How can complex care help?
Everyone deserves to live with dignity and respect. That’s why we provide complex care services – so that your loved one can get the care they need for their chronic health condition in the comfort of their own home.
We believe that personalised care is essential for helping individuals with multiple medical issues live life to the fullest. In this blog post, we discuss complex care in Christchurch and explore how it could help improve the quality of life for your family member.
What is complex care?
Complex care is ongoing specialised support provided for individuals dealing with multiple, chronic or significant health issues. Conditions that require complex care include both mental and physical disabilities and a wide range of conditions, including:
- spinal cord injuries
- multiple sclerosis
- learning disabilities
- brain damage
- muscular dystrophy.
These conditions are considered complex because they may require full-time care or support from medical technology. Complex care allows your loved one to remain in the comfort and familiarity of their own home while still receiving the care they require, rather than moving into a care home.
Meeting your loved one’s complex care needs
As the name suggests, complex care is complicated. This means that carers must be adept in specialist care techniques including but not limited to stoma care, gastrostomy feeding, oral suctioning, bowel management, PEG feeding and oxygen therapy.
The importance of emotional support
We believe that meeting emotional and social needs is just as important as physical ones. Every individual deserves to live a fulfilled and active life, one that empowers them to realise career ambitions, attain an education, participate in social interests and socialise with family and friends.
Helping with basic care needs
Basic care needs are the fundamental requirements for a person to be comfortable and in the best possible health. They are sometimes referred to as ‘activities of daily living’, or ‘ADLs’. To enable a person to live the fullest life possible, a good carer will ensure a person’s basic care needs are met. Some examples of common ADLs include hygiene (washing and bathing), maintaining physical appearance, dressing, managing bowel and bladder care, enabling time outdoors or travelling and eating well.
Your carer and complex care
To ensure that your family member with complex health issues is receiving the correct standard of care to meet their needs it’s important to find a care provider that’s equipped to deal with the physical, mental and practical aspects of complex care.
We understand that finding a carer who ticks all these boxes can seem overwhelming and you may worry that they lack the experience and skills necessary to meet your loved one’s complex care needs. With our professional carers, you can rest assured your loved one is in good hands. No matter whether they need basic, specialist or emotional care, our highly-trained carers are committed to your loved one’s health and wellbeing, empowering them to live the fullest life possible.
If you or your family member require complex care, we’d love to speak to you about the options available. Please do not hesitate to get in touch, or phone us on 01202 800 494 with any questions or concerns. Our knowledgeable staff would be happy to discuss your specific needs.