Atholl House in Compton, Wolverhampton is a well established residential care home / medical nursing home, providing quality palliative, personal and nursing care, and offering comfortable, residential accommodation. Atholl House has received consistently good inspection reports and is well regarded by people and professionals that use its services.
The whole team at Atholl House take great pride and satisfaction in providing high quality residential care and nursing services that focus on treating every resident as an individual; understanding their needs, preserving their dignity and respecting their independence. As ever, it's people that make the difference and whether it's residential care, private nursing or dementia care services that are required, the team at Atholl House are passionate about providing the best quality care and are respected by residents, their families and medical professionals.
Atholl House is registered with the Care Quality Commission ( www.cqc.org.uk ) and has the duty to comply with the Essential Standards of Quality and Safety ( www.cqc.org.uk/standards ). People choosing Atholl House receive a comprehensive Service User Guide which incorporates their Statement of Purpose (you can view this document on request during any visit). The owners and management at Atholl House encourage residents, relatives and carers to have an active input into the individual plan of care, and are committed to high standards of End of Life Care utilising recognised Care Pathways and incorporating the Gold Standards Framework to ensure best practice guidelines are followed.
The team at Atholl House are proud of their reputation of providing the best quality of care possible. Residents are well looked after by the fully qualified nursing team and care assistants, who seek to achieve the following aims and objectives:
- provide a safe environment where individual needs are met to a high standard
- involve the people that use their services in order to provide the care and environment that supports their individual lifestyles
- provide quality care and nursing that respects privacy, dignity and independence
- ensure that people receive quality 'End of Life' care that encompasses their physical, psychological and spiritual needs
Each new person entering the home has a full assessment prior to admission to ensure their specific needs can be met. On admission, a comprehensive risk assessment will address any areas of vulnerability, but individuals are free to choose what risks they take - Atholl House offer advice, but respect people's autonomy.
Comprising 58 single rooms over 2 floors with en-suite facilities available, each room is well equipped and furnished to recommended standards. People enter the home for both long and short term care are welcome to personalise their rooms subject to usual health and safety regulations. Communal areas throughout the home promote social interaction whilst providing quiet areas where private time can be spent with visitors. Adapted bathroom and toilet facilities meet the needs of people with physical disabilities. Lifts serve the 2nd floor accommodation with ramps provided for wheelchair access.
Atholl House is audited annually to ensure all aspects of infection prevention meet legislative recommendations and a continual programme of refurbishment, combined with high standards of hygiene ensure a clean, pleasant environment.
Atholl House employs caring, fully qualified nursing staff and care assistants to provide the clinical and personal care required by residents. Continuity of care is provided by the division of the home into 3 units each having allocated personnel, and the Manager and Deputy Manager monitor the care service throughout the home and ensure that care standards are maintained.
Atholl House operates an in-house laundry service and provides towels and bed linen. In addition there are regular visits from a physiotherapist, a hairdresser and a chiropodist. The home provides a variety of activities including musical entertainment, arts, crafts and games.
Palliative care at Atholl House
This area of health care focuses on relieving and preventing patient suffering in all disease stages. Dementia, Parkinson's, curable illnesses, chronic diseases, as well as patients who are nearing the end of life can all benefit from this multi-disciplinary approach to patient care, which relies on input from GP's, Pharmacists, Nurses, religious and social workers, psychologists, and other allied health professionals in formulating a plan of care to relieve suffering in all areas of a patient's life. This multidisciplinary approach allows the palliative care team to address physical, emotional, spiritual, and social concerns that arise with advanced illness.
If this sounds like the Care Home / Nursing Home you are looking for, then please call Atholl House on 01902 429342 for an exploratory chat, or perhaps to arrange a visit.
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