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Bangor-Care-Home-Bangor-DCF-Accreditation-Sept-2017

23 Sep 2017

Bangor Care Home in Bangor has been accredited for a pioneering dementia care approach.

The care team at Bangor Care Home is celebrating being accredited for a radically different approach of care for people living with dementia.

The Dementia Care Framework is a unique step forward in the personalisation of care for people living with dementia. The care team uses exclusive purpose-designed technology to help build and continuously update a picture of each resident’s individual experience of their care and their physical, psychological and emotional well-being, so that their care can be adjusted to their changing needs.

The pioneering home is part of Four Seasons Health Care which spent two years developing and testing the new approach. The home hosted a beach party on Friday 8th September 2017 for care commissioners, other health and social care professionals and relatives to introduce the Dementia Care Framework to them.

Carol Cousins, Managing Director for Northern Ireland said: “This is next generation dementia care to make life better for the person with dementia and we are excited to offer it. A vital part of the Framework is the bespoke support and training the team throughout the home receives with additional support and training for those, working within our dementia services. This goes beyond the practicalities of caring for someone with dementia and through simulation gives them a deeper understanding of what it is like to live with dementia.”

In addition to the support and training, there are three additional components to the Dementia Care Framework – personal care reviews, Resident and Family Charters.

At the heart of the Dementia Care Framework is a personal care review process which is continuously updated electronically by care staff to give a comprehensive and current picture of each resident.

Thought to be the first of its type worldwide, it is based on 320 recognised standards, including NICE Guidelines (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) and Alzheimer’s Society best practice guidance. It replaces paper-based audits that are slow and almost always behind the changing care needs of the person.

The resident and family charters were developed in consultation with residents, family members, health and social care professionals and care teams, taking account of over 400 comments.

The resident charter sets out their rights, the standards of care they can expect and commitment to provide for their personal needs and preferences.

The family charter, sets out the support that they can expect to receive and how they can input to planning their relative’s care.

Only when a home achieves key standards within the Dementia Care Framework does it receive Four Seasons Accreditation for the quality of its dementia care.

To find out more about this fundamentally different approach to dementia care please visit carehomes.fshc.co.uk/dcf or email dementiacare@fshc.co.uk

Ty-Gwynno-Care-Home-Pontypridd-ROCK-Matthew-Dawkes-Setp-2017

23 Sep 2017

Matthew Dawkes, the Assistant Cook from Ty Gwynno Care Home in Pontypridd has received an award after being commended for his caring nature and amazing food.

Matthew was nominated and presented with his award by Mr J Kellend, a volunteer at the home.

Mr Kellend, said: “Matthew’s food is absolutely delicious and much enjoyed by all. He is very deserving of this award.”

A ROCK award is a nationwide honour that specifically highlights the impact a Four Season Health Care employee has made on the lives of people living in one of their care homes. An internal prize, staff are nominated for an award by either residents, their relatives or friends, who have witnessed or experienced staff members demonstrating excellent standards of care and kindness in their role.

Janina John, Home Manager said: “This award for Matthew is very well deserved. I want to congratulate him on his success and thank him for all of his hard work and determination. Matthew is kind, caring and compassionate, and goes out of his way to provide fantastic food for the residents and relatives here at Ty Gwynno. He is a fantastic advocate for this award. Being nominated by a volunteer is very high praise indeed, and I can second that his food is amazing.”

Are you looking for a care home in Pontypridd? Ty Gwynno Care Home offers support for all types of care including residential care, dementia care, nursing care, end of life/palliative care and specialist care.

Cedars-and-Larches-Care-Home-Ilkeston-Long-Service-Awards-Sept-2017

23 Sep 2017

On Friday 8th September 2017, the team at The Cedars and Larches Care Home in Ilkeston celebrated a huge 60 years’ worth of experience.

The celebratory event recognized 4 team members with Long Service Awards.

Laura Clegg, Home Manager, said: “I’m very proud to have such a committed and dedicated team her at the Cedars and Larches. Having the same team for such a long time has a positive effect on our residents. The continuity helps many of them embrace the team as part of their family, and enables them to get to know each other on a very personal level.”

The following team members were recognised at the ceremony:

  • Gill Colton
  • Heather Brocklesby
  • Chris Saxton
  • Dianne Scott

Congratulations to you all.

Would you like to work for Four Seasons? Take a look at our list of current vacancies on our careers section.

Dounemount-Care-Home-Macduff-Vegetables-Sept-2017

22 Sep 2017

Residents at Dounemount Care Home in Macduff have spent the past few months planting, watering and nurturing their vegetable patch to yield some fabulous results.

Jeanie, one the residents said: “It was lovely to get outside and get our hands dirty. Plus everything we’ve grown we can eat, so we’ll have home grown and homemade food, yum!

Kay Robertson, Home Manager, said: “It’s really important for the residents to do activities that they love. The care we’ve witnessed as they’ve nurtured all of the vegetables has been amazing. All of the vegetables have been harvested and are now going to be used in some lovely recipes.”

Are you looking for a care home in Macduff? Dounemount Care Home provides support for all types of care including residential care, nursing care, respite care, end of life/palliative care and specialist care.

Lisnisky-Care-Home-Portadown-ROCK-Dorothy-Watson-Setp-2017

22 Sep 2017

Dorothy Watson the Personal Activities Leader from Lisnisky Care Home in Portadown has received an award after being commended for her caring nature.

A ROCK award is a nationwide honour that specifically highlights the impact a Four Season Health Care employee has made on the lives of people living in one of their care homes. An internal prize, staff are nominated for an award by either residents, their relatives or friends, who have witnessed or experienced staff members demonstrating excellent standards of care and kindness in their role.

Linda Graham, Acting Home Manager said: “This award for Dorothy is very well deserved. I want to congratulate her on her success and thank her for all of her hard work and determination. Dorothy is kind, caring and compassionate, and goes out of her way to provide special experiences for the residents here at Lisnisky. She is a fantastic advocate for this award.”

Are you looking for a care home in Portadown? Lisnisky Care Home offers support for all types of care including residential care, nursing care, respite care and intermediate care.

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