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Care Type Home Care
Care Category Dementia | Respite | Personal
Availability Yes
Hourly Prices From £15.00
Regulator's Rating Good

Care Provider: Sky Futures Ltd

Meet The Manager

Tracie Scholes is Registered Manager at Choice Care.

Tracies role as Registered Manager is to ensure that we deliver consistent high quality care servcies to our clients in their own homes, and to work with our registered nurse to continually develop the skills and expertise of all our carers. She has worked in care since 1999 and has gained her Registered Managers qualification.

Tracie Scholes

The company was started in 1999 by the managing Director, Andrew Key, in a small office at Eanam Wharf in Blackburn and quickly gained a reputation for providing quality care and support to people in the community in Blackburn.

They were one of the first home care companies to be awarded the Investors In People award and have pursued our objective to always do better, pushing back at the barriers that inhibit improvement.

You can see this in our achievements over the years by successfully challenging the way medications were administered in the community for the better as well as gaining a nationally recognised NHS End of Life Accreditation with East Lancashire Hospice. We also improved the support we give to all our staff so that our care professionals can develop their skills, expertise and capabilities. Our customers include private individuals, social services, the clinical
commissioning group, solicitors and health professionals.

Over the last year through the COVID pandemic we have been busy innovating and can now provide enahnced care services to include those clients whom need complex and clinical care. This has been made possible by the empoyment of a nurse, Donna Garrett RGN, and gaining an additional registration from the Care Quality Commission.

Care Options We Can Provide
Care Given Companionship, End of Life, High Dependency, Learning Disability (ALD), Mental Healthcare, Palliative, Personal care, Reablement, Rehabilitation, Support for Couples.
Disability Support Bed Bound, Hearing Impairment, Physical Disability, Physically Frail, Requires Hoist , Speech Impairment, Visual Impairment, Walking Frame, Wheel Chair Bound.
Housekeeping Cleaning, Household Admin, Laundry, Meal Preparation, Prescription Collection, Shopping, Tidying, Transportation.
Nursing Specialisms Aids, Bariatric care, Cancer, Cerebral Palsy, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, Crohn's Disease, Crohns, Diabetes, Epilepsy, Heart Disease, Huntington Disease, Liver Disease, Lung Disease, Motor Neurone Disease (MND), Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy (MD), Parkinson's Disease, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury.
Medication By Mouth, Change Catheter, Injection, Suppository.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia, Severe Dementia.
Dementia Behaviour Challenging Behaviour, Wandering .
Dementia Specialisms Alzheimer's, Frontotemporal, Lewy Body, Mixed Dementias, Picks Disease, Vascular Dementia.
Care Visits 1 Hour, 2 Hours, 3 Hours, 4 Hours, 6 Hours, Days, Full Day, Full Day & Night, Hours, Night Service (awake / waking), Sitting-in Service, Sleep-in Service.
Transport Carer provides own vehicle, Will accompany on Public Transport, Will drive client's vehicle.
Technology Automatic Medication Reminders, Emergency Response, Family Apps, GPS Tracking, Home Automation, Home Safety Monitoring, Key Safes, Personal Alarm, Stimulation Apps, Telehealth Monitoring.

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Our Carers Are
Criminal Background Checked True
Fully Insured True

Our Team
Andrew Key
Andrew Key
Managing Director

We are commissioned to provide a wide range of care by Social Services, private individuals, solicitors, Clinical Commissioning Groups/NHS and companies. Currently social care is stuck with an outdated and traditional model. Having spent the last year or so on developing change I am pleased to say that we have been able to develop our skills, expertise and competencies to deliver a standard and level of care way beyond those traditional models. We do that by bridging the gap between care and nursing and have employed a registered nurse to help. This is especially important as, with a specific registration from the Care Quality Commission, we can now provide services once thought to be the sole remit of District Nurses. Now we can base our care practices on many of the principles of Nursing and deliver more that general home care. We can now help clients with complex care, wound management, catheter and continence management and take clinical observations.

Donna Garrett RGN
Donna Garrett RGN
Registered Nurse Care Manager

We are excited to introduce our new registered general nurse, Donna Garrett RGN, to the role of Nurse Care Manage at Choice Care. Our ethos is to redefine private home care and so her role will be to support and provide enhanced care services for all our clients and to bridge the gap between care and nursing, and to train and help our care teams with their continuing professional development enabling them to go beyond general social care to provide enhanced care to a wide range of clients. For example, with complex care, care for specific conditions such as strokes and Parkinson’s or in helping clients to manage diabetes by administering insulin for them.

Tracie Scholes
Tracie Scholes
Registered Manager

Tracies role as Registered Manager is to ensure that we deliver consistent high quality care servcies to our clients in their own homes, and to work with our registered nurse to continually develop the skills and expertise of all our carers. She has worked in care since 1999 and has gained her Registered Managers qualification.

Fees For Individuals Fee
Hourly Daytime Rate £15.00

Funding Types
Local Authority Blackburn with Darwen
Region North West
We Accept Self-Funding Clients Yes
Local Authority Funded Clients Yes

The Importance Of Meal Times

We provide a range of support options to meet every need including preparing the meals specific to you

We Can Prepare
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Cold Meals, Hot Meals, Snacks.

Dietary Options
Diabetic, Gluten-free, Halal, Kosher, Pureed, Vegan, Vegetarian.

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Activities Are So Important

As well as your Home Care arrangements, you will be supported with the basic and physical activities of daily living.  To keep life as ordinary as possible. 

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Staff Specialities
1 to 1 Activities, Bingo, Birthday Celebrations, Board Games, Card Games, Crafts, Crosswords, Painting, Quiz Games, Reminiscence, Singing, Word Games.

Our Pets

Your pets are as important to us as they are to you

How We Help With Your Pet
Feeding, Sanitation, Walking.

Regulator: CQC

Current Ratings
CQC Registered Yes
Overall Good
Safe Good
Well Led Good
Caring Good
Responsive Good
Effective Good
Inspection Reports
Last inspected 31st October 2019
Last rated 29th November 2019

29th November 2019

22nd June 2017

13th May 2015

28th September 2013

4th December 2012

Registration Date 11th July 2012
Our Awards
Winning Carer of the Year at the Great British Care Awards Winning Carer of the Year at the Great British Care Awards

We cover Blackburn, Darwen, Ribble Valley, Accrington, Oswaldtwistle and Chorley.

Our Registered Address is:

Suite 16
Blackburn Enterprise Centre, Furthergate

Frequently asked questions about Choice Care

Choice Care was given an overall rating of "Good" by the CQC in November 2019.
Choice Care provides Dementia, Respite and Personal care.
Choice Care comes under Blackburn with Darwen.
Choice Care accepts Local Authority clients.
Tracie Scholes is the manager of Choice Care.

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