We are all replete after another visit from the fish and chip van. Families and residents had freshly cooked meal to enjoy – and the portions of fish were huge. There is something very tempting about that smell of fish and vinegar that stimulates appetites. Wendy dished up trifle for afters and that soon disappeared.
The day after the last posting in July we went on holiday. While standing in duty free we got a call from Tracy saying we were in the middle of a CQC inspection. The report is available for all to see (just click on the link and you will get it). All credit goes to Tracy, Michelle and staff who demonstrated that we were compliant and could deal with an inspection in our absence.
We have had some short stay residents recently, folk who after a short spell of respite have been able to return home. This is really rewarding to staff to see how they can re-enable people back to their own homes.
We are linking with the GP surgery in Wragby to ensure that any residents who are over 75 have plans in place to avoid unnecessary hospital admissions. Hospital can be a really stressful place for anyone, never mind those with dementia and we do try to ensure that we avoid admission, but on occassions it is the only way forward.