Abingdon

LIVE-IN CARE YOU CAN TRUST IN THE HOME THAT YOU LOVE

We have been providing high-quality live-in care services in Abingdon for over 50 years. Our reputation for reliable, high-quality services and approach to care is trusted by families throughout our community and beyond. All our carers are experienced, with many having worked with us for multiple years. Our unique approach to care means our carers live with you longer than other live-in care providers might offer, which ensures they gain a deeper understanding of our client’s needs and provides greater continuity of care. We are experts in providing specialist live-in care for complex conditions, such as dementia, Parkinson’s or Multiple Sclerosis (MS), for those recovering from a stroke or for those needing cancer care or palliative care to support them through their final days.

Find out more about our live-in care in Abingdon and how it works.

THE HOME YOU LOVE IS BEST FOR
PERSONALISED ONE-TO-ONE CARE

There are countless life-enriching benefits to staying at home with a highly trained and experienced carer who is dedicated to you, instead of facing the upset and worry of moving into a care or nursing home. With an Oxford Aunts carer, you will be able to live life your way with as much independence as possible, with a tailored plan of care delivered by a compassionate carer on a one-to-one basis – this just simply cannot be offered in a care home.

OUR LIVE-IN CARE SERVICE IN ABINGDON

Our live-in care services in Abingdon provide you with round-the-clock care, companionship and support so that you can continue to live well in the home you love. A live-in carer will live you in your home to provide support in the ways that you need, this can include:

  • Compassionate companionship
  • Medications management from trained carers
  • Sensitive personal care
  • Enabling safe movement in and around your home
  • Food planned and cooked as you wish
  • Connection with your local community and maintaining activities
  • Facilitating socialisation both in and out of the home
  • Domestic and household services
  • Pet care

WHEN CAN LIVE-IN CARE BE USED?

  • When 24-hour live-in care is needed to live safely at home with an improved quality of life
  • As a respite service following hospital discharge to convalesce or for those needing positive rehabilitation or to recover from illness. Respite care can also be used to give a family carer a break
  • For specialist care of complex conditions like dementia, Parkinson’s or cancer
  • If you need palliative/end-of-life care negating the need to move into a residential setting or a hospice
  • Care for couples, so they can stay together as a loving couple with the personalised support they need
  • For companionship – a perfectly matched carer is there to provide all the companionship and support around the home that you need – as and when you need it

CARE MANAGEMENT IN ABINGDON

A fully managed and regulated live-in care service

We offer fully managed live-in care services in Abingdon, which means that our carers are employed by us whilst they care for you. This gives you or your family the added reassurance of a local care management team of care experts who can provide support to you and your family, as well as the carer providing support. This is unlike introduction agencies who will simply provide you with a carer who you then manage yourself.

In addition, we are regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and are proud to have been rated ‘Good’ by CQC in all five measures – safe, caring, effective, responsive and well-led. We know our service provides families with peace and mind that their loved one is receiving the best possible care and eases the burden of managing a care arrangement themselves for their loved one.

Expertly trained carers in ABINGDON

All our dedicated carers in Abingdon receive leading training developed by care experts, which goes above and beyond mandatory training. This enables our carers to provide comprehensive support to those living with complex conditions, like dementia or Parkinson’s, which require more intense monitoring and care.

From induction training to placement and beyond, we ensure that our carers continually develop their knowledge and skills, so we can be confident our clients always receive the very best care possible.

Local, dedicated care management near you

We can provide live-in care in Abingdon and the surrounding areas. Each regional team has a dedicated Care Assessor local to you who is on hand to provide unrivalled support to you, your family and your carer. The Care Assessor is also supported by a Care Manager from our central office who handles all aspects of care delivery to ensure our high-quality services are always maintained.

Our care management team in Abingdon are able to provide highly personalised and quality live-in care services in Abingdon and the surrounding area. By keeping our services local to the Abingdon area, we can ensure our clients receive enhanced monitoring and day-to-day support.

A multidisciplinary approach

As a well-established live-in care provider in Abingdon, we have forged strong relationships with healthcare professionals local to the area, including GPs, district nurses, local Integrated Care Boards and other charitable organisations and community healthcare services. This enables us to provide a multidisciplinary approach to care that focuses on improving health and wellbeing whilst avoiding unnecessary hospital admissions and enabling swifter discharge from hospital.

We have developed strong relationships with those responsible for hospital discharge at the following local hospitals:

  • John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxfordshire
  • Churchill Hospital, Headington, Oxfordshire
  • Horton General Hospital, Banbury, Oxfordshire

MEET YOUR LOCAL CARE
MANAGEMENT TEAM IN OXFORDSHIRE

Many of our clients are based in and around Oxfordshire so we have three regional teams made up of a Care Assessor and Care Manager who may support you and your family whilst we are providing live-in care to you.

