Admission to the Home will be mainly on a planned basis. Following a referral the Nursing Manager, Clinical Lead or the Manager will visit potential residents to carry out an assessment to determine their suitability for admission to the Home.
The potential resident along with their relatives will be invited to visit the Home so they can discuss their expectations of the care offered.
Emergency admissions will only be accepted if we are aware of the circumstances surrounding the request for admission and that the Home can meet their needs.
If the potential resident currently lives locally they can remain with their current GP or they will be able to register with the local health centre.
A risk assessment will also be carried out to identify any potential risks to the individual, staff or other residents. It is our aim to meet the individual’s physical, psychological and spiritual needs.
We aim to enhance the sense of well-being and fulfilment in an environment where individuals can enjoy support, comfort, safety & security. We will endeavour to gain as much information regarding the required care, from the individual, their relatives and from any other parties involved in the care using the ‘This is me’ template, prior to admission to the Home.
We will produce a person-centered care plan (PCCP). This care plan ensures that the residents care is bespoke to them as an individual. It will give quality of life, happiness and a sense of security in their dementia stage. It will provide the individual’s own preferences such as how they like to spend their day and dietary preferences. it will also highlight on areas where the person needs assistance.
Care plans will be reviewed every month or earlier if circumstances dictate. The Clinical Lead, nurses and care team will administer (where the resident is unable to do so for his/herself) and monitor any side effects of prescribed medication. Any concerns will be addressed with the individual’s G.P. / C.P.N.
A medication review will be carried out every 3 months/or as required.
The home manager is Gwen Maurice. Prior to joining the company Gwen was a chef owner of a hotel and has extensive knowledge of various dietary needs. Gwen has successfully fulfilled several management roles within the company over the last 6 years. Gwen holds level 2 in dementia awareness and NVQ 5 in Leadership & Management in H&S Care.
Andy Paynter (ACMA CGMA) is the Responsible Individual and has the overall responsibility for the company and the home. Andy is a qualified Management Accountant and has over worked in the care industry for over 12 years. Andy holds level 2 in dementia awareness.