Awarded Gold Standard Framework in Care Homes 2011
Based in Aigburth Liverpool, Geel & Hitchen Court provides day care and long-term nursing care for older people living with Dementia. At Geel we place our residents, at the centre of the service by providing opportunities for older people to engage in a range of activity and social events promoting mental health and well-being in later life. We achieve this by assessing the needs and wishes of each individual service user while recognising their dignity and rights as well as maintaining their desire to practice their chosen faith, or not.
Friendly, qualified and experienced staff
The staff at Geel are well qualified, experienced and receive high standards of training to ensure they continue to provide the highest possible quality of care. Support workers are trained up to NVQ Level 2/3. Registered Mental Health Nurses and registered General Nurses are also on duty 24 hours a day, to provide support and care.
At Geel and Hitchen Court, we incorporate the National Dementia and End of Life palliative care strategies into our work and also adhere to guidance within the Mental Capacity Act, 2005 as well as working toward the Gold Standard Framework for homes.
Facilities and activities
Geel and Hitchen Court is truly a home from home! Equipped with; a spacious lounge, large dining room, conservatory, quiet room, patio, secure garden, sensory garden with seating area and an onsite laundry and hairdressing facilities.
We aim to provide each resident with a personalised activity profile designed to promote and extend the well being of our residents on a physical, mental, social, and personal level as recommended in Care Quality Commission guidance.
Activities are tailored to meet individual needs some include:
Meal times are friendly and unhurried with a nutritionally balanced menu on offer. The individual resident’s requirements are always taken into account and an ongoing assessment of nutrition is provided by our staff which incorporates diet, weight and dietary preferences.
If residents are visiting Geel on a Day Care basis, meals can be included in the care package if required.
• Long term residential care
Our care is provided in a safe and homely environment, with purpose built accommodation provided on one level for up to 28 residents. Each resident has their own room styled to their taste and personal items.
Residential areas of the home have been styled as a ‘street’ to give service users a sense of coming home, when they retire to their rooms each evening. There are also memory boxes outside of each room so residents can easily identify their own space.
Facilities and areas of interest are signposted with images throughout the Home for ease of recognition by our services users and their visitors who are welcome any time.
• Day Care
We recognise at Geel that Carers and even sometimes the people they are caring for need a break! We offer flexible day care packages that run between 8am and 8pm based on site at the home. The staff at Geel work closely with carers to develop an individualised plan for anyone wishing to access the service.
Dignity in care
The philosophy of Geel and Hitchen Court is to preserve and maintain the dignity, individuality and privacy of all, within a warm and caring atmosphere and in so doing be sensitive to all of the residents individual needs ensuring them quality of life.
Visitors, friends and family are welcome any time to have a look around our home.