15 Apr 2020
Coronavirus – A Crisis in Care Homes
Coronavirus – A Crisis in Care Homes Recent news has highlighted the risks of COVID-19 spreading within a care home setting, despite the very best efforts of their care staff
Recent news has highlighted the risks of COVID-19 spreading within a care home setting, despite the very best efforts of their care staff working tirelessly to keep them safe and well.
Public Health England (PHE) data have revealed more than 9,000 confirmed deaths from COVID-19 in care homes across the UK. The fear that the actual number could be far higher still remains.
The latest figures show COVID-19 deaths have exceeded 30,000 across the UK, which was described as a “massive tragedy” by Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab. This means 1/4 of COVID-19 deaths have supposedly taken place in care homes.
Find out how live-in care at Trinity Homecare could support you and your loved ones, whilst relieving the burden on the NHS.
There is a solution: live-in care.
Live-in care provides one-to-one, around the clock support within the comfort of your own home. It significantly reduces interactions between people compared to care homes and effectively enables self-isolation and shielding. Live-in care enables the most vulnerable to be safe in their own home throughout this crisis.
We can reduce hospital readmission numbers compared to care homes. The Better at Home report shows that people are nearly a third more likely to fall in any one year if they’re in a residential or nursing home, compared to living at home, with visiting or live-in care.
Shielding vulnerable adults with a single or rotating live-in carer significantly reduces the risks of spreading COVID-19 compared to a residential or nursing home setting.
Live-in care provides a ready-made solution, to help with hospital discharges during COVID-19 and enables the most vulnerable to be cared for within the comfort of their own home.
An alternative to residential and nursing care that can help reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 further and reduce the burden on the NHS.
Live-in care is a safe and cost-effective alternative to a care home, at a time when the risks of cross-transmission within care and nursing homes are becoming a great concern. At Trinity Homecare, we are able to provide a single or rotating live-in care worker which mitigates these risks at a comparable price to a nursing home bed.
Our live-in care services are an easy and ready-made solution. We understand how important it is for a person to maintain their independence, usual routines, and lifestyle. Live-in care allows the most vulnerable to be cared for within the comfort of their own home – a solution that has no upheaval and no disruption.
We carefully match clients to carers with our exclusive MatchCare service and provide a bespoke Trinity Care Profile tailored specifically to you. This plan takes into account the client’s needs, routine, personality, social preferences, medical needs and favourite activities. We simply make home life easier, safer and more enjoyable.
With Trinity Homecare’s live-in service, you will have a dedicated carer who will be able to assist you in many ways. Whether you require respite care for a couple of weeks or a longer-term solution, take a look at some of the benefits of having a live-in carer:
Why not download our live-in care guide to find out more?
Trinity Homecare is rated as “Outstanding” by the CQC (Care Quality Commission) and provides round the clock care to many vulnerable adults around the Home Counties, right from the comfort of their own home.
With multiple awards and accreditations, you will have peace of mind knowing that you are in safe hands.
At Trinity Homecare, we believe that communication is key, particularly in the health and social care industry. With Coronavirus taking over many of our lives, safe and secure communication between home care providers and their clients is more important than ever.
Over the last couple of years, we have introduced paperless communication into the service which is proving to be quite effective. Our TrinityConnect App is designed to keep you informed at all times through a live feed, giving both you and your loved ones transparency and consistency.
Replacing paper records, TrinityConnect enables Care Managers to monitor visits in real-time and respond faster to any issues, missed visits, or alerts raised by a TrinityCarer. Such technology will give you the peace of mind you deserve during this unprecedented time.