When family carers and
friends reach a point where they know they are unable to help someone they love - St Anthony's home service can provide
the support which answers every concern.
Our extensive range of services includes help to get dressed, companionship, meal preparation,
light house-keeping, medication reminders, shopping and much much more.
Home is an integral part of all
of our lives and it is much more preferable to enable someone who needs help to remain in their home. Many of us will find that we eventually need a little extra help; maybe loved ones have expressed
concerns about tasks that used to be easy and have become just a little too difficult; or an informal carer may need extra
help and support to care for a relative or friend. Some care can also become embarrassing for a loved one if a relative is
having to do it.
St Anthony’s offers support that encompasses people’s needs, allows them to remain in the comfort of their
own homes, and to retain their independence, maintain their dignity, privacy and right to choose how and when their care is
Our Domiciliary Care Service
has been providing quality care in the home for well over 10 years. We are committed to delivering a service which is person
centred. We take pride in our trained and qualified carers who are dedicated to ensuring service users receive a quality level
of care. They recognise that they are involved in something more than just work.
We specialise in delivering quality home
care services and have considerable experience in the Public & Private Care sectors. Each of our service users is an individual
with his or her specific needs, priorities & preferences. The aim of all of our care staff is to provide a highly reliable
and professional level of service, to ensure that the best possible standard of care is available at all times.
Our care assistants have, or are working towards NVQ2 / 3 in
Care and are given the required mandatory training in First Aid, Food Hygiene, Medication, Manual
Handling, Health & Safety and Dementia Awareness.
We couldn’t possibly list every area where our Domiciliary Service
can help, but as an indication, some of the more common are:
Some service users simply need support with :
- Light housework
- Medication requirements
preparation and eating
- Dressing and Undressing
- Sitting / Befriending service
to appointments, shopping or social outings
- Prepare grocery list
- Monitor diet and eating
- Monitor food expiry dates
- Take out rubbish
- Organise and clean cupboards
- Make beds and change linen
- Laundry and ironing
- Supervise home maintenance
- Oversee home deliveries
- Pick up prescriptions
- Medication reminders
- Provide companionship and conversation
- Participate in crafts
Some service users may need a greater level of care:
- Help with washing
- Assist with
dressing and personal grooming
- Help with managing incontinence care
- Assist with eating
- Assist with mobility and walking
- Escorting to appointments, shopping or social outings
- Assistance with communication
- Respite or Convalescence Care
- Dementia Care
See: Service User Testimonials
care begins, a senior member of staff will visit and discuss the service user’s needs. An individual care plan will
be compiled, and remains with the service user, in their Service User File. Once we start providing care, we maintain regular
contact between the service user and a member of our management team, either by phone, or visits to ensure that the service
continues to be effective.
In addition our domiciliary office runs an out of hours on-call facility which allows clients and
families to call for assistance 24 hours a day.
Increasingly we are supporting people requiring temporary care
to allow a person’s normal carer a break or due to holidays.
Whether the help or care needed is general Domiciliary service, or a more specialised service,
we will be happy to help.
Staff References, CRB Checks & Conduct
All staff have relevant and up to date references and have an enhanced CRB police disclosure. Staff
conduct is governed according to the United Kingdom Home Care Association (UKHCA) codes of conduct.
Our staff wear a St Anthony of Padua Care
Services uniform and carry ID badges at all times.
TO THE CARE WE WILL PROVIDE:
A quality care service
Trained and dedicated care staff
√ You will be recognised and cared for as an individual with an individual personality, life history,
preferences, needs, beliefs, attitudes and disabilities
√ You will be given
a full understanding of all aspects of care being offered
√ You will have
your privacy, dignity and cultural needs respected
√ Be enabled to make choices
√ You will have your physical and emotional needs addressed
encouraged to be independent and to do things at your own pace
√ Be safe
We are regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) who annually inspect and grade our service. At our last
inspection we successfully maintained our good quality of service rating.
We can provide you with personal and domestic
care starting from as little as an hour per week and at very competitive rates.
You can also be entitled
to financial support from Social Services, and we can also advise you on this. We are happy to deal with your Direct Payments.
So if you think you could benefit from any of our services, please call Kim our Home Care Manager on
234 5775 for more information on how we can help you.
See: Dementia Care information
Link to: Care Quality Commission Reports