What does a social worker assessment mean?
To be entitled to an assessment, an individual must have been a resident in the
Bailiwick for a minimum of 5 years (up to present day), and must have contributed to the social security system during the whole of that period. The HSC Social Worker comes approximately three
times a month from Guernsey to assess the care needs of the older population;
this is called a needs assessment. To qualify for support, the individual must have recognised health
or social care needs and be unable to independently care for themselves without
assistance or support. If the care and support criteria are met, dependent on
need, the individual being assessed may be offered social security benefit to
either fully pay for respite care, or pay towards long term care.
The Connaught has 27 en-suite bedrooms available for long-term residents, although two of these are usually earmarked for short-term respite care.
We protect the interests of our residents by structuring care costs to minimise additional personal expenditure. The fees paid by residents cover 24-hour care, accommodation, utilities, meals, laundry, social support, The Alderney Ambulance subscription, transport and escort for medical appointments, security and safety.
Long term stay clients enjoy 24-hour care delivered by skilled, trained staff tailored to the needs of each individual. We provide a minimum of three meals per day with all specialist dietary needs catered for. Hairdressers and a chiropodist visit the care home regularly to meet the needs of residents and all medical and dental appointments are arranged by our staff.
A range of activities are offered to our residents, including chair yoga, singing, puzzles and games, arts and crafts and gardening activities. We have a range of visiting entertainers, and also volunteers offering one-to-one befriending and visiting faith based support, including a weekly multi-faith based service, monthly communion and a weekly know your bible. We also organise regular outings so that the residents can enjoy the island environment, including term-time visits to the island's play group. These activities are organised by our activity coordinator and supported by our volunteers.
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