Care

Philosophy of Care

GreenAcres Home aims to provide its residents with a secure, relaxed and homely environment in which their care, wellbeing and comfort are of prime importance.

Carers will strive to preserve and maintain the dignity, individuality and privacy of all residents within a warm and caring atmosphere, and in so doing will be sensitive to the residents’ ever-changing needs. Such needs may be medical/therapeutic (for physical and mental welfare), cultural, psychological, spiritual, emotional and social.

All Care Staff within the Home will be appropriately qualified to deliver the highest standards of dementia care. A continuous staff-training programme is implemented to ensure that these high standards are maintained in line with the latest developments in Care Practices as may be laid down in appropriate legislation, regulations and by the Health & Social Care Department.

Admission

Any individual interested in residing at GreenAcres for long term care will need to be assessed by the Social Workers, have their needs assessed through the Needs Assessment Panel and be in possession of a residential Elderly Mentally Infirm (EMI) certificate. In the first instance, the next of kin should contact the individuals doctor for referral.

Following a request from the next of kin or a professional involved in the care of the prospective resident, the Home will undertake our own assessment where the individual is invited to spend a full day at GreenAcres. This enables the prospective resident to become familiar with the facility and also for the staff to complete a full picture of the resident’s care needs.

Anyone interested in GreenAcres is encouraged to visit the Home and sample the atmosphere, the facility and the level of care offered.

We encourage all relatives and friends to be included as much as they wish in the day-to-day life of their loved ones, in a homely and welcoming atmosphere.

If you would like to arrange a visit to the Home or require further information, please visit our Contact page for details on how to get in touch.

Day Care

In addition to Residential Care, GreenAcres also offers Day Care where individuals can spend a full day or half a day with us. This offers nutritious meals, mental and physical stimulation and companionship. Additionally, Day Care has the benefit of gently familiarising a possible resident to the Home if it is required in the future.

If you would like to arrange Day Care, please visit our Contact page for details on how to get in touch.

Respite Care

Individuals who have been approved via the social workers for residential care are entitled to up to four weeks of respite care per annum, funded by the States of Guernsey. This tends to be people who are able to live in their own home or with family for most of the year, but for example, the spouse has to go into hospital for surgery or go away for a holiday and they require care for the relative.

GreenAcres offers short-term respite care on a planned basis to those suitable for care at our Home for a minimum of one night and up to four weeks per annum. Senior members of the team must have approved the stay to ensure it is appropriate both for the person coming into respite and rest of our residents.

For more information or to book respite care, please contact Moira Boyd, Director and Care Manager, on 01481 213640.