Grand Home Care (Gibraltar)
We promote Quality Of Life and Independence through Friendly, Professional Service.
We Continue to Strive for Excellence in Personal Service and Care through Innovation and Commitment.
Our Vision is to Provide Quality Care Services to the Members of our Community who are in need of holistic domiciliary care.
Our Vision is to be recognized as the Leader in Providing Personalized Services and Care by using the person centred approach.Value Statement
Customer Satisfaction and the Fulfillment of the Needs of members within our Community.
Professionalism and respect for individuals.
Continuous Quality Improvement.
Dedication and Commitment to our Shared Vision.
Neighbours - Caring for Neighbours
Philosophy of Care
Underpinning Grand Home Care's philosophy is our commitment to and adoption of the following principles:
The experience of growing autonomy or self-determination, in not only small everyday matters, but also in major decisions that people make, such as, where they live or with whom they live wherever possible. Personal choice and autonomy defines and expresses the way people live.
The experience of having a valued place among a network of people and valued roles in community life. It is concerned with challenging the limited negative stereotypes which are built up around people who require home care.
The experience of being part of a growing network of personal relationships.
The experience of sharing the ordinary places that define community life. Living in non-segregated settings and participating in a variety of valued activities including leisure and work.
The experience of a person gaining more skills and ability to perform functional and meaningful activities with whatever assistance is required, underpinned by a belief in Person Centred Planning and a right to chose.
Every individual in our care has their right to independence promoted. We seek to enable them to develop and grow and maintain these skills for as long as possible.
For as long as it is their choice to do so, we will promote their right to care within their own home. Should they wish to move on to a different care provider outside of our Company, we will support that also.
We are committed to enhancing two-way communication with key stakeholders of Grand Home Care including employees, managers, professionals, clients and their family members. This commitment involves initiatives such as:
Training calendar and regular bulletins (for staff and managers)
Everything that we do is motivated by our aim to achieve the highest standard of care possible for our clients and their families, and we continually strive to improve the services we offer.
Aims and Objectives
Grand Home Care exists for the well-being of people in need of care within the community. We aim to provide a supportive environment where people of all ages are encouraged and enabled to achieve their full potential as individuals and inclusive citizens in their own community.
This is irrespective of their intellectual capacity, gender, race, age or religious persuasion.
Key Values of Grand Home Care
At Grand Home Care we value diversity and actively promote equality. The following values and aspirations encapsulate our beliefs:
Each person is valued as an individual and everybody has the right to be treated with respect and to express their individuality.
Everyone is supported in a non-judgemental way based on the key principles of anti-discriminatory practice.
Purposeful daily life and positive outcomes will evolve from person centred plans which treat each person as an individual however complex their needs.
Each person has the right to participate in their local community and access community facilities and resources.
At Grand Home Care, we aim to do this by:
Being person centred in
everything we do.
To provide a bespoke package of care for each individual that is written with them and, where appropriate, their families and representatives, and meets their needs and aspirations.
To promote opportunities for choice and control in all aspects of a person's life.
To enable each person to chose their lifestyle and live a fulfilling life.
To develop and maintain a qualified and experienced staff team that is well motivated and can meet the defined needs of each person.
To ensure individuals are safe and secure in their home environment.
To protect individuals from abuse.
To promote health and well-being.
To deliver outcome focused, high quality services that meet the needs of the individual and enables each person to maximise their independence.
Grand Home Care offers quality care in an individuals home environment.
The service can provide 24 hour care within a home environment.
The service provides individual support for the clients to enable them to achieve as much Independence as possible in their daily lives.
Clients are supported to take part in activities both in their homes and in the community. Integration with the local community is encouraged.
Staff provide a holistic, person centred approach to care, taking into account the individual needs and preferences of each resident, encouraging them to reach their full potential.
Respite and Sitter Service
- Respite care is provided for people to give you or your carer a break. Respite care can be:
Given within your home environment for a number of hours each day. If longer is required this would be discussed at the commencement of the contract of care.
