Complex Care for the Elderly: What you need to know

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What is Complex Care?

The definition of Complex Care is “home care for those with lasting serious healthcare issues.” With complex care, also known as continuing or long-term care, we give your loved one specialist support to help with chronic illnesses or disabilities, as well as lending a hand with daily life so they can enjoy the freedom and independence of living at home.

It’s a specialist-led type of care which requires a hands-on approach with medical assistance, including all types of major health issues.

How can Abbots Care support my loved one with compelx healthcare needs?

At Abbots, our complex care services help your loved one to live in the comfort of their own home. Our professional home carers can help with daily tasks, household chores and personal care so that your loved one can spend quality time doing the thigns they enjoy.

All our complex carers are trained to the highest standards and are here to help your loved one with their medical or physical needs. We support serious long term illnesses and disabilities, ensuring that our customers’ lives are fulfilled and that they are happy.

Our complex home care service ensures that you and your loved one have one less thing to worry about. We’ll take care of you or your loved one’s healthcare and personal needs so you can spend as much quality time with them as possible.

What are complex care needs?

Complex health needs range from severe illnesses and physical or mental disability:

This can include:

  • Learning disabilities
  • Brain injury
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Epilepsy

Types of Complex Healthcare

There are loads of types of complex care available. Our specialist carers are trained to deal with specific needs, with the following types of care (and more) available:

  • Dementia care
  • Parkinson’s Care
  • Multiple Sclerosis Care
  • Stroke Care
  • Cancer Care
  • Catheter & stoma care
  • Gastronomy Care
  • Respiratory Care
  • Palliative Care
  • Frailty Care

With our private nursing care at home, our carers can come as often as needed, from once or twice a week to full live-in care.

How will nurses support my relatives with Complex care?

Our expert, compassionate nurses visit at little or as often as you need. When they’re with your loved one, they do what they can to help with personal care, household chores and medical support.

Daily tasks may vary and depend on how often we visit. Our main concern with complex care is your loved one’s medical needs. Our specialist carers create bespoke care plans to make sure all our clients’ needs are met every day.

Not only do we support your loved one with their complex medical needs, but we help around the house too. Our carers help with daily chores, like cleaning the house, washing clothes and doing the dishes. Personal care is another big part of our service, helping your loved one with personal hygiene, getting dressed, getting up and moving around.

We’re also there as a friend! Companionship is a massive part of what we do. We’re always around for a quick chat with all our clients, giving them someone to talk to throughout the day.

Complex Care at Abbots Care

Our award-winning services were rated as Outstanding by the CQC and we have over 25 years of experience offering expert-led care to those in need. We were recently awarded Top 20 Home Care Providers in the UK 2020, so there’s nowhere better for your loved one.

We cover Buckinghamshire, Dorset, Hertfordshire and Oxfordshire, offering complex care to these counties and the surrounding areas. Get in touch or give us a call on 0330 094 5511 to learn more about our care services today!

“The Care staff that are supporting my Mum through her care needs are extremely lovely and supportive. Our Mum has cancer and she is receiving the most excellent and caring support from all Staff. We would just like to say a huge thank you as we know that there is more difficult times ahead for us as a family. ”

Child of Service User, Buckinghamshire Branch

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