Professional Care Consultancy Ltd works in partnership with other professionals, organisations and private clients to advise on care options and to provide independent social work assessments, care planning and case management to ensure the best outcomes for our clients. Our areas of expertise include:
Our company co-ordinates all services to provide a complete case management service to clients requiring short and long term care planning. This involves you and one of our representatives identifying your needs and wishes, whilst setting achievable goals that will help improve your quality of life. We will ensure throughout our involvement that your preferences remain at the heart of our work with you.
- Support and advice to source appropriate residential and nursing care.
- Practical assistance to view care homes/properties and to ensure a smooth transition
- Assistance finding alternative accommodation.
- Facilitation and coordination of a move to a new property.
- Discussion of various care options to support you in your new home.
- Reviewing of existing care arrangements and amending as required.
- On-going monitoring of care and well-being via face to face visits, telephone contact, Skype or any other method as requested.
- Long term case management for people who have sustained a life changing injury.
- Arranging bespoke holidays for people with disabilities and their carers.
- Provision of Mental Capacity assessments.
- Act as Certificate Providers for Lasting Power of Attorney.
This list is not exhaustive, please contact us should you have any other request.
Reviewing of existing care arrangements
Reviewing existing care arrangements is necessary to ensure that the quality and level of service received is provided at the highest level and meets your needs and wishes. Any problems thus identified can be rectified immediately.
Moving home can be a stressful and difficult time, in particular coordinating different services on a tight time schedule.
Professional Care Consultancy Ltd provides a unique and bespoke ‘moving on’ service that supports you to make all necessary arrangements and to ensure a smooth transition from one home to another. This may include liaising with your solicitor, gathering quotes for removals, ensuring health services and utility companies have been notified. Arrangements for care services in the new property will be made promptly, tailored to your specifications to ensure the best outcome for you.
Just Checking Service
Just Checking is a service that is set up to monitor your needs and wellbeing on a regular basis to ensure you feel comfortable and secure. This service is particularly useful for relatives and friends who live abroad or in a different part of the country and are unable to visit often but want the reassurance that their relative/friend is well cared for. The frequency of our visits and type of contact will be tailored to your requirements. A written report will always be provided if requested.
Assessment of care needs
An assessment is an effective way of identifying what your care needs and wishes are by focussing on your strengths and abilities. In order to do this as accurately and holistically as possible, we will have a full discussion with you and consult any other relevant people.
Arranging care at home
Domiciliary care (also known as home care) is the provision of supportive care in the home, provided by care assistants/support workers/personal assistants on a daily basis. The care may include personal care, continence care, reminders about administration of medication, meal preparation, shopping, accessing the community and carrying out domestic tasks. Depending on your circumstances and how you choose to commission the care, the amount of time needed per visit and the number of visits per day may vary. Professional Care Consultancy Ltd will liaise with the care providers to ensure the best outcome for you and value for money.
Live-in care is the provision of a carer or care team who live with you and provide dedicated one to one support which may include personal care, day to day activities and companionship. This is a service available for adults of all ages and abilities. The nature of live-in care means that the carer will require their own room and have regular breaks. It is normal practice that the same two carers work alternative weeks to ensure continuity or your care.
Arranging supported living environments
A residential care home offers people a single room, often an en-suite, with with access to carers around the clock. Residential care caters for people who have non-complex needs and who may require access to a district nurse. The fees for the care home usually include accommodation, meals and all care support. There are different types of residential care homes specialising in a variety of needs: sensory impairment, dementia care and generic residential care for those with less complex needs. Some homes accept a variety of people with differing care needs. Care homes are registered and regulated by the Care Quality Commission.
Care home with nursing
A care home with nursing is staffed by qualified nurses and carers to support people who require regular assistance from a qualified nurse. This may be due to complex health needs, medication regime, dressings and other nursing procedures. Clients may be eligible for an NHS Nursing Care Contribution towards the cost of their nursing care. This currently amounts to £112.00 standard rate or £154.14 higher rate (2015) and is paid from the NHS direct to the care home towards the fees. This amount varies in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Housing with care
Housing with care provides tenants with their own flat often comprising a level access shower room, bedroom, kitchenette and lounge. Often there are communal areas such as a lounge and dining room and shared laundry facilities. These services differ greatly between complexes. Tenants have as much independence and privacy as they wish in the knowledge that they have access to care and support services 24 hours per day.
Gated community living
Gated communities are walled and often prestigious developments that restrict public access. This is often a preferred way of living, for people who need maximum privacy and security and may also include concierge service and a coded entry system. Gated communities are concentrated in London and the Southeast of England.
Retirement villages offer independent apartments or bungalows with access to a range of leisure facilities and selected retail outlets. Some villages are also able to offer access to care services to ensure that you remain safe and active for as long as possible. Depending on
the village, it is possible to purchase, rent or enter into a shared ownership agreement for individual properties.
Mental Capacity assessments
A mental capacity assessment is an assessment carried out under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 to determine whether a person has the mental capacity to make a specific decision at a specific time. This could cover a range of decisions such as where a person should live or how their care needs should be met. The Mental Capacity Act 2005 provides a statutory framework to empower and protect adults who lack the mental capacity to make specific decisions. It provides a framework to make a specfic decision in the person’s best interest where the person has been assessed to lack mental capacity.
Provision of Skills based Certificate Provider for Lasting Power of Attorney
A lasting power of attorney (LPA) is a document that gives a legal authority to another person to make decisions on your behalf if you lack the mental capacity to make them yourself. This document is completed prior to the loss of mental capacity. There are two types of LPA covering property and financial affairs and health and welfare.
In completing the LPA an independent person called a certificate provider is required to confirm that you understand the significance of your Lasting Power of Attorney. The certificate provider also certifies that there is no undue pressure or fraud involved in drawing up the LPA. This role is completed either by someone who has known you for at least two years or a registered health care professional, registered social worker, solicitor, barrister or advocate.