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This essay will provide an overview of a service The service chosen is Continuing Care which is provided by the owned and run by local authorities private companies and charities Continuing healthcare is the provision of free care outside of hospital It is only available for people who need ongoing healthcare and fulfil the relevant eligibility criteria Continuing healthcare can be provided in different work environments including care homes hospices or the home of the service userCare home services one part of the work environment specifically fits within the NHS A care home is a residential place wherehealthcareservices are provided by a certified agency using aninterdisciplinary team to meet the needs of patients being cared for in out-of-hospital setting These includepermanent care homes for older people homes for younger adults with disabilities and homes for children If someone in a care home gets NHS continuing healthcare it will cover their care home fees including the cost of accommodation personal care and healthcare costs One role identified within the work environment is the provision of personal care This includes the offer of support ensuring that basic personal needs such as meals bathing going to the toilet and medication are taken care of help service user organise their finances Domiciliary care worker provides vital care for clients within their own home a majority of domiciliary care workers work with elderly clients however not all the service users are elderly This carer is put into action to help the client retain their own independence within their own home some of these tasks may vary depending on the level of independence of the service user Many more tasks are involved within this job role Relating to Val M 2004 p132 Care workers need to be able to communicate effectively and appropriately with service users and other professional such associal services following care plans informally managing situations that may change for example the heating may need to be turned
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