for everyone involved, by forging these key industry connections.
How do you maintain consistently high standards of practice?Apple: As we mentioned earlier regarding our international recruitment, we keep our practices of an exceptionally high standard simply because the entirety of it is conducted by our superb team of experts with end to end recruitment practices. We never outsource any of our work to third parties, because we know that this would compromise the consistent quality of the services that we deliver. In terms of our local recruitment, our quality lies in our extensive knowledge of the sector. This familiarity means that, when a hospital comes to us with a vacancy, we know exactly what they are looking for from a candidate. So, on their behalf, LinkNurse undertakes everything from thorough vetting in accordance with the NHS Employment Check Standards, narrowing down candidates at the interview stage, while also selecting candidates with the appropriate level of experience required and the right professional demeanor, too.
How soon should I consider home help?When faced with a condition that requires assistance at home, it is imperative to consider a professional provider. We can perform a range of duties, such as providing personal assistance, making appointments, and providing companionship. Linknurse offers an experienced team of professionals who can provide tailored solutions for those in need of assistance at home. With their help, you can ensure that your loved ones are safe and healthy. We can provide much-needed support for those suffering from specific conditions, such as dementia, or those who require 24-hour care. It provides an environment of love and respect, allowing individuals to remain in the comfort of their homes while receiving the necessary assistance they need. Whether you need overnight care, live-in care, or just a few hours of help during the day a Linknurse can provide the right kind of support tailored to your specific needs. With trained professionals and experienced caregivers, Linknurse will ensure that you receive high quality care while at home so that you can enjoy life with peace of mind.
What benefits can home care provide for your medical needs?Our care can provide a variety of benefits for those with medical needs. Some of these benefits include: - Improved quality of life - Increased independence and autonomy - Tailored care plans - Reduced hospitalisation likelihood - Reduced risk of falls and injury - Access to specialists at home - Support with medication management and administration - Assistance with daily living activities, such as bathing, dressing, and meal preparation.
What steps do I need to take to arrange home care?Our devoted customer service representatives are a phone call away and ready to assist you with your residential care. They will assess your requirements and organise a meeting between you and our local manager in your region. Your local manager will then conduct a home assessment and arrange to meet with you personally to discuss your needs.