Chasing Care in your local community - homecare, live in care, nursing home, residential care homes

Gavin Chase

We explore issues affecting live-in care, homecare, residential care homes and nursing homes. News, views, opinions, advice, insights, into the world of care in the community. Chasing Care is an honest and reflective look at community based health and social care by sharing interviews with grassroots and hands on industry professionals. The podcast will appeal to care providers, care workers, and the families of care at home service users, those looking for care for their loved ones together with the care regulators and potential franchise owners in personal care. read less
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Starting a Live in Care business with Network Live in Care - Stuart Whitman explains his journey to becoming a Quality Care Advisor
Jul 9 2024
Starting a Live in Care business with Network Live in Care - Stuart Whitman explains his journey to becoming a Quality Care Advisor
Becoming a Live in Care Quality Care Advisor could be the opportunity you've been looking for to make a difference in your local community. The Chasing Care podcast interviews Stuart Whitman who has chosen to work as a broker of care services in people's homes across his New Forest constituency We take a deep dive into his career and why he chose to become self employed, why he thinks offering a care at home service makes sense, and how the relationship with a Care Quality Commission regulated live in care provider was a no brainer for his future business plans. Franchising with Network Live in Care will cost you a fraction of a traditional homecare provider franchise start-up but retains the quality of a CQC regulated offering because we do ALL the care at home service delivery whilst YOU focus on developing a local client base through networking in your community. As a franchisor, Network Live in Care understand that the biggest barrier to starting a company in the homecare sector is being worried that you will not be able to find the care staff. Network Live-in care, who have extensive experience in delivering homecare across the UK, will be 100% responsible to source, manage and payroll all carers, so you don't have to. Its a win, win! Network Live in Care are also proud of their track record as a live in care provider, delivering consistently a Good Rated service with the Care Quality Commission. Partnering with them will give you the confidence any budding entrepreneur is looking for when taking their first step into business ownership... To seek advice from a Quality Care Advisor you can visit the Network Live in Care website https://www.networkliveincare.co.uk/ To speak with Stuart Whitman about your options for current or future needs for personal care or companionship call 07770 866662
Understanding care options for your loved one. Live in Care as an alternative to a care home explained
Mar 20 2024
Understanding care options for your loved one. Live in Care as an alternative to a care home explained
In this episode we speak with 3 live in care providers and explore the significant personal attachment they have to delivering care in local communities. The conversation ranges from their personal experiences in caring for loved ones and how this personal experience gives an empathetic appreciation of their clients and service uses, through to sharing what families should be planning for long before the need for care becomes necessary. We also look at what families should be aware of when it comes to their entitlement to local authority paid care, the stages of seeking care through a Needs Assessment and the way families and carers should be working together to ensure a person centric, individual care plan, is best delivered and monitored. Nancy, Louise and Mercy give a rare insight into the world of live in care, the benefits compared to placing mum or dad in a care home, the nuances of staying in your own home benefitting eg mental health, and deliver a comprehensive range of guidance & support for folk at a time when many are facing a family crisis. Listen to amazing advice delivered from the heart! Nancy Walters, Mumby's Live in Care Mercy Canning, A Class Care Louise Joslin, Ashridge Homecare If you are looking for advice on caring for a loved one then take a look at Age UK, Getting help at home information guide: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/information-advice/care/arranging-care/getting-help-at-home-information-guide/ Age UK Understanding what a Care Needs Assessment is and how to get one: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/information-advice/care/arranging-care/care-needs-assessment/ To speak with a professional Quality Care Advisor, call 0121 728 8958 Network Live in Care
Inside Care Show Birmingham 2023 with Michael Corbett
Oct 7 2023
Inside Care Show Birmingham 2023 with Michael Corbett
CARE SHOW COUNT DOWNTrade Shows can be a little bit dull and we always wanted to make Care Show more of an event and something you can enjoy. This year, we have more theatres offering a range of education for managers, owners, directors and carers. More areas to catch up with your peers and partners, more interactive features and more to make your time worth while.We appreciate it is hard to spend time out of your care business, but we promise a day, half day or even a few hours at The Care Show, can massively help you long term. If its helping you to recruit more efficiently and effectively, find the technology to streamline your day to day running or meet with all your suppliers in one place.Features, i am really looking to seeing this yearThe Technology Concierge Lounge in partnership with Guided Innovation offers the chance for you to discuss your technology needs to a company who will unbiasedly recommend the companies to speak to and sessions to listen to.The Outstanding Society are BACK! An amazing team of proven CQC rated outstanding care providers who are offering advice, feedback and debates around the key topics they faced into their journey of improvementGet your headshot for FREE from Five on a Bike Limited who will be offering this great service to update your LinkedIn profile or your company website.Also from the amazing team at Five on a Bike Limited hear them go into conversation with our speakers as you get to see the real person behind our education line upUnwind and catch up with your colleagues in our improved Beer and Bubbles Bar, where you can enjoy a complimentary soft drink or glass of bubbles on us.Who doesn't love to see true innovation and companies with products which will make a difference to the sector. The National Care Forum are back with their Care Innovation Hub finalists and a crowing champion of 2023 will be named with your support.Tickets are FREE to all care providers and if you can join us at Birmingham NEC on the 11th & 12th October, please head over to Hall 3 and register onsite.#careshow2023 #socialcare #carehome #homecare
Live in Care - what is it and should I ask for it?
