Health Checks with Our Residential Trafford Carers Nurse
A little introduction my name is Rebecca and I’m Trafford Carers Centre’s Nurse. As a carer myself, I understand that caring for someone can be rewarding but it can also be very tiring, putting a lot of demand on your physical and emotional energy. When you are simply coping day to day and responding to the needs of others, it's easy to forget your own health needs. Research has found that caring for others can have a major impact on a person’s health and wellbeing. If you are a carer, you are more likely to be in poor health – both physically and mentally – than people without caring responsibilities.
I aim to promote the health and wellbeing of registered carers. I work directly with carers and will develop individual strategies for each carer with an aim to reduce the strain of coping with their caring role.
The health check consists of physical observations such as blood pressure checks, cholesterol, blood sugars, BMI to discussing how your caring role is impacting on your emotional health and wellbeing. I can direct carers to other organisations or services that can offer appropriate help as well as communicate with gp’s on the carers’ behalf, if needed.
Thanks, Carers Nurse.
If you would like a health check, please call 0161 848 2400 and press option 1.
We aim to be flexible and offer a health check appointment at a time that suits. Occasionally there may be a few weeks wait depending on demand. We an provide health checks around Trafford including Sale, Partington, occasionally Timperley New Haven and home visits if necessary.
"The nurse, was so friendly and approachable when I met her for the first time. I had spoken previously to her over the phone and found her very pleasant and helpful then, but to meet her in person was lovely. Her genuine interest and concern for my welfare came across during my health check and Rebecca was very understanding when recognising the pressure and struggles I have experienced over the years of caring for my elderly parents."- Carer
"The health check highlighted areas of my wellbeing that have been compromised but need to be kept in check so that my caring role doesn't jeopardise my own physical and mental health in any way. Having Trafford Carers Team there for me and seeming to know when I have needed help and support has certainly helped me through some difficult times. I am extremely grateful for that."- Carer