GERAConsult

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Are you creating a care environment? Our professional management consulting team will assist you. We can review your construction and development plans, estimate your staffing requirements, evaluate and give suggestions on the operational requirements, and develop public relations programmes.

Will I be able to stay in my own home for the rest of my life?
For many older adults, ageing in place allows them to continue to live their lives as they choose to. Since an active social life can help older adults prevent dementia, maintaining community connections and important friendships can contribute to better health and a higher quality of life.
Care and support can be delivered in the home when it is needed without the trauma and risks associated with moving out of one’s home.

Is Ageing-in-Place a threat to the long term residential care community?
Role players in the elder care sector are ideally placed to take the lead in creating communities that support individuals to remain autonomous and live independently if they choose to, for as long as practically possible.
Many homes already provide services in their community and may be able to expand current offerings like Meals on Wheels, housekeeping, laundry services and home based support programmes with little to no effort. Through partnerships and collaboration with other service providers, these homes will be able to reach deeper into their community, tap into new streams of revenue and establish themselves as a hub of age friendly support and service delivery in the community, where individuals can access a wide range of support services.

In spite of these developments, the need for specialised health and medical care services will remain. Current Care Homes will remain a valuable and essential resource in their communities – whether as places for respite and recuperation after a medical procedure, in circumstances when home based services are no longer able to meet the needs or the budget of the individual, or for palliative support at the end of life.,. However, the changing landscape of elder support will afford them the opportunity to specialise and offer services of the highest available standard.

Why should we become a person centred care community?
Person-centred care is an international philosophy that seeks to change the culture of today’s long-term residential care settings from institutions to co-operative environments where elders want to live and those who care for them, enjoy working.

Person-centred care is a model that sees everyone (the elder, their family, all the employees, doctors and volunteers) as equal partners in planning, developing and monitoring care to make sure it meets their individual needs of how they wish to “be”.

Person-centred care aims to be resident-focused. It aims to promote independence and autonomy and to provide choice and control. It is based on a collaborative team philosophy which will ultimately promote well-being for all. It takes into account the resident’s needs and views and builds relationships with family members.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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