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Here at Secure healthcare, we understand that spinal cord injuries are continuing to rise over the last 10 years, and there is a growing challenge to look after these individuals to ensure that they live a quality life. It has become one of the most important health and care issues faced in the UK.

Spinal cord injuries
are generally caused by direct trauma, for example, it may be by falling down the stairs, a small fall, sporting injury, or car accident.

In the UK, the number of people being diagnosed with spinal cord injuries continues to increase, there are around 2500 people injured or diagnosed each year with a spinal cord injury.

The total number of people living with a spinal cord injury in the UK is 50,000.

A spinal cord injury is likely to be progressive over time, initially, you will get mild symptoms, however over time.

Everybody with a spinal cord injury will experience slightly different symptoms, depending on the area of the spine that has been injured and other related injuries. The force from these accidents to the spine causes the bone to break and affects the spinal cord. Injuries can also cause swelling from spinal fractures. With an older person, the force required to cause these injuries is likely to be much less, as the thinning of bones makes them more brittle which causes the bones to break more easily.

Some of the common symptoms include:
– Numbness below the level of the injury
– Muscle weakness below the level of the injury
– Loss of bowel and bladder control
– Loss of feeling in the chest, arm, or legs
– Breathing problems
– Loss of movement and finding it difficult to move around the house, without experiencing pain

We understand that looking after a loved one with a spinal cord injury, can be difficult, alongside other commitments, we know that family and friends want to remain close to their loved ones, which is why we provide spinal injury care within a home care setting. Whether you require personal home care for your loved ones for a few hours or for large periods of time, we are here to provide care and support. Our case managers work closely without the healthcare team to devise care plans to accommodate individual client needs. We provide mental support, care, and nutrition support and we are here to help.

Spinal Cord Injury Care
In summary how we can help

– Ensuring your loved ones stay safe at home in their own family surroundings
– Support in building confidence and encouraging individuals to try everyday tasks
– Support with meal preparation and ensuring individuals is eating a nutritious diet to encourage a healthy diet
– Regularly engage and stimulate with individuals by doing activities to encourage brain activity
– Supporting families of service users to reassure them that they are in the best possible hands
– Creating and managing bespoke plans tailored to individual needs. Whether you require us to visit many times a day, or a live-in carer to be there all the time, we are here to help.
– A dedicated care manager, who will be the point of contact for any queries or concerns that you may have.
– Dedicated specialist team, with professional training ad experience
– 24hr on-call support
– Monitoring and managing care plans to ensure the best quality care is provided.

If you or your loved ones required spinal injury care and support within a home care environment, contact us on 01902 302017 or click here to find out more about spinal injury care.

We understand that there are individuals that have no healthcare experience and are highly passionate about providing care, and also healthcare workers that may have experience of working in care homes or nursing homes that may want a new challenge to work as a home care carer. Working with service users in the comfort of their own home allows you to develop a healthier relationship to provide the best quality care and support. Providing personal care with service users regularly in their home allows you become close with individuals and build trust, which is important to prevent loneliness. Starting your journey as a home carer, requires no experience and full training is provided.

By working in a home care environment, it is a chance to make a difference to lives of people within your community, by providing the best quality support and care. Home care provides you an opportunity to make a difference to improve the routine of peoples lives who need your care and support.

Working in care homes allows you to use transferable skills and apply them effectively within a home care environment to progress your career in the healthcare industry. Providing Healthcare at home is a great opportunity to adapt your skills and allow you to progress your career within care. Through developing healthy relationships with service users, one of the most important skills it develops is, interpersonal skills which is one the most important skills when providing care and support.

Secure Healthcare provides flexible opportunities when working within a home care environment, this gives you the opportunity to do other things around your personal commitments. Within a home care environment service users there will be individuals that require basic care and other individuals may be need more complex care. You may be required to spend a few hours with service users or spend time for longer periods of time.

