Care Planning

Each individual is enabled to live as positive a life as possible, depending on their own needs and wishes, as outlined and agreed within their personal Care Plan.

  • Upon admission each individual is assessed by the Home’s nursing staff to ascertain what each individual is capable of doing. This is done with the individual’s co-operation and, where necessary and appropriate, the family’s assistance.
  • If an individual is unable to perform one or more aspects of daily living by themselves, it will be jointly decided what care and help is required to be performed by the staff of the Home.
  • Each person has an individual Care Plan, which is drawn up with his or her input and the action that needs to be taken. Where appropriate, an outcome is specified.
  • Each Care Plan is regularly reviewed and these reviews are carried out by the nursing care staff and the individual and their family.
  • All care is recorded on a computerised system.

Care in the last months of life

Our nurses and carers enable people who are nearing the end of their life to maintain independence and be as comfortable as possible, and support their decisions of where they choose to be at end of life. They will be supported to complete the Advance Care Plan document in line with the National End of Life Care Guidance and the Gold Standards Framework.

Not all relatives and friends feel able to care for someone who is dying and this is respected. The nurses and carers will play an important role in supporting relatives and friends.

Overnight accommodation for relatives of seriously ill residents can usually be provided. More information is available through the administration office or the lead nurse on each of our Units.

 

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