If you or a relative needs medical or personal care, is institutionalised care or a nursing home your only option? We are pleased to say it is not.
Consultus Care & Nursing agency in Tonbridge is a long-established care provider offering 24-hour, personalised live-in care and nursing in your own home. Whether you or a member of your family wish to continue living independently in your own home, with the reassurance of a specialist carer or nurse on hand 24/7, Consultus can provide this service.
Since our family-led firm was established in 1962, we have stayed true to the vision of our founder, the late Mrs Anne Stevens, who knew that people feel better at home. Our exceptional Consultus live-in carers and live-in nurses ensure hundreds of elderly and vulnerable people stay happy and secure among their belongings and memories in their cherished homes.
About our live-in carers and nurses
Our fully trained, qualified and hand-picked Consultus carers and nurses will help you stay at home, making you and your family feel confident with the peace of mind that care is on hand at all times.
Our live-in carers can help you stay independent by looking after your care needs, such as washing and dressing, and daily help with shopping and cooking. The benefits of having a live-in carer is priceless, not just for the person in need of care but for the entire family. Round-the-clock care means you receive 100% attention and if the needs of the client become greater, Consultus can recommend our live-in nursing service. Both live-in care and live-in nursing work closely together and can determine the best needs for you or your family.
With Consultus live-in care, you will also be able to...
Feel less lonely and more secure knowing someone is there continuously
Sleep in your own bed
Continue to live with a pet
Get up when you want to, instead of waiting your turn
Invite family over whenever you feel like it, for as long as you like
Eat the food you like, when you like
Have friends around as you choose
Continue with any activities you still enjoy
With our dedicated, one-to-one care, we’ll help you to retain your independence and autonomy in ways other options just can’t match.
Live-in care versus a care home
With our support, your life doesn’t have to change in the same way it would if you went into a nursing home or institution. Sharing your home with a Consultus live-in nurse or a Consultus live-in carer means you can be properly cared for, in the place you most want to be.
You may also be surprised that live-in care can compare favourably to some care homes when it comes to cost. Our costs are transparent and your individual needs are discussed in detail with on of our dedicated Care Consultants or Nurse Co-ordinators. Consultus don’t have any hidden extras.
Our services are especially cost-effective for a couple who need assistance. And, live-in care means they get to stay together. We are always greatly saddened to hear about couples who are separated at times when they need each other more than ever. Consultus want you to live the life you wish for, in your own homes, with your dearest at your side.
Communication is key for Consultus; once you have a carer or nurse in place we keep in contact to ensure everyone has settled in and the relationship between both parties is happy. If any concerns arise our team of Care Consultants or Nurse Co-ordinators will contact the family and advise on how best to deal with the situation and, if required, escalate the needs to a local GP or OT. Many of our carers have years of experience of palliative care and understand the need to show empathy and dignity. We also provide live-in palliative nurses, who provide a ‘hospice in the home’ for those in the last stage of illness. With the right care in place, home is a more comfortable, dignified and private place for all concerned than a nursing home or hospital.
Another benefit of having a live-in nurse at home is that you can be discharged early from hospital after an operation. Genuine personal nursing can help you recuperate at home and, as you recover, our carers can ensure you follow your care plan and reduce the risk of re-admittance.
Superior care in your own home with extraordinary carers and nurses.
Our nurse has been the most caring, gentle angel to come into our lives at such a hugely private time.
My life could continue as normally as possible. It would be profoundly stressful to give up your own home.
Live-in care gives you freedom to choose
Consultus Care & Nursing will find you a Consultus carer or nurse to match your needs or your relative’s. All you need to provide for your carer or nurse is a room in your home where they can sleep and rest in private.
For over 50 years we have been highlighting common interests between our carers, nurses and clients. We ensure (were possible) the person who moves into your home will take enjoyment in sharing a love of film, music, books or in a number of cases a foreign language in which to communicate with you or your family member.
Many great friendships have been forged from this unusual service and we pride ourselves in developing good matches which benefit everyone.
As our Operations Director, Celia Hoare, says: “We deliver an outstanding live-in care service, which not only provides our clients with the relief, assistance and peace of mind that they need, but also provides their families and friends with the highest levels of reassurance and support.”
Consultus live-in care and nursing gives you the freedom to choose. With enhanced independence, the tranquillity of a home you love, and no need to consign personal possessions, daily habits of personal pleasure to history, you’ll find life more enjoyable with a Consultus live-in carer or nurse.
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