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.
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.