We understand that selecting the most suitable accommodation is a decision not to be taken lightly and that you will want to know as much information as possible about your options so that you can make an informed choice that works for everyone.
We share the below case studies from the people we have supported to give you a better insight into the work we do at Priory Adult Care.
Achieving positive outcomes for an adult with autism
Charlotte* was diagnosed with both autism and severe challenging behaviour. As Charlotte got older, her parents found it difficult to cope with Charlotte’s behaviour, especially her physical aggression towards them and other people. With this occurring on a constant basis and becoming more aggressive, Charlotte’s parents required additional support and contacted their local authority.
A positive future thanks to Cherrywood House and Supporting You
Veronica* had lived in a number of residential services but did not receive the support she needed. When she began to experience mental health problems, her parents decided to look for somewhere that could help her build a more positive future. Veronica moved into Priory Adult Care’s Cherrywood House and although she still had many challenging days, she began to make progress.
Developing essential life skills to live more independently
Sarah* is a young woman with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder and atypical autism. She came to Rookery Hove in 2011 and moved on to independent living in the spring of 2016. Rookery Hove was chosen over other units because it was felt that Sarah would benefit from the holistic therapeutic program on offer, with a wide range of therapies available.
Supporting an older person with dementia to live a more fulfilled life
Alice* arrived at Amberley House in 2015 requiring dementia and end of life care. As well as having dementia, Alice was at high risk of falls and struggled with dietary and fluid intake.
Amberley House staff worked closely with Alice’s family members and the Continuing Healthcare team to ensure Alice received the correct support from the moment she arrived at the home.
Reducing an adult’s challenging behaviour
Andrew* moved into Julian’s Road in December 2014 as a crisis referral having been with Foster Carers for 6 years.
On arrival, Andrew was highly distressed and agitated due to having less than a weeks’ notice that he was leaving his previous home. With a history of challenging behaviour and self-harm it was clear from the initial two days in the service that additional support would be needed for Andrew, particularly at night.
Managing the weight of an adult with Prader-Willi Syndrome
Paul* was diagnosed with Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) five years ago. Following two previously unsuccessful placements resulting in Paul gaining an additional 8 stone, he joined Finn Farm Lodge.
Working in partnership to support older people
Claremount House has been working with NHS Calderdale since the home first opened. The aim of the close working partnership is to ensure people are discharged from hospital at the earliest possible time and moved into a home that can meet their individual needs.
Achieving a positive discharge from nursing care to a residential setting
Derek* was referred to the Oaks Care Home for a nursing dementia placement. Derek was 78 years old and had been assessed as requiring nursing dementia care due to displaying confusion, disorientation. He also had a history of distressed reactions, particularly with personal care.
*Names have been changed to maintain confidentiality.
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