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.

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Lancashire carers lead the way in ongoing wound care

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust has aimed to improve patient care with a new Wound Healing Assessment and Monitoring (WHAM) tool.

The tool promotes regular evaluation and regulated practice when it comes to wound care in a community setting and makes it easier to quickly evaluate the stages of healing and the care that is required by the patient.

Janine Shepherd, clinical lead for the tissue viability service at the Trust said of the tool: “I’m so pleased that implementation of the WHAM tool has been successful and it’s great that we are setting an example to other clinicians outside of the organisation.

“Our main aim was to collect useful and accurate information such as healing rates to support judgement and ensure consistent care is being delivered across the board.

“Documentation is really important in nursing practice and can help clinicians to identify trends and monitor outcomes whilst ensuring continuity of care for our service users.”

Implementation of the WHAM tool has improved record-keeping and enabled clinicians to measure and monitor wound healing rates within their teams across the region. helping care users and patients better chance of gaining quicker recovery times and dealing with less chances of infection.

The project was implemented in a staged approach across clinical settings which ensured consistently high standards for patients and enables people to receive care from different locations.

Marnie Nixon, assistant practitioner at Lancashire Care said: “Each element of the WHAM tool has been developed with our service users in mind as this is ultimately about improving their quality of life and treatment.”

The quality of life of patients and care users is of utmost importance to the NHS and to Apex HSC and we welcome the usage of such tools to enable better care to be given to patients with more positive outcomes and greater synchronicity between care givers, care professionals and GPs and nurses.

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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.

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