bishop of corkSt Luke’s  – Ethos

Christian caring, modelled on the example of love, service and teaching of Jesus Christ, is at the heart of the work of St. Luke’s Home. This is allied with the highest standards of contemporary insight and practice in the care of the older person.

We at St. Luke’s believe that each resident, a child of God, is uniquely precious and important.

 

Each individual resident has intrinsic worth and dignity, and has a right to respectful, personalised care. Each resident has an entitlement to be autonomous, and assistance to pursue personal goals should be available.

Where independence and autonomy is not possible, an appropriate family member will be encouraged to act in an advocacy capacity. As behaviour is a meaningful message, we acknowledge that it arises from personal needs, therefore we will at all times endeavour to understand the person’s internal frame of mind, in order to understand the context in which it occurs.

The staff at St Luke’s Home recognise their role as one of carer, facilitator, friend and advocate. We aim to create a Home like environment where all residents feel safe, secure and supported. Our objective is to enable the individual to attain their optimal potential for physical and mental health.

We will at all times encourage a participative approach amongst the residents in the planning of their care; and also in discussion on quality of service provision. In recognition of family and kinship ties, we offer flexibility with visiting times and welcome a partnership approach between all involved with the residents’ well-being.