1 to 1 care is a fantastic way of ensuring those who need a little bit of extra help get the care and attention deserved, to be able to enjoy life to the fullest.
We're going to discuss in detail where 1 to 1 care is used, how it can benefit those who receive it, and how we can provide it.
What is 1 to 1 Care?
1 to 1 care involves a nurse or carer providing support specifically to one individual.
The type of care given is totally dependent on the person receiving it. It could range from simple activities, such as helping to cook meals and tidy up, to more "full-on" tasks, such as helping the individual with personal hygiene needs.
Of course, 1 to 1 care isn't just about physical support - the emotional support side is just as important, especially to those who are in more serious conditions, or have little contact with others.
If someone is confined to their bedroom, just having someone to talk to can be more important than you think. This has been especially important over the past year with vulnerable people being forced to self-isolate, meaning they couldn't see their family. In some senses, 1 to 1 carers become family-like to the individual, as they provide their only form of emotional support.
When Is 1 to 1 Care Needed?
There is no specific reason why someone may need 1 to 1 care, but some of the more common reasons are:
- They are unable to completely look after themselves.
- They could need support after an accident.
- Needing support due to illness, disability, or age.
- If left alone, they could cause harm to themselves.
- The individual, or their family, feel they cannot have a good quality of life without dedicated support.
How Does 1 to 1 Care Benefit Those Who Need It?
When those who need a little extra support receive it, they can enjoy their life with fewer restrictions.
It can be quite upsetting knowing that you can't do certain things for yourself to some extent, but having someone to help is a lot better than not being able to do it all.
No matter how hard Carers and Nurses try to look after everyone under their care, it can naturally be hard to ensure everyone gets the attention they need. Having a certain member of staff focus on giving care to one person, you can rest assured they will be fully looked after, and that no one else receives less care because of it.
How Care/Residential Homes and Hospitals Can Get Extra 1 to 1 Support
With the right training, it is possible to use in-house carers to nurses to provide 1 to 1 support for residents, but this means they will struggle to help out with other tasks.
This is why many choose a Nursing Agency to bring in dedicated 1 to 1 support. This also helps the residents needing the 1 to 1 care receive it, whilst not losing any staff to help with the regular care work.
It's a surprisingly affordable solution and helps to provide managers with ease of mind, knowing everyone under their care will be receiving the necessary support.
1 to 1 Care At Medilink Nursing - What Do We Offer?
At Medilink Nursing, we're able to offer specialised 1 to 1 for those in Nursing/Residential Homes, and even Hospitals. Whether the 1 to 1 care is needed for 6 hours, 12 hours, or 24 hours, we are able to provide an experienced Healthcare Assistant or Nurse.
Our professional team have in-depth experience as well as qualifications in the following areas, as well as many others:
- Eating Disorders.
- Learning Disabilities.
- Mental Health.
- Person Care.
- Physical Disabilities.
- Sensory Impairments.
- Substance Misuse Problems.
- Care for over 65’s.
This means that no matter the needs of your residents, we will be able to provide someone who is comfortable and confident in assisting them in their day-to-day life.
If you'd be interested in booking 1 to 1 support for your Residents, or Hospital, you can do so on 0113 877 6383.
Our team is available every day, 6 am until 10.30 pm (including weekends and bank holidays) to help!