RHODSAC CARE HOMES
7 Colossus Way, Bletchley , Milton Keynes, MK3 6GU and 24 Worelle Avenue, Middleton, Milton Keynes, MK10 9GZ
We offer residential care options for people with varying abilities to live wherever and however they choose. Our services support people with physical disabilities, acquired brain injuries, sensory impairments, autism and learning disabilities to live independently in their own home.
Rhodsac Care Home
Worelle Avenue, Middletone, Milton Keynes
Kimwick Care Home
Philosophy of Care
A person may have a range of needs which may be of a medical or therapeutic (for physical and mental welfare), cultural, psychological, spiritual, emotional or social. People are encouraged to participate in the development of their individual care/ support plans in which the involvement of family and friends may be appropriate and greatly valued. Our philiosophy of care will be achieved through programmes of activites designed to encourage mental alertness, self esteem, and social interaction with other people.
Mental Health Disorder
One in four people in the UK are affected by a mental health condition, which can affect daily life, work, relationships or physical health. Mental health conditins are varied and affect people in different ways. Common illnesses are Schizophrenia, Depression, Bipolar Disorder and condition that fall within Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Schizophrenia is a disabling brain disease which affects men and women with equal frequency and is a long term condition. People with schizophrenia often have symptoms, such as hearing voices, or believng that other people intend to harm them. These symptoms may leave them frightened and withdrawn. Their speech and behaviour can be incomprehensible and may be misunderstood by others.
Depression affects people in different ways and symptoms vary from person to person. Some people say that it encloses them like a blanket, whilst others feel as if they have no energy and are unake to concentrate. For some it just makes them irritable. Depression can be inherited or it could be caused by stress brought on by a personal event such as the breakup of a relationship or the death of a loved one. Those who have a low self-esteem are at a higher risk of becoming depressed. Some people with depression try to harm themselves in the mistaken belief that their feelings will never change.
Bipolar is a condition of extremes. A person with bipolar disorder may be totally unaware of being in a manic state. When the episode is over, they may be shocked at their behaviour. However, at the time, they may think that others are being negative, or unhelpful. Some people with bipolar disorder experience more frequent and severe episodes that others. A person with bipolar may experience both hallucinations and delusions.
Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Autism is a complex developmental disability involving a biological or organic defect in the functioning of the brain. It is a lifelong disability and is sometimess referred to as an autistic spectrum disorder, or ASD. The word 'spectrum' is used because while all people with autism share three main areas of difficulty, their condition will affect them in very different ways. Some are able to live relatively 'normally' whilst others will require a lifetime of specialist support.Read More...
Service provider. The registered Service Provider is Rhodsac Community Living Ltd which as a company has been running since December 2012 with registration number 7894839.
Miss Manyara Irene Muyenziwa is the Director. The provider is registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to provide the following Regulated Activities:
"Accommodation for persons who require nursing or personal care"
The details of the Location Managers are as follows:
Mr Moses Chirwa
Mrs Caroline Feeney
Privacy and Dignity
We aim to respect your privacy and dignity at all times. Please speak out, or speak to the supervisor or Registered Manager if your privacy or dignity is not being respected.
Service Users’ privacy:
- All Service Users have the right to be alone or undisturbed and to be free from public attention or intrusion into their private affairs
- Service Users’ personal rooms will have a lock fitted such as is appropriate to their needs, and the Service Users will be provided with a key unless a documented risk assessment indicates that this is inappropriate. Decisions in this respect will be recorded in the Service User’s Plan and signed as agreed by the Service User or Advocate.
- All Service Users will have access to a locked cabinet in their room, or to a locked cash box.
Service Users’ dignity:
- Your dignity is a matter of prime importance to us, and all staff receive training in this area.
- You will be asked for the name by which you wish to be addressed, and this name will be recorded on your Service User Plan and used by all staff. You are perfectly entitled to ask that your principal carers use one name, and others use another name. The level of familiarity is under your control. In the absence of information to the contrary, staff will address you formally, using your title and surname.
- Staff are trained to be sensitive to your feelings when in company. For instance, should you need help with any daily activity, such as feeding, you will be offered privacy and sensitivity in order that you are not embarrassed. Bedrooms, bathrooms and WCs have locking mechanisms on the doors, and staff are trained to knock and wait for your invitation before entering the room.