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Our Care Professionals can offer gastrostomy care and tube feeding support, assisting you to live well at home.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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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A gastrostomy has been recommended due to the fact you or your loved one are not receiving the right amount of nutrition, are unable to swallow or tolerate food by mouth. Getting the nutrients through tube feeding should allow all nutritional needs to be met. Our Care Professionals providing feeding support can ensure that you or a loved are supported while using this method, and can assist if any issues arise.
This can vary from person to person, for some it is permanent, but for many people it can be a temporary measure so care will only be required until they are able to eat and drink safely again. Our Care Professionals will work alongside your clinical team to provide support as and when you need it.
Once you are back at home following surgery, it’s only natural you would wish to continue with a number of social activities. While planning round feeding support can be difficult, small adjustments can help you carry on with whatever you feel well enough to do.