Victoria celebrates Dementia Care Accreditation success
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Victoria celebrates Dementia Care Accreditation success

Victoria Care Home in St Helens has been accredited for a pioneering dementia care approach.

The care team at Victoria 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 an event for care commissioners, other health and social care professionals and relatives to introduce the Dementia Care Framework to them during an Easter themed party on Wednesday 12th April 2017.

Rachael Junge, Managing Director for Four Seasons in the North West of England 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

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20 Jul 2017

An air of celebration was in the air at Gosmore Care Home in Hitchin as five members of the care team have been commended for their care and kindness.

The home, run by Four Seasons pulled out all of the stops to congratulate the team who have been commended for making a difference to a resident in their care.

Representatives from Four Seasons Health Care were joined by the local Mayor, who presented the individuals with their awards, and personally thanked them for their dedication to care.

Christina Hartles, Home Manager at Gosmore said: “I’m very proud of the team here, they regularly go the extra mile to make a difference to the residents they care for. These five awards show that every member of the team in the home cares for the residents that live here. Well done everyone! These awards are very well deserved.”

Madam Mayor Pam Stuart Mayor of Hitchin, said: “I was honoured to present these awards to the team today. Hearing nice stories about people in care homes is fantastic and should be celebrated. It was great spending time with the residents at the after party too. They all spoke very highly of the team here at Gosmore.

After the presentation, everyone enjoyed a good old party.

Marjorie Condacos, Managing Director for the South East of England, said: “The team were all nominated for these awards by residents of relatives in their care. I don’t think there is any higher commendation than that. It’s fantastic to see that the team here are making a difference not only to the residents’ lives but to their families as well. I want to echo Christina’s sentiments and congratulate you all once again.”

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.

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19 Jul 2017

Old Vicarage Care Home in Worksop helped two of their residents celebrate their birthdays with a very sophisticated garden party.

Pauline Clews, Home Manager, said: “Margaret and Peggy loved the garden, so while the weather was nice we thought we’d hold a lovely garden party to celebrate their birthdays. Everyone enjoyed the celebrations and birthday cake, which there was twice the amount of due to the fact that it was a double celebration.”

Everyone at Four Season’s wishes you many happy returns Margaret and Peggy.

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19 Jul 2017

Residents from Hemsworth Park Car Home in Pontefract enjoyed a bit of gardening in the sunshine as they popped down to their allotment at Appletree.

Simon Smith, Home Manager, said: “Everyone had a great time in the sunshine potting a variety of plants and vegetables at the allotment. Gardening is something some of our residents here at Hemsworth are very passionate about, so getting them out in the allotments is a great way for us to nurture this passion. We’re all looking forward to the fruits of their labour in the coming weeks and months.”

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

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18 Jul 2017

On Friday 14th July 2017, Four Seasons Health Care was represented by the team from Arches Care Home in Belfast in three categories at the National Learning Disability Awards.

The event, held annually in Birmingham, celebrates excellence in the support for people with learning disabilities and aims to pay tribute to those individuals or organisations that excel in providing quality care.

The team at the Arches picked up two awards at the ceremony.

The trio of Suzanne Johnston, Catherine McCallister and Paul Lundy were named as the ‘Learning Disability Nurses of the Year’.

In addition to this prestigious accolade the Arches Care Home won the award for ‘Supporting Older People with Learning Disability Award’.

Lorraine Kirkpatrick, Regional Manager for Four Seasons in Belfast said: “Four Seasons were the only double award winners of the night – what a fantastic achievement! Well done to my colleagues at the Arches who make such a difference to the lives of people with a learning disability. I’m so proud of my wonderful team”.

Joanne Strain¸ Head of Nursing at Four Seasons Health Care, said: “This is fantastic recognition for the dedicated staff at Arches Care Home. It is well deserved and we are so proud of everyone. You all deserve the recognition”.

Are you looking for a care home in Belfast? Arches Care Home provides support for all types of care including respite and specialist care.

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