CARING ABOUT THE CARERS
Kyrebrook provides much needed respite care for carers and families. Whilst your loved ones are with us, you know that they are safe and enjoying their day, which allows carers to make good use of their day with complete peace of mind.
Our clients are adults of all ages, particularly the elderly. We also welcome younger adults with learning difficulties.
Care homes, whilst excellent for those needing full time care, are not really set up for caring for those who don’t need this level of support. Kyrebrook excels in providing lively and stimulating activities for those who wish to have some social contact with a group of friends, and yet are not ready to enter full time residential care. Kyrebrook offer the opportunity for these people to remain independent in their own, familiar, home environment for longer by providing ‘light touch’ social care. The centre keeps them in touch with their communities, encourages friendship and keeps them mentally alert and physically stronger and more flexible.
Getting To Know You
There’s not a one size fits all approach to making your day at Kyrebrook such fun, and that’s why we like to get to know more about you, your background and your likes and dislikes.
We will gather information about you that will include things like your family history, your values, beliefs and feelings, how you think and communicate, your strengths and abilities and what specific things you enjoy doing.
We prepare a care plan that ensures that you get the most out of your Kyrebrook days, and we also keep your carers or family informed.
You always have the last say in what you do while you’re with us, although sleeping in a chair is not an option that we look kindly on!
Getting To Know Us
Usually our first contact with the family is by telephone followed by an invitation to come and see the Centre for yourself. We welcome visitors for a trial day so that you can be sure that this is the right setting for them. If you think that this is the right setting for your needs, then we will take you through all the relevant forms that you will need to complete. We are also very happy to give advice about costs and about the use of personal budgets for social care.
We often find that it takes a few sessions before a new client really settles down as part of the family. This is quite normal and we do everything we can to make that person welcome and let them settle at their own pace.