What makes a patient complex?

What makes a patient complex?

The ability to tailor care services towards an individual and ensure that all of their needs are met is important, especially when working with complex care patients. The term ‘complex care’ refers to individuals who are managing multiple health conditions. In this post, we’ll provide information on complex care in Christchurch and how personalised care truly makes a difference in the quality of life for a complex patient. 

What is complex care?

Complex care describes the type of care given to individuals with significant, long-term health issues. These can include a wide range of conditions, including chronic illnesses and mental or physical disabilities. Some common examples include brain damage, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injuries, muscular dystrophy, epilepsy and respiratory conditions. 

Care required for complex patients

We believe there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution when it comes to care. Rather, each person is unique with his or her own specific needs and wishes, and deserves to be looked after accordingly. This is particularly true when working with individuals who have complex care needs, in order to ensure they are able to enjoy the highest quality of life possible. 

Our carers provide high-quality service and receive specialised training so that they are competent in an array of specific caring methods, including monitoring health and performing certain nursing tasks. We only employ experienced staff who already have an NVQ Level 2 or above which allows us to bridge the gap between nursing and care. Under the supervision of a qualified nurse, our carers are proficient in dressing wounds, administering medications, handling ileostomies, providing end of life care, and more. This ensures we are able to provide high-quality care for individuals with complex care requirements.

My loved one requires complex care

As the name suggests, the very nature of complex care is complicated  and requires care that has been specifically tailored towards you or your loved one. In addition to being able to provide the high standard of care required, carers must also be equipped to support complex patients to live independent and fulfilled lives.

We understand that it can be incredibly challenging to find carers with the experience and skills needed to care for individuals with complex care needs. You may worry that the standard of care may be poor or that carers will not be proficient in specialist care techniques.

Our highly-trained carers are fully equipped to manage all aspects of specialist and clinical care. With the help of our experienced carers, your family will be able to reduce the number of unnecessary hospital visits and enjoy heightened peace of mind thanks to the consistent knowledge our carers are able to provide. Rather than going to a care home, complex care gives your loved one the opportunity to stay in the comfort and familiarity of their own home. This ensures they can continue to enjoy an independent and sociable lifestyle, remain near to loved ones, and live the fullest life possible. 

Get in touch

If you or your loved one requires complex care in Christchurch and the surrounding area, please do not hesitate to get in touch with any of your questions or concerns. Our knowledgeable and professional staff would be more than happy to discuss your specific needs and situation, offering advice that is effective for your loved one based on the multiple health concerns and level of care required.