Care provider Dignity launches six packages
Dignity, the Valletta-based care provider, has launched six packages to provide the elderly and people with special needs full independent living.
Dignity’s Independent Living programme helps the elderly and people with special needs maintain an independent lifestyle within the community for as long as possible. Dignity’s Independent Living Programme helps to avert or delay the demand for long-stay residential care by providing the required support in the client’s own home.
To ensure clients gain access to available care services appropriate to their assessed needs, and to support carers in their role, Dignity have introduced a multi-tiered package which can integrate with most needs and budgets. The support team at Dignity provides information on a range of care services and support available locally, and builds a free care plan as part of their initial consultation. Coordination and advice can also be provided to access respite services, counselling and emotional support, where required.
A managed care programme reflects Dignity’s holistic approach which helps reduce the client’s costs but allows them to maintain consistent monitoring through remote care during periods when care staff and relatives are not physically present within the client’s home.
The packages are designed to help with individual needs and include options like personal care, social support, transport to appointments, home help and meal preparation. More intensive care packages are available to clients experiencing difficulties caused by behavioural and psychological symptoms associated with dementia.
Dignity’s range of options for independent living could mean deciding to employ a care assistant to help access facilities such as attending short clinical visits, or a course to improve their employment prospects. Clients could opt for a more flexible type of respite like being supported to stay at home with family instead of in a care home, or decide to get help with shopping, cleaning and preparing of meals to make independent living at home easier.
Dignity is now running several projects and has successfully introduced support to a wide range of local people and their families. After examining clients’ key medical history, Dignity professionals will take a pragmatic approach to designing a care schedule, including on-site care, remote monitoring services, and coordinate treatments like speech therapy or physiotherapy.
Dignity has access to a multidisciplinary team of nurses and therapists. Nurses can help with various tasks such as wound management, and preparing and administering prescribed treatment. Dignity are fully equipped to administer a rehabilitation care plan post-surgery or after hospitalisation.