Bluebird Care launches Health & Wellbeing ‘Check’ Service across Hillingdon

Local award-winning homecare provider, Bluebird Care has launched a new Health & Wellbeing Check Service across Hillingdon.

30/07/2019

Local award-winning homecare provider, Bluebird Care has launched a new Health & Wellbeing Check Service across Hillingdon.

Local award-winning homecare provider, Bluebird Care has launched a new Health & Wellbeing Check Service across Hillingdon.

The new service aims to bridge the gap between health and social care and free up NHS resources, such as district nurses and GPs, as well as support customers to avoid hospital admissions where possible.

The Health and Wellbeing Checks comprise of a 30-minute appointment from specially trained ‘Care Champions’, who visit once a week to check the customer’s vital signs, such as blood pressure, alertness and breathing, and find out more about their overall wellbeing.

Scores are then generated and put into a ‘NEWS2 matrix’ where, if results show a decline, they are automatically shared with a healthcare professional, such as a GP, who can then take the appropriate course of action to support the customer.

The service is best suited for customers who are at the start of their care journey, those prone to illness and high risk of hospitalisation or those returning from hospital as a step-down service whilst recovering. It provides a positive introduction into a customer’s care journey and is of great benefit to many customers.

Commenting, Alvin Osei-Tutu, Director of Bluebird Care Hillingdon said;

“We want to position ourselves in the marketplace so that Bluebird Care can be there from those light touch, early door services before people really think that they need care at home.

It’s also about consolidating our place in the market around domiciliary care, but then extending customer length of stay through more complex provision, so bridging the gap between health and social care and really challenging the boundaries of traditional health care that is delivered in communities.

If anyone wants to find out more about the service please don’t hesitate to get in touch!”

Bluebird Care is a national provider of home and live in care, specialising in working with customers who live with dementia, physical disabilities and many other acute and chronic conditions. Bluebird Care work alongside their customers’ families, social services and the NHS to ensure each person receives the care they need.

Bluebird Care offers a unique service of tailored care visits which range from anything from 30 minutes to full live-in support. As well as personal care they also help with meal preparation, welfare checks, shopping, social trips, visits to the hospital and provide extra support for post-discharge customers.

For more details contact Bluebird Care by calling 01895 231211, emailing hillingdon@bluebirdcare.co.uk, or visiting their website http://www.bluebirdcare.co.uk/hillingdon/home