Veteran Tom Moore who is 99 raises 12 million pounds for the NHS

Even though this is a sombre mood for our nation we can still take heart from the amazing courage and generosity of people at this time. We can also take heart that even though there are hard times to come we can all pull together to get through this Covid19 pandemic.

A great example of someone who is doing his bit to help during these tough times is veteran Tom Moore. Tom is 99 years of age and he originally set out to raise £1000 for the NHS, he has now well and truly trumped that target and has raised more than 12 million pounds which will help the NHS in these most unprecedented of times, here is a photo of NHS workers showing their appreciation.

Tom said he would walk 100 laps around his garden and at 99 years of age he did just that. Tom was inspired by the care he received from the NHS workers when he was admitted to hospital with cancer and a broken hip. It has been reported that 150 charities are going to benefit from this cash boost that Tom has raised.

Over 600,000 people have donated to Tom’s cause and even he did not expect the influx of donations. Tom has this advice for those currently in lockdown during this pandemic, Tom goes on to say.

“You’ve all got to remember that we will get through it in the end, it will all be right. For all those people finding it difficult at the moment, the sun will shine on you again and the clouds will go away.”

Tom is a true inspiration and it just goes to show it doesn’t matter how old you are in this world you can still make a difference, Tom raising 12 million pounds at 99 years old is certainly proof of that and why we can all take hope, courage and bravery from Tom at this time of national crisis.

Government to test care home carers for Covid19

You have probably heard a great deal of information in the media with regards to the Covid19 virus, from government ministers giving their daily updates, to the mortality rates in hospitals. We have sadly lost over 12,000 people in the UK Covid19 pandemic, these are the figures that have been recorded in hospitals.

Right now there is a big debate about the handling of the virus in care homes and what is being done to safeguard carers and nurses. If you’re confused about this debate then let us help you out. The official figures for mortality rates have been recorded in NHS hospitals, there is no record of how many people have died in care homes and private hospitals, this means the mortality rate’s in the UK could be much higher than is currently reported.

There has also been criticism of the government that they have not tested care home workers looking after those who have contracted the coronavirus. The government is now rolling out testing for care workers working in nursing and care homes to help safeguard them, if they have contracted the virus they will be able to receive treatment and also further stop the spread.

ProCare Nursing are doing everything we can to safeguard our carers working out in the field. We have at every opportunity sent out the latest information on best practices on personal hygiene, how to wash your hands to stop any potential spread of Covid19, and we have issued guidance on how to use PPE protective clothing correctly and how to properly dispose of this equipment.

Keeping people safe from our carers and service users is paramount at our health and social care agency, we are doing everything we can to ensure the service users in our care are getting the care they need as well as keeping carers safe.

If you have any queries or need any advice at this time call us we are happy to help.

Are the figures of Covid19 deaths accurate charities warn

It has been reported by the BBC this morning that many elderly people are being airbrushed out of the official coronavirus data and figures in the UK, including Wales. There have been over 10,000 deaths so far in the UK caused by the Covid19 pandemic, however charities are warning that figures currently released by the government are in-accurate.

The current figures do not tally for those who have lost their lives in nursing homes and care homes, the current figures only reveal how many people are losing their lives in hospital. The government has defended the figures saying that the figures they have from hospitals is accurate and they are quick to get there hands on, this helps them in their decision making processes.

There maybe something in what the charities are saying. According to the Office of National Statistics they had found out that 406 people had died due to Covid19 outside of hospitals, so the number of fatalities could be far higher if a more detailed audit was undertaken.

The actual figures of Covid19 related deaths this small audit has revealed are as follows, 217 took place in care homes, 33 in hospices, 136 in private homes, three in other communal establishments and 17 in other locations.

These figures have been endorsed by leading charity figures and leaders such as those from Age UK, Care England, Independent Age and the Alzheimer’s Society, all have written to Matt Hancock our Health Secretary calling for a care package to support more care for the most vulnerable at this time of national crisis.

Contact us

ProCare Nursing is taking every precaution during this virus pandemic. We have advised all our workers best practices when it comes to safeguarding the people we care for including our carers. If you have any concern or need any advise with regards to your loved ones at this time, get in touch with us we are happy to advise and help.

