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Community Support

Residential care

Our fully trained support team provides a safe and nurturing environment where our residents can learn and develop their tenancy sustainment skills as well as raise their self-esteem and confidence in their own abilities. Individual preferences and needs are always a priority, with privacy and dignity respected. 24 / 7 care is provided and is responsive to needs at any given time.

Our residents also enjoy the companionship and opportunity to socialise, taking part in organised activities, or outings where available. Family and friends are encouraged to get involved in the daily and social life of the home.

In Fergus House, Dyce and Balnagask, Torry accommodation is provided in:

  • Single rooms with en-suite toilet and washing facilities
  • TV points and private phone points
  • Personal belongings are welcome
  • Call system in each room
  • Regular home cooked meals, with special diets catered for and nutritional needs met
  • Daily activities
  • Registration available with local GP, including weekly visits
  • Chiropodist, Dentist, DN will visit, if required
  • Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy referrals, if required
  • Hairdresser
  • On-site laundry
  • Monthly resident’s meeting

Balnagask House Shared Care is also available, which is split between our home and a carer to give the opportunity for individuals to remain at home. This provides valuable time away for the carer, for either short or longer planned breaks throughout the year.


Very Sheltered Housing

Very Sheltered Housing is designed for people who may generally be older or may require extra support than tenants of sheltered housing. The accommodation is similar, as they are self-contained flats, but with additional facilities and a dedicated Manager.

Our team provides the care and support needed to live independently in a smaller and easier to manage home, with the option of daily meals at a fee.

All tenancy and housing matters are managed through Aberdeen City Council so please contact: should you have any issues in relation to this.

The facilities at Denmore Court - Bridge of Don, Coronation Court – Peterculter and Kingswood Court – Mastrick include:

  • 24 Hour support
  • Home cooked meals
  • Activities
  • Tenants association

At Craigielea Gardens, we deliver the care support which has the same facilities. However, Castlehill Housing Association is the landlord and manages tenancies.


Day care

Adult day care is a planned program of activities designed to promote well-being though social and health-related services. The benefits are two-fold:

  • To provide older adults an opportunity to get out of the house and receive both mental and social stimulation
  • To give caregivers a much-needed break in which to attend to personal needs, or simply rest and relax

Short or long term care is provided at:

Kingswood Court, located within Kingswood Very Sheltered Housing Complex in Mastrick

  • The team specialise in supporting those with dementia
  • Available Monday to Friday
  • Transport to and from is at cost to service user
  • Lunch can be provided at cost to service user
  • Daily activities

Or

Craigton Road, Located within Craigielea Very Sheltered Housing Complex on Craigton Road

  • 7 days per week
  • Transport to and from is at cost to service user
  • Lunch can be provided at cost to service user
  • Daily activities

If you feel that you are a loved one would benefit from this service, please contact Care Management, Aberdeen City Council. They will carry out and assessment and referral will be based on whether your needs are best met at either of these centres.


Respite and rehabilitation

The aim of Rosewell House Rehabilitation Unit is to:

  • Increase independence and reduce dependency through rehabilitation for older adults with physical, social, communication and /or sensory difficulties, and/or mild cognitive impairment.
  • Provide a holistic range of therapies and activities to enable service users to achieve and maintain their best possible function.
  • Facilitate a return to independent living in a timely fashion.
  • Decrease dependence on health and social care support, increase community integration and improve quality of life.

Facilities:

  • Single en-suite shower room
  • Single rooms with tracking hoist
  • Physiotherapy/Occupational Therapy
  • Specialist trained care staff
  • Therapy gym
  • Therapy kitchen
  • Therapy bathroom
  • Activities co-ordinator
  • TV
  • Wifi available

The aim of respite at Rosewell House is to:

  • Provide short stay capacity to allow carer to have a break
  • Planned throughout the year

Facilities:

  • Single room en-suite
  • Single rooms with tracking hoist
  • Activities co-ordinator
  • Hairdresser
  • Home cooking, with all diets catered for
  • Wifi available

 


Horizons Rehabilitation Centre

A purpose built centre that offers assessment, as well as therapeutic rehabilitation, for people aged between 16 and 65 with physical disabilities, and a multi-disciplinary approach for those with more complex needs. Support is given to people with many different conditions, in particular those of a neurological nature, such as head injury, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease and stroke.

The aim of the centre is to meet the needs of service users, but also give support to their families and carers to help them manage more effectively. The team deliver tailored, time-limited rehabilitation programmes to enable individuals to achieve their goals and to gain maximum independence within the community.

Horizons covers the Grampian Health Board Area, which includes Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire and Moray. People who are referred are either living in the community or about to be discharged from hospital. Referrals to the centre are accepted from professionals in Healthcare and Social Work (referral must be agreed by the patients).

If you would like more information, please call the team on Telephone: 01224 556873.


Clashieknowe

The team provides intermediate care to adults aged over 18 years who require a period of assessment and enablement following a hospital admission or a crisis in the community, and remains one of the few services that can support people under 65 years old with complex social care needs.

The aim is to encourage and support you to learn or re-learn skills necessary for daily living, and help you to discover what you are capable of doing for yourself. This can give you the confidence needed for when you return home. Common goals include:

  • Personal care: being able to dress yourself and showering
  • Cooking and preparing your own meals. This can be from heating a microwave meal to preparing a meal from scratch
  • Transfers: being able to get on / off your chair, bed or toilet.
  • Domestic tasks: cleaning your home and doing your laundry
  • Social activities: how to get back to previous activities that you did.
  • Mobility: to regain some independence with your mobility with or without aids.
  • Medication: being able to take your medication as independently as possible.

At the end of an agreed period, your ability to manage daily living tasks will be reviewed. If this assessment identifies the need for longer term support, appropriate steps can be taken to meet those needs.

Referrals can be made by either Care Managers or by hospital staff. If you are in hospital, a member of staff from Clashieknowe will pay you a courtesy visit and will provide you with an information pack detailing items you will require to have with you for your stay here.


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