The Care We Provide – Care Agency Jobs

In a world where compassion is often overshadowed by the hustle and bustle of modern life, finding genuine care and support can feel like a rare gem. We all deserve to age gracefully, recover confidently, and live our lives to the fullest regardless of the challenges we face. That’s where Team locum care steps in – to redefine care and restore the essence of empathy in caregiving.

As a social care agency we offer a wide range of care, this major care we offer is domiciliary care. This is defined as services for people in need to support that individual in their own home.

Continuing Care is a package of care that is funded wholly by the NHS and which includes healthcare (services provided by a nurse or specialist therapist) and personal care (i.e. help with bathing, dressing and laundry). 

Continuing NHS healthcare and NHS-funded nursing care is provided over an extended period of time to meet physical or mental health needs that have arisen as a result of disability, an accident or illness.

If your overall care needs show that your primary need is a health need, you may be eligible for NHS Continuing healthcare. Continuing Care is provided in a variety of settings including Nursing Homes and Hospices; residential homes cannot provide Continuing Care.

 Care homes who deliver Continuing Care provide accommodation, meals, personal care and activities, but also have qualified nurses in constant attendance. Many of these homes also provide more specialist dementia care.

End of Life Care/Palliative Care, this is the treatment and care of Individuals who are suffering from a terminal, long term, or life threatening illness need highly personalised, active and compassionate care to maintain the highest possible quality of life. Care focuses on the control of unpleasant symptoms such as pain or nausea for the individual, as well as support, help and advice for the carer, family and friends.

As an agency we also provide permanent candidates to both care homes and nursing homes. Residential homes provide care for older care users who need more services as they cannot manage at home and need additional care, such as washing and eating. Residential care homes do not provide nursing care however they may be registered to provide care for people with confusional illnesses such as dementia.

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Nursing homes registered for nursing care have trained nurses in attendance 24 hours a day and cater for people who require a higher level of care than a residential home can provide. 

Some Nursing Homes specialise in specific illnesses such as head injuries, Parkinson’s disease, Huntingdon’s and strokes for example, and some are able to offer care for people with dementia. The fees charged in nursing homes are usually higher than those in residential homes; however the NHS makes a nominal contribution towards these fees for the nursing aspect of the care provided (see Fees & Funding).

Respite care is available for individuals who need short term care for between one to four weeks to enable a full time carer to have a rest or holiday, or in the event that the carer themselves becomes ill temporarily.

 Some care homes have rooms specifically reserved for respite care; other homes only offer this service if there is a vacant room available. Respite care can be provided as a one off stay or for more frequent stays. Respite care also enables people to try ‘the lived experience’ of being in a care setting and deciding whether they need care on a permanent basis.

If you’re seeking care that goes beyond the conventional, if you’re yearning for a genuine connection that transcends mere assistance, we invite you to reach out and discover first hand what Team Locum Care has to offer. Let’s embark on this journey together, hand in hand, as we navigate the intricacies of life’s challenges and joys.

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