Supporting the Individual
We take time to understand the daily routine of each service user. This includes the cultural needs and beliefs, personal care, activities, leisure interests and domestic tasks. We maintain the individual’s dignity and privacy at all times and support them to develop new skills and increase confidence.
We work with the service user to help them identify any health needs they may have and assist them to manage these needs by supporting them to attend any health care and dental appointments. Service users are supported by staff to manage any medication, should this be required.
Staff continually promoting health and increasing the service user’s knowledge about being healthy and how to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
All service users have an individual risk assessment and Versita Care Ltd strives to provide the best opportunities and choices within this framework. Individuals have the freedom to try different activities and experiences to help them live a fulfilled life. We manage responsibly any risks relating to health, neglect, violence, aggression, self-harm or harm from others, exploitation and community access and, as such have the following policies in place: Equality and Diversity policy, Equal Opportunities policy, Human Rights policy and Safeguarding Adults policy.
Supporting Behavioural Needs
We work with existing management strategies and care plans for behaviour needs. Care plans are reviewed and amended to meet any changing needs of the service user. Staff support the individual to live their life how they wish to and enable them to have access to the community, whilst safely managing any challenging behaviour they may have. The number of staff in the placement must be sufficient to de-escalate any challenging behaviour should it arise. Intervention is only used when essential and when all other strategies have been unsuccessful. We will always use the least amount of intervention practicable in any given situation, and seek prior authorisation as and when necessary.