Apex HSC Recruiting in Leek, Staffordshire Moorlands

The Apex Health & Social Care Recruitment team are out in Leek, Staffordshire Moorlands this week on the search for qualified nurseshealthcare assistantscare workers and personal assistants.

Apex HSC carers and healthcare professionals are some of the best in the industry, maintaining an exemplary standard of care for clients and care users, as well as ensuring all of our staff are trained to highest standard.

Please call our dedicated recruitment team on 0844 334 0805 to find out the specific times and locations of our visit to Leek and to make an appointment to see an Apex HSC employment advisor.

We are passionate about care, but we are also committed to providing our staff with the best support, training and tools to carry out their roles to the best of their abilities.

If you think you would like to join our committed team in the North West but are not based in the Leek area, call 0844 334 0805 to find out more about our current vacancies.

The importance of Companionship

When a care plan is designed for any individual, it’s often the medication and healthcare aspects that take priority. Of course providing the correct medical care and attention for each client is of utmost importance, however we believe that social care is just as important to improve recovery times and to maintain a high standard of living.

Our Companionship Service is designed for people who do not need 24 hour personal care but sometimes struggle with daily activities while living at home and find their quality of life suffers as a result.

This service is especially invaluable to family members who are unable to visit regularly as it provides peace of mind knowing their loved one is being cared for.

Based around individual requirements, Apex HSC offers a range of services including daily routine reminders for medication, doctors’ appointments and other daily activities that will allow each client to remain independent. Carers are also able to help out with household tasks such as dusting, vacuuming, ironing and changing bed linen.

Social activities are also taken into consideration to ensure every client enjoys a full and enjoyable social life in and outside the home. This can include accompanying clients on day trips and outings.

Personal care is so important to help provide care users with the full and enjoyable independent life they deserve.

For more information on our personalised care programmes, please call 0845 600 3041.

Apex HSC on Facebook
Apex HSC on Twitter

Respite Care at home with Apex HSC

Respite care used to mean that care users had to move from their home to a care home or facility to receive the care and support they require. Respite care at home gives your loved ones the independence and comfort of remaining in their own homes while providing the essential care they need.

Apex Health + Social Care offers a unique Respite Care at Home package which focuses on providing quality care and social support for care users like domiciliary care while enabling you to be relieved of some of the heavy responsibilities home caring can bring.

Respite care will also enable you to care for a loved one or family member without the potential disruption and anxiety of moving house and changing primary carers which can often be a very difficult transition for everybody involved.

Respite Care at Home can offer a full range of care services, including:

  • Bed routine
  • Assistance in manouvering around the house, such as getting in and out of bed, up and down stairs, using the bathroom etc
  • Bathing
  • Dressing
  • Meal times
  • Assistance with preparing nutrtional meals and carrying out weekly shops
  • Continence
  • Medication
  • Household tasks such as vacuuming, washing up and laundry

Respite Care at Home can be offered as a long or short-term solution, providing you with an alternative to full-time care. This can be especially welcome should you need a short break from providing the full-time care your loved one requires. Full time care 24 hours a day can be provided for up to two weeks, or can simply be for a few hours each day to ensure daily  needs are being met.

For more information about our Respite Care services, please call 0845 600 3041 and we will be happy to discuss your needs and send you any relevant literature.

Apex HSC on Facebook
Apex HSC on Twitter 

Apex HSC Personalised care – Dementia

Dementia and ALzheimer’s can decrease cognitive funtion in patients, however increased engagement and sensory involvement can improve their wellbeing.

One of the most important care practices homecare workers can employ when working with clients who have dementia is to involve them in their everyday surroundings.

Support services that involve the engagement and sensory involvement of dementia patients often see the most improvements from the people in their care. One method being more commonly used amongst domiciliary care services is the SPECAL approach, which encourages caring from a client’s perspective.

Independent living is incredibly important to ensure a person’s self-esteem and dignity is well cared-for, but dementia can make important everyday tasks difficult to carry out. By using new techniques to improve the way clients and carers see dementia can really help improve their quality of life and ensure their continuation of more independent domiciliary care rather than full-time care.

THe SPECAL approach covers a number if areas, all very important to ensure high standards of dementia care while reducing levels of anxiety and improving interaction.

  • Never contradict a client with dementia – it can cause confusion and angry outbursts that oculd easily be avoided.
  • Don’t ask questions – raising queries can increase confusion and panic. Instead try to be more decisive and suggest what you think would be best to do.
  • Learn from the expert – the person who has dementia knows what having dementia is like. They are the best people to learn from!
  • Invest time in observing the individual. Knowing their hobbies or positive triggers will enable you to steer conversations and actions into more positive outcomes.
  • Identify anxiety triggers – knowing what upsets the individual will enable you to avoid it in the future.
  • Be reasy with solutions to restore calmness. Being prepared is the best way to deal with anxiety attacks.

The key to making a difference to a person with dementia is to reach them in a way they can understand. To a person with dementia the most engaging thing could be a link to their past interests or loves but don’t live in suspended time. Move forward, engage and encourage involvement.

If you would like to begin a rewarding career in domiciliary health and social care, please contact Apex Health + Social care by calling 0845 600 3041 24 hours a day, or emailing recruitment@apexhsc.co.uk.

Apex HSC on Facebook
Apex HSC on Twitter