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Adams House

Adams House is a residential service, run by CrossReach.  It is situated within Renfrewshire District, approximately 10 minutes’ journey from Paisley and 20 minutes from Glasgow via the M8.

 

Accommodation
Adams House is set in a quiet suburban area in Elderslie, at the foot of Gleniffer Braes.

The 30 single rooms all have en suite toilet facilities and they can be furnished with personalised items if so wished.  There are several lounges where service users can relax and the building is light and airy with ready access to the spacious, landscaped gardens.

Services

Aims & Objectives
Adams House offers a specialised service to people living in the area who have been diagnosed as having dementia and who can no longer live safely at home.Dementia is a progressive, irreversible illness, which affects the person's short-term memory, their ability to recognise previously familiar people and to carry out everyday tasks.
Adams House aim is to help those who have this debilitating and degenerative illness to take charge of their lives, as far as is possible for each individual, so maintaining their independence, dignity and self-respect and also to provide support to their families.

 Individual Care Plan
At Adams House each resident is treated very much as an individual.  On admission a full life history is taken in order that, with the service user’s assistance, we can compile a suitable person centred plan of care .This care plan is then used to offer the individual appropriate activities and help them to obtain the best quality of life possible.  Each service user is allocated a Keyworker who will be responsible for the continual assessment of  their needs.
Family Involvement
Family participation in care planning, activities and outings is greatly valued by both service users and staff and this is reflected in our participation strategy.  Friends and relatives are welcome at any time and make an important contribution to life in the house.  A guest room is available, free of charge, for visitors who live at a distance.

Community Involvement
Maintaining links with the community is very important.  For this reason, Adams House encourages individuals to continue relationships in the community with people who do not have dementia.  This could range from facilitating service users to continue attending clubs/groups they previously were involved in or phoning relatives/friends from the service on a regular basis.  For this same reason, Adams House operates an open visiting policy, promoting a homely atmosphere for each individual.For service users who are at the stage of illness that makes this no longer possible, varied activities such as the hairdresser, chiropodist, shop ladies,outside entertainers and therapeutic services are brought into Adams House from the community.


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Facilities

Other Services include:
Adams House has an active Relatives’ Forum who meet on a regular basis.  The group provides the opportunity for discussion and the exchange of information in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. This also provides a forum for guest speakers to share knowledge and expertise on various aspects of dementia.

Friends Group
This is a group of interested members of local church congregations who give their time and talents to promote the well being of those who live or work at Adams House. New members to this group would be made most welcome. If interested in becoming in involved in this you can contact the Unit Manager using the details above.

Management & Staffing

Management
The management structure of Adams House consists of the Service Manager Mr Martin Lightbody and the Deputy Manager Mrs Eileen Miller ;and three Senior Care Workers who manage a team of 38 staff.

Staff
Staff at Adams House have been specially trained to identify and plan for each individual's specific needs, to help them achieve the highest quality of life possible. Staff Training is ongoing and person centred throughout their career in order to develop a motivated and well qualified team.

Admission Procedure

Criteria
Anyone using the residential services of Adams House should have a diagnosis of dementia and a community care assessment from the Social Work Department.  

Charges

For information regarding fees please contact Adams House on 01505 337322

Other costs for things such as hairdressing, newspapers, dry cleaning etc would be met by the individual and would be in addition to the weekly charge.

Referrals Procedure
Individuals are admitted to Adams House after consultation with social work and family members of the resident .  ,,if the person would be suitable then would be placed on the waiting list for admission. 

Admission

Initial admission will be for a 4 week  period, whereupon a review will take place and  a decision will be made on whether the placement will become Long Term,dependant on whether the assessment period has been satisfactory for all involved.If a decision can not be made at the end of the 4 weeks, an extension of the assessment period will be agreed on with a timescale to suit the needs of the individual.

Additional Information

Activities
Adams House is a specialised dementia service.  For this reason, activities are very important.  Adams House operates a full activity programme.  Activities are planned to try and meet individual residents’ needs.  This means that the stage of dementia, individual likes and dislikes are all taken into consideration.

The activities are planned in order that each resident is offered a variety of choices that include stimulation of mind, body and general well being.  One-to-one time with staff is also very important.  Each service user is given regular individual time with their keyworker and between them they can decide how best to spend their time.

As well as the activities that take place in the Unit there is also a mini bus, which is used for day trips, theatre trips, shopping trips etc., and residents are encouraged to maintain links with their local community.

Please contact the Service Manager if you would like help in reading or understanding this information.

If you would like us to send you a brochure then please use the contact information above and we will have one in the post to you on the next working day.

 

 

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Contact Details

Martin Lightbody
Adams House
136 Auchenlodment Road
Elderslie
Johnstone
PA5 9NX
01505 337322
01505 337872

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