We would like to welcome to the team our new senior carer Louise Savill.

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My name is Louise and I am the new Senior Carer/ Team leader for White Cross Care in the Chatham Branch. I have worked in the Health and Social care sector for 12 years, I started my career as a Care Assistant in a Nursing Home and soon realised this was the sector I wanted to progress in. I knew I wanted to help others and to improve the quality of life of the individuals who I cared for. I decided to gain my NVQ level 2 and 3 and my QCF level 5 in Health and Social. I worked my way up from a Carer to a senior, to a deputy manager and then I worked as a Registered Manager for 5 years. I have worked for various companies and within different settings such as Residential Care homes, Nursing Homes, Extra Care schemes and within domiciliary Care.  

I decided to join White Cross as I have recently relocated to the area, I am excited to work within a company with such a good reputation and I have already been made to feel so welcome by the team. 

Stay safe in the heat

HOT

It will be another hot weekend with temperatures reaching 30 Celsius, or higher, in central, southern and some northern parts fo England. Southest England will be hotter with temperatures reaching 34 to 37.

The highest temperature reached so far this year is 37.8 Celsius, recorded at Heathrow on July 31st.

It’s easy to become dehydrated or overheat when it’s hot outside. Make sure you’re drinking plenty of fluids. Aim to drink 6 – 8 glasses of liquid a day, and more if it’s hot. Eat a balanced diet to help your body replace any salt you lose by sweating.

GOV.UK have published heatwave plan for england

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/heatwave-plan-for-england

You can find the latest weather info at

https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/about-us/press-office/news/weather-and-climate/2020/hot-spell-august

 

 

Obesity matters

Obesity matters – it affects our health, our life chances and our self-esteem. It makes the work of the NHS and care services more difficult. It is a pressure on the economy.

@PHE_UKs Professor John Newton blogs on why obesity must be tackled:

Home Care Rainham

White Cross Care

At White Cross Care, we provide home care services to people who live in Rainham who need it and pride ourselves on offering excellent home care services at a fair price.

Our services will allow you to maintain independent living or it can be used for support with rehabilitation following illness or discharge from the hospital.

We offer a personalised service when it comes to our home care services, meaning that the service has been completely tailored to your needs.

What we do

Currently we provide care for people in Rainham who have complex care needs through either illness or disability. We also give care and support to people who need palliative care and end of live care, with us providing nursing care if we are required to do so.

Our team can offer personal care to individuals who use our services. The personal care that we can offer includes daily tasks such as washing, dressing and continence care. Our team are also able to assist with medications and prescriptions and can help with daily activities such as shopping, laundry or paying bills.

Our staff

The care staff that we employ all satisfy our rigorous recruitment criteria and they have a natural aptitude for care. They all share our ethos – to be caring, compassionate and have a willingness to learn.

Ar White Cross Care we train and support each of our staff members, this ensures that they are meeting the standards that we set at our agency. To further ensure that our staff members are meeting the standards that we set, we monitor and supervise our team.

Contact us

To find out more about what we can offer to you or your relative in Rainham, simply give us a call today on 01634 888 625 or 07914024308.

 

 

Home Care Chatham

At White Cross Care we have been supporting people to remain in their own home and to access their community since we were first established several years ago. We have gained an excellent reputation in the time that we have been providing home care to people in Chatham, making us a reliable agency that you can trust.

We offer a comprehensive range of home care services to people in Chatham, including:

  • Care for those who have complex care needs through disability or illness
  • Care and support with palliative care and end of life care, with nursing if it is required
  • Assistance with medications and prescriptions
  • Assistance with personal care – washing, dressing and continence care
  • Assistance with day to day activities – shopping, laundry and paying bills

All of our staff members have been trained to the highest level and they have been employed by us specifically because they share our ethos of being caring, compassionate and willing to learn. Our staff members are supported to ensure that they deliver the standard of care that you expect and they are also managed and supervised regularly to ensure that our standards are being met.

When you choose to use our home care services you can expect there to be a full assessment of the care needed. This consists of:

  • A holistic assessment of need that involves devising relevant care plans that include nursing care interventions
  • Care planning
  • Referral on to other agencies or services if required to do so
  • Continence care/catheter management
  • Bowel and bladder management
  • Disease specific assessments
  • Manual handling assessments
  • Nutrition assessment/PEG management
  • Palliative care
  • Pain assessments
  • Personal hygiene
  • Risk assessments
  • Teaching
  • Wound care
  • Diabetic care
  • Eye care
  • Medication management
  • Terminal care/bereavement care
  • Pressure area care
  • Advice on diet and fluid intake
  • Immunisation and vaccinations

If you live in Chatham and are interested in the home care that we can offer for either yourself or a family member then we’d love to hear from you. Just get in touch with us today for more information on what we can offer.

 

Home Care Medway

Here at White Cross Care we provide personalised home care and a domiciliary service that is dedicated to the well-being of people in their own home in Medway.

For people it is important that they can be independent in their own home, we aim to not only promote that independence but also maintain it so that you and your family can enjoy your quality of life comfortably.

Whether you are looking for help with day to day activities or you need more complex care at your home, we have a service that will suit your exact needs.

The services we offer include:

  • Complex care needs through illness or disability
  • Care and support with palliative care and end of life care with nursing care if required
  • Assistance with personal care for example washing, dressing and continence care
  • Assistance with medications and prescriptions
  • Practical help with day to day activities for example shopping, laundry and paying bills

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When we are providing home care services in Medway, we will carry out an assessment so that we can make sure that we are giving the proper care.

The full assessment stage will involve:

  • Holistic assessment of need, with us devising relevant care plans
  • Care planning
  • Referring onto other services or agencies if required to do so
  • Continence care/catheter management
  • Bowel and bladder management
  • Disease specific assessments
  • Manual handling assessments
  • Nutrition assessment/PEG management
  • Palliative care
  • Pain assessments
  • Personal hygiene
  • Risk Assessments
  • Teaching
  • Wound care, this includes leg ulcers
  • Diabetic care
  • Eye care
  • Medication management
  • Terminal care/bereavement care
  • Pressure area care
  • Giving advice and fluid intake
  • Immunisation and vaccinations

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If you or your relative lives in Medway and you would like to discuss home care then just get in touch with us today.