Good Care Group | Scotland | West Dunbartonshire

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Providers of outstanding live-in home care for people in West Dunbartonshire

Our commitment to deliver the best fully-managed home-based care for people in West Dunbartonshire and across Scotland has seen the Care Inspectorate rate The Good Care Group Scotland (July 2019) as “Excellent (6)” for the Quality of care and support and “Very Good (5)” for our Quality of staffing.

Our nurse-led care in   for those living with complex medical conditions is lead and supported by a dedicated Specialist Consultant Nurse, who works closely with our care teams to ensure we are consistently improving our clients health outcomes.

Our experienced and highly-trained West Dunbartonshire live-in care team specialises in providing reliable, personalised round-the-clock care for people living with long-term and terminal conditions such as dementia, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and cancer. We can also provide home-based nurse-led care for more acute medical conditions.

Live-in home care in  

‘OUTSTANDING’ LIVE-IN CARE IN  

The Good Care Group   has been providing high-quality live-in care to clients throughout   for over 10 years from our office in the heart of Edinburgh. Our care is focused on keeping people safely and happily in the comfort and familiarity of their own home, whilst improving their overall health and well-being.  Care is provided on a one-to-one basis and is highly personalised, reflecting not just an individual’s care needs, but their choices, wishes and social preferences. This means your loved one can maintain as much independence as possible.

Live in care rated excellent by the Scottish Care Inspectorate

Unlike live-in care agencies in  , we are fully regulated in   which means the care and support we provide is regularly inspected by the Scottish regulator, the Care Inspectorate. We are proud our service has achieved the highest rating of a 6 (Excellent) for quality of care and support and 5 (very good) for staffing, management and leadership.  We know this provides families with peace of mind that their loved one is receiving the best possible care.

For those living with specialist conditions, like dementia, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) or for those requiring stroke care, cancer care or palliative care, our expert care teams are highly trained to provide care and support that positively enhances quality of life, enabling people to live well in their own homes.

Our nurse-led care in   for those living with complex medical conditions is lead and supported by a dedicated Specialist Consultant Nurse, who works closely with our care teams to ensure we are consistently improving our clients health outcomes.

Whether you have mobility and frailty issues, are recovering from an operation and need convalescent care, or you simply require companionship care at home, our comprehensive live-in care in   ensures you can live a fulfilled and meaningful life. Our approach to delivering OT-led care at home, supported by our in-house Occupational Therapist enables faster discharge from hospital to those coming into our care, whilst ensuring they have a comprehensive plan of care with all the equipment they need to live well at home, whilst significantly reducing the risk of falling.

STAYING AT HOME WITH HIGH-QUALITY LIVE-IN CARE

Given the choice most people would prefer to carry on living at home whilst receiving the care they need. However, when families are faced with the realisation that their loved one or family member needs increasing levels of care and support, many still feel the only option is to move into a care or nursing home. Whilst there are many good care homes in  , live-in care is fast becoming the preferred choice for those who wish to continue to live-in their own home, whilst receiving the care and support they need to have a good quality of life. There are many other compelling benefits to receiving care in your much-loved home as opposed to enduring the upheaval and disruption that comes from moving into a care home. 

Highly personalised one-to-one care from a live-in carer in   just cannot be provided in a care home. The way you choose to live your life will be restricted by imposed routines – when to get up, eat your food and when to socialise. For couples, live-in care in   means you can stay together as a loving couple with the care and support you need. This is not guaranteed if both of you move into a residential care home. Live-in care for couples is a very cost-effective option when compared to needing two packages of care in a care home – with live-in care in   there is only a nominal additional fee to provide care to a couple.

WHAT DOES A LIVE-IN CARER PROVIDE?

Our professional live-in carers in   will provide a range of live-in care services:

Providing discreet and sensitive personal care

This can include the task-orientated aspects of caring for someone, like bathing and getting dressed, but also those that promote self-esteem, like having your nails maintained, or your hair styled.

Companionship as and when you need it

Our carers will provide companionship whilst ensuring your privacy is respected.  We ensure that a perfectly matched carer shares similar values and interests to make life interesting, stimulating and enjoyable, whilst being there for you to support your emotional and psychological needs.

Managing and administering medications

Our professional carers are trained in medications management and use an electronic medications system to ensure all medications are managed proactively and effectively.  They will also collect prescriptions from the pharmacy.

Ensuring safe mobility in and around the home

We have an in-house Occupational Therapist, Jackie Cooper who will provide expert guidance and advice as to what equipment can help improve safe movement and mobility around your home, whilst minimising falls.  Jackie is well placed to provide guidance and recommendations on home adaptations that aim to improve the way you live your life in your home.

Specialist nurse-led care

We provide nurse-led care which means our professional carers are trained to monitor and identify any changes in your health, responding appropriately and avoiding any unnecessary hospital admissions.  As part of our commitment to delivering a high-quality home care service, we monitor and measure health outcomes to ensure we continually improve the care we provide.

