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Our Services - August 2022

Later Life Choices Glenrothes (LLCG) is currently operating 4 Day Sessions a week and a Help to Stay at Home Service for older people (age 65+).

Day Sessions

These run from 11 am to 1.30 pm Mondays to Thursdays - Mondays & Wednesdays are our dementia groups ('Iris Groups') and Tuesdays & Thursdays our Active Ageing groups ('Sunflower Groups'). 

A snack is served at the sessions, and transport is provided unless you prefer to make your own way here.


There is a nominal charge per session.


Help to Stay At Home Visits

These are one-to-one inhouse visits lasting one hour, and two hour visits allowing for outings in the community (please note all those car sharing on outings must wear a face mask, with passengers sitting in the back, and windows open for ventilation in line with continuing Covid-19 guidelines).


The visits provide tailored support as a preventative measure at the point where there is a potential need for long-term care or hospital admission.  The service can be part of a multi-agency support package and can be both practical and emotional support.  This service supports older people living with illness, dementia, disability, or other difficulties in life.

There is no charge for these visits.

Activities

We aim to give people as much choice and flexibility regarding the activities we can provide at our sessions and during home visits, taking into account any continuing restrictions due to Covid-19.

Examples of activities are: -

  • Befriending / Chatting

  • Reminiscence / Life Story Work

  • Cognitive Stimulation Activities

  • Music Therapy

  • Seated Exercise

  • Going for a walk

  • Games – Dominoes, Cards, etc

  • Activity Packs

  • Practical support including help with bills, correspondence, etc

  • Signposting to other services


It should be noted that LLCG cannot provide a regular shopping or cleaning service, but can assist with sourcing this help for you.


Safety

The safety of our clients, staff and volunteers is our number one priority and staff and volunteers are required to follow all relevant LLCG Policies & Procedures and Operational Guidelines.


In relation to Covid-19 we adhere to the latest guidelines provided by the Scottish Government, NHS Fife (Public Health), The Fife Health & Social Care Partnership and any other relevant organisation.  Measures are in place to ensure appropriate physical distancing and the wearing of relevant Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).  Enhanced cleaning schedules are in place and an air purifier system is operational in our Day Room. Risk Assessments are in place for each client and reviewed/updated regularly. 


All activities carried out with clients will need to meet current guidelines and will therefore be subject to change at short notice. 

Criteria

People referred to our services are required to meet the following criteria:-

  • Isolated (or carer respite is required)

  • At risk of physical and mental decline

  • Showing signs of vulnerability


Our services are for older people living in their own homes who are unable to get out and about.  Older people who are generally still able to go out independently do not meet the criteria for our services, however, each referral will be evaluated on its merit.  

Please note that we cannot support people with any personal or physical care requirements at this time.  This includes toileting, dressing, administering medication, eating, drinking, beauty treatments, etc.