Home care in Abingdon

Oxford Aunts has provided home care services throughout Abingdon and the surrounding areas since 1967. We are a regulated provider with a rating of ‘Good’ from the Care Quality Commission (CQC), so you and your family can rest assured that the care you receive is of a high standard.

Whether you want a companion to go on a tour with around Abingdon County Hall Museum or simply require some support with light housekeeping and personal care, our home care services offer the flexibility to receive care in a way that best meets your needs.

Whether you live in Oxford, Wheatley, Didcot or Kennington, our person-centred care can allow you to live a happy, fulfilled life in the safe environment of your own home.

TYPES OF HOME CARE WE PROVIDE IN ABINGDON

There are many things to consider when choosing home care for yourself or a loved one. You may need clarification on which type of care can best holistically meet all your needs. Oxford Aunts makes arranging care as simple as possible by offering two main options: round-the-clock, live-in care and flexible hourly care. Find out more about our home care services in Abingdon.

VISITING HOME CARE IN ABINGDON

If you require extra support at home, visiting home care provides a flexible solution. In Abingdon, one of our care workers can visit your home to assist with personal care, household tasks, safe mobility, and medication administration.

We understand that each individual has unique requirements. You may require regular weekly visits for more complex needs while your live-in carer takes a break or some extra support with running errands, meal preparation, and housekeeping. Our hourly care is personalised to best fit your lifestyle, ensuring you always receive the appropriate support.

Your caregiver will be equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to support you with your daily routines. Whether this involves going for a walk in Abbey Meadows or popping into your local shop, we’re confident that you will build lasting relationships with one of our carefully matched carers.

LIVE-IN HOME CARE IN ABINGDON

Live-in care offers continuous, round-the-clock support directly in your home, eliminating the need to move into residential care, even if you are living with complex needs from a condition like dementia or Parkinson’s. With Oxford Aunts, you can have a care worker reside within your home to support you on your journey, providing a better quality of life and improved health outcomes.

Our live-in care service is fully managed and regulated, meaning our carers are directly employed and have attended our five-day induction programme. This ensures that you receive exceptional care, while we handle the logistics of paying, managing, and supervising your care service.

Our training covers a range of areas, including dementia care, safeguarding, medication administration, and end-of-life care. We will match you with a carer based on your preferences, personality, and interests, enabling you to build lasting relationships and improve your quality of life.

Our live-in care includes:

  • Full time support (24/7)
  • Personalised care tailored to your needs
  • Nurse-led care for complex health conditions
  • An experienced carer with the right skills and experience

WHY CHOOSE HOME CARE FROM OXFORD AUNTS?

Our team in Abingdon provides high-quality care, security and companionship so people can continue living independently in the comfort of their own homes. We have supported families across Oxford and the surrounding areas to live well at home since 1967, so we know what it takes to provide quality care.

REGULATED BY THE CQC

REGULATED BY THE CQC

We are fully regulated by the regulatory body for care in England – the Care Quality Commission – and are currently rated ‘Good’ in all five categories.

CONTINUITY LEADS TO BETTER CARE

CONTINUITY LEADS TO BETTER CARE

We offer longer placements for carers and clients than other providers. Our carers have the time to truly get to know your overall needs and how you wish to live your life.

ESTABLISHED SINCE 1967

ESTABLISHED SINCE 1967

With over 50 years of care experience, we are one of the UK’s most reputable and long-standing care providers.

IN-HOUSE EXPERTISE

IN-HOUSE EXPERTISE

Our carers are highly trained and supported by a team of experts, including dementia expert Dr Jane Pritchard and Occupational Therapist Jackie Cooper.

A FULLY MANAGED SERVICE PROVIDES PEACE OF MIND

A FULLY MANAGED SERVICE PROVIDES PEACE OF MIND

We are not a care agency, meaning we recruit, train and supervise all of our care staff, providing them with 24/7 support from local and central teams.

