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A CarePA is a carer that provides certified care for you or your loved one.  He or she may have a wide variety of experience that encompass medical and nursing care so please discuss your requirements with us.

Daisy Chain Care Agency requires all CarePAs that it places to have a Care Certification or relevant experience and qualifications:

In addition CarePAs, once placed  will be encouraged by DCCA to do continuous learning.  Further certificates might be: 

Dignity in Care

Fire Certificate

First Aid

Food Hygiene

although there a vast number of certificates that can be obtained and recognised.

Companion CarePAs, where their role is confined to that of a companion, are exempt from holding a Care Certificate in order to encourage more companionship roles. If a Companion Carer would like to move into a CarePA role, we will organise the necessary certification.

 

If the CarePA finds they are undertaking a role that would benefit from further training provisions, we will consider providing it.

Whilst none of this is a statutory requirement, it is nonetheless expected that anyone working in the care sector does at least acquire basic knowledge and skills.  

All clients are entitled to the reassurance and comfort that a carePA placed through the Daisy Chain Care Agency has training and has the needs of you or your loved one at heart.

Daisy Chain Care Agency will match the CarePA to your requirements so far as is possible.  Sometimes further certification will be required to match you with your carePA.  If the skill required is on our certification list, DCCA will fund this to enable the carer to be placed with you.

For example further certification can be for:

Dementia Awareness

Dementia Care 1 : Understanding Dementia

End of Life Care

Parkinsons Disease

Falls Awareness

Hand Hygiene

Positive Behaviour Support

Stroke Awareness

Depression

Principles of Person Centred Care

Care Certificate Induction : Mental Health

Care Certificate Induction : End of Life Care

Epilepsy Awareness

Pressure Ulcer Prevention

Managing Distressed Behaviour

Moving and Handling

Moving and Assisting : Theory

There are many courses available and most have to be renewed annually. There are many types of carers available.  A CarePA will have provided copies of their certificates, DBS checks and references to the agency.  Many are already very experienced and dedicated workers.  We appreciate however, that circumstances can change so we aim to support our clients and the care workers. 

 

Daisy Chain Care Agency aims to provide as many workers as it can from the residents of the Isle of Wight.  Depending on your requirments, and to match someone to your needs, we will also search across the country as there are a wide variety of experienced carers and support workers offering a whole range of services, ready to come to you for the right remuneration package.  

Some carers will have a higher level NVQ qualifications, or more, and/or lots of experience.  Their own rates will reflect this.  You will be free to choose what level and type of care you need.  You can indicate what hours you would like and whether you need shifts, such as one carer for mornings or one for nights etc.   You may require a live in carer or simply someone to come along and share a cup of tea and a chat every week.  Please call and discuss.  If there is not a carer on our books that suits your needs, we will endeavour to find one.

We do not provide nursing medical carers.  There are a number of other services that can provide specialist nursing care.  However, some CarePAs may be ex nurses or trained in certain medical care, post surgical care, end of life care, dementia and certain specific illnesses or special needs.  You can discuss your requirements with us and your CarePA to ascertain the extent of their skills before you hire them.

We are an introduction agency that aims to support the client and CarePA to a high standard.  However, it is the responsibility of the employer/client to ensure they adhere to all statutory requirements relating to the role and employment

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