Personalisation & Person-Centred Care
Personalisation requires us to think about care and support services in an entirely different way. This means starting with the person/resident as an individual with strengths, preferences and aspirations. It means putting the individual at the centre of the process of identifying their needs and making choices about how and when they are supported to live their lives. In a nutshell it requires a significant transformation of adult social care so that all systems, processes, staff and services are geared up to put people first. The nursing/care home setting plays a significant role in continuing personalisation that may already have started prior to the individual coming into the care home setting.
Abercorn Care Limited requires that when a resident decides to move into care we complete a “My Life Story Book” and a “This is me Form” in conjunction with the residents their relative/friend wherever possible and with their agreement. These documents help us learn about each resident’s life history and interests, we also get to know the person’s unique qualities, abilities, preferences and needs as well as their preferences and aspirations. Our activity co-ordinators will take this information and use it to include them in activities they will enjoy and that we already provide or come up with new ones.
Making our home your home
Abercorn Care Ltd prides itself on providing a homely, comfortable feel in our care homes. It is widely believed that people living in care often need things to stimulate their interest so an overly tidy hotel-style environment might impress you initially but remember it is going to be their home.
We encourage residents to bring personal items from home and we can even accommodate furniture as long as the items are able to fit practically within your bedroom and meet the fire safety regulations.