We provide personal care by our care team for those who find it increasingly difficult to cope at home with the activities of daily living without assistance, such as washing, dressing, eating and mobility. We place a high priority on each resident’s individuality, so for each resident, we create a detailed person-centred care plan tailoring our care to suit the resident’s needs.
We arrange any support our residents require from GPs, nurses, chiropodists, dentists, opticians, other health and social care professionals and the hairdresser. Our person-centred approach means our residents are respected as an individual and treated with dignity.
Dementia is a broad term describing a range of symptoms when the brain is affected by specific conditions. The symptoms differ from person to person and may include loss of memory, confusion, problems with speech and understanding, seeing things that are not there and mood changes, becoming easily anxious, withdrawn or frustrated.
We care for residents with differing forms of dementia and at different stages of the conditions. Our approach to dementia care is to focus on the individual, rather than the diagnosis of dementia. By considering each resident’s life story, we build a picture of our resident’s preferences, needs, likes and dislikes, so we can create a detailed person-centred care plan tailoring our care to suit the particular resident.
Our focus is to assist each resident to build on their strengths and abilities, whilst supporting them with the areas that become increasingly difficult, so they can maintain their identity and dignity through the progression of the condition.
Short Stay or Respite Care
Where possible, we offer short stays or respite care for individuals who wish to stay for a short period. Individuals come to us for respite care for a range of reasons. These include: to enable a carer to take a break, so they can relax in the knowledge that their loved one is safe and cared for; to enable an individual’s home to be redecorated; as an emergency where the individual’s normal package of care has broken down, perhaps as a result of a carer becoming ill or the individual developing a short-term illness that cannot be managed in their own home. There is limited availability for respite care and it is subject to room availability.
End of Life Care and Palliative Care
End of life care and palliative care is the care of residents whose condition no longer responds to treatment. Our aim is to control pain and other physical symptoms to ease suffering, whilst ensuring that the psychological, social and spiritual needs of the individual are considered and met, so that our residents can live out their lives with dignity and respect and in accordance with their wishes. We understand how difficult and emotional this can be and try to give the best quality of life for both our residents and their families.
We are currently carrying out the Gold Standards Framework of End of Life Care.
We offer a Day Care Service designed for individuals who simply wish to come to us for the day, enjoy freshly prepared meals and participate in the social events occurring in the home on that day including the scheduled days out, religious and cultural activities and special events.
We offer flexible hours to suit the individual’s and their family’s lifestyle and needs and our Day Care Service is available seven days a week, including weekends, bank holidays and religious festivals.