Homecare

In a family, or relative, or friends home

Our professional HomeCare nursing healthcare services make it possible for people to remain at home rather than in institutional-based hospital/clinic care and may include some combination of complex care services and life assistance services. HomeCare Nursing healthcare services are usually less expensive, more convenient, and just as effective as care you get in a hospital.

HomeCare nursing healthcare services may include but are not limited to medical or psychological assessment, complex care, rehabilitation, wound care, medication teaching, pain management, disease education and management, physical therapy, speech therapy, or occupational therapy. In addition, our nurses may also assist with daily tasks such as meal preparation, medication reminders, laundry, light housekeeping, errands, shopping, transportation, and companionship.

Our skilled nurses are trained to look after children and adults that are rehabilitating, suffering from chronic or some acute conditions, including palliative patients, on a short, medium or long-term basis. Our team includes paediatric, specialist and occupational nurses that work with ventilators, tracheostomies, syringe drivers, IVs, PEG feeds, suction machines, oxygen and oxygen concentrators, nebulizers and other complex care support systems.

Before our service commences, we go through a detailed assessment with you to ascertain the exact level and type of healthcare that is required. You will find us fully supportive and able to assist with the whole aspect of care, including guiding you through the medical scheme pre-authorisation application process if required.

HomeCare Services

Our Post-Hospital Healthcare services can help patients to avoid an extended stay in hospital by helping them recuperate in the comfort and familiarity of their own homes. Patients often have to spend longer periods in hospital than is actually necessary for clinical reasons if, for example, there is no one available at home to provide suitable homecare on discharge.

We are often able to facilitate an earlier discharge date, as part of a multidisciplinary team, in liaison with the patient’s family, hospital attending physicians, physiotherapists, and any other medical professionals involved with the ongoing care of the patient.

We also liaise with the multidisciplinary team to ensure that any required equipment has been installed in your home, for example, oxygen equipment, waking aids, hi-low hospital bed, etc. In addition, we will provide a full risk assessment and recommendation to make sure that your home is completely safe for your return.

For post-operative and other rehabilitation, qualified and experienced nurses and care assistants can help with all medical healthcare and personal care. This can range from providing specialist remedial help, including physiotherapy, rehabilitation programs, and mobilisation – through to assistance with domestic tasks.

We strive to create a safe environment conducive to convalescence and recuperation. It has been our experience that patients often benefit and recover better at home.

We deliver highly complex care that is focused on intensive care nursing for dependent long-term non-invasive, invasive with tracheostomy, and mechanically ventilated paediatrics, infants, young children, adolescents, adults and seniors , requiring ongoing high level and specialised nursing care in their own homes.

Our tailored nurse-led complex care creates the opportunity to take your loved one home on a ventilator with professional 24/7 nursing support for tracheostomy ventilation and other complex care needs.

All too often, ICU beds are occupied by patients whom are totally dependent on nursing support and equipment, that can be administered in hospital or at home. Families are often intimidated by the ICU environment and unaware that their loved one may be cared for at home with nursing support.

As part of the multidisciplinary team we liaise with specialist physicians to ensure that transfer from ICU home is as transparent and risk free as possible. The nursing staff and equipment that will be used at home is normally deployed in the ICU prior to discharge to ensure that the ongoing complex care meets all the expectations of the patient, multidisciplinary team and family.

Our complex care at home is a genuine alternative to a long-term stay in Intensive Care.

We are a specialist provider of complex nurse-managed home healthcare for babies, children and young people.

Dealing with sick children of any age can be traumatic, but even more so when they are transitioning from new born to childhood, through to adolescence. We have a number of clients who have made this journey or are going through this journey and are receiving ongoing complex care.

Our teams include neonatal and paediatric nurses, trained to help with complex care support systems including ventilators and tracheostomies, syringe drivers, IVs, PEG feeds, and other essential equipment.

We are used to dealing with the hospital discharge process and by coordinating requirements carefully as part of the multi-disciplinary team. We often deploy the home healthcare nurses and equipment in the hospital with the patient for a few days prior to discharge, to maximise the success of transition from hospital to home. By carrying out constant risk assessments we are always up to date with a child’s needs and wants and our provision of consistently good after-care makes re-admission far less likely.

With our teams of nurses and carers we are able to offer highly complex care for babies, children and young people with learning disabilities, respiratory, physical disabilities, neurological and other disabling conditions, including palliative patients.

We not only strive to protect and care, but also to enable the children to  development.

For many seniors, our assistive care provides just the level of support they need to flourish and to remain in their own homes and lead a more independent life.

In general, assistive care provides for basic medical monitoring as well as daily activities and care. Activities of daily living (ADLs) may include:

  • Companionship – Whether it’s reading, playing games or enjoying a meal together.
  • Basic Medical Care – We assist to make sure Clients take medications at the right time.
  • Light housekeeping – The smallest things can sometimes be a challenge.
  • Personal Care – Everyday tasks like bathing, grooming and dressing.
  • Fall precaution care – Falls are a threat to the safety and independence of older adults, and they need to be prevented.
  • Range of motion/walking assistance – After an injury, or to just to help get around.
  • Meal planning and preparation – Our trained Nurses and Caregivers encourage a healthy diet and help to ensure proper nutrition.
  • Shopping/errands – Whether it be going to the grocery store or picking up a prescription, we make the simple tasks less of a burden.

We seek to create an environment that provides for a sustainable, independent and dignified lifestyle, tailored to the specific needs of our seniors.

Therapeutic care to restore movement and function to people disabled by disease or injury. Care may include exercise, training in activities of daily living and education. Our team works in collaboration with other specialties to offer comprehensive care and quickly restore you to your optimal health.

Our highly trained staff teams can assist individuals with all types of long-term chronic and acute medical conditions, and can support those requiring invasive or none-invasive complex care including tracheostomies, ventilation, PEG feeding, suctioning, oxygen, and nebulisation.

If early and intensive rehabilitation will make a significant difference, we are well positioned to do this.

We are happy to become part of your larger multi-disciplinary team to ensure that all your requirements are met in a coordinated and timely fashion.

The scope of long term chronic and acute illness is very broad, and may include but is not limited to the following:

  • CVA/STROKES
  • COPD
  • RESPIRATORY FAILURE
  • MOTOR NEURONE DISEASE
  • MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY
  • GUILLAIN BARRE SYNDROME (GBS)
  • MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS
  • BRAIN INJURY
  • OTHER CHRONIC/ACUTE CONDITIONS

The importance of high quality, consistent care is vital in enabling the individual to achieve their own goals in their life, whatever these may be.

When a loved has a terminal illness, it can be difficult for the whole family to cope with.

We understand the emotional turmoil and confusion that can result when you find yourself in this situation, and strive to provide care with compassion, patience and understanding to help terminally ill patients to live out their precious days in the comfort of their own homes.

Because our focus and expertise is in complex care, our nurses and carers are trained to deal with challenging symptoms and challenging emotional dynamics. Our goal is to prevent any distress due to insufficient pain relief or upsetting symptoms.

Our approach to the complexity of symptomatic and palliative care varies from patient to patient, and is subject to ongoing review and adjustment, so as to meet specific needs and progressions in illness. This is particularly applicable to pain management, but may well include trachea care, oxygen management, PEG feeds, stoma care, suctioning and other nursing interventions.

Personal hygiene, assistance with transfers and mobilisation, nutritional management, medication management, pressure care, active and passive physiotherapy, are just a few aspects of care essential to comfort and wellbeing.

We seek to create a dignified environment that provides a safe and secure care system for not only the patient but also family and friends.

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