Krash DaveyI have worked in care homes for over 30 years, having started as a carer and then working my way up to becoming a Registered Manager. I have a wealth of experience in dementia care and enjoy supporting those who live with the condition and their families throughout their journey. I joined Oxford Aunts in June 2019 as a Care Manager. Given my previous experience of working in a care home, live-in care has been an exciting chapter for me. It is wonderful to see clients being supported on a one-to-one basis in their own home, where they are healthier, happier and less prone to falls, UTIs and pressure area concerns due to quality of care provided by our carers. I really enjoy being part of the Oxford Aunts team.

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.

As a Registered Manager, I have an NVQ Level 4 and LMC Award.

Krash Davey
Amanda ShieldsI have been working in the care industry for the past 14 years. I had previously been a house and pet sitter and I was asked by a client if I would be prepared to look after his elderly mother while he was on holiday. On his return he encouraged me to pursue a career in care and put me in touch with a live-in care agency. I have never looked back and thoroughly enjoyed my role as a carer, which has been invaluable to me as I have progressed my career and become a Care Assessor

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 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.

Amanda Shields
Michelle ThomasI started my career in reablement care working as an occupational therapy assistant and a care co-ordinator in the community. I then worked for seven years in domiciliary care as a Registered Manager. I joined Oxford Aunts in May 2016 as a Care Manager and have thoroughly enjoyed understanding what a difference live-in care can make to an individual’s quality of life and seeing the positive outcomes it can deliver through continuity of care. When you meet a client who feels their only option is to go into a care home, who is then able to receive a one-to-one personalised service from Oxford Aunts and thrive in the own home, it is overwhelmingly satisfying. Being part of a team that enables our clients to live as independently as possible is such a privilege.

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.

As a Registered Manager, I have an NVQ Level 4 and LMC Award and am now completing my Care Leadership & Management Level 5 Diploma.

Michelle Thomas
Elaine GrieseI am originally from South Africa having immigrated to the UK in 2018. In South Africa I worked in the industrial services sector as a Development Manager which taught me to work in a fast paced operations environment, where I learnt how to manage and develop teams and infrastructure to optimise efficiency and service to our clients. This experience has been particularly valuable for my roles in care. I joined Oxford Aunts in March 2018 as a carer having previously worked in domiciliary care. Having undertaken comprehensive training and with the support of the management team, I was given the opportunity to become a Care Assessor. I have thoroughly enjoyed being able to provide high levels of support to our clients, their families and our carers that has really made a difference. I get great satisfaction from the feedback we receive from clients about the service we provide, which enables them to continue to live well in the home they love.

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 achieved certifications in People Management from the University of Cape Town and am a qualified Yoga Instructor, Aromatherapist and Reflexologist,

Elaine Griese
Parmjit DulaiI 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 NewsomeI 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.

Wendy Newsome

OUR HIGH-QUALITY LIVE-IN CARE SERVICE

  • A comprehensive assessment of your needs
  • Careful matching of an experienced and dedicated carer
  • A highly tailored care plan created incorporating a multidisciplinary approach
  • Unrivalled support from a team of two care management experts local to you
  • Domestic and household tasks
  • Cooking, meal planning, shopping and preparation
  • 24 hours a day out-of-hours emergency support

Find out more about our live-in care service near you

LIVE-IN CARE COSTS

At Oxford Aunts we have been helping thousands of families for many years with choices about long term care and know only too well how important the cost of care is in the decision-making process. We are here to help you better understand how you can evaluate live-in care costs.

Our Home Care Services

There are countless life-enriching benefits to staying at home with a highly trained and experienced carer who is dedicated to you, instead of facing the upset and worry of moving into a care or nursing home.

Our team 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.

OTHER REASONS TO CHOOSE OXFORD AUNTS FOR HIGH-QUALITY LIVE-IN CARE

Expert carer matching

Over the past 50 years we have established a reputation for matching carers with our clients to ensure they meet all their needs – this is not just about matching skills, but making sure personalities are aligned so both client and carer can enjoy life together. Depending on the level of care required, it will determine not just the cost of your care, but the experience we expect your carer to have to ensure the high standards of care we are renowned for throughout Abingdon and beyond.

Continuity of care makes all the difference

Our carers will come and live with you to provide care and support for a longer period than might be offered by other live-in care providers. We know that this gives an opportunity for a strong relationship to be formed and a deeper understanding of our clients’ care needs offering consistency and continuity of care.

USEFUL RESOURCES

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Call: 01865 901000
Address: Littlemore Mental Health Centre, Sandford Road, Littlemore, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX4 4XN

Age UK
Call: 01865 722898
Address: 21-22 St Clements Street, Oxford, OX4 1AB

Oxfordshire County Council
Call: 01865 792422
Address: Oxfordshire County Council, County Hall, New Road, Oxford, OX1 1ND

Headway Oxfordshire
Call: 01865 326263
Address: 4 Bagley Wood Road, Kennington, Oxford, OX1 5PL

Crossroads Care
Email: care@oxfordshirecrossroads.org.uk
Call: 01865 260 280
Address: Crossroads Centre, Harberton Mead, Oxford, OX3 0EA

The Silver Line
Call: 0800 470 8090

TALK TO US ABOUT
LIVE-IN CARE
IN ABINGDON

Call our friendly and approachable team today to see how we can help you and your family.

01865 791 017

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