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Firm launches new nurse-led specialist homecare service

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Home care provider MyLife Living Assistance has received approval from the Care Quality Commission to launch a nurse-led homecare business serving Canterbury and the surrounding areas.

The company already provides home care in the local area and recently received an “outstanding” rating for caring following its latest inspection by the CQC.

“This new service will enable clients to receive specialist treatment in familiar surroundings”

Andrea Morgan

It will now be adding bespoke complex healthcare to its offering in Kent through a new division called MyLife Specialist Care.

Services will range from one-hour visits to comprehensive 24-hour care, covering the areas from Canterbury to Folkestone and surrounding towns and villages.

Other treatments on offer will include specialist neurological care, post-injury and post-operative care, rapid response and health monitoring, children and young person’s complex care, learning disabilities, palliative care and end of life care, and home from hospital and respite care.

MyLife Specialist Care will work alongside MyLife Living Assistance, the private care division of Carewatch Care Services, a national provider of local home care that was set up in 1993.

The specialist care service is being built around two experienced nurses – Sue Smart and Liz Perkins. Ms Smart, the clinical lead, worked in emergency and intensive care for 20 years before spending the last 10 years focusing on health and social care in the community.

Ms Perkins, the clinical nurse specialist, has been a registered nurse for 17 years, working both with adults and in a neonatal unit before entering specialist care at home.

MyLife Specialist Care

Firm launches new nurse-led specialist homecare service

MyLife team (l-r): Jo Doyle, Kate Ellmore, Shelly Watson, Theresa Trevelyan, Emma Lewis, Liz Perkins, Sue Smart

The company also said it was looking for healthcare assistants and registered nurses to join its complex health team.

Andrea Morgan, business development director at MyLife Specialist Care, said: “We’re delighted to offer these new specialist services in the Canterbury area.

“Having worked for many years providing home care locally we know that a great many people wish to stay in the comfort of their own homes,” she said.

“This new service will enable clients to receive specialist treatment in familiar surroundings, while their loved ones can have peace of mind that they are being cared for by experienced and compassionate healthcare practitioners,” said Ms Morgan.

“Our hope is that MyLife Specialist Care will also alleviate the strain on local nursing, hospital and GPs services,” she added.

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