Who do we care for?
Our care is predominantly designed to provide relationship-focused approaches to caring for those individuals either living with a dementia or a related condition, and for those requiring palliative and end-of-life care.
We see people as part of a wider community within maintained relationships; and as remaining an intrinsic part of a family/extended family. Where providing care for people who have only a short time to live or who are in the process of their lives ending, we ensure that we deliver the highest possible standards of care and respect.
While we do not consider dementia to be a terminal condition in the accepted sense, we recognise that in the final stages of many dementias, adopting a palliative approach is the most humane form of respect we can offer.
Therefore, although you will find our locations, which provide care specifically for people living with a dementia, vibrant, happy, life-affirming, busy places, each location will have an area specifically designed to provide end-of-life care; and this area will meet the same criteria as expected at our centres specialising in this highly regarded arena.
Gold Standard Framework
To enable us to make the promise to provide exceptional end-of-life care and support, our care locations which provide this type of caring as a primary service must apply for, achieve, and then maintain the Gold Standard Framework (GSF) award.
GSF is a systematic, evidence-based approach to optimising care for all patients approaching the end of life, delivered by generalist care providers. This includes care:
MBi Social Care nursing home provision
Our typical care home is a 40+ bed, two/three storey build with landscaped grounds and gardens featuring purpose-designed interior and exterior features including the highest quality care equipment; and which are fitted with future-proofing Wi-Fi technologies. They are designed to provide prosthetic environments for people living with a dementia across three stages of need; and we also provide, and will continue to expand, our palliative and end-of-life specific services.
By early 2016, we will have seven operational homes, a figure that is projected to quadruple by the close of 2016 as we continue to acquire or convert properties we currently own or are in the processes of purchasing.
We also have a number of other offers either being built; or where we currently have acquired substantial plots of land, are planning and preparing to begin building.
Extra care, sheltered housing and care village communities - Coming from 2017
Extra care is a housing option for those over the age of 55 years with care support needs. It enables its tenants to live in their own homes, whilst having communal facilities on site to enhance independence, dispel isolation, and encourage peer support. Its main characteristic is that there is care provision on site 24/7 to meet planned care needs and to provide an emergency service if required.
By affording individualised support within a secure setting, and fostering active lifestyles and invigorated citizenship, it offers a home for life as well as choice and control over day-to-day living – a real alternative to residential care.
The design of the facility with its integrated care homes and hub facilities, and the level of support and care provided — which includes that of qualified nurses — is intended to reduce the need for both hospital and residential care, and to promote our working partnerships with existing NHS community services, thereby reducing cost and manpower requirements for the local council, while also assisting them with meeting their published aims and objectives for the older people of the borough.