We provide care services to people who are living with Dementia. We recognise the challenges that people living with Dementia and their families face. Our aim is to offer professional care to address these in a person-centred way. We aim to support individuals to cope with dementia in their homes, with support service that meets their needs. We are sensitive to our clients' life experiences and cultural preferences in our duty to help enhance their quality of life.
We can provide a range of support services that are person-centred and designed to reflect the individuality of the people we support. Our support and care services build on people's strengths and abilities to maximise their independence.
Families play a vital role in caring for their loved ones, and our duty of care to our clients ensures a healthy partnership with family members to provide a service that enables their relatives to continue to live independently at home. This partnership also involves active co-operation with the relevant key sector professionals.
Our overall goal therefore, is to provide a professional service that meets the full requirements of the sector and also fulfils the legitimate outcomes of our clients.
Respite Care is the provision of short-term, temporary relief to those who are caring for family members who might otherwise require permanent placement in a facility outside the home.
The reality is that there are times when even the most loving and dedicated of carers need a break. There can be any number of reasons for this; perhaps the carer is themselves unwell or has to be elsewhere, or maybe they are taking a well deserved holiday? This is where we can help. Wispington House has dedicated rooms offering 24-hour care for those requiring this temporary residential service.
There should be no guilt attached to taking time away from a person for whom you care, but sadly, there often is. Wispington House is here to help alleviate that and you can be confident that that person is being looked after by people who not only professional, but who really do care too.
Respite care at our home is also an excellent way of familiarising service user with our surrounding and people, so if/when a permanent move into residential care becomes necessary, they already feel at home with us.
Our Day Care service is generally used by two groups of people. Firstly, by people who are living at home, perhaps alone, who are looking for somewhere to socialise and enjoy themselves, but in a safe and caring environment. We can provide a full day service, with all meals included, during which the service user can mix with people of their own age and take part in the wide range of activities designed to stimulate both mind and body.
Others who us the service may live with a full time carer, but join us for the day to perhaps give them a well deserved break or to cover those times when their carer is at work or has other commitments.
Day Care can be hugely beneficial both emotionally, spiritually and practically and can also familiarise the user with life inside a residential home, making a possible transition to full time care less daunting.
Transport facilities are available at no extra charge.
End of life (Palliative) Care
End of life care incorporates all elements of the daily life of a person nearing the end of their life. This includes personal care: strip and/or bed wash, mouth care, incontinent care, feeding, and aspects of domestic chores.
Wispington House recognises that the delivery of quality end of life care services to individuals, their relatives and friends require effective communication, empathy and understanding of the needs of the persons being cared for and the emotional expectations of their family members. Our care services ensure that these expectations are met through careful observation and monitoring and appropriate feedback.
Wispington House provides a dignified, sensitive and person-centred support, to meet the total needs of the client.
An in house salon is available to all residents, day care residents and respite residents.