Bluebird Care Solihull forms specialised team of domiciliary care assistants

Published: 22/05/2019

Bluebird Care Solihull has recently moved towards forming a specialised team of domiciliary care assistants who have been trained in Multiple Sclerosis and how the condition manifests itself. 

Bluebird Care Solihull has recently moved towards forming a specialised team of domiciliary care assistants who have been trained in Multiple Sclerosis and how the condition manifests itself. This focus on MS has been driven by the increasing number of customers with MS who we have helped over the past few years.

Our aim is to provide a 2-part training for our care staff. The first part based around what the condition is, what are the symptoms, how it progresses and the drugs that are used to treat it. The second part of the training will be around practical aspects of caring for customers with MS and what we can do to provide the most effective care.

Our staff are not trained nurses (although some are ex nurses) and we do not intend to become involved in clinical interventions, though we do administer medicines. However, we believe that by giving our staff this more ‘in depth’ training, the care given will be more empathetic and person focussed.

To date we have trained 1/3 of our staff and we hope to increase that to over 50% by January 2017. Hopefully, in the near future, we can incorporate insights and skill training from professionals such as yourselves so that we become practical ‘care specialists’ for those living with MS.

All of our care staff are also trained in end of life/palliative care as well as dementia. We also have facility to train for peg feeding and stoma/catheter care if required.

Should you wish for any more information about this service or know of anyone living with MS who might benefit from our more focussed approach, please ring 0121 7117435.