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Specialist Nursing

Specialist Nursing

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Specialist Nursing

Specialist Nurses use their broad expertise and experience of assessing and treating a wide range of conditions to deliver responsive health and social care to older adults. Their versatility makes them exceptionally well placed to monitor the health of older people with a long-term condition on an on-going basis. The combination of a thorough needs assessment, regular home visits and training of both family and professional carers, allows the specialist nurse to keep a finger on the pulse at all times, to anticipate and prevent psychological or physical health issues, and to tackle emerging issues before they turn into crises.

The specialist nurse builds a close relationship with the patient and their family, and is the linchpin of the multi-professional care team, forming the cement between the diagnosing and treating consultant, the various therapists and the professional carers.

Vivien Ziwocha

Nurse Consultant

Colette Griffin-Chapman

Nurse Consultant

Let us help you find the right specialist.

Smarter, faster, easier and
more thorough healthcare.

Expert

We have the best consultants and other specialists dedicated to the health of older people.

Fast

We aim for our specialists to see you within a matter of days, and within 24 hours for urgent appointments.

Flexible

We fit our service around you. Planning your appointments where and when suits you best.

Comprehensive

We are committed to
giving you the most thorough assessment, treatment and care.

How we can help.

Because we are the specialists in health for older adults, we can offer all the expertise you need from one source.

We usually visit you at home, or alternatively can see you at our Consulting Rooms. We aim to arrange all appointments within a matter of days.

Clear and simple pricing.


First appointment up to 90 minutes, priced at £150.

Further appointments at £100 up to 60 minutes, £50 up to 30 minutes.

Home visit supplements starting from £35.

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  • The nurse was extremely informative, with a sensitive approach, which was delightful.
    Edita – daughter and carer
  • The fact that you promised to tailor your service around my mother and give full and constant support was very attractive and not something we had come across previously.
    Matt – son and carer
  • The hour that I spent with the nurse was priceless since she both understood my problems and was able to fill in some of the gaps that I needed advice and help with.
    Mary – wife and carer
  • Gwyn Grout has been very helpful and supportive of my mother & family and has co-ordinated her care very well. She has been objective and listens well to the difficulties we have experienced.
    Michael – son and carer

    Psychological Therapies

    Psychological Therapies

    with Red & Yellow Care

    Clinical Psychology in Later Life

    There are times when everyone feels stressed or unhappy. Generally these bad times pass but sometimes we have problems that do not go away and things get harder and harder. Talking about your problems can really help.

    Clinical Psychologists aim to help people understand and cope with problems they may be experiencing more effectively. They aim to help people understand the way they think, act and feel in order for people to make changes which reduce difficulties and lead to a better quality of life.

    Clinical Psychologists use a variety of therapeutic models and techniques to meet your individual needs. These may including cognitive-behavioural techniques and systemic approaches. You may have heard these described as “talking therapies”. We do not prescribe medication. Clinical Psychologists work with people of all ages, either individually or as part of a family or couple unit.

    Find out more about Psychological Therapies

    Areas of expertise

    We’re able to provide psychological assessment and psychological therapies for a range of difficulties, such as:

    • Anxiety and stress (including generalised anxiety, panic attacks, fears and phobias)
    • Obsessions and compulsions
    • Depression or low mood
    • Adjusting to difficult life events (e.g retirement, relationships ending)
    • Loss/Bereavement
    • Coping with physical health problems
    • Adjusting to a diagnosis of dementia
    • Managing a caring role and the behavioural difficulties that can be associated with dementia
    • Relationship difficulties (be they in the family or with carers)
    • Living with chronic health problems (e.g. COPD, Chronic pain)
    • Neuropsychological assessment for memory concerns

    What happens next?

    If you are interested in meeting with a Clinical Psychologist we will arrange an initial psychological assessment appointment. This will enable us to discuss your difficulties and what type of psychological intervention might be most helpful to you at this time or whether some other support might be more beneficial. You are welcome to invite whoever you choose to this appointment. We often find that family and friends have valuable ideas to add to our discussions.

    There is no pressure for you to arrange anything more than this to begin with. The Clinical Psychologist will spend time with you at the end to discuss how you found the meeting, what goals you have and whether you would like to arrange further sessions. This is a collaborative approach so we will work together to come up with ideas which might be helpful to you rather than telling you what to do. We offer a personalised and flexible service and tailor the psychological approach we use to best meet your needs. We also maintain the strictest standards of confidentiality.

    Psychological Therapies

    We offer a range of therapies including the following:

    Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT)

    CBT focuses on your current difficulties and looks for practical ways to help you overcome your problems on a daily basis. It aims to help you identify and break unhelpful patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving.

