Residential Care Homes are dedicated to providing accommodation, meals and personal care for those who are finding it difficult to cope at home. We like to see this as ‘a home from home’ with the benefit of 24 hour quality care.
Moving into Residential Care needs a lot of thought. It has many advantages such as being provided with high quality personal care, greater security and the companionship of other residents.
If the fees will be paid by you (i.e. no funding from Social Services), then you can contact the Home directly. If you have decided that you like the Home, an assessment will be made as to the needs of the prospective client to determine whether we can cater for his or her needs and offer the right kind of care. If on the other hand, you are asking for funding from the local authority for all or part of the fees, you should approach your GP, your local Social Services Department or a designated care manager if one has been appointed. They will carry out an assessment of client needs, also determining whether the client would qualify for funding from Social Services. However, please feel free to contact the Home for further information and/or assistance.
The fees vary according to the clients’ individual needs. Our fees cover the accommodation, meals and 24-hour qualified care from Ashwood Healthcare qualified staff. In contacting the Manager of the respective Home, you can be advised about any additional items or services which may be available at an additional cost, for example, hairdresser, chiropodist, opticians etc.
As a Residential Care Home, we could provide for someone with ‘mild’ dementia. In addition, our Residential Care Homes are homes for life. If we admit a client whose health declines to be in the scope of advanced dementia or nursing, we will endeavor to meet their needs and maintain the care for any such individual for as long as we can, together with the help and support of outside specialists or professional bodies.
Yes. Our Homes do have an ‘open door’ policy which means that the residents can accept visitors when they please. The Home can also accommodate the resident’s visitors for a meal. However, the Home would require prior notice to be able to accommodate this request.
Absolutely. We encourage the public to take a viewing if they are considering a move to a Care Home even if it is for future enquiries.
Any minor nursing input that may be needed will be implemented by the local District Nurse and not by the staff of the home, as nursing care is not provided.
Yes we do. Respite care can be provided for both Residential Care Homes. This is essentially short term care which may be useful as a ‘holiday break’ for the prospective client, or to cater for times when the prospective clients personal carer may be unavailable for a short period of time.