Range of Care

Lilian Faithfull Care is a charity with 75 years’ experience of caring for the elderly in Gloucestershire. As a charity we put care before profit and are therefore able to operate differently from commercial care providers. Through our ‘Home for Life’ pledge, we will never ask a resident to leave our homes for financial reasons.

Caring is about compassion, understanding and knowledge and our staff are recruited on these values. Our teams includes carers, nurses, chefs, housekeepers, activities, laundry, maintenance, administrators and managers deliver holistic care in a family environment, contributing to the wellbeing of our residents.

We see it as fundamental that all staff have a comprehensive induction programme to provide them with the knowledge and understanding of the challenges that residents may face in later life. The training we provide is continuous throughout employment and offering development opportunities for all staff.

To find out more about our care homes and day hub and to get in touch go to: www.lilianfaithfull.co.uk/our-homes

Respite Care

We offer respite care for as little as a day or two, and sometimes it can extend weeks or months. People join us for respite for all sorts of reasons, for a break or mini-holiday, to convalescence after an illness or hospital stay.

Convalescence

All our homes welcome people who are in need of convalescence to get back on their feet following an illness or a stay in hospital. Experienced well-trained staff are on hand 24 hours a day. If specialist support is required the manager works with a multi-disciplinary team of health professionals to ensure the right level of support is available to enable individuals to regain independence so they can return home with confidence.

Taking a break

Leave the daily chores and other worries behind you and take an opportunity to re-energise, enjoy good quality food, make new friends and join in as many activities as you wish. We know it can be a big decision to take but we have found that once someone comes and enjoys our respite care, it often results in regular visits.

Care for couples

We understand that the decision to move into care can be a very difficult one but it can be made a lot easier knowing that couples can move in together in all our homes. Being able to stay together and continue to share the same routines and experiences can make an enormous difference to happiness and well-being.

All our homes have double rooms and/or apartments. We have also found that some couples may wish to have their own separate rooms to accommodate varying needs, but still enjoy sharing their days together.

As a charity we are able to offer very competitive rates for our care and we can offer surprisingly reasonable options for couples, please talk to our home managers to find out more.

Residential Care

In all our residential homes our priority is to support residents to live as independently as possible in a safe environment. We care for residents with a wide variety of needs, some live almost independently, while others need help and support with all aspects of their personal care and receive nursing care from visiting district nurses. In all the homes our staff are trained and experienced in end of life care and dementia care.

Extra Care Suites

Two of our residential homes, Royal Court and Faithfull House, also include ‘extra care suites’.

The Bluebell Suite at Faithfull House offers specialist care for those who have a higher level of needs. It helps bridges the gap between residential and nursing care. It suits residents living with a wide range of conditions (such as dementia) who might otherwise feel lost in a larger home or find a busy environment overwhelming. Residents needing extra support flourish in this family-sized environment.

This self-contained suite has its own lounge, dining rooms and accommodation with beautiful views over Suffolk Square. It has its own dedicated team of experienced staff (which were noted in the recent CQC report for their knowledge and care). This calm and tranquil setting offers familiarity and continuity which gives extra reassurance and comfort to its residents. Activities are always one to one and include music therapy, cookery, massage and gentle exercise.

At Royal Court, where all residents benefit from having their own apartment, there is a suite which has been fully adapted for specialist bariatric care.  This suite has the space and equipment to ensure those living with obesity have the same dignity in care.

Nursing Care

Our nursing homes have registered nurses on duty 24 hours a day. We are unusual in the high level of qualified nurses (including mental health nurses) that we have on every shift. The nursing teams are experienced in caring for those with complex medical needs and work closely with a multi-disciplinary team of health professionals including GPs, specialist nurses and physiotherapists.

Despite this high level of expertise our focus remains on creating a homely atmosphere, respecting every residents privacy and dignity.

It is the attention to detail and involvement of all our staff which creates a community which not only looks after people’s care and well-being but is a place people can call home.