Agincare’s excellent reputation for providing high quality and person-centred stroke care is achieved through not having a ‘one size fits all’ approach to our service provision. Our ethos is to provide a holistic service, which enables you to maintain full control of your care so that it fits around your chosen lifestyle and preferences.
Our experience in this sector has meant that we are continually developing and adding to our already wide range of services and information sources available. Additionally, we ensure that each plan of care is bespoke and tailored to your unique requirements and that we undertake reviews of your care plan as and when your needs change.
This whole process establishes from the very start what you require with regard to not only your care and support, but also what is important to you including hobbies, cultural and religious preferences and your social and family commitments.
A stroke affects everybody differently and we understand that it will have a profound effect on your life and the lives of your family and friends. Specifically, when caring for someone who has had a stroke, we will work closely with you, your family and your healthcare professionals to jointly build a plan of care for you that is reabling.
This means that we focus on helping you to re-learn old skills and acquire new ones and will actively support you to adapt to and overcome any limitations. We do not just focus on the physical effects but the emotional ones too and we will help you and your family to engage with the local community support services as you choose.
Stroke care training
All of our care and support workers complete the nationally recognised care certificate, which include the basic principles of stroke care. Specific client needs-led training is taught by internal and external trainers and/or healthcare professionals.
In addition to this, we have an internal Stroke Care training programme in place which includes the following topics:
- Understanding the cause of a stroke and the range of effects
- Cognition and active communication
- Exercise, diet and risk management
- Enablement and after care.
Our training department works closely with our Group Quality Manager, as well as local and national organisations, to continually appraise and enhance our training portfolio.