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Comparing care options

Rivendell Care
Home comforts
Pets can remain at home
From £13.50 an hour
Fully managed (What is managed? See below)
Same lifestyle can be maintained
Choice of meal & meal times
Savings for couples
Introductory Service
Home comforts
Pets can remain at home
From £14.00 an hour average
Not managed
Same lifestyle can be maintained
Choice of meal & meal times
Savings for couples
Care Home
Unfamiliar settings
Rules vary on pets
Average weekly costs of £723
Fully Managed
Change of lifestyle and surroundings
Set meals & meal times
Costs per bed

What is managed care?

There are a number of differences between a managed care service and an introductory agency. Below explores the main differences:

  • take over the burden of being an employer – for example, payroll, training, disciplinary issues and insurance are all covered by us
  • all carers have been through training of a national qualification and service-specific specialist training
  • cover for carers and a replacement of workers when they are ill, on holiday or resign
  • put things right when they go wrong

Types of care services

Live In Care
full-time home care solution that provides daily and nightly support in your own home
24 Hour Care
one to one hourly support for more complex needs
Sleeping Night
a shift from 10pm – 7am where a carer sleeps and can be woken up to twice in the shift
Waking Night
a shift from 10pm – 7am where a carer is awake throughout and can be contacted throughout the night
Domestic Support
assistance cleaning, washing, ironing, mopping the floor etc
Personal Care
medication administration, help dressing, bathing, washing hair, showering, bed bath etc

OUR RECRUITMENT PROCESS

We have a stringent recruitment process which is divided into 4 stages:

  • Interview stage – We have a 2 part interview where we will ask questions ensuring the carers knowledge of Health & Social Care surpasses general requirements. The next part of the interview is about the carer; finding about their life, personality and making sure they of good character
  • DBS/CRB check – All staff working with Rivendell Care & Support have to complete and enhanced Criminal Records Check which ensures our staff have not committed any crimes and are able to work with vulnerable adults
  • Training – We invest in all of our staff. Before working for us, carers will have to complete Rivendell Care & Support’s Induction Programme.  Our carers are trained in Person Centered Support, Safeguarding in Health & Social Care, Health & Safety, How To Communicate Effectively, Duty Of Care, Equality & Inclusion, Personal Development, The Role Of The Health & Social Care Worker, Moving & Handling, First Aid, and in specialist care for more complex needs.
  • Shadowing – The majority of our staff have many years of experience, though for our newer staff we ensure that they have practical “on the job” experience watching expert carers work.

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