Flexicare UK Ltd are determined to change the way emergencies in the community are handled, we would love to assist the “One Gloucestershire” plan to keep individuals safe and happy within their own homes.
Recently one of our new Personal Assistants, who has worked for the Company for five months, has spent 20% of his time responding to emergencies, in his own time as a volunteer.
Purely by coincidence, the male Personal Assistant is a qualified FREC (First response Emergency carer/Level 4) and has a passion for building an emergency response service under the umbrella of Flexicare UK Ltd.
We think that is a fantastic idea, and wish to support Kirk for the following reasons….
By responding to emergency situations by a qualified practitioner, we may be able to prevent an unnecessary hospital admission
If emergency situations can be SAFELY handled by experienced Personal Assistants in the field, a culture of preventing hospital admissions will be born.
The client/patient will be more comfortable in familiar surroundings if a hospital visit can be prevented.
Finally it is more cost effective for the public purse to keep clients/patients at home of at all possible
Also once an elderly client/patient gets admitted to hospital it is often difficult to secure a care/support package for the client to return home and this cost is then handled from diminishing public resources.
We are very excited about the “founding” of the Flexicare Flying Squad and hope that one day this type of working will become the norm in the community as we move towards the prevention/health and well being era of the future (Care Act 2014).