Complex Care

The Care Collection specialises in designing home care packages for adults and children with complex medical conditions, fully managed by our local care management team.

We have a wealth of experience with a range of complex conditions including Dementia, Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurones, Parkinson’s and Acquired Brain and Spinal Injuries. We often work closely with other health professionals, as well as CCGs, case managers and solicitors as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Where adaptations are required to someone’s home to facilitate complex care, we can assess the appropriate changes and provide access to the correct equipment.

We firmly believe in supporting people to remain living comfortably in their own home, retaining their independence and ultimately leading a better-quality life. Our complex care packages are available to individuals of all ages on an hourly or live-in care basis and are fully flexible to our Clients’ requirements.

 

Our Complex Care Services

 

Dementia Care

Motor Neurones Care

Parkinson’s Care

Stroke Care

End of Life Care

Respiratory Care

Cerebral Palsy Care

Pressure Care

Catheter Care

PEG Feeding

Learning Disability Care

Spinal Cord Injury Rehab

Brain Injury Rehab

Epilepsy Management

Dominic's Story

Dominic is a young boy with cerebral palsy and epilepsy. He is non-verbal and requires all his care needs to be anticipated and met by our team.

Dominic attends a local school and part of our support is to ensure he is ready for the school bus each morning. This includes assisting with his personal care needs, preparing meals and helping him on the school bus with a smile on his face! We meet him off the bus in the afternoon and support with sensory play and physio.

Our care team work alongside a team of professionals in the care package. Our team are trained and ready to adapt any changes in his care packages as he gets older to ensure he continues to receive the highest standards of care.

A Comprehensive Guide to Complex Care

Having a loved one in need of complex care can be a struggle for many families, but it’s not an uncommon one. As the aging population grows, so do the people who eventually need more help with their day to day routine.

These patients also come with multiple chronic conditions, such as diabetes and heart disease. Complex care services help care for them without diminishing their quality of life. We also provide complex care for younger adults and children with a range of conditions.

Here’s a comprehensive guide on what to expect from complex care and how to find complex care in the Wakefield, Kirklees, and Calderdale areas.

What is Complex Care?

The first thing to clear up is the question of what is complex care, and how does it differ from typical retirement homes or extended hospital stays?

Broadly speaking, complex care is a person-centered approach to address the needs of people whose health issues might otherwise result in a high number of hospital visits.

This doesn’t necessarily mean geriatric patients. Young adults and children with complex needs also benefit from complex care at home.

Complex care aims to provide comprehensive care for patients with significant, continuing healthcare issues. Thus, the carers and care assistants involved have to be skilled in a wide array of specific caring methods.

A proper form of complex care puts the person first, creates an integrated ecosystem to provide person-centered care, and connects the individual to medical, behavioral, and health and social care service providers.

People in Need

People with complex health needs aren’t necessarily older or suffering from severe medical conditions. In some cases, it’s a combination of medical, long-term care, behavioral, and social needs, such as social isolation.

The number of children with complex needs alone has increased by over 50% since 2004. The underlying issue behind this includes increased life expectancy for babies born with complex disabilities.

As the quality of healthcare improves and survival rates increase, so do the number of individuals who need continued support to live.

Complex care services work to minimize travel time while also coordinating multiple sectors of healthcare for ease of access.

Some examples of complex care individuals might need include stoma care and tracheostomy care.

Stomas come with many problems, but patients also suffer psychologically as a result of the change to their bodies. Complex care manages both their psychological and mental health.

Complex care often takes the form of home care as a way to minimize extended or repeat hospital visits. A home visit by an experienced carer provides peace of mind to the individual and their family.

Additionally, home care allows individuals to continue living independently in their own homes.

Complex Care Services

Complex care providers cover a wide range of services and should be experienced in dealing with complex medical conditions. These include but are not limited to, Dementia, Parkinson’s, stroke care, brain and spine injuries, and end-of-life care.

Here are just a few benefits of complex care.

Companionship

Living far away from your loved ones can be a challenge, especially when they have specific medical needs. You may consider moving closer to them to care for them or moving them to where you are.

Complex care services offer an alternative. Hospital and doctor visits shouldn’t be the only times your loved one gets to socialise.

The need for companionship is much greater for older or disabled individuals with limited social interactions.

Roughly 17% of older people are in contact with their friends and family less than once a week. While that doesn’t necessarily sound like a problem itself, it can be when you consider over half of all people over 75 years old live alone.

Loneliness isn’t just a mood; it can have some serious effects on your health.

Feeling lonely increases your blood pressure, weakens your immune system, and can cause stress and depression.

As such, one service offered by The Care Collection is companionship. Clients will have a friendly face to keep them company, and they can choose whatever activities they want to do.

Our Client-to-Carer matching service uses hobbies and interests to ensure genuine friendships form between carer and client.

Domestic Support

For older adults living alone, domestic tasks are a challenge. No one wants their loved one to live in unsanitary conditions until they can visit and help clean the house.

The Care Collection offers a domestic support service that helps out with these daily chores. Carers help with the basics such as cleaning and laundry, but they also prepare meals for clients.

At home care also includes grocery pickup, answering the door and phone, pet care, and assisting with daily living.

While residential care would take care of most of these tasks, complex care lets clients maintain some level of independence and the home they’ve invested in.

Personal Care

One of the hardest parts of getting older or dealing with medical issues is accepting help with things that were once easy. One of the benefits of complex care is dedicated home care that puts your loved one’s comforts first.

Continuous service with the same familiar faces is important when it comes to personal care. Carers and clients will work together to form a long-term relationship that is personalised for every individual.

For those that need more support, there is also the option of live-in care.

With live-in care, a dedicated carer will live with the individual for one to two-week shifts, alternating with another carer on and off. They help with all the usual personal care services, as well as being there for any situation that might come up. Overall, it’s a more cost-effective option versus a care home, and it allows the client to get dedicated care they wouldn’t get anywhere else.

How The Care Collection Manage Complex Care

By working with one of our care management team, we will undertake detailed care planning. This will enable us to provide care at home tailored to the specific needs of the client.

Our wealth of experience allows us to make qualified assessments on complex care and build bespoke care plans for our Clients to significantly improve their quality of life and promote independence.

We firmly believe in supporting people to remain living comfortably in their own home, retaining their independence and ultimately leading a better-quality life. Our complex care packages are available to individuals of all ages on an hourly or live-in care basis and are fully flexible to our Clients’ requirements.

Local Complex Care

Complex care services can give you the peace of mind you need when dealing with your loved ones. No more shuttling them back and forth between doctor’s offices and causing them unnecessary stress.

If you’re looking for a complex care package in the Wakefield, Calderdale, Kirklees or West Yorkshire area, contact us for a quote and to hear more about what we can offer.

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