Residents who come to live at Highcliffe are elderly
people over the age of sixty five with a wide range
of needs and conditions.
not cater for persons whose main care problem is
dementia but can meet the needs of those with memory
loss and/or slight confusion.
will endeavour to access all medical services
required by residents through the NHS provision.
Where a resident is assessed as requiring medical
attention, the home will ensure that they are seen
by a General Practitioner and where necessary
admitted to hospital.
If you are a
local resident of Chorley, it is our policy to retain the
local doctor you have always seen, if you wish to do so. If
you have lived outside the area, or wish to change doctor,
the home will endeavour to register you with a doctor
through the General Practitioner Committee, Preston.
Highcliffe has well established links with the GP's surgery
District Nursing Service
It has long been
the practice at Highcliffe to enlist the help and support of
the district nurses to deal with any nursing problems that
may arise. The district nurses usually work in conjunction
with the doctors.
If your optician
is local to Chorley you may choose to remain with them. For
any resident wanting to change, Visioncall visits the home on a regular basis to provide a free
examination, fitting and repair service.
Visits by the
occupational therapist can be provided if the GP requests
and arranges it.
When coming to
Highcliffe you will be asked which dentist you are presently
registered with and whether you wish to continue using the
same, or if you wish to change.. The home will endeavour to
register you with another dentist should you so wish.
If you prefer
you will be escorted to the local health centre for
treatment by the NHS podiatrist approximately every three
months. Alternatively if you choose to use a private
podiatrist there will be an additional charge per
visit. (Please note these charges are subject to change)
Visits by the
physiotherapist can be arranged through the GP. Should
you wish to have a private physiotherapist each individual
will be responsible for the charges incurred.