Tel: 029 2025 0611

We are advising all of our carers with the best practices at this time of crisis

We have taken every precaution during this unprecedented time. We have advised and updated all of our carers on best practices when it comes to personal hygiene ensuring that they do not spread the coronavirus to vulnerable people in their care. We have advised carers on how to best wash their hands during this pandemic to minimise the spread of Covid19, this ensures that our carers are safeguarded as well as the service user.

We have also sent out advise on the best practice advising how to take off PPE gloves and how to dispose of them. All these measures and information can help save lives as well as safeguard our care workers from Covid19.

We are doing everything in our power to ensure our carers are safeguarded and shielded from Covid 19. The care of our service users has always been paramount at our health and social care agency, we have well trained carers who are fully equipped to deliver quality care to service users at this time.

ProCare Nursing have been working in the health and social care field for over 20 years. We have trained all of our carers to the highest standard, during a crisis like this you can rest assure our carers are going above and beyond their call of duty to which we have thanked them continuously.

Your loved ones are in good hands with us, we are working closely with local authority to get any new information and advisements from them including best practices, this information is passed to every carer and goes towards safeguarding everyone from the carer to the most vulnerable people in our care.

Contact us

If you have any concerns or need any advise during this time get in touch, we are happy to offer you any advice we can during this tough time.

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We again thank all our carers and office staff working in these unprecedented times

We again would like to say a huge thank you to all our carers and office staff working in these most unprecedented times. You have gone above and beyond your duty of care and we would like to say thank you.

ProCare Nursing is doing everything we can to ensure smooth running of our health and social care agency. It has been a very strange 3 weeks we can all agree on that, but we extend all of our thoughts and prayers to all those who have been challenged by Covid19, from those who have been in hospital and to all those who are dealing with the fall out of this virus.

Our Health Minister Edward Argar has confirmed that the government will not be reviewing the current lock down measures, saying there is no scientific evidence that can allow the government to return things back to normal.

Mr Agar said:

“In order to relax the current lock down measures we need to see an improvement of numbers coming down, until this happens we cannot make any decision and we do not know when that will be.”

What this means is when the peak reaches its highest point in positive cases and the amount of reported deaths come down, that is when the government will be best placed to make a decision on relaxing the current measures that prevent normal life from resuming in the UK.

We wish everyone well during this time and again thank all of our carers and employees who are working hard to keep everything running as smoothly as they can.

Contact ProCare Nursing

ProCare Nursing have been established for over 20 years, we have been providing quality care for service users all over Cardiff and the South Wales area. If you have any queries please do get in touch we are happy to help you with any information at this time.

Tel: 029 2025 0611

Report makes recommendations for improving how the criminal justice system serves older victims of abuse

Up to 1 million elderly people are suffering abuse every year in the UK. Today we look at a recent report that outlines the reasons for an elder abuse law, a law would make it possible for people who abuse the elderly from carers to other abusers to be prosecuted.

If there was an elder abuse law and there were successful prosecutions this would lead to a deterrent, this would help bring abuse statistics down improving the quality of care in homes all over the UK.

What does the report say?

The report that has been put together by the HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) and HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate (HMCPSI).

The report outlines a number of recommendations for improving how the criminal justice system serves senior citizens and the elderly.

Sadly the report is scathing and it clearly states that the police and the criminal justice system are letting down elderly people, the report goes on to say that the authorities do not understand the needs of elderly people or the abuses carried out, there is also a lack of collaboration between the police and the Crown Prosecution Service that focuses on serving the elderly when a crime has been committed against them.

The report not only criticises the collaboration between the police and CPS but also criticises collaboration between police and local authorities, it was found that 51% of 192 care neglect cases investigated victim care was poor.

Free National Helpline

If you need any advice you can call our ProCare Nursing office for any help and advice on 029 2025 0611, if you feel you need more confidential advice then there is a national helpline setup by the charity “Action on Elder Abuse” there number is 080 8808 8141.

The helpline is open to all who need advise on elder abuse in the UK, opening hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. The helpline is there to guide people in the right direction especially if someone suspects abuse is taking place or they themselves are the victim of abuse, either way the national helpline can help so nobody has to suffer in silence.

