While there are qualified care staff on duty at all times, the Guild is not registered for nursing care.
The Guild's doctor, from a nearby practice, visits regularly for consultations, but residents are expected to attend the surgery if they are able. Staff will assist in obtaining repeat prescriptions, and residents may administer their own medication, or be medicated by staff. Residents may choose other doctors within the practice if they wish.
Those who fall ill but do not need hospital care are looked after in the home, either in their own rooms, or in rooms reserved for this purpose, near to care staff.
While it is the Guild's aim to care for residents all their life, it may occasionally happen that appropriate care cannot be provided. In those circumstances, after discussion with the person concerned and family members and friends, transfer to a nursing home or other suitable accommodation may be advised.
Other Services include:
- District Nursing service
- Visiting chiropodist *
- Visiting dentist and optician (NHS charges apply)
- Newspaper and magazine delivery on request *
- Large print video magnifier reading facility
- Monthly coach to supermarket
- Outside laundry for linen
- In-house hairdressing salon and visiting hairdresser *
* paid for by residents
Care Quality Commission - summary report
Following inspection by the statutory regulator the Care Quality Commission (CQC) the Guild has been rated as overall "GOOD".
To read the summary report please click here.
A full report can be found on the CQC website.