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At Standard Care, we do everything we can to help you to carry on living independently in your own home. Our friendly, skilled team of support workers will work with you to make sure you’re able to continue doing the things that you like to do, such as keeping in touch with your friends and family, staying active and preparing your favorite meal. We all have a passion for care and are trained to assist you in a variety of ways – as and when you need it – from helping you to prepare dinner to personal tasks, such as bathing and dressing. Our aim is that you do as much as you can yourself.
The Jo Cox Commission recently published a report which stated that loneliness is as detrimental to health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. We find that many of our services users become socially isolated, which is a major setback to their well-being, and we fully understand the key role we play in reducing this. When we plan care and support with you, we identify ‘key others’ in your circle of support (friends, family members, neighbors, people important to your religious welfare), as well as any assistance they are willing and able to provide.
Working in conjunction with others where appropriate, we’ll make sure you can get out and about, in any way that makes you happy. It might be enabling you to attend a club of your choosing, or we’d be delighted to invite you to our Customer Focus Groups to meet and befriend other people in the same situation as yourself, or we could arrange for you to go to a volunteers’ group where you’re sure to make new friends.
Family carers very often play a huge part in the continued support of loved ones. If that applies to you, be assured that we recognize the importance of our role in helping you to maintain your own lifestyle, as far as possible.
Thanks to our outstanding respite services, you could take a well-earned break, knowing that your loved one is in safe hands. Our support workers are highly trained to provide an excellent level of enabling care and support that promotes independence and choice.
The care we offer can range from morning visits to help someone shower and eat breakfast, to a full 24 hour live-in arrangement. So, whatever support you currently provide as a carer, you can be safe in the knowledge that we will offer full and effective continuity as you enjoy a rest.
Our live-in care service allows anyone with across-the-board needs to continue to live an independent life, as far as possible, in their own in home, with a 24/7 care worker.
If you have some specific health issues that mean you require extra support, Live-in Care provides a realistic and affordable full-time alternative to moving into a care home. Our dedicated team offers a personalized, tailored service ranging from companionship to care and support, for anyone with complex health conditions.
The service is fully managed by us, so you don’t have to take on the duties of an employer. You’ll have peace of mind, knowing you’ll have a consistent team of well-trained support workers and that appropriate contingencies are in place – for example, your support workers’ holidays will be covered.
When looking after those nearing the end of their lives, we take great care to ensure that each person is allocated a small team of support workers that they feel able to communicate freely with, and who can recognize and respond to their emotional needs, such as anxiety, fear and anger.
We take care of you sensitively, with your wishes and needs at the heart of everything we do. Our work is based on three core principles – Dignity, Comfort and Respect. We’ll carry out your wishes whenever possible, working in close partnership with all those involved in end-of-life care, including social workers, doctors, district nurses, family members and religious leaders.
If you have a life-limiting illness, we provide sensitive ongoing care and support for you, with a multidisciplinary approach to meet all your needs. We work closely with your family and friends, social workers, doctors, district nurses, other health professionals, and religious leaders, to ensure that you have enough support to retain the most dignified quality of life possible during what is a most challenging time.
Our care planning process is flexible during periods of palliative care. Plans are reviewed fortnightly as a minimum, and we can provide daily reviews where appropriate. We have a dedicated live-in care division able to set up a 24-hour care package if it’s felt this is necessary to make certain that you receive the best possible care
THE 10 DIGNITY DO’S
Values and actions that Standard Care, as a provider of high-quality services who respect people’s dignity, does:
✔ We do have a zero tolerance of all forms of abuse
✔ We do support people with the same respect we would want for ourselves or a member of our family
✔ We do treat each person as an individual by offering a personalised service
✔ We do enable people to maintain the maximum possible level of independence, choice and control
✔ We do listen and support people to express their needs and wants
✔ We do respect people’s right to privacy
✔ We do ensure people feel able to complain without fear of retribution
✔ We do engage with family members and carers as care partners
✔ We do assist people to maintain confidence and positive self-esteem
✔ We do act to alleviate people’s loneliness and isolation
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