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Joseph Ndori wins a Dignity in Care Award

Joseph Ndori Everycare Oxford wins home care awardEverycare Oxford is delighted to be able to announce that carer and director Joseph Ndori was nominated  and won an award at the Dignity in Care Awards 2017.

Joseph was nominated by the husband of a client he cares for.

“I have been caring for my wife who developed dementia 5 years ago. My wife is sometimes aggressive but Joseph has such a calming effect on her. He never gets upset with her and my wife responds to his gentle manner. My wife would be back in a home otherwise. He is so gentle with her. I will always be in debt giving me confidence that we can care for her at home.

Being able to care for my wife for the rest of my days is my goal and it will be Joseph that I have to thank for it. When Joseph calls it is like a breath of fresh air.”

The son of the client added “Joseph is very caring and calm. Previous carers did not have the right approach when dealing with my mother …my mother has taken to him.”

New Nurse Manager appointment at leading Oxford home care and nursing services provider.

elizabeth-oxford2Everycare Oxford are delighted to announce the appointment of Elizabeth Martin as their new nurse manager – overseeing the provision of nursing staff to organisations across Oxfordshire.

Elizabeth has worked in acute/general settings in the NHS, including within a hospice and palliative care environment and both as a flight nurse and school nurse.

Elizabeth has worked for 9 years as Registered Nurse Manager for another Oxford Agency and this post has included the organisation of care planning & assessments of service users  to ensure that the very highest standards of care were achieved.

Elizabeth has also extensive experience in providing teaching for carers in both medication and palliative care. She has also provided teaching courses on behalf of Oxford County Council.

Saru Heriman , Managing Director of Everycare Oxford said “We are delighted to welcome Elizabeth to Everycare Oxford. She brings a wealth of experience to the Everycare Oxford team and we look forward to her building the nursing services division within the organisation”.

Everycare Oxford support Oxfordshires leading specialist dementia care home

VALE HOUSE Oxford residential dementia home

Everycare Oxford are delighted to be working in partnership with Vale House which is the only care home in Oxfordshire to be rated as outstanding by CQC in May 2016.

Vale House is a specialist centre for people with dementia and we are proud to be their preferred supplier of care and nursing staff. All our staff are very professional, competent and well trained to provide the very best standard of care to our clients. Our carers are all local to Oxfordshire thereby ensuring that a reliable and prompt service is provided to all our clients. Everycare Oxford provides continuing support and regular clinical supervision to our carers to ensure they are confident and competent in their duties.

The high standards set by Vale House are ones that Everycare Oxford is dedicated to provide. If you are looking for care and nursing staff for your care home, business or organisation please do contact Saru today on 01865 778330.


Home care is essential to improve NHS discharge delays

home care oxfordOver twice the number of older people than previously thought may be left waiting in hospital despite being ready for discharge, according to a recent National Audit Office (NAO) report.

Delayed discharge from hospital significantly affects the wellbeing of older people and United Kingdom Homecare Association (UKHCA) welcomes NAO’s call for “radical action” to prevent further deterioration and an additional financial strain on the NHS and local government.

The NAO have clearly identified challenges of workforce supply in the social care system, which in the case of the home care sector is reflected in a careworker turnover rate of over 40%.The UKHCA has repeatedly highlighted the impact of underfunding the homecare sector on employers’ ability to recruit and retain skilled and experienced workers.
UKHCA’s Policy Director, Colin Angel, said “Older people should not face the risks of deteriorating independence or reduced mental wellbeing because the system traps them in hospital. A properly resourced homecare sector could reduce unnecessary stays in hospital by up to 314,000 bed days a year – a saving of over £95 million for the NHS.”
The UKHCA believes that clinical commissioning groups and councils should also make much better use of sustainable contracting relationships with independent and voluntary sector homecare providers, recognising that predictable demand for services is a positive driver for increased capacity. Councils and hospitals should also consider whether they have made best use of the practices described in NHS England’s “Quick Guide: Better use of care at home”.

With all these budget cuts, it would seem the future of our beloved and trusted NHS is slowly fading away. Everycare’s mission is to preserve the dignity of care for the elderly for their well-being without compromise.