Duties within a home care environment include:

– Assisting with washing and dressing
– Support with getting patients in and out of bed
– Help with going to the toilet
– Preparing daily meals
– Talking to the patient and providing the individual company
– Support with household tasks
– Helping patients get around the house
– Administering basic medicines

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A domiciliary care role is great way to start your healthcare journey, for this role no healthcare experience is required and full training is provided. It can open up an opportunity to become a care manager, alongside the experience you will need the RMA qualification, NVQ 4, or QCF diploma. To find out more about how to become a care manager click here.

If you looking to start your journey within the healthcare sector with a healthcare agency in the West Midlands, then look no further, as we have care jobs available, if a domiciliary care worker role is of interest to you then apply by clicking here. We have flexible part time and full-time domiciliary roles across Wolverhampton, Cannock and Walsall, offering rewarding salaries and pick up as many shifts as you require around your availability.

Or contact us on 01902 303017 to find out more and secure a role with us today.

Joining a nursing agency is a great way to earn extra money, compared to working directly for the NHS. As a Healthcare agency jobs provider, we reward our healthcare staff with higher salaries and more flexible shifts to work within different environments such as hospitals, care homes and for home care. Below we will highlight some top tips from our recruitment team to speed up your application process when registering for a nursing agency.

Work experience
For a job in the healthcare sector majority of the roles will require you to have experience in a clinical area. We require our candidates to have 6 months experience in the last 2 years for registered general nurse roles, HCA roles and complex carers. For a domiciliary care position, where care is provided in a home care setting, we do not require you to have any experience, individuals just need to be passionate about providing care and support and have access to a vehicle, we provide full training and qualifications.

Documentation
It is important that all documents related to your nursing career are kept safe and secure and nearby, so you can quickly provide these when requested by the nursing agency. This is also important for when registered nurses revalidate their registration with the NMC. Some of the important documents required, include CV, outlining previous job experiences, qualifications, NMC registration evidence, DBS certificates, identification proof, evidence of residence and paying bills.

Training and compliance records
Training and compliance are one of the most important things required when working within healthcare, it is important that training and qualifications are u to date and completed before you start working with us. Service users have individual client needs and here at Secure healthcare it is important that we provide training to accommodate these needs. It is important to keep documented evidence of all training and compliance certificates, competency sign offs, training matrix’s and materials, DBS checks, references and much more.

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Interviews
For our healthcare positions, recruitment consultants initially pre-screen potential candidates to identify if they have the relevant experience to meet our service users needs. After the pre- screening process, if individuals have relevant experience, an interview will be conducted, either in the office or remotely, by a video call. We expect individuals to sell themselves and be professional and treat the interview as a formal process.

Employment contracts
For employment contracts we recommend that you keep copies of any employment and payslips as evidence of employment. This is important for proof of employment and when changing companies, it is important to ensure that you are not getting over taxed.

We are a healthcare agency in Wolverhampton and we have many registered nurse jobs, healthcare assistant, domiciliary care and complex carer roles, across the Midlands and Staffordshire, offering flexible shifts to suit your availability and we offer high rates of pay. Check out our job search tool to discover roles local to you or contact our recruitment team on 0121 285 9449 to find out more about out our roles and secure a role with us today. We have a team of specialist healthcare workers and we are continuously looking to grow our team by working with you.

For a loved one it can be difficult to decide whether to put your loved ones in care, however sometimes you have to make a difficult decision, as they are unable to look after themselves.

With family members having busy lifestyles, it can be difficult to provide the best care and support to your loved ones. The decision of deciding the right care can be stressful and overwhelming, and thinking about somebody else looking after your loved ones. There is a lot of options and personalised care that you can take out, and there is an option of live-in care and various residential homes.

As part of the decision-making process, friends and family assess the best care options and work closely with our case managers to choose the most appropriate care options. With the decision-making process, we are here to support you all the way to make the most appropriate choice.

Residential care and live-in care both provide great support and care for those that require it. Both options provide round-the-clock care to ensure your loved ones get the care and support they need across all settings.

There is no wrong choice. Whether you want your loved ones to receive care and support within a residential home or personal home care, depending on your personal commitments. We are here to support you and your loved ones to ensure the best care and support is provided.

