We offer specialist nasal and gastric feed care services to those people who:
have had stomach surgery to allow direct tube feeding (gastrostomy care);
have had a tube placed into the nose which feeds directly into the stomach (nasogastric care).
Providing Nasal and Gastric Feed Care
This surgical procedure is typically performed to help people who have experienced serious difficulty when swallowing foods and liquids.
It involves a discreet plastic peg tube being inserted directly into the stomach, or fed through the nose into the stomach, to allow food, drinks and medication to directly feed into the stomach.
Care Matters specialist carers can provide important help and support for you or your loved one, to enjoy independent life at home, whilst we help take care of daily food and drink intake through feeding tube management.
Every individual has very different needs. We can help ensure all dietary requirements are taken into account and assist with administering medication if required.
"To the Care Matters team, you are wonderful! With my grateful thanks for the kind and helpful way you cared for Stuart. You all helped ease a very difficult situation."
CQC Inspection Report, Darlington Office, 4th February 2019
"They make me feel special, they never say no. If they can do it, they will. They go above and beyond, this Company is one of the best."
CQC Inspection Report, Stockton Office, 22nd Feb 2019
Assessment and Care Plan
As with all our specialist complex care, our services are nursing team led and are regularly reviewed by our Clinical Lead Nurse. We deliver all PEG tube feeding training to our selected carers in-house. Our nurses will ensure a full assessment is carried out during a home visit, and work in full collaboration with you or your loved one, in order to create a completely unique PEG tube care plan.
We understand that PEG feeding has to fit around normal life as far as possible and how important it is to manage this medical need with the minimum level of disruption. This is continually reviewed to ensure we are delivering an excellent level of specialist care for you or your loved one.
"Care Matters provided a personalised service that matched each person’s individual needs"
CQC Inspection Report, Darlington Office, 4th Feb 2019
"Staff displayed caring attitudes towards people and understood the importance of maintaining people's dignity"CQC Inspection Report, Stockton Office, 22nd Feb 2019