    Systemic family work

    We live our lives in all kinds of groups, systems and relationships. We can meet with individuals, couples, families or other groups to help you find what works for you and those around you. We look at existing strengths and resources within the system and how these can be developed further. Sometimes there are a variety of different ideas within the family on what the problem is and how to manage it. It can be helpful to work together on changes that might be useful. We do not take sides but try to offer support and guidance to help create real change that can benefit everyone in the system.

    Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST)

    Cognitive stimulation therapy is a brief group treatment for people with mild to moderate dementia. It is the only non-drug intervention to be recommended for cognitive symptoms and maintenance of function. CST generally involves 14 or more sessions of themed activities. The group sessions aim to actively stimulate and engage people with dementia, providing a great learning environment as well as the social benefits of a group.

    Meet some of our specialists

    Dr Katy Lee

    Principal Clinical Psychologist

    Psychology

    Let us help you find the right therapy for you.

    Smarter, faster, easier and
    more thorough healthcare.

    Expert

    We have the best consultants and other specialists dedicated to the health of older people.

    Fast

    We aim for our specialists to see you within a matter of days, and within 24 hours for urgent appointments.

    Flexible

    We fit our service around you. Planning your appointments where and when suits you best.

    Comprehensive

    We are committed to
    giving you the most thorough assessment, treatment and care.

    How we can help.

    Because we are the specialists in health for older adults, we can offer all the expertise you need from one source.

    We usually visit you at home, or alternatively can see you at our Consulting Rooms. We aim to arrange all appointments within a matter of days.

    Clear and simple pricing.


    First appointment up to 90 minutes, priced at £270.

    Further appointments at £180 up to 60 minutes, £90 up to 30 minutes.

    Home visit supplements starting from £70.

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    • I used Red & Yellow Care for the first time to make an assessment for my mother. Found the service very easy to use, customer friendly and helpful.

      Emily – daughter and carer
    • Red & Yellow’s open discussions and the advice given to me and my wife were professional, friendly, patient, clear and supportive without didacticism or jargon. At all times I felt that I was part of a team, even if I was a little slow.

      Robert – person with dementia
    • Your team have been amazing. I’m happy again; laughing, walking, talking, playing the piano, and have no worry.

      Harry – person with mild cognitive impairment

      Speech & Language Therapy

      Speech & Language Therapy

      with Red & Yellow Care

      Speech & Language Therapy in later life.

      Speech and Language Therapy provides treatment and support for anyone who has difficulties with communication, their cognitive (thinking) skills and/or swallowing.

      A Speech and Language Therapist (SALT) will assess a person’s eating and drinking skills to ensure they are tolerating their oral intake without coughing, choking or aspirating (when food or fluids ‘go down the wrong way’). A SALT may assist in preventing chest infections (aspiration pneumonia) and potential hospital admissions if they are able to provide the appropriate assessment, treatment and advice. In order to do this they may recommend safe-swallow strategies, a modified diet and/or fluids.

      A SALT can also use cognitive communication intervention to maximise strengths and address weaknesses related to underlying structures and functions that affect a person’s talking, understanding and executive function (such as memory, problem solving, planning skills or initiation). A SALT facilitates activity and participation by assisting the person to acquire new skills and strategies. Speech and Language Therapy can support a person to use effective compensatory behaviours, communication techniques, strategies or self-regulatory skills. It will also include the education of family and caregivers to help them support these interventions.

      We’re Red & Yellow Care, the
      health experts for later life.

      At Red & Yellow Care we specialise in diagnosis, treatment, care and advice for older adults. Our approach is unique – we build a complete picture of the individual – and we treat them like an individual. We guarantee fast and flexible appointments with the very best specialists.

      How we can help.

      Because we are the specialists in health for older adults, we can offer all the expertise you need from one source.

      We usually visit you at home, or alternatively can see you at our Consulting Rooms. We aim to arrange all appointments within a matter of days.

      Clear and simple pricing.


      First appointment up to 90 minutes, priced at £150.

      Further appointments at £100 up to 60 minutes, £50 up to 30 minutes.

      Home visit supplements starting from £35.

      Get started now

      Smarter, faster, easier and
      more thorough healthcare.

      Expert

      We have the best consultants and other specialists dedicated to the health of older people.

      Fast

      We aim for our specialists to see you within a matter of days, and within 24 hours for urgent appointments.

      Flexible

      We fit our service around you. Planning your appointments where and when suits you best.

      Comprehensive

      We are committed to
      giving you the most thorough assessment, treatment and care.

      prev next
      • I used Red & Yellow Care for the first time to make an assessment for my mother. Found the service very easy to use, customer friendly and helpful.
        Emily – daughter and carer
      • When I spoke to you on the telephone when I was at my wits end, I felt that I was at last speaking to someone who understood, really understood my situation.
        Sandra – wife and carer
      • John was inspired by Dr Smith, it’s been a revelation. He’s not as scared about everything, not fearing the future as much and is feeling more positive
        Deborah – wife and carer
      • Through our recent experience we have learned quickly to appreciate the marked difference in the approach your company has from any other health service provider we’ve dealt with in the past.
        David – husband and carer

        Occupational Therapy

        Occupational Therapy

        with Red & Yellow Care

        Occupational therapy in later life.

