Homecareplus

Our professional HomeCare plus+ nursing healthcare services make it possible for people to receive private nursing healthcare outside institutional-based hospital/clinic care and beyond the confines of the family home, and may include some combination of complex care services and life assistance services.

It is not always feasible or practical to care for a loved one at the family home. Maybe the family home is not suitable, perhaps it is not convenient to stay with a family member or friend, or maybe the patient is an international traveller in transit, medical tourist visiting a from overseas, or there is some other circumstances preventing on-going care at home.

HomeCare plus+ healthcare services may include medical or psychological assessment, complex care, rehabilitation, wound care, recuperation, convalescence, 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 plus+ Services

Our respite care service allows primary carers, family members or friends to take time away from their everyday duties to relax, go on holiday or just take an extended break.

We understand that being a regular carer for a loved one can make it difficult to arrange some respite for yourself and you may feel apprehensive about going away.

We can provide a high quality respite care service, for short, medium and long periods in the comfort of a private home-style setting, affording you the peace of mind to relax and enjoy yourself, knowing that your loved one will continue to receive the care and support they need.

We strive to create a safe environment conducive to the care of a loved one, whilst providing a viable respite opportunity for primary carers, family members or friends that normally provide care at the family home.

We provide extensive pre and post medical procedure nursing that is tailored to the specific needs of patients visiting from overseas. Such services are available irrespective of the setting, in hotels, resorts, game farms, rented accommodation, or any other applicable location. The scope of nursing support may range from assistive care through to complex care.

Hospitals, clinics and specialists in South Africa are striving to entice more international medical tourism patients from around the world. Although the cost of medical treatment is not as price competitive as many of the other popular medical travel destinations, the quality of treatment is world-class and available tourists attractions are astounding.

With many private, world-class medical institutions, highly skilled doctors, specialist nursing, and serene vacation settings, Europeans have been traveling to South Africa for health tourism procedures for some time now.

Our Convalescence Healthcare services can help a loved one to avoid an extended stay in hospital by helping them convalesce and recuperate for short, medium and long periods in the comfort of a private home-style setting, more suitable than the family home, to provide the level and complexity of nursing care needed.

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 domiciliary equipment has been installed before discharge, 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 the private home-style setting is completely safe.

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 in a private home-style setting.

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.

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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