Prior to admission we assess all residents to ensure that we can provide the care and facilities they need. The manager will visit the prospective resident, current carers and/or relatives to discuss their needs and requirements. Information will also be sought from any other professionals involved in
their care. This process of assessment will take into account the needs of our current residents.
This initial assessment links in with future care planning and covers a wide variety of areas including personal care, physical well-being, diet, sight, hearing and communication, mobility, history of falls, continence, medication, mental state and cognition, social interests, hobbies, spiritual and cultural needs, personal safety and risk, carer/family involvement and other social contacts and relationships.
Trial visits can be arranged for those who wish to come and see the facilities first hand.
In cases of emergency (for example when a family situation has broken down), as much information as possible will be obtained in the rst instance to facilitate a speedy admission, pending a thorough assessment on arrival.
Age Range & Restrictions
We are registered to care for anyone 65 and over who fall under the category of MD (Mental Disorder), DE (Dementia). We are not registered to provide care for people who require nursing care nor are we registered for people who have been diagnosed with Learning Disability.
Fees Charged & What They Cover
Fees vary according to the room chosen and the level of care provided. Fees are reviewed annually. At the time of writing fees ranged from £475 to £550 per week. If you are funded by the local authority we will negotiate a fee directly with them. Fees are payable monthly in advance by standing order for long term residents, or for the full period in advance for short stays.
24 hour personal care
Accommodation, heating and lighting
Activities on daily basis
Choice of meals and drinks
Full use of all facilities and grounds
Fees do not include
External professional charges, e.g. Chiropodist, Hairdresser, Physiotherapist, Optician, etc.
Newspapers & magazines
Own television and subsidised TV licence
Transport and escort for personal trips or medical appointments
Living aids not provided by an occupational therapist & for individual use only
The Home does provide insurance cover for residents’ effects up to the amount of £1000, however if you have valuables for safekeeping, it would be preferable if your relatives take care of them. If this proves impracticable, arrangements can be made with the care manager to have the valuables locked in the home’s office for safekeeping. The home is not responsible for the safety of your personal effects unless they have been handed in for safe-keeping. We would advise that you take out insurance for your personal effects.
Key Contract Terms
When people move in they have one month built into their occupancy agreement to decide whether Tavey House is “the place for them”. This first month provides an opportunity for staff to get to know the individual resident and their family, and to identify their preferred ways of living.
During this period the resident’s care and support requirements are assessed and discussed and developed into an agreed care plan. This will include discussion and assessment of any risks to which the resident or staff may be exposed as a result of making their own choices and decisions. The aim is to achieve a plan of care which meet the resident’s needs.
After the initial month’s trial period, the resident usually becomes permanent. Should a permanent resident wish to leave the home for any reason they should give four weeks notice.