        Occupational therapy (OT) is the use of treatments to maintain, recover or develop the daily living and work skills of people with a mental or physical illness. Occupational therapy is centered around you; it places a premium on the progress towards your goals and promoting your independence. OT interventions will  focus on adapting your environment, modifying the task, teaching the skill and educating the client/family in order to increase participation and performance of daily activities, particularly those that are most meaningful to you.

        Find out more about Occupational therapy

        What will the OT do?

        • adapt your environment
        • modify tasks to make them easier for you to achieve
        • help you participate in activities of daily living
        • facilitate your independence

        How does it work?

        An Occupational Therapy Assessment and Intervention Care Pathway is used by occupational therapists to assess your day-to-day functioning and provide a structured intervention to allow recovery and independence.

        Book an appointment with an OT

        Meet some of our specialists

        Lizzie Pope

        Occupational Therapist

        Occupational Therapist

        Nasreen Geloo

        Occupational Therapist

        Occupational Therapist

        Let us help you find the right specialist.

        Smarter, faster, easier and
        more thorough healthcare.

        Expert

        We have the best consultants and other specialists dedicated to the health of older people.

        Fast

        We aim for our specialists to see you within a matter of days, and within 24 hours for urgent appointments.

        Flexible

        We fit our service around you. Planning your appointments where and when suits you best.

        Comprehensive

        We are committed to
        giving you the most thorough assessment, treatment and care.

        How we can help.

        Because we are the specialists in health for older adults, we can offer all the expertise you need from one source.

        We usually visit you at home, or alternatively can see you at our Consulting Rooms. We aim to arrange all appointments within a matter of days.

        Clear and simple pricing.


        First appointment up to 90 minutes, priced at £150.

        Further appointments at £100 up to 60 minutes, £50 up to 30 minutes.

        Home visit supplements starting from £35.

        Get started now
        prev next
        • I used Red & Yellow Care for the first time to make an assessment for my mother. Found the service very easy to use, customer friendly and helpful.
          Emily – daughter and carer
        • Red & Yellow’s open discussions and the advice given to me and my wife were professional, friendly, patient, clear and supportive without didacticism or jargon. At all times I felt that I was part of a team, even if I was a little slow.
          Robert – person with dementia
        • Your team have been amazing. I’m happy again; laughing, walking, talking, playing the piano, and have no worry.
          Harry – person with mild cognitive impairment

          Nasreen Geloo

          Nasreen Geloo completed her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Brunel University, before going on to gain an MSc in Occupational Therapy at London South Bank University. In addition to her work for Red & Yellow she is currently providing OT assessment services to Barking and Dagenham Council; She has extensive experience of working with people with a range of mental and physical problems and helping them adapt their environments and routines for maximum benefit. She was also involved with the development of ‘Just Checking’ – an innovative way of using motion sensors to help people with memory problems stay in their own homes for as long as possible. She is committed to building rapport and trust with all her clients, and has undertaken courses in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and British Sign Language.

          Dr Katy Lee

          Dr Katy Lee is a Principal Clinical Psychologist with more than six years of experience in supporting older people with dementia and/or mental health difficulties. Katy is currently the Clinical Lead for the Intensive Support Team within Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. This new service aims to promote psychologically-informed approaches for individuals with dementia who present with complex behaviours that challenge. Prior to taking on this role, Katy worked in Community Mental Health Teams for Older People as well as being based full-time on a dementia assessment ward.

          Katy has a BSc (Hons) in Applied Psychology from Cardiff University and a Practitioner Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Surrey. She is also an accredited Cognitive Behaviour Therapist with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP), having successfully completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.

          Areas of expertise

          Katy provides psychological assessment and therapies for a wide range of difficulties including:

          Assessment and Therapies

          Katy provides thorough psychological assessments, therapies and ongoing reviews. She aims to see you within a matter of days from referral and can see you at your home or at our consulting rooms.

          First appointment of 90 minutes, priced at £270.
          Further appointments at £180 for 60 minutes.
          Home visit supplements starting from £70.

          Natasha Booton

          Natasha Booton qualified as a Physiotherapist in 2004. Throughout her career she has predominantly worked with older people following injury or periods of illness to help them regain mobility, function and independence. Over the last 5 years, Natasha has specialised in working with people at risk of falls, to establish why they might be falling and to help them improve their balance, walking and confidence. Despite the presence of increasing age, illness, disability or injury, Natasha’s passionate about working with people to increase their quality of life and ensuring that they reach their full potential .