What a residential home offers?
By choosing a residential care home, your loved one is entitled to receive long term, round the clock care. Living in a secure and monitored residential care home, ensures your loved ones are in a safe environment at all times.

Benefits of residential care
Living in a residential care home ensures that you receive a well-balanced nutritious diet, structured daily routines, be part of house keeping services and have opportunities to socialise with other residents and visitors are some of the main benefits of residential care.

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Residential vs live care photo

Possible disadvantages of residential care homes
It can be difficult for individuals to adapt within a residential home setting, as your loved ones requiring care are likely to be use to familiar surroundings and around loved ones most of the time, which is not limited at care at home. Within a residential home, pets are not allowed and can be an important part of ensuring companionship.

Advantages of Live-in care
One of the major advantages of live-in care and home care is that care and support provided to the service users is tailored to ensure the best care and support has been provided. When care is provided in a home care setting, healthcare staff are able to develop healthier relationships. There are no restrictions to spend time with your loved ones, be outdoors and you can be around your pets which is great for companionship.

Although there are many benefits of live-in care, the only drawback of home care is that the home may need to be fitted with specialist equipment and you would need a spacious room to facilitate this.

If you are seeking care for your loved ones in a residential or home care setting, then feel free to contact us on 0121 285 9449 and find out more about our services by clicking here

Individuals that have long term conditions or serious health conditions are more likely to benefit from live-in care. Serious conditions such as ventilation care, cancer care etc, are likely to make individuals feel weak and unable to do daily tasks, which are normally simple to do. Examples include, grocery shopping or getting around the house.

We have always been in favour of providing live-in care in a home care environment, so individuals are close to their loved ones and around a comfortable setting, as opposed to a care home environment.

It is important that our service users are supported and cared for to make everyday life much easier, also to ensure that medication is administered on time, which all contributes to the well being of our patients. Below we will highlight how live-in care can help individuals within a home care setting.

Live-in care services offer:

– Independence, enabling you to live at home around your loved ones and within your own environment.
– Tailored care and support provided to an individual. Closely working with care managers to ensure the best quality care and support is provided in a home environment.
– By having a live-in carer, it is more of an affordable approach, compared to residential care.
– Help with everyday tasks throughout the day, such as support with cleaning the house, using the bathroom, preparing food and to assist with movement around the house.
– No restrictions to eat and drink when you want and being around loved ones.
Companionship, feel free to open up to our healthcare team about any problems that you are encountering.
– Care provided in a home care setting, allows individuals to stay closed to their pets for companionship and also you are not limited to spend time outdoors.

Mental health boost
Having somebody that you can talk to and be around can be a great way to reduce mental health matters.

Loneliness with elderly people is very common, particularly as the younger generation have busy lifestyles and childcare commitments.

A live-in care worker could be a great avenue to ensure companionship and to support with jobs around the house, so our service users can spend quality time with their loved ones, as much as possible.

live-in care
live-in care

Personal care support
Personal care assistance, such as assisting with using the bathroom, support with cleaning the house, preparing food and movement around the house. Here at Secure Healthcare, we ensure our service users live a quality life and provide the best quality care and support.

Health routine
Personal home care allows better health treatment, more time is spent with individual service users to ensure the best care and support is provided.

Within a home care setting, you can also eat a healthy balanced diet and you are not restricted to eating a set diet, which is more common in a residential home.

Social events
Care provided within a home care setting allows social activities to boost individual moods. Whether this is meeting with friends, family members or going to events, then home care is an appropriate setting, as this is limited within residential homes.

If yourself or somebody that you know are seeking live-in care, then find out more about our services by clicking here or contact our home care team on 0121 285 9449.

In the UK, as the age of the population increases, the population continues to rise by almost 10 million people in the UK over the next 25 years. With an ageing population, there is a continuous need for healthcare professionals. There are over 15.5 million people aged 60 and over, equivalent to 23% of the UK population. In the UK, the number of “older” old people continues to rise, there are over 3.2 million people aged 80 or over and this is forecasted to double by 2041. If you are passionate about providing care and support, then working in fast paced healthcare role, can be the most satisfying experience and there are great opportunities to progress.

