Carers go above and beyond for Good Oaks’ clients

Carers go above and beyond for Good Oaks’ clients

14 August 2019

Carer, Mandy Misfud-Bonnici, receiving her certificate from Training Coordinator, Jo Wood.  Our carers regularly go the extra mile for our clients. At Good Oaks, our PRIDE Values are at the heart of our visiting care and live-in care. These stand for: Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Empathy. Our Values shape our carers’ training, ensuring we read more

Award Success and Fundraising – a busy week at Good Oaks!

16 July 2019

We’re delighted to share some exciting news from Good Oaks New Forest and Good Oaks Reading.   The team at Good Oaks New Forest is delighted to be named as finalists in the South Coast Business Awards, in the ‘Best New Business’ category. This award reflects the hard work and dedication to client care by read more

Loneliness Awareness Week 2019

19 June 2019

This week is Loneliness Awareness Week (17 – 21 June 2019). To recognise this, we’re looking at how we can all help elderly people in our local communities to feel less lonely. We know that loneliness is one of the biggest challenges facing our elderly population. Loneliness Awareness Week is run by Marmalade Trust, a charity read more

Volunteers’ Week 2019 – supporting elderly people

06 June 2019

This week is Volunteers’ Week (1 – 7 June 2019), a chance to celebrate and say thank you for the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK. Good Oaks Volunteers We are big supporters of volunteers at Good Oaks. As part of our employment package, we offer our carers paid volunteer days. Our read more

Respite Care – explained

29 May 2019

Respite Care is a temporary period of care cover. It has many benefits and we receive respite care enquiries from families for a number of reasons. Respite care can be a brilliant way of bringing in some extra help to cover a period when a person’s normal care isn’t possible. It might be that family read more

Care after hospital discharge – explained

16 April 2019

We understand that organising care after a stay in hospital can seem daunting at first. It may be that although they no longer need acute care, your loved one still requires help at home. This might just be for a short time as they continue to recover, or longer-term. You might find that your loved read more

Good Oaks Home Care Reading becomes Dementia Friends

05 December 2018

Good Oaks’ Home Carers in Reading visited the Alzheimer’s Society in Wokingham to become Dementia Friends, to better support people with dementia receiving home care in Reading. Four staff members attended the session to expand their knowledge of caring for people with dementia, receiving advice and top tips that they can actively apply in their read more

Good Oaks Reading’s First Induction a Big Success

12 November 2018

While the Care Quality Commission (CQC) was processing Good Oaks Home Care Reading’s application, the first carers received their training ready for CQC registration.   Excitement has been building about Good Oaks Reading setting up, and eight carers were on the first training undertaken by this brand new office. With an in-house programme put together read more

Good Oaks Bournemouth and Poole Quality Assurance Report

05 July 2018

Our Annual Quality Assurance Survey has been completed for our home care office in Bournemouth and Poole, and the results are in!   Results 100% of clients reported that their needs are being met as described in their care plan. This shows that our care plans are regularly and responsively reviewed by Care Coordinators and read more