Support with activities
- Sitting Service - Day and Night Sits
We can provide a 'rolling programme' of care over the year, for example one weekend every month. It can be a one off period of short term care, for example when your family carer goes on holiday.
All care packages are reviewed regularly to make sure that you receive the best service available for you.
Sitting Service - Day and Night
The Sitting Service provides personal care and social stimulation within the client’s home and community and this also allows respite for carers on an evening basis. We play board games, carry out craft activities, go out into the community for walks, drinks, snacks and listen to music. It is very much up to the client to decide what they want to do. We are also able to offer memory retention games and mental exercises for clients suffering from Dementia or Alzeimers.
We are able to provide the following services in addition to those mentioned above:
Learning and Training
All new staff receive Induction Training when they join the service. This outlines the principles of care and explains the role of the Care Worker.
The Induction also covers safety at work and how to communicate effectively. An important aspect of this training is how to respond to abuse and neglect and what procedure is to be followed.
Care Workers also receive training for specific essential areas such as Medication, Fire Safety, Food Hygiene and Dealing with Challenging Behaviour to name but a few.
The service also provides the environment for staff to complete the National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) Level 2 in Health and Social Care. This is a professional qualification and in addition to improving staff working practice, they also receive a pay increment. The service believes that learning should continue throughout your career and should enable you to develop new skills and open up career options.
Our service aims to meet the needs of clients from all sectors in the community living in Gibraltar.
Grand Home Care is recognised for its excellent care and support for people who have complex, challenging or specialist needs.
We provide a tailored range of care services for those who have Learning Disabilities, Physical and Multiple Disabilities, Sensory and Communication Impairments, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Aspergers Syndrome, Prader-Willi Syndrome, Elderly, Dementia, hospital transition and discharge plans and Alzeimers sufferers.
Parents, Relatives and Friends
With the client's agreement we actively encourage family, friends and representatives to be as involved as possible both in the lives of clients and in the care package that we offer.
We will support clients who find it difficult to maintain contact or visit family and friends. Staff are available to help with phone calls, letters and emails, or to accompany clients during visits.
Who can access our services?
Individuals wishing to access our services must be aged 18 or over. All referrals will have an assessment of need, which states the reasons for the referral or application and the specific services sought, e.g. respite care etc.) Grand Home care is not able to provide nursing care at the present time.
Assessments are usually carried out by a Nurse or Manager of Grand Home Care. We will complete a costing assessment, which will determine the cost of the care per hour based on individual needs.
Each application is given careful consideration by Grand Home Care management and the relevant Care staff. Where there is a match between application and needs assessment, and the availability of a suitable carer the application will be progressed. A final decision is taken after consultation with the client and family members. If agreement is reached to offer the service to the client, an initial action plan is then drawn up to decide the next steps in the process.
The next steps...
Before taking up the service, clients are encouraged to meet with and familiarise themselves with the Carer who will be working with them. After this, if the client wishes to continue with the care package, a programme of care will be arranged for the service they are interested in. With the exception of emergency care this will normally be a visit to introduce you to your Carer.
At this point the client or relative will be asked to sign and abide by a written contract, which details what they can expect from us and what we would expect from them in return. Grand Home Care reserves the right to withdraw care from any client who is in breach of this contract.
Grand Home Care is aware that under certain circumstances it may be necessary to offer care to a client without a planned or fully structured programme of care. In these situations it is our policy to carry out at least one introductory visit. The purpose of this is to introduce ourselves to the individual and ascertain:
- The individuals wishes with regard to care package
- The circumstances precipitating the emergency and any special support or intervention that may be required
- A brief assessment of need and the suitability of our services
- Upon placement under these circumstances Grand Home Care will make every effort to ensure:
- A comprehensive assessment of need is obtained as soon as possible after the initial request for care.
- Monitor and review the ongoing and future wishes of the client and the continuing suitability of the care package.
Contact Us to learn more about our services, or to arrange for a free consultation.