Person Centred Care
Individualised, Supportive & Caring
On a resident’s arrival, we go through an individual and detailed plan of care which is updated on a regular basis to suit the resident’s specific and varying needs. We also encourage relatives to bring family photographs, favourite pictures and mementos. In particular, we may request an old photograph of the resident in their ‘early years’, or a picture of something they were proud of, or loved – like their first car or family pet, or enjoying a hobby.
A vital part of looking after elderly people with dementia is to have knowledge of their past lives. This helps to create a ‘connection’ between resident and carer. We use a ‘Life Story Book’, which will be provided to a resident’s relatives when first arriving. We strongly encourage you to complete this book, which is then kept in the care plan and used as a reference for the care team in helping to gain an understanding of the people we care for. We then place this in a frame on the door of their bedroom, thus helping to identify their own room. Residents are encouraged to personalise their rooms with pictures and small pieces of furniture.
Facilities & Activities
As well as a hair salon we have a comprehensive activities programme.
We believe it is important that our residents spend their time as they choose, so we have dedicated activities coordinators to support them to take part in interesting activities, rekindle old past times and try new things.
We also offer Respite Care for older people who need extra support following an operation or illness or whilst their regular carers take a well earned break. It's a chance to meet new people, enjoy a change of scenery and try out some new activities and experiences at the home.
Food & Nutrition
All food is cooked on the premises using fresh produce from local suppliers and our menus are sympathetic to the typical choices of elderly people with dementia, paying close attention to nutrition. We also tailor the varied menus to meet any special dietary requirements our residents may have.
Drinks and light snacks are available and encouraged throughout the day, including afternoon tea.
Ioana has been part of Chevington since 2003 and comes with a wealth of experience having been a qualified nurse in Romania. In this time, Ioana has shown her qualities as a carer and has focused on delivering a person-centered approach to our residents – as well as being a real leader of people. Consequently, she has moved up through the ranks and became Manager of Chevington Lodge in 2009. Ioana has completed her Health and Social Care NVQ level 4 and has also attained level 4 in Leadership and Management.
At Chevington we deliver compassionate care in a dignified manner. Our staff treat people as individuals and deliver care with kindness, compassion and respect. Individuals staying with us are encouraged and empowered to be involved in making decisions regarding their care, and staff are trained to meet the challenging health and care needs of all residents.
Our care team is on-hand 24 hours a day, every day of the year and staff are dedicated to delivering care with kindness.
To ensure we continue to provide the best standards of care and support to our residents, the staff receive a variety of on-going training to ensure their skills remain up-to-date.
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