DEDICATED, EXPERIENCED CARERS

DEDICATED, EXPERIENCED CARERS

 

All our carers have previous care experience and receive comprehensive training from our in-house team before they care for you.

MEET YOUR OXFORDSHIRE CARE TEAM

Parmjit Dulai

Parmjit (Pam) Dulai

Care Manager

I started my career as a nurse having qualified as a Registered Nurse in 1987. For seven years I was a Practice Nurse at a GP practice before I started my family. When I returned to work, I decided to become a carer working for a domiciliary care agency providing hourly care to older people, where I progressed my career and became a Care Manager. I joined Oxford Aunts in 2019 and whilst my previous care role gave me good experience, I am thrilled to be working for a provider that offers quality live-in care, that truly enhances the lives of its clients.

As Care Manager at Oxford Aunts, I am responsible for ensuring our clients and their families have a dedicated point of contact who truly understands their requirements and can support their service. I have a deep understanding of our carers, not just in terms of their skills and experience, but their personalities and values. This means I can effectively match our carers with clients to ensure, not just their care needs are met but that the carer is aligned to how the client wishes to live their life. I work closely with our Care Assessor which means our clients have a highly personalised care plan that accurately reflect their needs. As part of our multidisciplinary approach to care I work closely with other healthcare professionals, including district nurses, physiotherapist and occupational therapists to ensure a holistic approach to care delivery.

Parmjit Dulai
Wendy Newsome

Wendy Newsome

Care Assessor

I am originally from New Zealand, where I started my career in a hospital setting where I was a Senior Care Assistant in a Specialist Dementia Care Unit. I decided to come to the UK to develop my career further in care, whilst spending time with my grandparents.

I joined Oxford Aunts in November 2015 as a live-in carer. Having researched a number of live-in care providers to potentially work for, Oxford Aunts was the stand- out choice given its reputation for providing high-quality care in Oxfordshire. I have been supported by the team in my role and afforded an opportunity to develop my career and I am now a Care Assessor. I feel privileged to support people to live safely and happily in the comfort of their own home, with all the benefits that brings. I am proud to be part of the Oxford Aunts team, who have the welfare of their clients at heart.

As a Care Assessor at Oxford Aunts, I am responsible for ensuring our clients can live well in their own homes with care and support from our live-in carer, whilst providing both the client, their families and our carers any support they may need. From the initial assessment of a client’s needs to the on-going review of our service, I provide high levels of support to ensure the standards of care Oxford Aunts are renowned for.

I have an NZQA National Certificate in the Support of the Older Person.

COMPASSIONATE AND FULLY-TRAINED CARERS IN ABINGDON

At Oxford Aunts, we understand how important it is to have a carer with the knowledge and experience to provide unrivalled support. For that reason, we ensure that all our carers have at least six months of professional experience. We also have a thorough recruitment process, where only 2% of applicants pass our comprehensive selection criteria.

During our thorough induction programme, our carers are trained in an array of modules, including first aid, complex conditions such as dementia, moving and handling, and end-of-life care. Some of our carers are qualified nurses, and many hold UK care qualifications. For further development, refresher training is offered annually to ensure our carers are up-to-date with best practices and continue to provide exceptional care.

Both our clients’ and carers’ well-being is extremely important to us, which is why we match our clients with local carers based on their preferences, experience, and values. We know this selective matching process results in a better overall care experience and improved client health outcomes.

HOW TO ARRANGE CARE IN ABINGDON

It’s easy to arrange care with Oxford Aunts. Contact us to book your free, no-obligation home assessment.

1. Call us on 01865 791 017

Contact our friendly team to discuss your care needs and how we can help you and your family.

2. Book a free assessment

Meet with our local Care Manager who will discuss your requirements and the best type of care suited to your care needs and lifestyle.

3. Receive a bespoke care package

We will create a care package completely tailored to your needs, preferences and how you wish to live your life.

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