What is PEG care?
Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) is a procedure involving the placement of a soft plastic feeding tube into the stomach. Someone may need a PEG tube if they cannot get enough nutrition eating food by mouth. Without sufficient nutrition they may lose too much weight and become dehydrated, so liquid food (formula) is delivered through the tube to give the body the nutrition it needs. The tube is also used for water intake and for administering medications.
Your Elite PEG carer will be fully trained to ensure they can support you with the following:
- Flushing the PEG feed regularly to ensure it does not become blocked.
- Keeping the skin around the stoma site clean and healthy.
- Rotating and advancing the PEG tube to ensure the plastic disc inside the stomach is rotated frequently and does not become embedded.
PEG care at Elite Livein Care
We understand that choosing the right live-in care provider is a big decision. At Elite Livein Care you can have every confidence in our skill and professionalism, together with the peace of mind that comes from selecting a CQC-accredited care provider. An Elite live-in carer will help you with all your medical and health needs, as well as providing companionship at all times.
At Elite Livein Care, all our live-in carers are highly trained and experienced in supporting a variety of different conditions and complex needs including:
- PEG Care
- Dementia, including Alzheimer's
- Palliative care
- Nursing and complex care
- Other condition-led care
Elite Livein Care has been providing live-in care to the community since 2015, and we firmly believe that it is best for you or your loved one to have care provided in the comfort of your own home. Here are just a few reasons why:
- Personal one-to-one 24-hour care from an Elite carer
- You won't be separated from your partner or pets
- You won't have to move away from your home and familiar surroundings
- You can choose your own lifestyle and routines
- You can choose your food and drinks
- You will receive help and support for personal care, housework and social activities
What does PEG live-in care involve?
PEG care involves in assisting our clients in their own home, in order to stay independent and live life the way they want to. At Elite Livein Care, we have a range of support packages available for those living with complex needs with person-centred one-to-one support. PEG care involves having a carer in your home to provide help and support whenever you need it, providing peace of mind that you or your loved ones have someone looking after them.
The services our Elite live-in carers can provide include, but are not limited to:
- Complex care such as PEG feeding or catheter management
- Housekeeping and other daily domestic tasks
- Ensuring that dietary and nutritional needs are being met
- Companionship and support
- Personal care and medication support
Costs for PEG live-in care and funding
The cost of PEG live-in care is very much dependent on individual needs and circumstances. Live-in care for couples costs only a fraction more than 24-hour care for one person, and there are a number of funding options available to assist with covering the costs.
Please call us today on 0330 1330 235 to find out how we can support you and to receive a personalised quotation. You can also request a call-back.
To learn more about how you can get help with funding for live-in care, click here.
Outstanding live-in care services and staff
★★★★★ out of 5
Rated 5 stars out of 5
by Mr Singh - Posted on 22 December 2020
I have been a client since January 2020. All I can say is the carers, office staff and management are exceptional. The carers are lovely and they are always understanding. The office staff are always polite over the phone, and if I have any issues, they sort it out for me. The management are amazing, they always call in to check on me. I would definitely recommend this company to anyone that needs care.
How to arrange live-in care for yourself or your relative
Elite care assessment
Elite Livein Care will visit in person to discuss your requirements face-to-face and assess the care programme that will be required to enable the person receiving care to remain independent and in their own home.
Assigning your care team
We'll make all the arrangements to start your care, including introducing you to the Elite live-in carer that we believe will best meet your needs. Elite's Senior Care Manager will conduct regular reviews and offer additional support as and when required.