The English Nurse Care Team provides a wide range of services and support throughout Andalucia, Spain – from domestic assistance and companionship, to 24-hour palliative care.
Our services are nurse-led.
We work alongside our health authority colleagues and are well known and respected in both the state and private hospitals.
Our nurses are responsible for planning and implementing patient care and ongoing support for both carers and patients.
We can provide a full assessment of needs at home, or in the hospital, create a health care plan and then implement it. This may include an effective medication management system, including collection, where we liaise with our Spanish colleagues in the health care system.
We arrange medical appointments, liaise with other medical professionals whenever necessary, and provide translation services as required.
The wide range of nursing services we offer at home include:
- Medication management
- Management of PEG feeding systems
- Incontinence management and catheter care
- Management of diabetes – type one and two
- Chest conditions and oxygen therapy
- Monitoring of blood pressure, pulse respiration and oxygen saturation
- Ear syringing
- Management of urinary and bowel problems
- Hospital discharge assessments.
We can assist with all aspects of the Spanish health care system.
If a patient is not registered in the health care system, we have our own doctor to advise and issue any required medication.
We offer care services ranging from a few hours a week to 24-hour, live-in care.
We aim to support and enable independent living and improve quality of life.
Our carers assist with all personal care and with maintaining a clean, healthy environment.
Included in the wide range of services our carers offer are:
- Shopping and meal preparation
- Personal care
- Housekeeping duties
- Hospital sitting service (it is customary in Spain for a family member to stay in hospital with a patient to take care of their non-nursing needs, and we can fulfil this role when family members are not able to travel or visit)
- Rehabilitation at home (we can also supply equipment for successful rehabilitation at home, from electric beds and pressure-relieving equipment, to crutches and walkers, usually free of charge, subject to availability).
Our carers are all police checked and insured to carry out all aspects of their care work.
All our carers wear uniforms, carry identification and show great pride in their work.
We have an ongoing, recognised training system in place for all our carers and we are very proud to be affiliated with the Careskills Academy who are endorsed by Skills For Care (a body for workforce development in adult social care in England, which sets the standards and qualifications for care workers).
Our new falls team is on call and available 24 hours a day, to respond rapidly should an incident occur in a patient’s home.
If a patient has fallen, a member of our team will respond to the call and attend immediately.
The responder will carry out an assessment to rule out any injuries. If, after the initial evaluation, it is clear that there are no injuries the responder will assist the patient up from the floor using our new ‘Raizer System’. The system is demonstrated in the video by David, a Falls team member.
If the patient has sustained any injuries, the responder will call an ambulance, liaise with the emergency services, and accompany them to a hospital.
Throughout this whole process, we ensure clear communication and continued updates with family/next of kin.
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We have a highly skilled and experienced palliative care team.
Our nurse is hospice trained, and our carers are trained and experienced in end-of-life care.
We aim to ensure that the patient is kept as comfortable and pain-free as possible and that their dignity is maintained throughout.
We will organise all the necessary equipment needed and liaise with the doctor to ensure all required medication is obtained, so our patients will not need to go into a hospital or hospice.
While there is a Spanish palliative care team available locally, they are generally ‘distant and advisory’ instead of ‘hands-on’. They will visit patients occasionally, and we work alongside them to ensure that all the patient’s needs are fully met.
We also know the funeral procedure and legal issues here in Spain, so we can advise and support family/next of kin in these matters if required.
There is a qualified bereavement counsellor on our team, available at any time, to provide further support for family members/next of kin.