Philosophy of Care
Each resident has a Personal Care Plan that not only identifies medical needs, but also includes details such as personal likes and dislikes and how residents prefer to be addressed.
Care plans are based on individual assessments which involve the resident and their family and are formally reviewed and updated regularly.
Individual preferences are that basis of life at Atholl House and residents are encouraged to personalise their rooms if they wish.
Aims & Objectives
- To Provide a safe environment where individual needs are met to a high standard
- To involve the people that use our service in order to provide the care and environment that supports their individual lifestyles.
- To provide quality care respecting privacy, dignity and independence.
- To ensure people receive quality End of Life care that encompasses their physical, psychological and spiritual needs.
Atholl house is registered with the Care Quality Commission and has the duty to comply with the new Essential Standards of Quality and Safety.
Each new person entering the home has a full assessment prior to admission to ensure that their specific needs can be met. On admission comprehensive risk assessment are documented to ensure that any areas of vulnerability are identified and addressed. People entering Atholl House have the right to choose what risks they wish to take; we offer advice but respect their autonomy.
We encourage both people and relatives/carers to have an active input to the individual plan of care and welcome their views and contribution to the person centred planning process.
We are committed to high standards of End of Life Care and with the use of recognised Care Pathways and incorporating the Gold Standards Framework we follow best practice guidelines.
The Home has an open visiting policy.