Planning and cooking meals

Meals will be planned and cooked according to your choice, preferences and nutritional needs, all served at a time that suits you.

Facilitating social arrangements in the home

Your carer will ensure you can invite friends over for socialisation and celebrations, providing the support you need to enjoy yourself and not worry about organising anything.

Trips and visits out of the home in your local community

Our carers know how important it is to ensure you can continue to do as much as you wish and that you remain connected to your local community – whether that is a stroll round the local park or attending clubs or groups in the local area or visiting friends or those shops you always have.

Domestic tasks

This includes cleaning of all rooms and vacuuming throughout to keep your house to the standards of cleanliness and tidiness you always have.

Caring for your much-loved pet

Carers will happily support looking after your pet, including taking dogs for regular walks.

HOW WE PROVIDE LIVE-IN CARE IN  

There are several different situations when live-in care can be used to support your care and support needs, including:

  • 24-hour live-in care for when round the clock care is needed to ensure a person can continue to live well in their own home.
  • Respite care can provide a family carer with a much-needed break from caring for a loved one, or can be used as an opportunity to see how live-in care works and whether it is right for you and your family.
  • Short term care or intermediate care following discharge from a   hospital or for those needing post-operative rehabilitation.
  • Complex care of medical and specialist conditions like dementia, Parkinson’s or Multiple Sclerosis can be supported with 24-hour home care – there is no need to go into a care home to receive this level of care.
  • End-of-life/palliative care which ensures a person’s needs and preferences are met until the very end of their life.
  • Emergency care for those who need an urgent live-in care arrangement put in place following unexpected surgery an accident or sudden illness.
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CARE MANAGEMENT IN  

Our professional carer will provide a range of live-in care services in  :

A fully managed live-in care service

We provide fully managed and regulated live-in care across   which offers families reassurance at a time they need it most.  Unlike a live-in care agency who are not regulated by the Care Inspectorate, all our professional carers are directly employed and managed by us.  We ensure they are supervised by an experienced Registered Operations Manager, and a dedicated care manager, with support from our clinical experts and central office team – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Expertly trained care teams throughout  

Our professional carers complete our industry leading training programme which has been created with leading charities and experts and goes well beyond industry standards.  This enables our professional carers to support a range of conditions affecting older people, including complex conditions that require more monitoring, care and support.  From training, through probation, into placement and beyond our carers never stop learning new skills that ensure they can deliver the quality care our clients should expect, whilst finding new ways to further enhance the level of care they provide.

A local dedicated care manager

Our approach to live-in care in   ensures you have a dedicated Registered Operations Manager who is accountable for the service we provide, with a dedicated Care Manager who will be available to you and your family, as well as our care teams on a day-to-day basis to ensure the live-in care we provide is to the very highest standards.

UNRIVALLED LEVELS OF SUPPORT

Our management team in   provide unrivalled levels of support. Each care manager only has a small portfolio of clients to support, enabling the care team to provide a highly personalised and quality live-in care service in  , whilst clients receive more levels of monitoring and day to day support.

We take a holistic and multidisciplinary approach to caring for our clients in  , working and liaising closely with other health professionals included in your care, including GP’s, hospital discharge planners, physiotherapists, speech and language therapists and district nurses.

Our team has forged strong relationships with discharge teams at the following hospitals across  :

  • Royal Infirmary Edinburgh
  • Victoria Hospital
  • Argyll and Bute
  • Borders General
  • Western General Edinburgh

We work collaboratively with these discharge teams to ensure fast and safe discharge from hospital, freeing up hospital beds throughout  , whilst ensuring a high-quality live-in care service is in place that results in unnecessary hospital readmission. Much-needed reassurance for all involved.

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Rebecca Malone-Robertson

Registered Operations Manager,

I am a registered nurse with over 19 years’ experience in the health and social care industry. I started as a carer in a nursing home in my hometown and quickly realised that I wanted to attend university to become a registered nurse. Having gained my nursing registration, I have worked across the public and private sector throughout my career.  My aim has always been to provide people with the choice and control over their care and working at The Good Care Group has enabled me to do this.  Live-In care allows our clients to remain in the comfort of their own home near to their family and friend.  For our clients being in familiar surroundings and being able to remain part of their community with the support of our professional carers, has made a significant difference to their overall well-being.

As your Registered Operations Manager in , I am accountable for the service delivered to my clients and the support we provide to families. I have a team of dedicated Care Managers located throughout Scotland who work with you day-to-day to ensure that, in partnership with you, we create and deliver a high-quality and holistic care plan.  This approach enables our clients to maintain choice and independence through personalised care and support.  Your dedicated Care Manager will work with you, family members, health care professionals and our professional carers to enable you to stay safely and happily in your own home and community. Through regular contact with you, both face-to face and via telephone contact, they will ensure the plan of care meets your evolving needs.

How to contact me

I am here to support you and your family every step of the way – please do not hesitate to contact me anytime:
Email: rebecca.malone-robertson@thegoodcaregroup.com
Telephone: 020 3728 7577

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