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High dependency nursing

Our Nurse-led teams and high staffing levels enable us to support people who have high dependency nursing needs.

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Exemplar Health Care offers specialist nursing care for adults living with complex and high dependency nursing needs.

People with high dependency needs benefit from 24-7 care provided by our fully qualified Registered Nurses, and supported by Heath Care Assistants and Life Skills Coordinators.

Many of our homes also have in-house Therapy Teams, and are supported by our central Behaviour Support Team and Consultant Psychiatrist.

Nurse-led care

All of our homes are led by Registered Nurses, with an average Nurse to Health Care Assistant ratio of 1:6.

This means that we have the skills and experience to support adults who need high dependency nursing care, and support them to lead a fulfilling life with the dignity and respect that they deserve.

Our teams are trained to support people who use a ventilator, have a tracheostomy, use PEG feeding or require Hickman/central line management.

Our high staffing levels enable us to work at people’s own pace and build trust, which leads to improve person-centred and longer term outcomes.

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Specialist care in a community-based home

Our community-based homes and OneCare services provide person-centred care that focuses on maximising independence, building everyday living skills and empowering people to live as fulfilled lives as possible.

We support people on their journey from being in hospital to community-based living, as well as offering longer term support for people living with degenerative or life-limiting conditions.

We have over 30 care homes across Yorkshire, the Midlands, North East and North West that provide a welcoming and supportive environment where people can feel at home, continue to do the things that they enjoy, and remain closer to family, friends and loved ones.

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Holistic care in a community-based home

Our homes have a skilled in-house team of Nurses, Health Care Assistants and Life Skills/Activities Coordinators, as well as access to our in-house Behaviour Support Team and Consultant Psychiatrist.

Many of our homes also have in-house Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists.

This enables people to access holistic care in a community-based home that’s closer to their friends and family.

  • Registered Nurses – all of our units are led by Registered Nurses, which means that we can provide specialist nursing care in the home for people living with complex and high acuity needs.
  • Life skills – our Life Skills Teams support people to rebuild their everyday living skills such as cleaning, washing, money management and cooking, and take part in meaningful activities to improve their wellbeing.  
  • Behaviour support – our dedicated Behaviour Support Team work with individuals and care teams to understand the reasons for people’s behaviour, and implement strategies to reduce the frequency and duration of incidents of behaviours of concern.

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Our specialist teams are here to support people with a neuro-disability who are looking for a supportive and welcoming home. 

Find your local care home, or get in touch with our Referrals Team who can help you to find the right home.

High dependency nursing

My sister has a long-standing acquired brain injury and has complex needs. Havenmere is by far the best residential home in which she has lived, particularly in respect of the understanding of her needs and the way in which she is supported. She has thrived under the care of the team at Havenmere and has achieved so much more than in other settings. The team there really do go ‘the extra mile.

David, brother of resident at Havenmere