Our Care

Types of Care

The types of care we provide are;

Nursing
Health-care profession providing physical and emotional care to the sick and disabled and promoting health in all individuals through activities including research, health education, and patient consultation.

Residential
Care of residents refers to care given to adults outside of the patients home. Care can be 24 hour care or partial care depending on the persons needs. Residential care services take into account the needs and wishes of the individual. Often people with disabilities, mental health problems, or learning difficulties are cared for at home by voluntary caregivers, such family and friends, with additional support from home care agencies. However, if this home-based care breaks down, residential care is sometimes required.

Dementia
The term dementia is used to describe the symptoms that occur when the brain is affected by specific diseases and conditions, including Alzheimers disease, stroke and many other rarer conditions. Symptoms of dementia include loss of memory, confusion and problems with speech and understanding.

Respite Care
Respite care is the provision of short-term, temporary relief to those who are caring for family members who might otherwise require permanent placement in a facility outside the home.

Day Care
An adult Day Care a facility specializing in providing activities for elderly. Most centres operate 10 – 12 hours per day and provide meals, social/recreational outings, and general supervision. Some centres maintain a nurse on-site. Occasionally, there will be a small room devoted to clients to have vital signs checked, etc. by a medical assistant/nurse when needed. They may also provide transportation and personal care as well as counselling for caretakers.

Intermediate Care
Intermediate Care services enable people to improve their independence and aim to provide a range of enabling, rehabilitative and treatment services in community and residential settings. The term has been defined as a range of integrated services to promote faster recovery from illness, prevent unnecessary acute hospital admission, support timely discharge and maximise independent living.

Food and Nutrition

Good food is of major importance in the life of residents, so mealtimes are an integral part of the day. Not only do they add structure, but they are a source of pleasure and enjoyment that brings everyone together.

All our meals are lovingly prepared and cooked on-site by our qualified chefs, using locally sourced produce, including all our fish, meat, fruit, vegetables and dairy products.

We cater for all varying dietary needs including those with intolerances and allergies, diabetes, and high energy needs. We also provide either soft or pureed food for those who require it and of course cater for those who have religious or cultural differences, who do not eat certain ingredients or who require their food to be prepared in a certain way.

Afternoon tea is also a highlight of the day and I defy anyone to outdo chef’s home-made cakes.

Social Therapy and Daily Activities

We understand that every person we care for has different tastes and abilities when it comes to their social calendar, so we try to avoid treating the residents as a homogenous group; instead, we enable residents to manage their own time and not be dictated to by a set communal timetable. Our fantastic social therapists provide a wide range of leisure and recreational activities such as coffee mornings, bingo, parties, outings (Saturday pub lunch is a particular favorite!), entertainers, and many more stimulating and smile inducing pursuits to help keep participation high.

Our hairdressers visit twice a week, we have a craft room, sensory stimulation equipment, outdoor seating areas and a private lounge ideal for residents to have more personal time with family and friends. We appreciate that not all residents will be able to participate in all the activities available every day so our therapists also enjoy regular one to one sessions with some residents.

We believe helping residents exercise choice and control over their lives is vitally important, so we enable residents to access external public services wherever possible, such as libraries and further education. We also actively encourage residents to take on roles of responsibility both within and beyond the home to boost confidence and self esteem.

Financial Planning for Care

Please see: http://www.payingforcare.org/care-home-fees