If you find yourself or a loved one needing gastronomy care, Secure Healthcare Solutions is on hand to help. We will enable you to stay in the comfort of your own home and live as healthy, happy and independent a life as possible. With our extensive experience and dedicated team, we are trained in all there is to know about peg-gastrostomy care and any issues, queries or questions that might arise. We will be on hand whenever you need to assist when you need us the most.
If you find yourself asking “where can I find gastronomy care near me” we are here to help. We offer gastronomy care in Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Stafford, Stoke, Coventry, Cheshire, Shropshire, Worcester and the surrounding West Midlands region.
What is gastronomy care and why might I need it?
A gastronomy is a tube that is inserted through the abdominal wall into the stomach to assist with feeding. There are two main categories of gastronomy tube – standard and low profile. Standard tubes are also called Percutaneous Endoscopic gastrostomy devices (PEGS) and have tubing that extends around seven to eight inches from the stomach. Low profile tubes sit at skin level and are often nicknamed “buttons” due to their appearance. To use these, extension tubing is attached to make feeding easier and when it isn’t in use the port is covered with a cap to stop leaking from the stomach.
A gastronomy can be recommended by your doctor for a range of different reasons, including:
- If you have problems with your oesophagus, stomach or mouth
- If you have issues with swallowing that could cause you to choke (this could be that food enters the lungs)
- If you are unable to get enough food to meet your daily nutritional requirements
Nutrition is vital for wellbeing and without the correct amount you could lose weight, be malnourished and not recover quickly or respond to treatments as you should. Those most at risk from malnutrition are those living with an illness or disease, anyone preparing for or recovering from surgery and anyone getting over a serious illness. Because of this, a healthcare professional could recommend a feeding tube to allow you to get the nutrients you need easily and quickly. The peg tube which is inserted directly to the opening in the stomach allows for food and liquid as well as important medicines to be digested quickly and easily.
All of our gastronomy carers at Secure Healthcare Solutions are full-trained to the highest of standards. We know that no two people are the same which is why we will create a dedicated plan just for you that prioritizes high-quality care tailored to your requirements. We will build your plan around your lifestyle and preferences meaning you can receive the level of support and care you need while maintaining a level of normality to your life. We can assist you with the daily care of your tube and also support you with any medications you might need to take.
As well as support with your tube we can also assist with any other care needs you might have. From help around the house to picking up prescriptions and company during the day or night we are here for you.
For your gastronomy care needs please get in touch. We have gastronomy carers in Wolverhampton, Dudley, Walsall, Telford and many other locations around the country. See the full list here and get in touch with us today to find out just how we can help you.