ProCare Nursing is here to help improve care quality in Cardiff and Wales

ProCare Nursing has over 20 years experience in the health and social care sector, we are committed to delivering high standards of care to our service users. Our head office is pictured below.

We are alarmed by the statistics the charity “Action on Elder Abuse” has published where 1 million elders are victims of abuse every year.

We are committed in ensuring that all of our carers are fully equipped to carry out quality care in our local communities. We carry out all of our training in-house and stress the importance on why care has to be carried out thoroughly and compassionately. Here are photos of in-house training taking place at our training centre.

We want to bring abuse statistics down especially here in Cardiff and Wales. We can only contribute to that by providing quality care instilling a passion in our care support workers that elderly people deserve respect and to live out a dignified life.

If you have any queries with regards to any of the care packages and services we offer get in touch we are happy to help.

A big thank you to all of our carers working for ProCare Nursing

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our wonderful carers and employees in this time of national crisis, you have proven to go above and beyond your duty of care. All of our carers have ensured all of our service users have been well looked after to the highest standard during this challenging time. We would also like to thank all of our behind the scenes staff, who have been coordinating the massive task of ensuring all vulnerable people in our care are looked after.

Over the past week we have invested in new technology to ensure that care coordinators are able to do their job from home, helping them self-isolate ensuring their safety, this is helping decrease the chances of our workers being able to spread the corona virus. Rest assure ProCare Nursing are doing everything in our power to ensure all of our workers are safeguarded along with all service users.

Since the corona virus outbreak, we have continually informed all of our carers how to prevent the spread of the virus. We have provided guidelines for personal hygiene and how to best wash your hands after delivering care to service users, it may seem tedious but washing your hands to stop the spread of the virus could prove vital.

Again, we would like to thank you all and say keep up the good work. It has been so refreshing to see the community all over Cardiff and South Wales come together in this time of national emergency, from volunteers coming forward to help the NHS, to everyone taking social distancing measures seriously. We look forward to seeing the community come together even more over the coming weeks and months.

Contact us if you have any enquiries at this time

If you have any queries then get in touch we are happy to help. ProCare Nursing are a health and social care agency with over 20 years experience providing award winning care to service users.

Tel: 029 2025 0611

Community spirit spreads all over the UK

Even though we are in lockdown at this very moment, we can take heart from all of the generosity being shown during the UK’s health crisis. The BBC have recently reported that there have been over 250,000 people come forward to volunteer for the NHS, assisting with all kinds of tasks and activities that will help alleviate the pressure off of our great NHS.

Tasks that the NHS are appealing for help with include:

1) Delivering Medicines from pharmacies

2) Driving patients to appointments

3) Bringing them home from hospital

4) Making regular phone calls to check on people isolating at home

Anybody who feels fit and healthy and can do any of the above tasks can volunteer, follow the link below for more information on how to volunteer here in Cardiff.

Here is a link that will take you to information regarding volunteering for Mental Health Services.

We are sure that the NHS can’t get enough help at this time. If you feel you can help then contact the NHS dedicated phone numbers and they will advise how best to put yourself forward to volunteer.

The community spirit is clear to see all over Cardiff and South Wales. Church’s are currently helping food banks ensure they have enough food available for vulnerable people. Here is the latest offering from Vale Village Church.

It is great to see all of the community coming together and doing their bit to help in this time of national crisis.

Contact ProCare Nursing for any enquiries

ProCare Nursing have over 20 years experience caring for service users in South Wales. The service user is at the heart of everything we do. Contact us if you require care for a loved one we are happy to help.

Tel: 029 2025 0611

Five reasons to choose ProCare Nursing as your next health care provider

ProCare Nursing are an established health and social care agency. We care about every care requirement and last detail when it comes to our service users, we offer personalised care packages that ensures the biggest to the littlest care need is serviced. Here are five reasons why you should use our health and social care agency.

Reason 1

We are a health and social care agency that has been around for over 20 years. We were established in 1997, the question you have to ask yourself here is, we have been delivering care in Cardiff and across Wales for over 20 years. We provide care to vulnerable people and services users to the highest standard.

