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Gastrostomy Care and Feeding Support

Our Care Professionals can offer gastrostomy care and tube feeding support, assisting you to live well at home.

Gastrostomy care at home, tailored to you

Our specialist Care Professionals can provide support for you or your loved one, to enjoy independent life at home. We can help take care of daily food and drink intake through feeding tube management and assist with administering medication if required.

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Our Care Professionals

Home Instead’s Care Professionals are trained to the highest clinical standards and will work with your own doctors and health teams to ensure you are receiving the best possible care at home from people who share your hobbies and interests and are passionate about helping you and your loved ones.

We can provide support in a range of ways to meet your individual needs, such as hourly care for a few hours a week, a couple of hours daily, or even 24-hour live-in care to support you in managing your symptoms at home. 

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What is a gastrostomy or enteral tube?

When a person is unable to take food, or enough food, orally then they may have a tube surgically inserted directly into the stomach (gastrostomy) or small intestine (jejunostomy). The tube then sits on the outside of the abdomen and a specially produced ‘enteral’ milk regime is prescribed by a dietician to ensure the individual receives all the nutrition and hydration they need.

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What is gastrostomy care and feeding support?

As part of our Healthcare at Home provision, our Care Professionals are specifically trained in providing care and support for several types of enteral tubes. This may involve cleaning the stoma (including any tube advancements/rotations), administering medications, providing bolus feeds, or setting up feeding pumps as well as troubleshooting where necessary.

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Benefits of gastrostomy care and feeding support

Care Professionals are fully trained and deemed competent in your care needs, so they care they provide can help  to reduce the number of infections and the need for hospital admissions. Care is carried out when you need it, not when it suits others and reduces the risk of complications.

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Why choose gastrostomy care and feeding support care at home?

Having Health Care at Home with Home Instead allows you to maintain your independence, routine, and lifestyle so you can live your best life at home. We work with you and your clinical team to ensure the best care is delivered to the highest standard, ensuring a fully bespoke and tailored care plan is provided.

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  • How will this care help me or my loved one?
  • How long will I need gastrostomy care and feeding support care?
  • Can I live a normal life while receiving gastrostomy care?
  • How can I handle loss of appetite for myself/my loved one?