Care Within The Home
One of the reasons our care home is such an enjoyable place to live is due to the impeccable standard of care offered by our team of staff, who constantly prioritise preserving resident’s dignity, encouraging independence and ensuring, above all, their comfort.
The Old Rectory provides a Gold Standard of Care.
The Gold Standards Training Programme was started in 2013 and we are proud to have achieved ‘Platinum Status’ in 2018.
Keeping Loved-Ones Involved
At The Old Rectory, we use an electronic system called Nourish to help manage the care of our residents. We use it to record real-time, accurate, up-to-date information about our residents’ health and well-being, which is instantly accessible to everyone in the care team. Residents’ loved ones are also able to access this information through the Nourish Family Portal. The Family Portal was specifically designed to allow family members to get closer to the care provided to their loved ones, allowing them to feel totally secure in the quality of the care we provide.
Person Centred Care
Every member of our team is friendly, respectful, approachable and dedicated to delivering Person Centred Care; they have all received extensive training and are available to support 24 hours a day, so everyone can rest easy knowing their loved ones are safe.
Our staff all hold a Care Certificate or Health & Social Care Diploma Level 2 or above so are qualified to provide excellent care. They receive training in safeguarding and protecting adults and are subject to all the appropriate checks before a member of staff starts work.
Documented care plans allow residents to dictate how they wish to be cared for and we work closely with residents and their families in planing for the future.
Residents are invited to have an Advance Care Plan to identify what is important to them at the end of life. Working together in this way reduces hospital admissions in the final stage of life and enables a resident to die with dignity in the home, if that is their wish.
Specialist Care for Residents Living with Dementia
Residents who live with Dementia are cared for according to their individual needs and staff within the home are trained to a high standard to look after them.
The home itself has also been adapted to make it safe and secure for Dementia residents so they have freedom to move about the home and can continue to have a full and active life.
Therapeutic and stimulating activities are also tailored to help residents with Dementia, for example, reminiscence sessions based on their life history, sensory boxes, singing for the brain and visits to the Mindful Café.
The Community Mental Health Team provide advice and support and we also have full support from the local Doctor and District Nurse Team.