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Stoma Care at home

Our Care Professionals are trained in stoma care, supporting you to manage your continence with dignity in the comfort of your own home. We offer flexible, practical support for you and your loved ones, with care tailored to you, helping you stay happy at home.

Stoma care can be provided at home

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 stoma?

A stoma is an opening on the abdomen that can be connected to either the digestive or urinary system. This allows bodywaste (urine or faeces) to leave the body where normal function cannot happen.

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What is stoma care?

Stoma care involves ensuring the stoma remains clean and free from infection. Application or removal of stoma bags and emptying of such bags when required. Monitoring of waste output may also be part of stoma care.

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Benefits of stoma care

Care Professionals are fully trained and deemed competent in your care needs, this helps 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 stoma care at home ?

Having health care with Home Instead allows you to maintain your independence, routine, and lifestyle so you can live your best life at home. Your Care Professional is matched to your interests and hobbies so you can build a trusting relationship with them. 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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