Home Instead Contributes to New NICE Guidelines

The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) first guideline for the social care sector was published this week. We are extremely proud that Home Instead plays a vital role in contributing to these guidelines; the guidelines are set to promote high-quality homecare services for elderly people.

The CEO of Home Instead, Trevor Brocklebank said “I personally gave expert testimony to the panel that developed the guidelines and I’m pleased to see that the published document mirrors so much of what Home Instead already does as part of its day-to-day delivery of quality homecare.” His testimony included the importance of a relationship-led, person-centred approach where a client’s specific needs are placed firmly at the core.

Professor Gillian Leng, deputy chief executive and director for health and social care at NICE said “As we age, most of us will want to continue living in our own homes, surrounded by a lifetime of memories, for as long as we can”.  His own views echoes our ethos and culture here at Home Instead and we believe that the “home” is the best place to be and we all would like to be at our homes, surrounded by our own memories for as long as possible and CAREGivers with empathy and compassion at Home Instead make this happen.

Our CAREGivers are carefully handpicked based on their personality, reliability and honest who support our clients to live happily and healthily in the comfort of their own homes, independently. They all go through a rigorous screening and induction process, with a request for an enhanced DBS and six references.

As the life expectancy rate is increasing in England, it is expected that the number of elderly people in the UK will rise from 1 in 6 to almost 1 in 4 by 2035. These numbers alone show how important effective and dignified homecare services will become and the necessity for robust guidance for all involved in the sector. These new guidelines put emphasis on the time home care workers spend with clients; the call out time should be no less than half an hour. Home Instead Sheffield offer a minimum of a two hour call as we believe this way the client and CAREGiver are able to build a long term relationship.

Independent research carried out in June this year showed that 97% of clients said their CAREGiver takes an interest in them as a person, 96% rate the quality of the service as good or excellent and 96% are likely to recommend Home Instead. In turn 96% of CAREGivers surveyed said they were proud to work for Home Instead, 97% would recommend our service to a friend and 93% said they felt they are given enough time to deliver desired levels of care to clients.

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