What conditions need complex care?

Everybody has different care needs which is why it’s so important to offer care services tailored to meet a person’s unique requirements. Our care services are designed to support people of varying needs, including those with multiple medical issues. We believe that everyone, regardless of any medical complications, deserves to have the choice of remaining in the comfort of their home, rather than moving into a care home to receive the support they need. 

In this blog post, we’ll explore complex care in Christchurch and cover how it could help people with chronic health conditions live life to the fullest. 

Understanding complex care 

Complex care is intended for any chronic or long-term health condition or set of conditions that require ongoing specialist support. This can include both physical and mental disabilities, from epilepsy to brain damage. The goal of complex care is to support an individual’s needs, enabling them to live a fulfilled life and retain their independence for as long as possible. 

With our complex care services, your loved one can live safely in the comfort of their home while still receiving the comprehensive clinical care they require to live well. Whether you were born with a disability, have suffered a debilitating injury, or require extra assistance from a recent stay in the hospital, we’re here to support your unique medical needs, whatever they are. 

What are considered complex care health needs?

We believe that anyone living with a chronic or progressive illness or injury can benefit from complex care. A person may be experiencing one or several health issues at once, meaning that they may require full-time care or support from medical technology. Some examples of complex medical needs include: 

  • muscular dystrophy
  • Huntington’s disease
  • multiple sclerosis
  • spinal cord injuries
  • locked-in syndrome
  • cerebral palsy
  • motor neurone disease
  • epilepsy
  • acquired brain injury. 

As you might have guessed from the name, complex care is complicated. This means it may require specialist care techniques that go beyond the support offered by the NHS. Our nurse-led team is equipped to handle a variety of specialist techniques including gastrostomy feeding, oxygen therapy, bowel management stoma care, PEG feeding, oral suctioning, tracheostomy care and more. 

The benefits of our complex care services 

We understand that you may be anxious about putting your loved one’s wellbeing in the hands of a stranger who you fear may not be able to provide the complex support required. You may worry that they lack the skills to manage the physical, mental and practical aspects of complex care. While these are valid concerns, we want to assure you that our professional and dedicated carers are specially trained to provide complex care to those in need. 

Enjoy peace of mind knowing that your loved one is in safe and qualified hands, no matter how complex their medical needs may be. 

Get in touch 

If you’re wondering how complex care can benefit your family or if you would like more information about our care services, we would be happy to chat. Please feel free to get in touch or phone us on 01202 800 494 with any of your questions or concerns. We would be happy to discuss your loved one’s specific needs and how our complex care services can help improve their quality of life.