1. What are the fees at St. Cecilia?
The fees start at £975 per week, subject to assessed needs. Care fees are all-inclusive - no extra charges are made for activities, laundry, administration of medication, chiropody, hairdressing or toiletries.
2. What do residents need to bring with them?
Our residents may furnish their room as they choose. They may bring as many clothes and belongings as they or their family feel they need. When our residents first arrive, they will need an overnight bag and toiletries. It is sometimes good practice to bring the remainder of their clothes and belongings at a later date
3. Do you have visiting hours?
There are no set visiting hours at St. Cecilia. Friends and family are encouraged to visit the home as and when they wish.
4. Do members of the care team have specialist training in dementia care?
Yes. All staff are trained in all aspects of caring for people with dementia.
5. What is the home's approach to looking after people with dementia?
All our staff understand how dementia can affect different people in different ways. We focus on the individual rather than the dementia. We believe that, with love and respect, people with dementia may lead a positive and fulfilling life. St. Cecilia provides an enabling environment by encouraging independence and offering assistance when required.
6. What are the advantages of a small, privately-run care home?
It has been recognised that the highest quality dementia care occurs within small groups of up to 15 people. Small, privately-owned care homes provide good, personalised care with high ratios of staff to residents. We do not use agency staff at St. Cecilia, so our residents quickly become familiar with their carers. Our managers are always readily available for generalised discussion or to answer specific questions about our residents' welfare.
7. Do we need to register with a new doctor?
No. If you or your relative live within visiting distance of your own GP, then there is no reason to change doctors. Otherwise, all our residents will be registered by us with Westbourne Medical Centre.
8. Do you supervise medication?
Any of our residents who have the capacity to do so, are encouraged to look after their own medication. Those who clearly do not have this capacity will have all their medication needs managed by the home.
9. What are the arrangements for laundry?
All laundry is done in-house with professional machines.