Age UK Northamptonshire are pleased to announce a brand new partnership with The Good Care Group, who offer advice and guidance about live-in care and care choices.
Virtual Development Committee Monday 18 January 2021
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Age UK Northamptonshire Partner with Outstanding Live-in Care Provider
The Good Care Group has been providing high quality live-in care to clients across the country for over ten years. Live-in care in your own home offers a real alternative to care in a residential or nursing home, and The Good Care Group believes there’s nowhere better than home.
The Good Care Group has been providing high quality live-in care to clients across the country for over a decade. Care is focused on keeping people safely and happily in the comfort and familiarity of their own home, whilst improving their overall health and wellbeing, both physically and mentally. 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, so they are able to maintain as much independence as possible and live a healthy and happy life.
Older people across the county often look to Age UK Northamptonshire for guidance when they need additional support in day-to-day life. A deterioration in health and mobility may mean that it becomes more difficult to complete daily tasks. A majority of older people are keen to stay independent and remain in the comfort of their own homes rather than entering a care home setting, but many aren’t sure how to do this safely.
Age UK Northamptonshire are delighted to be able to refer their clients to The Good Care Group when they are considering care options. The Good Care Group assesses the older person’s needs and provides a recommended care package that caters for the client’s care requirements. They match the client with highly trained carers who live with them on a rotational basis A live-in carer will provide a range of care and support in your home including; personal care, companionship, social and emotional support, medicine administration and management, meal planning and cooking, as well as domestic and household support.
All staff are directly employed by The Good Care Group which ensures they are supervised by an experienced manager and supported by clinical experts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Good Care Group never employs agency staff, and recruits, trains and supports their live-in carers in house.
The Good Care Group specialise in caring for older people living with a range of conditions, such as people living with dementia, Parkinson’s, cancer, needing palliative or end of life care as well as general frailty. The carers have expert knowledge in these conditions so are able to provide the consistent monitoring and management each one requires.
The respite packages offered by The Good Care Group are from two to eight weeks, whilst the ongoing care varies from a standard ‘Care and Support’ to ‘Occupation Therapy-led’ or ‘Nurse-led’ depending on an individual's needs.
Age UK Northamptonshire were keen to partner with The Good Care Group because they are the only live in care provider to have been rated ‘Outstanding’ by The Care Quality Commission (CQC) in all five key measures - safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led. They offer a flexible approach to providing high quality care, with a fully managed and regulated service that families can rely on.
Chris Duff, Age UK Northamptonshire’s Chief Executive, said: “We’re delighted to be able to refer our clients to The Good Care Group when they are considering care options. We want to ensure that older people across the county remain independent and we know that staying in their own home has a positive impact on overall wellbeing. The live-in care provided reassures families that their loved one is receiving the best possible care.”
Gemma Lock, Head of Business Development for The Good Care Group, said: “It is a pleasure to be working in partnership with Age UK Northamptonshire, who recognise the importance of promoting care choices and that live-In care offers a real alternative to care in a residential or nursing home. Especially, for those who wish to continue to live in the comfort and familiarity of their own home, whilst receiving the care and support they need to live a fulfilled life.”
To find out more information about The Good Care Group or any of Age UK Northamptonshire’s services, visit www.ageuk.org.uk/northamptonshire or call 01604 611200.