Sep 21 2023
Live in Care - what is it and should I ask for it?
Grzegorz Wrzosek of Promedica24 explains this little known home care option and helps untangle the differences between a care provider regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and the unregulated introduction agencies that have no legal responsibility for the care your loved one receives. We explore the minimum requirements that a home owner will need to accommodate a live in carer which may surprise many, and also celebrate a number of amazing outcomes for people over the age of 18 to lead fulfilling lives. A must listen if you or your loved one wish to remain in the familiar surroundings of their own home and lead a flexible life that you want to lead with the companionship of a live in carer. Quality, Reliability & Professionalism. --- Send in a voice message: ⁠https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/sh...⁠ Listen here: ⁠https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/sh...⁠ 🎧 Newsletter subscription: Visit our website to subscribe to our Podcast newsletter ⁠https://chasingcare.substack.com/⁠ For YouTube 👍Please hit the 'thumbs-up' button and LIKE this video And please SHARE this video with others working in homecare and residential care ✅ Make sure you hit the subscribe button and tap the 🔔 Icon, so you never miss out on another episode. Thank you very much for listening Chasing Care - your insight into community healthcare #liveincare #homecare #franchise #opportunity #family Connect with us: Twitter: ⁠@ChasingCare⁠ Facebook: ⁠https://www.facebook.com/NetworkLiveinCare/ LinkedIn: ⁠https://www.linkedin.com/company/chas...⁠ 🌐Website: ⁠⁠⁠https://chasingcare.substack.com/⁠ Follow the Host, Gavin Chase LinkedIn: ⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/executive⁠ Live-in Care is an alternative option to moving into residential care home. We provide fully trained carers to live alongside you in the comfort of your own home.  Here at Network Live in Care we require our carers to provide evidence of a minimum of two years’ experience within the care sector prior to recruitment . Your live-in carer will support you with your specific needs as agreed in your care plan to keep you comfortable and independent at home. Network Live in Care
Bed Blocking in the NHS. A little known third option to help discharge teams free up space right now - Alex Palmer of Noble Live in Care de-bunks the 'no available carers' myth on Chasing Care podcast
Sep 16 2023
Bed Blocking in the NHS. A little known third option to help discharge teams free up space right now - Alex Palmer of Noble Live in Care de-bunks the 'no available carers' myth on Chasing Care podcast
If you are an NHS health professional or family concerned about bed blocking and getting people home where they belong, then this episode is for you.  "Hi, and welcome to the Chasing Care Podcast. On today's episode, I'm delighted to say that we have Alex Palmer from Noble Living Care. She's got a, a bit of a, a history in the care sector, so she knows about everything, living care, domiciliary care, but we are not talking about that specifically today." "What we are excited to talk about is the NHS and Bed blocking big news story." 13,771 patients remaining in hospital who no longer need to be there - The Kings Fund. Up 9.4% on the year before. We also explore the differences between a CQC regulated care provider and introduction agencies that have no responsibility to manager a carer. A valuable clarification of what to expect if families choose not to go down the fully managed care solution for a loved one. To contact or subscribe to Chasing Care choose one of the following links: --- Send in a voice message: ⁠https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/sh...⁠ Listen here: ⁠https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/sh...⁠ 🎧 Newsletter subscription: Visit our website to subscribe to our Podcast newsletter ⁠https://chasingcare.substack.com/⁠ For YouTube 👍Please hit the 'thumbs-up' button and LIKE this video And please SHARE this video with others working in homecare and residential care ✅ Make sure you hit the subscribe button and tap the 🔔 Icon, so you never miss out on another episode. Thank you very much for listening Chasing Care - your insight into community healthcare ⁠#SocialCare⁠ ⁠#homecare⁠ ⁠#nursinghome⁠ ⁠#carehomes⁠ 🔗#liveincare Connect with us: Twitter: ⁠@ChasingCare⁠ Facebook: ⁠https://www.facebook.com/Topcare.recr...⁠ LinkedIn: ⁠https://www.linkedin.com/company/chas...⁠ 🌐Website: ⁠⁠⁠https://chasingcare.substack.com/⁠ Follow the Host, Gavin Chase LinkedIn: ⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/executive⁠ Live-in Care is an alternative option to moving into residential care home. We provide fully trained carers to live alongside you in the comfort of your own home.  Here at Network Live in Care we require our carers to provide evidence of a minimum of two years’ experience within the care sector prior to recruitment . Your live-in carer will support you with your specific needs as agreed in your care plan to keep you comfortable and independent at home.