Reason 2

ProCare Nursing is an award winning health and social care agency. We have won awards both past and present because we offer care packages that are consistently delivered to a high standard. Here are two awards we have won at the Wales Care Awards, one in 2014 and the other in 2017.

Here is a photo taken in 2014, where one of our carers won a “Personal Care” award.

The next photo was taken in 2017 at Cardiff City Hall. We put Sara Wells forward for an award for “Excellence in Dementia Care”, Sara won the award, here is Sara pictured furthest right along with her certificate.

Reason 3

We train all of our carers in-house. We ensure that all of our care support workers receive mandatory health and social care training along with any new training material that becomes available. Here are photos of our latest training courses being delivered to carers.

We do our training in-house to ensure we quality control all training, it is very important that care support workers are equipped to deliver first class care, therefore our training must be to the highest standard, in-house training leads to quality care being delivered in the field.

Reason 4

We invest in managers who have years of experience in training and the nursing field. To ensure smooth running of our health and social care agency we have employed John Williams our new Group Learning Development Manager, here is John pictured below.

John is responsible for overseeing all training being conducted from our in-house training department, John will be ensuring that our carers receive all of the latest health and social care training. We have also employed a Nurse Manager. Here is Sarah pictured below.

Sarah bring’s with her a wealth of experience and over 10 years experience working in the health and social care sector. Sarah is responsible for ensuring all nurses receive the training and personal development they need, as well as helping nurses with re-validation with the NMC.

We are committed in bringing the best people on-board our team. Our belief is the service user has to be at the heart of everything we do, investing in key personnel will only benefit service users and the care we deliver out in the field.

Reason 5

We are a health and social care agency that personalise care packages. Health and social care agencies can be very stringent when it comes to care packages offering the bog standard, we are not like that at ProCare Nursing, we personalise care requirements, if the service user requests specific care needs we make sure we deliver them.

For example, a service user may want one of our carers to come to a household without uniform and for them to be plainly clothed, this is because a service user may not want the neighbourhood to see they are being cared for, they want to retain their dignity and pride. This is just one example of many personalised care requirements we can deliver.

Contact us

The reasons we have given above are reasons you should contact us to be your next health care provider. It does not matter how big or how small the care requirement is we will service it, that is what we are here for to give you peace of mind knowing that your loved ones are in safe hands. Contact us we are happy to help.

Tel: 029 2025 0611

We ensure service user’s are cared for in a dignified manner

ProCare Nursing take the topic of dignity very seriously when it comes to our service user’s.

We provide care packages that are tailored to the needs of service user’s. If service user’s require a specific service then we make sure we meet that need, here is an example.

We often get service user’s who prefer care workers to turn up to appointments in normal clothing and not in their uniforms, this is sometimes because service user’s can be elderly and they want to retain their dignity and pride, they do not want people to see they are receiving private care. For ProCare Nursing this is not a problem, we ensure that if service user’s request plainly clothed support workers, then they get exactly that.

We also get requests from service user’s on how they are addressed, for example elderly service user’s like to be addressed as Miss Jones, or Mrs Jones, they may not like to be called by their first name, this is due to the culture they were brought up in, this again is not a problem for us here at ProCare Nursing, we ensure that all of our care support workers respect the values of service user’s.

Another important point to raise is the dignified care we deliver for service user’s with Mental Health conditions. We ensure we provide excellent care for those with Mental Health conditions that help sustain their way of life, and ensuring they live dignified lives.

We provide excellent training to all of our care support workers from our own in-house facility. Delivering thorough in-house training means our care workers are fully equipped to provide care to service user’s who have a range of diverse care requirements.

We also have award winning care support workers. In 2017 we put forward one of our senior care support workers for an award at the Wales Care Awards, Sara walked away with the “Excellence in Dementia Care Award”, here is Sara pictured furthest right with her award along with her certificate.

This shows that we are an agency that strives for excellence when delivering care to service user’s. One of our most important objectives is to ensure that service user’s lead dignified lives.

Contact us to discuss your care requirements

We are a health and social care agency that has over 20 years’ experience delivering dignified care to service user’s. We have award winning care support workers that provide personalised care tailored to service user’s. If you have any care requirements then get in touch, we want to hear from you. We have personalised care packages to meet your every care need.