Comprehensive High-Intensity Care Services in Sunshine Coast
Some people’s disabilities are compounded by other health issues, making them more challenging to manage. In situations like this, participants require higher levels of assistance and care.
What Is High-Intensity Care?
High-Intensity Care for people with disabilities in Sunshine Coast is a program designed to meet their more demanding needs. These are usually tasks that require delicate handling and a certain level of medical knowledge. Sunshine Coast Disability Services works with highly trained disability care professionals who are well-equipped to address the needs of people who need more urgent care.
Why Use High-Intensity Care?
Medical professionals and highly trained care workers can provide NDIS participants with a team-based health care plan that promotes the participant’s wellness and comfort. With a primary care physician in the lead and support workers ensuring all-around care, your loved one receives the high-intensity care they need.
Types of High-Intensity Care
Complex Bowel Care
A routine part of personal support for people with disabilities that need high-intensity care, bowel care requires a specialist level of support overseen by a health practitioner. This type of care is applicable to participants who are at risk of severe constipation or faecal incontinence, such as people with spinal injuries.
The participant’s assigned care worker will oversee adherence to personal hygiene, observe and record change in bowel habits, administer laxatives or enemas and administer other non-routine medication as required.
Enteral Feeding and Management
People who are reliant on nasogastric intubation feeding usually have more complex health issues that require intensive support. Other factors also affect a person’s need for high-intensity support, including having epilepsy, which puts them at a higher risk of choking, or those with behaviour that causes them to dislodge the feeding tube.
As such, skilled disability care workers help feed them through the tube, monitor the rate and flow of feeding, keep the stoma clean and free of infection and ensure the tube and other equipment necessary for feeding remain safe and operational.
Urinary Catheter Management
Catheter insertion is done by a health practitioner, but support workers can insert an intermittent catheter. This type of high-intensity care is available for participants with urinary incontinence, urinary retention, prostate problems or those who have recently gone into surgery that makes a catheter necessary.
Care workers ensure that infection control procedures are being followed. They are also in charge of replacing and disposing of catheter bags, monitoring the skin condition around the catheter and responding to blockages or dislodged catheters.
People who cannot self-administer injections for the medications they need due to their disability may require high-intensity care.
For example, a person with diabetes who also has motor disabilities cannot safely self-administer injections. Highly skilled disability care workers are needed to administer these medications and ensure safe injection procedures and proper dosages are followed.
Complex Wound Management
Complex wound management can be undertaken by care workers with a nursing qualification or support workers with relevant training.
This type of care is applicable for people with disabilities who also require assistance with pressure care and wound management. A trained care staff member follows a wound care plan and the instructions to inspecting and replacing wound dressings.
Get Professional High-Intensity Care for Your Loved Ones
Sunshine Coast Disability Services prides itself on working with highly skilled disability support workers. With a full understanding of the care required for participants who need high-intensity care services, our support workers can provide your loved ones with the assistance they need, resulting in better disability management and improved quality of life.