With a care role, there are many challenges that occur and you are working with patients with various healthcare conditions, there will never be a boring day.

Making a difference to people’s lives
With a healthcare role, it is a great way to get to know your community and helping someone in need. If you are a passionate individual, who is helpful, kind and caring and want the opportunity to help those in your own community, then a role in care could be role just for you.

Flexible shifts
You will always be in demand for a healthcare role. Roles are flexible, which means you can pick shifts right for you. Whether you are seeking a full-time position, part time, or extra shifts, there is always shifts available. This is great for a good work life balance and you are in a position to drive your career.

No days are the same
When working within care, there is a variety of environments and individuals that you will work with, whether care is provided within a care home or home care setting. The experience gained over the years will give you transferable skills and knowledge to lead to better opportunities to progress your career.

Great opportunities to progress
Here at Secure Healthcare Solutions, there is a variety of different roles which you could pursue, we have domiciliary care roles in the UK, which require no experience and it only requires a driving licence. With us, there is opportunities to gain qualifications and undertake training to develop your skills to apply in the workplace and to progress your career. For HCA, support worker, complex carer and Registered Nurse roles, 6 months experience is required. We are here to support you every step of the way.

complex carer
complex carer

Roles local to near where you live
As there is a high demand for care jobs, you can secure a role local to where you live. This reduces commute time to a workplace. This prevents you commuting every day and keeps your travels expenses very low.

Meet new people in the community and also healthcare professionals
A care job allows you to meet new people in your community, close to where you live, you are meeting multiple service users and also work collaboratively with a large team of carers and healthcare professionals to network and develop your knowledge and experience to support in progressing your career.

If you are seeking to secure a role within health care industry, then check out our domiciliary roles, HCA, Complex Carers and Nurse roles local to you within the West Midlands and Staffordshire, using our job search tool or contact us on 0121 285 9449 to find out more. Pick up as many shifts as you want and choose shifts around your availability.

Statistics reported by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) outline that young people aged 18-34 are most likely to apply to a care job, 64% and over half the people this age are open to changing their jobs to start a career in adult social care. At Secure Healthcare we understand that young individuals do not have any experience at a young age, which is why we have opportunities for individuals to start their careers with no experience.

For a healthcare role you have to be passionate about providing care and at times it can be very challenging, there may be problems that you have to solve at times.

A care job is varied, every day is fairly different and it involves you being on your feet a lot, compared to an office job which is very desk based. A career in care is about making a difference to people’s lives and there are opportunities to progress.

For an individual that has no experience, and if you are passionate about providing care, then starting your career as domiciliary carer is the best option.

Domiciliary care is when a carer visits the service user’s home to provide care and support in the comfort of their own home. With home care it may be for short periods of time, from one-two hours, several hours or 24-hour care. Providing home care services allows individuals to feel independent to allow them to live a quality life.

For a domiciliary carer, some of the day-to-day responsibilities include:
– Providing personal care such as washing and dressing
– Supporting patients to get in and out of bed
– Assistance with going to the toilet
– Help with preparing with daily meals
– Communicating with service users to provide the patient company
– Assisting with household tasks
– Aid with helping patients get around the house

(A domiciliary care role requires access to a vehicle)

Career
Career

A domiciliary care role is a great way to start your healthcare journey and it can open up an opportunity to become a care manager, alongside the experience, you will require an RMA qualification, NVQ 4, or QCF diploma. Click here to find out more.

If you are young individual that has 6 months care experience, but are seeking new opportunities, then a healthcare assistant could be the role that you are looking for.

When you have gained domiciliary experience and through our internal training and further qualifications, you have the opportunity to become a healthcare assistant, which is when care is generally provided more in care homes. When progressing to healthcare assistant roles, there is opportunities to become a complex carer within a home care setting or within a care home, through our internal training and development opportunities.

