The residents, assisted by David and Val, spent yesterday afternoon putting the finishing touches to some 2015 calendars they have created. The main part of the calendar is a watercolour painting that they have each done. For some painting has always been a hobby and we are able to keep that interest going.
We have just had a visit from the Accreditation Team for the Gold Standard Framework, but we won’t know the result until February. For the last two years we have been working towards that goal, aiming to achieve the twenty standards that show excellence in End of Life Care. It is not restricted to care in the last days, rather it is a wider approach of assessing needs, planning care and using codes as triggers for actions for the length of time someone stays with us. The award is curently held by around 20 homes in Lincolnshire, all with nursing registration. As a residential care home we are hoping to show that our care meets the exacting standards of the award.