Philosophy of Care

Kincarrathie House Home for the Elderly aims to provide its residents with a secure, relaxed, and homely environment in which their care, well-being and comfort are of prime importance.

Carers strive to preserve and maintain the dignity, individuality and privacy of all residents within a warm and caring atmosphere, and in so doing are sensitive to the residents’ ever-changing needs.  Such needs may be medical/therapeutic (for physical and mental welfare), cultural, psychological, spiritual, emotional and social, and residents are encouraged to participate in the development of their individualised care plans in which the involvement of family and friends may be appropriate and is greatly valued.

PRIVACY The right of residents to be left alone and undisturbed whenever they wish. 
DIGNITY The understanding of residents’ needs and treating them with respect. 
INDEPENDENCE Allowing residents to take calculated risks, to make their own decisions and think and act for themselves. 
CHOICE Giving residents the opportunity to select for themselves from a range of alternative options. For example - food and activities. 
RIGHTS Ensuring that all basic rights are available to the residents. 
FULFILMENT Enabling the residents to realise their own aims and helping them to achieve these aims in all aspects of daily living. 

This is achieved through programmes of activities designed to encourage mental awareness, self-esteem, and social interaction with other residents and with recognition of the following core values of care, which are fundamental to the philosophy of our home:

All care staff within the home are appropriately qualified to deliver the highest standards of care.  A continuous staff-training programme is implemented to ensure that these high standards are maintained in line with current developments in care practices as laid down in appropriate legislation and regulations.

We have relatives of residents who are willing to speak with prospective residents and relatives, prior to and during the transitional period of coming into care.  For details of telephone numbers please contact Mrs Kay, Manager.

What happens if we can no longer meet an individual resident’s needs?

While we very much aim to be a “home for life”, we do not have nursing home status, nor are we registered to provide for the needs of individuals diagnosed with dementia.    

There are rare occasions where we are not able to meet the assessed needs of a resident on an ongoing basis.  It can also happen that the behaviour of a resident becomes such that there is serious risk to their individual welfare, or to the welfare of others.  Where such a situation arises we will follow the procedure detailed within the Residency agreement agreed at the outset which includes a period of detailed consultation and formal notice.