People seeking to live at The Limes are invited to view the home, meet other residents and the staff, ask any questions and stay for a meal. If they choose the home, senior staff will undertake a pre-admission assessment to ensure that we can meet the needs of the individual.
We recognise that every prospective resident should have the opportunity to choose a home which suits their needs and abilities. We offer the option to visit the home and move in on a trial basis before a decision to stay is made. To facilitate that choice and to ensure that our residents know precisely what services we offer, we will ensure that every prospective resident has their needs expertly assessed before a decision on admission is made.
All residents have a full assessment of their health, personal and social care needs on admittance and a care plan is devised and agreed upon with them or their representatives. All new residents are allocated a keyworker team who will be responsible for welcoming you and your family to your new home; you will be introduced to them upon admission. Your care plan co-ordinator is responsible for supporting you through the care plan preparation and to ensure that you are given choices in your daily life and that you are cared for safely. The care plan will be designed around you as an individual, following which it will be reviewed monthly to ensure the care needs still remain suitable, or at any other time should circumstances require it.
The keyworker team are in place to care for any specific needs or wishes. This includes day-to-day tasks such as ensuring your wardrobes and drawers are kept in good order, that you have a good supply of toiletries in stock, and to liaise with your family etc. Whilst care will be given by all, this team will be more closely involved with the individual in terms of the writing of the care plan, understanding the specific needs of the resident and the identifying of any change in needs.
Everyone who comes to live at the home has a life history story book created which the resident and their family are invited to contribute towards. This allows the staff to get to know each person as an individual including their individual life histories, personal stories and familial circumstances.
At The Limes, the majority of our residents staying with us are in full time residential care. The decision to go into full time care is not easy and many people are apprehensive about leaving their family home. At The Limes we do our utmost to ensure that our residents feel at home. Many of our residents bring in furniture from home and are encouraged to make their rooms and surroundings as comfortable and as homely as possible.
The Limes is a dementia residential care home and provides a homely and familiar environment in which dementia sufferers at all stages can find themselves in a caring environment specifically geared to their needs.
All staff receive training in how to care for people with dementia. This enables them to understand the difficulties in communication that a person with dementia may face, and to assist in understanding their wishes and needs.
We recognise that everyone with dementia has individual needs and thus we aim for our care to be as person-centric as possible.
We also recognise that people with dementia often benefit from stimulation of their interest. For that reason, we ensure that there are many pictures around the home for stimulation purposes and many of the rooms are clearly marked to minimise any confusion or distress that people with dementia may sometimes feel. Sensory boards are also placed around the home. We also offer music therapy and doll therapy, as well as reminiscence which is a vital part of life for a person living with dementia as it can revive previous happy memories.
Respite care is offered to those who wish to stay with us for a few days or weeks, but intend to return to their own home afterwards.
Respite is often taken up so that a family member that provides the day-to-day care can take a well-earned break without having to worry about the person they are caring for, or because a loved one needs some time to recover (e.g. after a fall). It is also popular amongst those looking to make a move into permanent residential care, but are nervous about the transition.
Respite residents receive exactly the same high levels of care and support as our permanent residents.
We understand that family or work commitments can make it hard to find a place where you can leave your loved ones in capable hands and provide them with the comfort they deserve. We also understand that as we grow older it can be hard to find social, mental and physical stimulation whilst being in a safe, relaxed setting.
We offer day care to individuals that wish to join us during the day but not stay overnight. Day care residents may choose to enjoy a bath at The Limes and a spot of tea, stay for lunch or to spend a full day with us. They could visit us on a Thursday when Jayne our hairdresser visits for some beauty therapy. During their day they will have a chance to dine in a sociable setting, join in with the activities and games at the home, and benefit from care in a safe, respectful setting. Most of all, we hope they will have fun.
Day care can make a huge difference to our loved one’s well-being. For those interested in taking advantage of our day care service, please contact us.