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Is Live in Care the solution?

With further news that the need for care of the elderly continues to outstrip the ability of the industry to cope, Live in Care is being seen more and more as a realistic option for people.

Jess Holding, Everycare Eastbourne’s Live in Care Coordinator said ‘As the demand for care services rise nursing homes are unable to accommodate the demand and we are seeing an increasing number of people having to remain in their own homes. Often domiciliary care is not an option as the person requires around the clock care and on an hour by hour basis this can be completely unaffordable. This is why we are seeing an increase in enquiry for our live in care service, it provides a greater degree of flexibility and it’s far more cost effective’

If you would like to find out more about live in care and how it might work for you contact Jess on 01323 430762

Everycare’s live in care service is available in Eastbourne, Hailsham, Seaford, Cooden, Bexhill and surrounding areas.

70,000 reasons to choose Live in Care

Up to 3,000 elderly people won’t be able to get beds in UK care homes by the end of next year research commissioned by BBC Radio 4’s ‘You and Yours’ programme has revealed due to a huge shortfall in the number of beds available.

With an increasing demand from an ageing population the report suggests that we could see the shortfall grow to more than 70,000 beds within nine years.

Currently new rooms are being built at half the rate that demand is increasing suggests research by property consultants JLL.

This is going to leave vulnerable elderly people stuck in hospital (bed blocking) while they await suitable residential accommodation.

Live in Care is seen as an affordable and much more flexible option for people than a nursing or residential home. This area of the market is set to see an increasing demand as the lack of nursing and residential home beds becomes more acute.

Everycare Eastbourne, which provides live in care services to the people of Eastbourne and the immediate surrounding areas (including Seaford, Hailsham, Cooden and Bexhill) is part of the live in care hub, an organisation who’s mission is to raise awareness of this vital service. Jessica Holding, Everycare Eastbourne’s Live in Care Manager said ‘We have already started to see a significant increase in enquiries about the service and a number of local solicitors have asked to meet with us to discuss how the service can help their clients’. She added ‘I’m sure that as live in care becomes better known we’re going to see more and more people choosing to stay in their own home with live in care over residential care’.

If you have any questions about the Everycare live in care service, please contact Jess on 01323 430762

Imogen – riding tall

Imogen EverycareDuring the week Imogen Edwards, Everycare Eastbourne’s nursing manager, is busy booking shifts with nursing homes but she spends her weekends competing in showjumping and cross country events on her faithful horse ‘Trev’

She’s pictured here (with Trev) at Felbridge showground where she competed in two separate show jumping events cheered on by her Everycare colleagues.

Keep the rosettes coming Imogen (and Trev!)

Care industry receives a wake up call

With the NHS forecasting a 40,000 staffing shortfall as applications from nurses in the EU drops by 96%, care providers who frequently employ EU nationals, are similarly facing a staffing crises.

The NMC said the introduction of English language testing for EU nurses is also likely to have played a role.

It comes as the NHS is already struggling with nurse vacancies and, without this supply line, shortages could get worse.

In May, research by the Royal College of Nursing found one in nine posts in England was vacant.

The union said it meant the NHS was 40,000 nurses short of what was needed.

The impact on the home care sector is yet again unknown but is a major concern to companies operating in the sector who rely on EU nationals to care for clients.

For more information on this story visit the BBC website.