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Care and support

The Trust is committed to encouraging residents to maintain their independence and remain in their St Monica Trust retirement homes for as long as possible. A choice of services offering specialist care for older people is available in all of our retirement villages to ensure this is a reality for all our residents.

As needs change, however, the Trust will do all it can to offer a continuity of care for residents. Perhaps offering regular periods of increased care at home, or a more permanent arrangement within our nursing care home or dementia care home facilities.

Support for independent retirement living

Most older people place a high value on independence and being able to stay within their retirement home for as long as possible. The Trust is able to meet this aspiration through a variety of services that are provided by a dedicated care and support team, based on each of our Bristol and North Somerset-based retirement villages.

This group of dedicated staff are available to help with a wide range of home care tasks and personal care needs from cleaning and dusting to showering or getting dressed - as well as offering assistance with medication, shopping and preparing meals if required.

As needs change, our specialist teams can easily tailor an increased care and support package for residents in their own homes. Help is also on hand around the clock to deal with unexpected emergencies at any time of day.

This assurance that care is on hand if it is ever needed takes away the worry for residents and their families about what might happen if a period of illness occurs - and because all our staff are employed and trained by the Trust, the high quality of our services remains as consistent as possible.

Continuity of care

One of the appealing features of living in a retirement village for many people is the fact that, as needs change, residents may be able to take up the option of moving from their flat or retirement home into a nursing care home on the same site (excluding Monica Wills House).

The added benefit for those who are living together as a couple within our retirement villages is the ability to remain close together, even if one member of the couple needs to live in a more supported nursing care home environment.

In a good number of previous cases, this has been particularly useful where a spouse is living with dementia and the role of their partner is a key element of their well-being.

Inspected by the Care Quality Commission

All St Monica Trust’s services and facilities are regularly inspected by the Care Quality Commission (www.cqc.org.uk). The CQC's latest inspection reports on all of the Trust's care and support services are available to view online.

Why not come and see for yourself?

Every 6 weeks or so, the Trust holds presentations at our retirement villages in Bristol and North Somerset. If you would like to learn more about buying a St Monica Trust retirement home and enjoy a guided tour by one of our residents, please call the sales team on 0117 949 4004 or email salesteam@stmonicatrust.org.uk.

Our care homes admissions team are also on hand to discuss your needs and can arrange a visit to our Bristol and North Somerset-based nursing care homes or dementia care homes. If you would like to explore your options in more detail, please contact Phoebe Slade or Gloria Chambers on 0117 949 4735 or email info@stmonicatrust.org.uk.

To find out more about Bristol City Council’s eligibility criteria for our Bristol-based Retirement Villages, please contact the Neighbourhood and Housing officer on 0117 352 5137 or Care Direct on 0117 922 2000. For enquiries regarding North Somerset Council’s eligibility criteria for Sandford Station Retirement Village, please contact Care Connect on 01934 888 801.