Answer: Essentially 'Assisted Living' is if a person is still able to partially move around on their own but they require help on a daily basis, i.e. getting into or out of a bath/shower, getting dressed, daily grooming, assistance with taking meds. It can be in a small private environment where the emphasis is on care and not numbers.
QUESTION: WHAT IS FRAIL CARE?
Answer: Should a person be bed bound, require constant 24/7 individual care on a permanent basis, we would term that person as being in need of Frail care.
QUESTION: WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY 'SHORT TERM STAY'
Answer: Short term stays are for a minimum of 7 days, this could be due to the fact that a person who lives on their own has been in hospital and needs a place to recover as temporarily they are unable to care for themselves.
It could also be that a senior citizen lives with a family member. The family would like to take holiday however there is no one to look after the elderly person in their care. This person/s would be welcome to come to us where we will take care of them, and the family can take their holiday and know that their love one will be taken care of.
QUESTION: WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY 'DAY CARE'
Answer: We can take care of your loved one for 1 - 7 days per week,
we are open from 06:30 - 19:00. Whilst that person is with us they have full use of our facilities, i.e. their meals, access to all communal areas, a day bed where they are able to take an afternoon nap if required, local transport if necessary.
If someone lives with a family member who works during the week and is worried about leaving their loved one at home alone all day, they can be dropped of with us and we will take care of them during the day. They can be fetched on return from work.
It could just be that the person is lonely during the day and needs company.
QUESTION: MY LOVED ONE SUFFERS FROM EARLY STAGES OF ALTZHEIMERS/DEMENTIA. THEY ARE FUNCTIONAL BUT ARE FORGETFUL AND NEED CONSTANT REMINDING TO CARRY OUT DAY TO DAY FUNCTIONS. ARE YOU ABLE TO HELP?
Answer: Yes we are. We do take in residents that are in the early stages of Altzheimers/Dementia. Should the disease progress we will accommodate them accordingly. See answer to question below.
QUESTION: WILL MY LOVED ONE HAVE TO MOVE TO ANOTHER FACILITY IF THEY BECOME FRAIL:
Answer: No they will not. Whilst we do not admit residents that are currently in need of frail care, should a resident's health deteriorate, we will communicate with the family/next of kin on the best possible care, and how we can provide that without having to be moved.