As a young individual, if you are seeking to start your journey within health care, then check out our domiciliary roles and HCA roles local to you within the West Midlands and Staffordshire, using our job search tool or contact us on 0121 285 9449 to find out more. Pick up as many shifts as you want and choose shifts around your availability.

The United Kingdom Homecare association estimates that around 249 million hours of home care is delivered to individuals in the UK each year. 71% of people that require care and support, prefer to remain in their own home, as they age. We live in an ageing population and the number of individuals preferring home care close to their loved ones and around their loved ones continues to increase, there is a growing need for healthcare workers to work within a home care setting.

Personal home care offers a variety of care and support to individuals within a home care setting, from those with learning and physical disabilities to individuals with mental health needs or mobility issues. This allows individuals that require care to remain independent and stay close to their loved ones around their family surroundings. With home care, there is flexibility and adaptions that can be made to facilitate this.

For home care, domiciliary care workers will assist with basic tasks around the house, complex carers will deal with individuals with more complex needs such as ventilation, autism etc. Nurses are also on call to deal with more complicated patient matters, whether this is administering treatment, monitoring healthcare or dealing with wounds.

Some of the major benefits of home care includes:

Health and wellbeing
Home care is beneficial for better health and well-being. Research carried out shows that people that receive care at home, have a reduced risk of hospital admissions, reduction in falls in the elderly and higher levels of happiness and satisfaction.

Independent home care
Personal home care services offer much more independence, compared to hospital or care home care and support. From meals to activities, there is much more flexibility. Within a home care setting, you are not restricted as much and you can carry out activities and aspects of normal life with your loved ones and around familiar surroundings.

Support at home to meet tailored needs
Within a home care setting, care is tailored to an individual. Within a hospital setting or care home settings, the healthcare team will be required to look after various patients. These personal touches will improve happiness, confidence and there will be a sense of independence.

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home care services

Pets
Many individuals that live in their own home have pets. Pets are important to comfort and provide companionship to individuals. Within a home care setting while providing care, this is not limited and care and support is provided in the comfort of individuals own home.

Affordability
Compared to residential care, home care services are much more affordable and flexible, you may only require care for a few hours or a few times a week. A full-time carer is much more expensive, compared to providing care for a few hours or a few times a week.

Family and friends
Within a home care environment, you are not restricted to spend quality time with your loved ones, including family and friends. There are no time restrictions for friends and family, which are likely to be in care homes.

If you are seeking flexible home care in the West Midlands and Staffordshire for yourself or your loved ones, find out more about how we can support and provide care for you, check out our services by clicking here. Contact us on 01902 302017 or email us on homecare@securehealthcaresolutions.co.uk to discover flexible care and support around your needs.

In 2020, home care nursing was the second fastest growing job sector in the UK, with an increase of over 150%, according to data published by Indeed. 7 out of the top 10 fastest growing jobs are in the healthcare sector.

Although there are nurse staffing shortages, and with the COVID 19 pandemic, there has been an increased need for Nurses, this highlights that there are opportunities for Nurses to explore career options and to discover new nursing roles. With an increase for the number of home care jobs, we understand that it is important to educate nurses to adapt and make moves from a hospital environment to home care.

71% of people that require care and support, prefer to remain in their own home, as they age. We live in an ageing population and the number of individuals requiring care and support continues to increase. With a growing need of individuals preferring home care close to their loved ones and around their loved ones, there is a growing need for Nurses to work within a home care setting.

For a Nurse job, a nurse degree will be required. Individuals will start nursing careers as registered general nurses and have opportunities to progress careers to become specialist nurses.

For a Nursing Degree, there is grants available to receive £5,000 funded by the government to support with university fees. Click here to find out more.

Nurses.co.uk outlines that there are over 669,854 registered Nurses in the UK and a nursing degree is considered to be the most employable in the UK, 94% of graduates discover a job within 6 months of finishing their degree. When starting your career within the nursing industry, it is a job for life and it has excellent career progression opportunities, depending on your willingness to gain qualifications and experience.