Debunking the hiring of care workers - Jael Alfonso of Network Healthcare explains the 3 key actions for recruiters seeking to attract care assistants and support workers in community settings
Sep 4 2023
Debunking the hiring of care workers - Jael Alfonso of Network Healthcare explains the 3 key actions for recruiters seeking to attract care assistants and support workers in community settings
Recruiting care workers is not the problem its made out to be - podcast with Jael Alfonso Do you resonate with this point that I made? "There's over 160,000 vacancies up from about 120,000 vacancies. That sounds to me an impossible problem to solve. They talk also about poor pay, poor conditions. No career progression." How can recruitment be "fun" and the Network Healthcare business has expanded when the Homecare Associatetion and Care UK constantly tell the industry there is a massive problem with funding of care nationally? Jael de-mistifies the local approach to attracting and retaining care assistants, support workers and live in carers in a 30 minute frank conversation about the community care sector, providers and recruitment strategies. We unearth good people management approaches for the valuable staff care providers so desperately need and reframe the latest marketing spin of being 'carer centric' as an old and best practice style of employee engagement - nothing new! In her analysis, Jael explores the personal values of carers, how this is essential when screening for talent, and the subtle differences between a domicilliary carer and a dedicated live in carer. If you want to up your game in recruiting carers for your business to fill the gaps then the 3 point strategy, value driven approach of Network Healthcare, is a must listen to episode for in house recruiters and human resource leadership teams. To contact or subscribe to Chasing Care choose one of the following links: --- Send in a voice message: ⁠https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/sh...⁠ Listen here: ⁠https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/sh...⁠ 🎧 Newsletter subscription: Visit our website to subscribe to our Podcast newsletter ⁠https://chasingcare.substack.com/⁠ For YouTube 👍Please hit the 'thumbs-up' button and LIKE this video And please SHARE this video with others working in homecare and residential care ✅ Make sure you hit the subscribe button and tap the 🔔 Icon, so you never miss out on another episode. Thank you very much for listening Chasing Care - your insight into community healthcare ⁠#SocialCare⁠ ⁠#homecare⁠ ⁠#nursinghome⁠ ⁠#carehomes⁠ 🔗#liveincare Connect with us: Twitter: ⁠@ChasingCare⁠ Facebook: ⁠https://www.facebook.com/Topcare.recr...⁠ LinkedIn: ⁠https://www.linkedin.com/company/chas...⁠ 🌐Website: ⁠⁠⁠https://chasingcare.substack.com/⁠ Follow the Host, Gavin Chase LinkedIn: ⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/executive⁠ Live-in Care is an alternative option to moving into residential care home. We provide fully trained carers to live alongside you in the comfort of your own home.  Here at Network Live in Care we require our carers to provide evidence of a minimum of two years’ experience within the care sector prior to recruitment . Your live-in carer will support you with your specific needs as agreed in your care plan to keep you comfortable and independent at home.
