How we conduct initial assessments

As professional care providers, we believe in open and honest communication that’s rooted in trust and respect. As our name suggests, we believe everyone should have the freedom to make their own choices and we strive to create an ethos that both empowers and enables individuals to achieve this. 

If you or your loved one are considering home care in Christchurch and the surrounding area, you may be wondering how we conduct our initial assessments and empower independence. Read on to learn more about our person-centred plans and how we determine the level of care that’s right for you. 

What we do

We are a nurse-led service that provides care and support to people in the comfort of their home. Our goal is to empower a person’s independence by helping them live a safe, active, and fulfilled life at home for as long as possible, despite any changing health needs. 

Our compassionate carers provide high-quality care that honours your loved one’s wishes and supports them in living their best life. As we don’t believe there is a ‘one size fits all’ solution when it comes to care, the care we provide is tailored to an individual’s specific needs and preferences. 

How we conduct initial assessments

Listening is at the heart of the care we provide. We believe it’s so important to listen to the people who matter most  – the individual receiving care, those closest to them, and their health care professionals. 

By carefully listening to your needs, desires, and preferences, we’re able to create a detailed care plan that works for you. 

For example, the initial assessment can help us determine the type of assistance required or give us an estimation of how much time is needed with a carer. You can rest assured that no matter your clinical, personal, educational, or social needs, we’re committed to devising a care plan that honours all of them and allows you to maintain dignity and respect. 

Our goal is to create a holistic experience for those we support. That’s why we’ll diligently work with the individual and their family to determine the type of care that will best help a person thrive. 

Our specialist recruitment team will then identify people with the right skills and experience to provide high quality care and support in the home. 

We believe it’s important that the individual receiving care and their carer form a genuine bond and can foster a real relationship. That’s why we’ll do everything we can to find a match that promotes connection, communication, and companionship. 

Finding care that’s right for you

As we mentioned earlier, we don’t believe in a ‘one size fits all’ solution when it comes to care. That’s why we put care and attention into conducting our initial assessments so that we can provide you with care that fully meets your needs, desires, and preferences. Your needs always come first and we’re committed to honouring them with respect and kindness. 

Get in touch

If you or your loved one are interested in our home care services, please do not hesitate to contact us or phone us on 01202 800 494. We’d be happy to tell you more about our services, answer any of your questions, or provide more information.