Healthcare Professionals

Hear what the experts think about live-in care and the real life physical and emotional benefits it can bring.

“I am the senior partner at The Town Surgery, Sevenoaks, Kent and I specialise in the medical care of older people. Over the years I have recommended, and continue to recommend Consultus Care and Nursing which provides trained, full time live-in carers and nurses (since 1962) to enable elderly folk where possible to stay in their own homes for the rest of their lives in familiar surroundings, where friends and family can visit at any time, and where pets can be retained. In my experience this is the ideal environment for any older person requiring short or long term care.”

Dr. Philip Razzell, BSc MBBS MRCS LRCP Dip Obst RCOG, qualified at Guy’s Hospital and has always been interested in the medical care of elderly people. He is hospital practitioner in geriatric medicine at Sevenoaks Hospital, and also has special experience in psychiatry and supervised the diabetic clinic at the medical centre. Dr. Razzell holds the Diploma in Geriatric Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians.

“Over the past few years, I have referred a series of patients to The Good Care Group for complex care management at home. On all occasions, they have managed such complex cases very well. The care plan is built around the particular needs of the patient. It is reviewed regularly to enable it to adapt. The staff are excellent, able, well trained and empathetic. They are my top choice where complexity is concerned.”

Dr Mark Kinirons, Consult physician and accredited specialist in general and geriatric medicine.

Real problems, real improvements

Live-in homecare offers a very efficient and effective solution to bed blocking. With experienced carers on hand 24/7 to provide a safe and proactively monitored convalescence environment, patients can be discharged immediately they are declared well enough to leave.

Carers undertake around 85 per cent of the work often conducted by nurses – and often work under the auspices of Macmillan and community nurses, freeing up their time.

But there’s another major benefit for health professionals – and indeed the whole NHS. Live-in home care also significantly mitigates the risk of readmissions. Patients have their own evolving personal care plans and with such ongoing bespoke attention they are far less likely to suffer from falls, skin conditions and UTIs or other infections which are detected early due to the one-to-one supervision and observation in place.

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