Unique Senior Care in Shipston on Stour
Shipston on Stour, a thriving, rural market town in south Warwickshire is a great place to enjoy and is renowned as one of the best places to live.
We have a highly experienced team in Shipston on Stour who provide outstanding hourly domiciliary and live-in homecare that focusses on our elderly clients needs and is designed to enable them to remain living independently at home.
Our services range from domiciliary care including companionship, personal care and home help to live-in care and to specialist care for a wide range of conditions. You are your loved one will be looked after with compassion, respect and dignity in the place you feel most comfortable ie your own home.
We directly employ all of our carers and they all test for COVID-19 every week and are fully DBS checked. They are highly qualified and continually receive quality training to ensure they develop hands-on experience that will ensure you or your loved one receives the very best care at home including hourly, specialist, respite or end of life/palliative care.
Unique Senior Care was opened by Philip Wright-Howarth and Philip Maundrill following their own personal experiences of organising care for family members who were living with Dementia and had a Learning Disability. Their aim was learn from their experiences and provide a homecare service that ensured the organisation put ‘people above all else’ and consistently focused on delivery of elderly care to the very highest quality service
Our aim is to enable our clients (and their families) to live their lives better and easier, whether that be by helping with their early morning routine, preparing a meal, assisting with medication – or providing some companionship or support to allow you to attend a social event or pursue your interests.
Call our expert team on 01608 670366 and find out how we can help you and your family.
What makes us different?
We don’t believe that quality care can be delivered in 15 or 30 minute slots – so our minimum call length is 1 hour.
We will never send a stranger – where possible, we will send the same person.
We will arrive when you expect us – and on time.
All of our front-line staff are tested weekly for COVID-19 using the gold standard PRC test.
Our reputation is very important to us, so, understandably our standards are un-compromising.
Our staff do not wear uniforms – we want them to look like a friend or family member when they are out and about with our clients.
All of our services are designed to allow you to remain living in the comfort of your own home.
Services we offer in the Shipston on Stour area:
Our client’s needs are varied and unique; so our hourly homecare services are designed to be fully tailormade to their requirements.
Calls can be an hour or more a day to numerous calls through the week. We can also provide additional peace of mind by providing waking or sleeping nights should you be concerned about leaving your loved one alone overnight.
We can be available day and night to provide assistance with getting up in the morning, some home help, or a companionship call to spend time doing something you enjoy. If a loved one has more specialist or complex needs such as Alzheimers, Parkinsons or they have had a stroke, we can help
Our elderly care services are designed to meet your loved ones needs, so our care plans are bespoke, flexible and only put together following detailed discussion with our clients and their families to ensure we fit in with your loved ones needs and choices and achieve their desired outcomes.
Live-in and 24 hour Care
If you or your loved one require more care and support than an hourly service would cover, a Live-in or 24 hour solution may well be an alternative option to a residential or nursing home.
We are very experienced in providing a fully managed live-in care service which is able to provide 24 hour around the clock care for you or your loved one. This enables you to remain living at home, surrounded by everything that is important to you.
Utilising our highly experienced, directly employed carers, they will get to know your routine preferences, and then focus fully on your unique needs, and enable you to remain independent, in the knowledge that care and support is available when you require it
We take responsibility for all the day to day carer employment issues around pay, holidays, unexpected absence etc, so you will not have to worry about a thing!
Live-in care can also be a very cost-effective alternative to having to leave the comfort of your own home to move into a residential care or nursing home – particularly if a couple both require support.
Whatever care help and support you think you require, give us a call, we’re here to help. Call us on 01608 670366
Homecare Visits in and around Shipston on Stour
Our home help service can be on hand to address the early signs of your loved one requiring some care or support – in some instances they may not feel ready, or be reluctant to consider care, so some help around the house can help and assist with forming an all-important relationship with our carers.
So, if some hoovering, cleaning or shopping will help, we can provide a friendly carer to keep the home looking lovely.
We all know how loneliness and self-isolation can impact on our health and well-being.
Companionship has always been at the heart of our service and underpins our ‘people above all else’ ethos. A single or numerous visits per week can provide an all-important opportunity to enjoy social interaction and companionship that can make a huge difference to your loved ones well-being.
Whether it be to pursue an interest or hobby, or attend an appointment or family event or occasion, we can assist and you can relax knowing your loved one is safe.
Everyday tasks such as getting up in the morning, washing, and remembering to take medication cam all be challenging for the elderly, or those with specific conditions – and we are able to help provide support whenever this is required.
Personal care is just that: it’s private and personal, and you can trust us to ensure your loved one is treated with dignity and compassion with a support plan that is tailored to their needs.
We know that our clients aim is to remain in their own home and where possible to live safe, independent fulfilling lives.
A diagnosis of dementia can be life changing and devastating and to a family and life altering to their loved ones. Managing and understanding their behavioural and demeanour changes can be distressing and very worrying.
Our hourly and live-in carers receive extensive dementia training to equip them with the skills to manage the needs of our clients who are living with dementia. Our team will support you and work with our clients GP, District Nurse and wider health system to ensure any changes are discussed and considered so that when necessary the support plan can be amended as required.
Being an informal carer brings many challenges and responsibilities – and we understand fully how difficult this can be. Through our Respite service you can get much needed support to enable you to have a break form the everyday demands of looking after your loved one.
Whether it be an hour or few hours break a day, or overnight support, our hourly or live-in carers can provide a break for a week or two.
Palliative/end of life care
End of life or palliative care can provide the specialist care and support at the time you require it most. We are very experienced at providing the compassionate, sensitive and emotional support you may need during this very distressing time.
We provide our carers with specialist end of life training that is kind and patient. They can provide one-to-one care and liaise with other specialist nursing teams to ensure your loved one receives all the appropriate support they need.
Our aim is to enable you to spend time with your loved one whilst we ensure the appropriate level of homecare.
We have an extensive knowledge and experience of providing individual domiciliary and 24 hour live-in care services for people living with complex conditions ie Learning Disabilities, Autism, Parkinson’s, Dementia, MS or who have suffered a Stroke.
These specialist needs may not mean that you or your loved one cannot remain living in the comfort of your own home. Our experienced carers can provide all the specialist care and support to avoid the need to move into a residential or nursing home.
Meet Nikki, our Registered Care Manager for Shipston on Stour
We are delighted that Nikki is the Registered Manager and responsible for our services in Shipston on Stour.
Nikki has over 20 years experience, having started her care career at the age of 16 working in a care home looking after the elderly. At the same time she went to college to study and gain her Health and Social Care qualifications.
Having worked in a wide variety care settings, from private and NHS hospitals, care homes, domiciliary care and including 18 years supporting people with Learning Disabilities at Mencap, Nikki is a huge advocate of in-home care. She fully understands need for physical and mental wellbeing – both for her clients and wider team and she believes that everyone has the right to live independently and with dignity where they are happiest ie in their own home.
Nikki makes it a priority to get to know our customers and their families really well. By understanding their interests and hearing their life stories, she is able to share this with her team so they can really get to know the people they are caring for and make each visit count which will then ensure our clients are happy.
Outside of work, Nikki has two children and two dogs, so enjoys getting out in the countryside for a family walk.
Registered Care Manager
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Where to find us:
Unique Senior Care, Suite 5A & 5B, Hatton Rock Business Centre, Hatton Rock, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 0NQ
Monday – Friday 08:30am-8:00pm
To talk to a member of our team about how we can help you. Someone is available to discuss all Care enquiries 24 hours a day, seven days a week.