GHP Q3 2021

GHP / Q3 2021 17 , Jun21728 Care That is Truly Unrivalled Established by Nichola Overington in 2013, Overington Care Ltd is an independent awardwinning dedicated care service which supports clients in living their lives the way they want to. The agency has achieved the title of Best Elderly and Adult Home Care Services Provider 2021 – SouthWest UK in recognition of it bringing joy to the local community with its wide range of care services which assist people to live happily with dignity and independence. Situated in the delightful seaside town of Seaton in Devon, Overington Care’s main priority is its clients’ personal fulfilment. It believes that everyone should have the opportunity to maintain their independence and to remain in the privacy and comfort of their own home, so its services assist people at home on a one-to-one basis. It considers its clients as an equal partner in making decisions about the level of care and support they receive, with the service being tailored to their individual needs. Services that can be provided include assistance with getting up in the morning and going to bed; all personal care, including washing, bathing, etc.; assisting with dressing and undressing; preparing, cooking and serving meals; housework and cleaning tasks; washing of laundry and ironing; companionship at home or for social activities; escorts to appointments; end of life care at home; and more. There are extra services available which include trips to the hairdressers; trips out shopping to the individual’s destinations of choice; afternoon tea at various locations along the Jurassic Coast; trips to see friends and family members; trips to the theatre; assisted afternoon walks along the seafront (weather permitting); and carer/ companion for short holiday breaks (maximum of two weeks). Overington Care founder, Nichola Overington has over 28 years of experience in the health and social care sector and she truly cares about each and every patient she works with. Overington Care was born when she decided that there was an opportunity to create a service which rivalled existing care agencies by offering a higher standard of care. In the time that the care agency has been in business, it has gained an excellent reputation in the community for reliably supplying outstanding care. In addition to providing daily care for clients, Overington Care has this June introduced The HUB, a locally registered charity which provides a vibrant social centre for the community. It provides refreshments and homemade cakes; daily social inclusion activities, both engaging and educational, which include sensory sessions, flower arranging/herb potting, knitting and crochet, music/singing and guest musicians, animal therapy, quizzes and board games, arts and crafts, movies, chair exercises/yoga, and more; social outings using The HUB minibus; treatment/spa room which is bookable upon request for a hair wash or blow dry, or an indulging foot spa; informative talks and support groups; training; and much more! There is also a small retail unit by Overington Care, a conference room, and technology facilities. As we get older, life can become very isolated and lonely. Isolation and loneliness can lead to silence and boredom, making very long days which lack fun and laughter, and this can naturally have a detrimental effect on mental and physical health. This is why Overington Care wanted to create The HUB, a safe place of interests and activities, which can bring individuals out of isolation and back into the community. A place where everyone can come together, live life, socialise with one another, and have a reason to get up every day and look forward to the day that lies ahead. Indeed, Overington Care’s staff go above and beyond to lift the spirits of the local community. They are passionate, dedicated and driven, and this is enhanced by the weekly training sessions provided by The Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, led by hospital nurses on topics such as pressure sore prevention, dysphasia, oral care, and lots more. This extra knowledge gained by Overington Care’s staff can help reduce the pressure on the District Nursing team and any unnecessary admissions. Overington Care ultimately supports its staff to aim as high as they would like in terms of achieving further qualification and it couldn’t be prouder of each and every one of them. Contact: Nichola Overington Email: nich[email protected] Website: