Our Elderly Home Care Ethos
Growing old in the home and community you love, and that loves you, can be a wonderful experience. With the right support, care and equipment, we believe being frail is not a barrier to having a rich and enjoyable life.
When approaching elderly and frail care, we make absolutely sure we get the basics right, and build on these. Nutrition, hydration, dignity, respect and continuity of care are at the heart of our service. With these in place, we continually strive to improve quality of life for our elderly clients.
- Good continuity of care
- Expertise and knowledge of frail care
- Ability to liaise with occupational therapists and falls teams
- Dignity in Care registered carers
Mrs H has just celebrated her 105th birthday. Good Oaks was called by her friend, who was worried about Mrs H’s ability to manage after she’d had a fall.
Good Oaks’ manager visited Mrs H to talk about her care needs, and agreed with Mrs H a package of care to keep her safe at home.
Good Oaks started visiting twice daily. As time progressed, our visits increased in duration and frequency in response to her changing needs. As Mrs H doesn’t have any family in the area, Good Oaks regularly liaises with her friends and arranges appointments with health professionals when required.
Our friendly carers continue to provide companionship and help prompt her to exercise when they visit, as well as unobtrusively monitoring her fluid intake and how well she’s eating. We regularly review her care package to confirm that the care plan is meeting her needs.
Mrs H remains independent and living at home well into her 10th decade. Good Oaks now provides a live-in care package to provide her with a higher level of support and companionship. Her friends and GP continue to support her in partnership with Good Oaks.
Good Oaks has acted responsibly and flexibly when looking after Mrs H. Her needs have always taken precedent and they’ve changed and updated their care plan regularly. I’m really pleased that they listen to and work with Mrs H’s friends and family.more testimonials