Chasing Care podcast with Lucy Buxton - Find your better self
May 23 2023
Chasing Care podcast with Lucy Buxton - Find your better self
On this episode of the Chasing Care Podcast we speak with Lucy Buxton 💚 💙 who has worked in social care for over 32 years and now spends her time helping individuals and businesses achieve their goals by developing a success mindset.Lucy is a trainer of Neuro linguistic programming, a coach and a trainer of hypnotherapy.She is also a nurse, following in her Grandmothers footsteps who was a red cross nurse in the second world war.Lucys life has had many ups and downs and now she is able to reflect on her experiences to support others in social care.When she is not support folk in social care, she coaches young people, loves her garden and walks for hours with her dog OatieIf you are interested in being a better version of you or looking to understand how to build a brilliant culture in your business then this episode is worth a listen. To contact Lucy Buxton go to https://www.ljbcoachconsultancy.co.uk/about-us/ or linkedin.com/in/lucy-buxton-💚-💙-15847544 To contact or subscribe tio Chasing Care choose one of the following links: --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/sh... Listen here: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/sh... 🎧 Newsletter subscription: Visit our website to subscribe to our Podcast newsletter https://chasingcare.substack.com/ For YouTube 👍Please hit the 'thumbs-up' button and LIKE this video And please SHARE this video with others working in homecare and residential care ✅ Make sure you hit the subscribe button and tap the 🔔 Icon, so you never miss out on another episode. Thank you very much for listening Chasing Care - your insight into community healthcare #SocialCare #homecare #nursinghome #carehomes 🔗Connect with us: Twitter: @ChasingCare Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Topcare.recr... LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/chas... 🌐Website: ⁠⁠https://chasingcare.substack.com/ Follow the Host, Gavin Chase LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/executive
Chasing Care podcast with Denise Taylor - Find work at 50+
May 12 2023
Chasing Care podcast with Denise Taylor - Find work at 50+
In this episode of the Chasing Care podcast we are talking to a Retirement, Career and Transition Coaching specialist Dr Denise Taylor It’s never too late for a career change. If you’re yearning for a more rewarding job where you’re directly helping someone to get the most out of life, it may be time to consider a career in care. As a care worker or personal assistant, you’ll be helping people on an individual basis to live the lives they want – from the comfort of their own homes. As either a live-in carer or visiting carer, you could play a key part in their life, offering support and companionship and assisting with their independence. For over 25 years Denise has been helping people create the career they love. Gaining a doctorate at 64, she is now also focusing on people who are in transition, including young people and especially with those considering retirement and life after full-time work. She is an award-winning careers coach, a Chartered Psychologist, and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. Denise has written eight books, written for The Times, The Telegraph, The Guardian and many magazines, and was the careers expert on Radio 5. We explore thoughts and challenges faced by the over 50 age worker and how to overcome them. Our conversation touches on opportunities in the homecare sector with an insight into the growing live in care sector through a real life experience of one of Denise's senior executive connections. If you are 50+ and thinking about a feel good career change or in retirement and yearning for activity in your day, then this episode is worth a listen! And here is the link for if people want to get in touch with Denise Taylor ⁠https://www.amazingpeople.co.uk/get-in-touch/⁠  To contact or subscribe tio Chasing Care choose one of the following links: --- Send in a voice message: ⁠https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/sh...⁠ Listen here: ⁠https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/sh...⁠ 🎧 Newsletter subscription: Visit our website to subscribe to our Podcast newsletter ⁠https://chasingcare.substack.com/⁠ For YouTube 👍Please hit the 'thumbs-up' button and LIKE this video And please SHARE this video with others working in homecare and residential care ✅ Make sure you hit the subscribe button and tap the 🔔 Icon, so you never miss out on another episode. Thank you very much for listening Chasing Care - your insight into community healthcare ⁠#SocialCare⁠ ⁠#homecare⁠ ⁠#nursinghome⁠ ⁠#carehomes⁠ 🔗Connect with us: Twitter: ⁠@ChasingCare⁠ Facebook: ⁠https://www.facebook.com/Topcare.recruitment LinkedIn: ⁠https://www.linkedin.com/company/chasingcare 🌐Website: ⁠⁠⁠https://chasingcare.substack.com/⁠ Follow the Host, Gavin Chase LinkedIn: ⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/executive
Chasing Care -wearable tech in care - dealing with user acceptance with Zeke Steer and Jacqui Arnold from Milbotix
May 5 2023
Chasing Care -wearable tech in care - dealing with user acceptance with Zeke Steer and Jacqui Arnold from Milbotix
