Our Approach

Our commitment is to ensure that all our Aperee homes operate under the four pillars of

  • Respect

  • Trust

  • Excellence

  • Compassion

These four pillars guide us in our day-to-day interactions with residents, their families/carers and all with whom we interact with on a day to day basis. Choosing to live in a long term care facility is not an easy decision– either for the resident or for their families. Our goal is to make sure that every decision is as easy as possible for those considering long term care. We do that by underscoring every action and interaction with our values. Our overriding desire is that those who trust us with their care are confident with their choice and live their best lives with us.

Testimonial

“I feel at home and secure that the
carers really know what they are doing”

Name of Person
Age 87

You're in Good Hands

Our commitment to our residents is to make a real difference in their wellbeing. This is true of all our staff, whether they work in one of our homes (in reception, activities, housekeeping, laundry, kitchen, building maintenance or resident care), or in our support office. Aperee homes are staffed with committed, well-trained and qualified people whose daily focus is the delivery of care that is compassionate and respectful, built on enduring trust and excellence in standards.

We are extremely proud of our homes, the commitment of our staff, and the care we deliver. Our goal is to ensure that the daily lived experience of the older person who trust us with their care, is safe, comfortable and life-enhancing. If you are thinking about long term care for yourself or a loved one, we would be delighted to welcome you to one of our homes.

To discover more about any of our homes and what we can offer, contact any of our homes.

Skilled Nursing Healthcare

Aperee takes great pride in the expert, multi-cultural and compassionate nursing team led by the Director of Nursing in each home and supported by the Director of Care, Quality and Standards. Nurses are selected for their expertise and a demonstrated desire to work with older adults. At Aperee we celebrate diversity and cherish the richness of the collective experiences and education that our nursing and support teams bring to their work.

The Aperee nursing team regard frailty and old age as a natural life experience. This understanding requires us to have resident experience and quality of life as our primary consideration. Each resident that trusts us with their care knows how they feel and how they deal with their own health and mobility issues. The Aperee nursing team take this into account in the context of their own clinical expertise when working with residents and their families/carers, to develop a plan of care which is centred on each residents choices, ability and quality of life. 

Testimonial

“I feel at home and secure that the
carers really know what they are doing”

Name of Person
Age 87

Types of Care

We ensure that residents
have access to everything they need
when they need it.

At Aperee, we encourage an attitude that enables staff to empathise, listen to and learn from the life experiences of our residents. This attitude underpins the delivery of care at Aperee to enhance the quality of life not only for residents and their families, but for staff too.

Quality of life refers to how well we live and at a minimum includes participation in daily living as well as reward and happiness in life. Successful ageing is determined by quality of life – if we believe that we have a good quality of life (and that is different for everyone) our old age is more positive and healthy. At Aperee, we strive to ensure that every resident enjoys a good quality of life through providing them with everything they need to be safe, comfortable and engaged.

Aperee takes great pride in the expert, multi-cultural and compassionate nursing team led by the Director of Nursing in each home and supported by the Director of Care, Quality and Standards. Nurses are selected for their expertise and a demonstrated desire to work with older adults. At Aperee we celebrate diversity and cherish the richness of the collective experiences and education that our nursing and support teams bring to their work.

The Aperee nursing team regard frailty and old age as a natural life experience. This understanding requires us to have resident experience and quality of life as our primary consideration. Each resident that trusts us with their care is an expert in how they feel and how they deal with their own health and mobility issues. The Aperee nursing team take this into account in the context of their own clinical expertise when working with residents and their families/carers, to develop a plan of care which is centred on each residents choices, ability and quality of life.

Nursing care is delivered in a compassionate, human and person centred way. The delivery of person centred care has a significant impact on quality of life for residents. It is a way of thinking and doing things that sees the resident as an equal partner in planning, developing and monitoring their own care to ensure the care provided meets their needs.

Person centred care means putting residents and their families/carers at the centre of decisions and seeing them as experts working alongside the Aperee clinical team to get the best outcome they desire, ensuring that at all times the Resident makes their own choices in the care and services they receive. Person centred care is not just about giving people whatever they want or simply providing information. It is about considering the residents’ desires, values, family situation, social circumstances, abilities and lifestyles.

Person centred care ensures residents dignity, compassion and respect. It offers coordinated and personalised care, support and treatment. Person centred care supports residents to recognise and develop their own strengths and abilities in order to enable them to live an independent and fulfilling life to the extent that their abilities enable, whilst maximising the residents social connectivity and engagement.

Aperee offers respite care in all its Homes providing a safe transition from hospital to home, or providing long term caregivers with short term support in the provision of care for a loved one.

Respite care is short term care (usually one to two weeks, but more if necessary) that enables a person to transition from an acute hospital setting to their own home in a phased and supported manner. It is also a service that provides care givers with relief by temporarily taking over caregiving duties. This allows the primary caregiver some time to rest and recuperate in the knowledge that their loved one is being well looked after. Primary caregivers can then continue providing care refreshed and with renewed energy and interest.

There are many different types of dementia. The two most common types are Alzeimher’s disease and vascular dementia. People with dementia have unique and complex needs. A person with Dementia faces the challenge of changes in how they remember, think, communicate and do everyday things. Aperee’s team of professionally trained staff are skilled in understanding the challenges and dilemmas that having dementia poses to the individual and their families.

Most dementias are progressive and early symptoms such as short term memory loss, can change as the illness progresses. At Aperee, we are experienced and knowledgeable in helping residents and their families/carers cope with behaviours that might otherwise be considered as challenging.

All Aperee homes are dementia friendly. Our qualified and trained staff have a clear understanding that people with dementia can become easily frightened and can get lost even in familiar surroundings. At Aperee we understand the importance of social interaction and meaningful activities for residents with dementia.

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High Standard of Living

Bedrooms are designed using the same inclusive design principles as common areas and can be personalised for each resident through the inclusion of their chosen personal belongings. Bedrooms are spacious and private or semi-private, with private en suite bathrooms and TV. Nurse call buttons and other safety measures are standard throughout the Home both in private and communal spaces.

As food is such an important part of daily life for us all, Aperee pays special attention to both the broader dining experience (decor, seating, crockery, utensils) as well as the daily menu.

The decor in dining areas creates a warm and inviting environment where residents look forward to sitting with friends to enjoy the varied and nutritious meals on offer. The decor is enhanced by carefully chosen crockery and utensils, suitable for all abilities and dining garments used to protect clothing are tasteful and dignified.

Aperee Chefs and catering staff are carefully selected for their passion for good quality, home-cooked and interesting food. The catering team is led by our Group Catering and Hospitality Manager who has worked as a Head Chef for many years, and who demands high standards from her team. With her significant experience in working with older adults, our Group Catering and Hospitality Manager understands the importance of nutrition and hydration, food choice and food safety. Aperee works closely with experts in the area of food and food safety and delivers ongoing training to staff in new advances in menu design, food safety, allergens, etc

Each Aperee Home has a variety of lounges and common areas, and can accommodate small, cosy gatherings as well as larger group activities such as personal or resident parties, performances, etc. Residents can choose the environment that suits their mood on any given day whether that is a need for personal quiet time, uninterrupted time with family or time with friends who share the Home with them.

All Aperee Homes feature a landscaped and user-friendly garden space designed with resident leisure and safety in mind. Gardens are planted seasonally, often with the assistance and advice of green-fingered residents who have an interest in being involved. Gardens feature outdoor seating, raised beds, and where the layout of the garden and resident safety facilites it, water features, green houses/polly tunnels and nature walks. Each garden has paved patio/seating areas where residents can sit in the warm sunshine shaded by our colourful umbrellas and hats. Special care is taken to protect our residents’ sensitive skin from the sun, and protection such as sunglasses, sunscreen, and parasols are readily available.

Person Centred Care

Person centred care means putting residents and their families/carers at the centre of decisions and seeing them as experts working alongside the Aperee clinical team to get the best outcome they desire, ensuring that at all times the Resident makes their own choices in the care and services they receive. Person centred care is not just about giving people whatever they want or simply providing information. It is about considering the residents’ desires, values, family situation, social circumstances, abilities and lifestyles.

Person centred care ensures residents dignity, compassion and respect. It offers coordinated and personalised care, support and treatment. Person centred care supports residents to recognise and develop their own strengths and abilities in order to enable them to live an independent and fulfilling life to the extent that their abilities enable, whilst maximising the residents social connectivity and engagement.

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