Residents may come into a communal living situation like Charnley House to escape elements in their previous living arrangements which caused them fear or threatened their safety. We appreciate that residents have given up a great deal of their independence to come in to Charnley House and we believe it is important to foster all remaining opportunities to think and act without undo reference to others. Responsible risk-taking is regarded as normal. We endeavour to provide a lifestyle which satisfies their social, cultural, religious and recreational interests and needs while exercising choice and control over their lives.
There are many reasons for a resident to come into Charnley House. Not being able to full care for themselves, loneliness, or security concerns to name just a few. We know that residents give up some of their independence to come into Charnley House but we strive to make sure that the people we care for continue to live life as full as possible while being cared for in a safe, secure, friendly and homely environment.
It is never an easy decision to make in deciding that someone may need full time residential care, but we have been told that the residents quality of life improves and also that of their families. We offer a supportive environment in which to address the need for care, and very often a short term respite stay can be beneficial in helping decide if this level of care is appropriate.
Our care is always tailored to the needs of the individual, for instance dietary requirement of individual physical care needs and we endeavor to make our home as comfortable as possible for all.