Some of the major benefits of working as a Nurse at Secure Healthcare Solutions within a home care environment include:
– Rewarding salaries, higher compared to RGN roles in hospitals
– Flexible shifts around your availability
– Healthier relationships with service users

Home Care Nursing
Home Care Nursing

Within the UK, there is various different types of Nurses in the UK. A RGN is the most common type of Nurse in the UK. This is the best way to start your Nursing profession, after getting your Nursing licence. Within the homecare environment, Nurses will work closely with healthcare staff, CCG’s and doctors to ensure quality care and support has been provided. You then have opportunities to progress to become RNLD or RMN nurses, where qualifications and training will be required.

Some of the key responsibilities of a Nurse include:

  • Assisting in the safe ordering of medicines, storing and administering.
  • Completing nurse notes accurately, ensuring all notes are up to date.
  • Assessing care needs and ensuring care plans and records are assessed, up to date and accurate.
  • Visit the client daily to assess their needs, always seeking to improve care delivered to clients.
  • Ensure that each clients dignity is respected and client information is kept confidential.
  • Communicating with care home staff and nurses to share information about the patients care needs.
  • Attend and communicate in meetings if required, sharing important information.
  • Completing any other duties required by the care manager, senior nurse or doctors to meet the changing needs of the business.
  • As a healthcare agency, we are hiring registered nurses, RMN’s and RNLD nurses within the West Midlands and Staffordshire for the NHS, hospitals, care homes and for home care. Here at Secure Healthcare Solutions, we provide our Nurses free training to allow them to become specialist Nurses and for career progression. Join our team of valued Nurses, where we offer great rewarding salaries and benefits.

Find out more about Nursing jobs in the West Midlands and Staffordshire, using our job search tool, or contact us on 0121 285 9449.

Deciding whether to start or change your career to become a carer, can be a difficult decision to make, however if you are passionate about providing care and are seeking a rewarding and progressive opportunity in care, then starting your journey in care could be the role just for you.
With a care job, the role is varied, where every day is relatively different and requires you to be on your feet, without the constraints of a desk job, then working for Secure Healthcare could be the role for you. Despite the challenges caring for other individuals, a career in care is a satisfying career option and can make a real difference to many people’s lives.

To identify if you are a great fit for care roles, we have provided some helpful tips to see if you are a great match for Secure Healthcare.

Is care work right for me?
For a care role, you really have to be passionate about helping people, you need to be friendly and have a good work ethic, individuals need to be compassionate and understanding, also have the ability to deal with complex situations. Strong communication skills are required and it is important that you remain calm under pressure.

Do I need previous experience?
Care roles do not all require experience, for a domiciliary carer role, which is home care, no experience is required and full training is provided. Starting your journey with us as Dom carer allows you to start you care career without any experience and through training and qualifications provided by professional trainers, you have the opportunity to progress your career as a healthcare assistant and complex carer, which generally requires 6 months experience which you have the option of reaching through us.

Starting your career in care

So, what is Domiciliary care?
Domiciliary care is when carers visit the home of an individual to provide support and care in the comfort of your own home. This may be for short periods of time, from one-two hours, several hours or 24-hour care. By providing home care services, it will allow patients to feel independent to allow them to live a quality life.

Some of the day-to-day responsibilities include:

  • Personal care such as washing and dressing
  • Assisting with getting patients in and out of bed
  • Support with going to the toilet
  • Preparing daily mails
  • Talking to the patient and providing the patient company
  • Support with household tasks
  • Helping patients get around the house

A domiciliary care role is a great way to start your healthcare journey and it can open up an opportunity to become a care manager, alongside the experience, you will require an RMA qualification, NVQ 4, or QCF diploma. Click here to find out more.

If you are passionate about care and seeking an opportunity to start your career within care, then look no further and use our job search tool by clicking here to discover roles in the West Midlands. We have flexible part-time and full-time domiciliary roles across Wolverhampton, providing rewarding salaries and choose as many shifts as you require around your availability.

Or contact us on 01902 302017 to find out more and secure a role with us today.