Becoming a resident

It is important that a person keeps their independence for as long as they are able. However, what was once "independence", may eventually become "dependency", even though the individual may still be living in their own home. The person is no longer "independent", but "dependent" on the ongoing support and care from family, friends and neighbours. There may come a time when the family can no longer cope and a difficult decision has to be made. We understand the concerns of the individual and the family at this time. 

When a new resident comes to Isle View it will be a time of change for both them and their family. From the beginning we will maintain close contact with family members in order to keep them fully informed. Family and friends are able to visit as often as they wish and can remain involved in their loved one's daily routine. An individual's family doctor, district nursing sister or social worker can all refer them to Isle View or you can contact the Manager for details.

Following consultation with either the family, guardian or an individual's GP and as soon as we have an available room, they will be invited to stay at Isle View for a trial period of one month. During this period their needs will be carefully assessed.

If the resident and their loved ones are happy with the surroundings and we are confident we can accommodate them, we will invite them to stay for as long as they like. At this point you will be fully advised on the social and financial commitment of becoming a resident.

Temporary holiday care and respite care is also available at Isle View. In addition, older people living at home can visit Isle View on a day care basis; to join in social events, for lunch or just to call in for a chat.

If you would like to discuss any aspect of life at Isle View or wish to arrange a visit to the home, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.

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