Update January 2022 – Visiting

With the concerns over the Omicron variant we have reluctantly taken the decision to reduce visiting to one visitor per Resident per day for the time being, for the following reasons;

  1. We want to reduce the opportunity of introducing Omicron by having less ‘traffic’ through the home.
  2. We want to protect both our Residents and Staff from another wave of Covid; many of you will be aware that we had an outbreak in January 2021 and we want to do our very best to minimise the opportunity of another.
  3. For the time being we want to reintroduce the concept of a bubble whereby we have some assurance that we know who, what and when visits are made, and time can be properly allocated to ensure that all neccessary checks are being made.

Please allow more time to visit your relative so that our staff can complete their checks.

Please Stay Safe, Stay Well and respect current Social Distancing recommendations.

Welcome to St Omer

Jo and Ian Day extend a very warm welcome to the St Omer website.
Of course the best way to experience St Omer is to visit, and we would be delighted to show you exactly what St Omer has to offer those who feel that living in their own home no longer enables them to enjoy a fulfilling lifestyle.

Our philosophy of care

With every Resident at St Omer, the staff and owners strive to ensure that our Philosophy of Care remains central to what we do. We summarise that philosophy as:

‘Independence – Choice – Respect’

These simple words are sadly often overused within the Health and Social Care environment.
The positive feedback we receive from Residents, their families and friends, our regulator and other visiting healthcare professionals indicates that we are successful in achieving our Philosophy of Care.

Our aims and objectives

Our aim at St Omer is to maintain a happy, stimulating and safe environment for our Residents, with the objective of sustaining a high quality of life through a high quality of care
whilst responding to the statutory requirements of both legislation and regulation.

We maintain a proactive policy of individual care and place the rights of the Residents at the forefront of our philosophy.

We seek to advance these rights in all aspects of our environment and the services we provide.

We encourage our Residents to exercise their rights in full.

We recognize that life in a communal setting may be inherently invasive, and we therefore strive to maintain the independence, privacy and dignity of our Residents to the same level that they would expect if they were living in their own homes.

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 St Omer – our Home

St Omer was established as a Care Home in 1983 and is registered with the Care Quality Commission to accommodate 28 Residents.

St Omer is situated in Chelston, Torquay, adjacent to the historic Cockington Village, and overlooking Torbay. It is a charming detached early Victorian villa, approached by a gated drive and situated in its own landscaped gardens. We have been reliably informed that St Omer was built in the 1850s for the original owner of Zigzag Quarry on the old Torquay to Newton Abbot road.

Before becoming a Care Home, St Omer was a private hotel for many years. Some say that on a quiet night you can still hear the faint cries of ‘Sybil’ in the main hallway!

Many of the original features are still in place: marble fireplaces, coved ceilings, a wide main staircase and stained glass windows,
which all create a home of real interest and character.

The grounds extend to over an acre and have level lawns and specimen trees, including a beautiful magnolia which provides a magnificent display every     spring, combining to provide a beautiful and tranquil setting.

Garden seating and tables are provided so that less mobile Residents may take advantage of the garden and enjoy the sea views over Torbay.

The property is set in a quiet road, close to bus stops and churches.

Car parking is available within the grounds.

“People and their relatives consistently told us they were treated with exceptional kindness, compassion and respect and described their experience at St Omer as ‘Outstanding.’ Comments included, “Fantastic,” “Exceptional,” “They know what I want before I do.”

The provider’s values and vision were embedded into the service, staff and culture. The provider and registered manager were passionate and committed to providing a service where people received personalised care and support”. Extract from report compiled by Christopher Bishop – CQC Inspector – May 2019.

Care Quality Commission

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