Oxfordshire’s newest care home in employment first

Our newest luxury care home is employing universal care workers – for the first time in the Oxfordshire county. Instead of having separate care workers and housekeeping staff, the team at Chawley Grove Care Home, on Cumnor Hill, will operate as ‘Homemakers’.

That means that everyone is responsible for the wellbeing, care and companionship of the residents plus the general tidiness of the 70 bed care home.

Set to open early next month, the care home in Oxford is the first to use this revolutionary approach to care in Oxfordshire, and only the second in England.

Home Manager Theresa Whitford said it was the job of the Homemakers to make the experience of living in a care home much more like the normal experience people have living in their own homes. She said "Homemakers allow us to provide holistic, joined up support for our residents because they all share the responsibility of care. Our teams aren't divided up, as you would find in any other care home. Homemakers are there to help with all aspects of care and housekeeping, as well as to provide that emotional connection and friendship for our residents. It's our mission to provide an outstanding care experience for both our residents and their families, who'll feel happy in the knowledge that their loved one is receiving the highest level of care. We're already open to visits from the public, so please do stop by and say hello and have a look around our wonderful facilities"

For residents and their families, each Homemaker will be a pillar of support, helping them to achieve the life they want - and ensuring their physical and emotional wellbeing is of the highest priority. 

Opening in early May, the luxury care home in Oxfordshire will feature a wellbeing and beauty salon, a deluxe cinema, a private dining suite and an elegant cafe and bar for residents and their families to enjoy. The care home's person centred approach ensures that residents also receive the highest standard of clinical care, including using innovative technology to support dementia and other conditions.

For more information about the Homemakers and the facilities at Chawley Grove, or to arrange your visit to our beautiful new Oxfordshire care home, contact us on 01865 957650 or [email protected]

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