Panacea Care Services provides a unique combination of premier home care services, including palliative and end of life support, in the West Berkshire, South Oxfordshire and Wokingham area.
Our experienced and friendly team of carers are passionate about the home care services Panacea Care Service can offer. Our uniquely experienced home care agency staff all have expertise and proficiency in caring for individuals within a hospice/community setting, and are skilled in palliative and end of life care.
We support and aid our service users to continue living independent and rewarding lives in the comfort and familiarity of their own homes.
Domiciliary home care is provided to people who still live in their own homes, but require additional support with areas of their activities of daily living, to allow them to maintain both their independence and quality of life.
We understand how distressing it can be to see how a life-threatening illness is affecting a loved one. That’s where we can help, by providing specialist support with the day-to-day activities, so your family and loved ones can make the most of your time together.
Night Care at home provides peace of mind and reassurance that you will be looked after whatever happens through the night. Your Domiciliary Home Care Assistant will stay with you throughout the night, to assist and support you when required.
Domiciliary care is provided to people who still live in their own homes, but require additional support with areas of their activities of daily living, to allow them to maintain both their independence and quality of life.
The services user may be starting to find it difficult to complete different areas of their routine and want some support. Regular home care visits from half an hour can be arranged to help with a wide range of everyday tasks, including:
· Personal and continence care
· Managing medication
· Helping to mobilise in and around the home
· Household tasks and meal preparation
· Clinical care, including catheter and stoma management and PEG feeding
Domiciliary care from Panacea Care Services offers a valuable source of companionship and emotional support. Seeing a familiar face every day, or a couple of times a week, brings not only reassurance, but also a feeling of safety and friendship.
Our fully trained carers can provide medication support including catheterisation, convene, and PEG feeding, to name just a few. All are managed by the Registered Nurse Manager who will work with you to create a holistic and personalised care plan.
Night Care at home provides peace of mind and reassurance that you will be looked after whatever happens through the night. Your Domiciliary Care Assistant will stay with you throughout the night, to assist and support you when required.
Our Domiciliary Care Assistants provide a reassuring presence throughout the night when you feel most vulnerable, supporting with personal care needs, mobilising safely, and assistance with medication.
Night Care also provides a break to family members, giving them the chance to receive a hiatus, and providing peace of mind that assistance is readily available to their loved one during the night.
Sleepover Service or Waking Night
Night Care at home is provided in two ways: a sleeping night or a waking night.
On a sleeping night, the Domiciliary Home Care Assistant will require a bed and quiet place to sleep, but will awaken to any movements or stirrings in the home. They can also be woken anytime during their shift if help is required using a bell / intercom / alarm system to request help up to three occasions.
On a waking night, the Domiciliary Care Assistant will spend the majority on the shift with the service user, as they need attention throughout the night and cannot be left alone.
Night Care can be requested as a regular ongoing arrangement, or for ad-hoc individual nights. The minimum duration for a night duty is 9 hours, starting at 22:00 hours and finishing at 07:00 hours.
If extra hours are required, please discuss with the registered manager.
At Panacea Care Services we understand how distressing it can be to see how a life-threatening illness is affecting a loved one. That’s where we can help, by providing specialist support with the day-to-day activities, so your family and loved ones can make the most of your time together.
The responsibility of caring for someone in their final stage of life can be overwhelming. They may need assistance in dressing and bathing, and have a variety of medications that are required to be administered at delegated times.
Our highly experienced and qualified carers can provide fully managed and regulated personalised care plans, tailored to your personal needs. We also work with district nursing teams, occupational therapists and palliative care teams, to facilitate your holistic care needs.
Regular home visits from one hour can be arranged to support you and your loved one, which include:
· Professional health care assessments
· Personal holistic care - assistance with bathing, dressing and toileting
· Continence care - changing continence pads, managing a stoma or catheter
· Emotional support
· Support with management of medications
· Liaising with other healthcare professionals
· Housekeeping duties – linen changing, preparation of meals, caring for pets
· Companionship and support
The Government is committed to every person nearing end of life to receive attentive, high quality, compassionate care, and for their wishes in their final weeks to be respected.
Most of us would prefer to spend our final weeks at home rather than in a hospital, in tranquillity and peace, with dignity and compassion. However, you and your family may have concerns about staying at home: being alone; becoming a burden; needing intimate care; etc.
Palliative care at home from Panacea Care Services can provide this support in familiar surroundings, surrounded by the memories and the people that you love. With the one-to-one support of a compassionate carer who is experienced in palliative care, you can have specialist support whenever it is required, allowing you to stay in the place you feel most comfortable and secure.
Above all you will maintain control in your final months, while having someone to support you through this challenging time.
Taking medication, as prescribed by your GP, is an important part of a personalised health care management plan. Panacea Care Services can support service users maintain as much independence as possible with regards to their medication.
Service users may require physical assistance only with medication: injecting tablets and capsules from a blister pack; opening container tops; or applying creams or eye drops. In these circumstances, our team of Domiciliary Home Care Assistants will follow the service users instructions, allowing them to retain overall responsibility. If a higher level of assistance is required, arrangement can be made appropriately.
Our team of Domiciliary Care Assistants are able to check that service users have taken their medication, and prompt or remind if required. Any concerns regarding service users not taking, or unable to take medication, will be reported to the registered manager and dealt with appropriately.
Support from our nurses and carers can give you the confidence that medication is being taken correctly.
The service is registered as a Home Care Agency by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) who are responsible for ensuring that standards are maintained.
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