On this weeks episode of the Chasing Care podcast we explore the use of new tech for the care sector and how innovation of a smart sock could be a game changer for the wearable tech industry. Memory loss and confusion are often the first signs that a loved one has dementia – struggling to find the right words, forgetting an important appointment, or a trip to the shops that takes much longer than normal. However, behavioural changes that typically occur in the mid- stages of the disease can prove the most challenging for people providing care. Milbotix founder Zeke shares a personal story about his great-grandmother, Kath. “Kath was a gentle and sociable person with a life-long passion for jazz music. However, several years after her dementia diagnosis, she became prone to bouts of aggression which placed tremendous strain on my family.” Zeke spent a couple of years volunteering at a care home and came to realise that Kath was not alone in experiencing agitation. Agitated symptoms such as aggression, irritability and resistance to care are highly prevalent in care homes and a significant source of burden for care workers. Zeke embarked on a PhD in Bristol, UK to investigate whether wearable technologies and robotics could help to reduce distress and agitation. During the research, he met Milbotix co-founders Jacqui and Iveta. Milbotix was founded to improve access to digital technologies for people with unmet needs related to a health condition. Consistent with this aim, they have pledged to donate 10% of their profits to charitable causes including research into dementia. Dr Zeke Steer is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer at Milbotix and a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Health & Clinical Research at the University of the West of England. He worked as a defence engineer for over 10 years developing expertise in electronics, software, and data science. Zeke’s doctoral research at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (Bristol, UK) investigated how wearables, artificial intelligence, and robotics can support dementia carers to better manage distress and agitation. Jacqui Arnold is co-founder and Chief Experience Officer at Milbotix. She is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist and has worked in social care for nearly 40 years, with extensive experience providing care for older people in a range of settings. She was formerly on the board for Skills for Care, and until 2021 held the role of Dementia Lead for a social care charity in Bristol, UK. In recent years, she has held both internal and external consultancy roles specialising in dementia. Take a listen to this episode of tech wearables for the care sector and if you would like to get in touch with Milbotix go to https://www.milbotix.com or email jacqui@milbotix.com To contact or subscribe tio Chasing Care choose one of the following links: --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/sh... Listen here: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/sh... 🎧 Newsletter subscription: Visit our website to subscribe to our Podcast newsletter https://chasingcare.substack.com/ For YouTube 👍Please hit the 'thumbs-up' button and LIKE this video And please SHARE this video with others working in homecare and residential care ✅ Make sure you hit the subscribe button and tap the 🔔 Icon, so you never miss out on another episode. Thank you very much for listening Chasing Care - your insight into community healthcare #SocialCare #homecare #nursinghome #carehomes 🔗Connect with us: Twitter: @ChasingCare Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Topcare.recr... LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/chas... 🌐Website: ⁠⁠https://chasingcare.substack.com/ Follow the Host, Gavin Chase LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/executive
Chasing Care Podcast with Martyn Dawes - supporting owners, managers & senior staff to fall back in love with their care business,
Apr 28 2023
Chasing Care Podcast with Martyn Dawes - supporting owners, managers & senior staff to fall back in love with their care business,
Martyn helps Social Care business owners, managers and providers get their businesses BACK ON TRACK to a position of profitability quickly and efficientlyFind out his key tips for taking action today to change the direction of your care service Every penny helps, and profit can be reinvested back into the business to aid expansion or continuous improvement. However, many quick wins are overlooked, and longer term strategies are rarely in place to effect a consistent stream of new clients, and maximising current income. He supports the owners, managers, senior staff to fall back in love with their business, and deliver a better business by: 1. Ensuring your business marketing processes are up to date and relevant 2. Identifying cost savings 3. Understanding your Key Numbers and what they are so paramount to your business success 4. Identifying those areas where income could be increased 5. Working with senior managers to become more effective business professionals 6. identifying your key numbers and implementing systematic review and improvement Of course, this list is simply never going to include EVERYTHING. But it is a start! Take a listen to understand how, as a business owner or as a member of the leadership team, you can make a positive impact on the bottom line and drive your homecare company, care home or nursing home on the road to higher profits...
Chasing Care - Beatriz Fernandez from Topcare Executive Search lays bear the challenges of finding a Registered Manager
Apr 16 2023
Chasing Care - Beatriz Fernandez from Topcare Executive Search lays bear the challenges of finding a Registered Manager
If you are struggling to find the talent you need for your homecare, residential or nursing care home then this episode of Chasing Care is a must listen Topcare Executive Search are a trusted provider of skilled and qualified health & social care professionals, placing the highest quality candidates into homecare & educational childcare providers across the UK. They are Registered Manager experts. Their recruitment consultants have a remarkable depth of care industry knowledge and experience, making them go-to people to find the job to meet your job search in care and your career aspirations.  They are dedicated to identify exceptional employees for your care business, finding the best talent in the market, not just on the job market by utlising proactive headhunting methodologies to connect with Registered Managers and operational leadership staff. Day to day TopCare recruitment consultants are networking within the care sector, speaking your language, making them one of the most recognised specialist healthcare recruiters nationally. "To find talent in today's market employers need to be proactive" says Beatriz Fernandez who leads Topcare in the West Midlands. Gone are the time when a job board provided quality candidates time after time... To find out more on how to win the war on talent acquisition this episode of Chasing Care is the one you need to listen to!