Philosophy of care
The Old Vicarage provides a home
where residents feel cared for, safe, comfortable, and
able to live as full a life as they can.
We want every resident to enjoy
the highest quality of life and so we offer individual
care based on each resident’s personal needs, abilities
Families are always welcomed and
encouraged to visit and to share their ideas.
Those who are interested in
coming to The Old Vicarage are encouraged to visit the
Home and sample the surroundings, the atmosphere, and
the quality of the care we offer.
Individual care plans are
discussed and agreed with the resident and their family
as well as other professionals involved. Plans are
regularly reviewed and updated to make sure they reflect
Health and medical needs
Each resident’s health is very
important. Residents are given the choice of retaining
their own GP, if the GP is willing to visit The Old
Vicarage. If not, they can choose an alternative local
GP. We register short-term placements with a local GP on
a temporary basis.
We provide high quality meals
which are freshly prepared at The Old Vicarage. We
actively consult residents about menus to let us know
their preferences and we welcome families’ feedback so
that we can adapt our meals to include these choices.
Individual meals are prepared when residents need
We work to maintain each
resident’s sense of dignity, value and self-esteem. We
encourage residents to make their own decisions and to
take care of their own day-to-day needs when they can.
We listen to residents and their families and adapt to
meet their changing needs.