January 16 2018
Sandfields will be joined by a special guest as it celebrates the opening of its new suite.
November 13 2016
Colleagues at the care home in Godalming won Best Dementia Team at the National Dementia Care Awards.
They saw off stiff competition against four other nominees, but were triumphant after judges commended their person-centred approach to delivering dementia care. The team is committed to delivering the best level of care to all of the residents, many of whom who are living with dementia.
The National Dementia Care Awards are held annually and recognise the very best in dementia care across the sector. The purpose of the awards is to pay tribute to teams who have demonstrated outstanding performance within their field of work.
As part of their approach, the 40-strong team tailors care to resident’s individual needs and advocates activity-based care, introducing a variety of activities to help residents lead independent lives, as well as improving personal wellbeing.
The home has opened a pub exclusively for residents called the ‘The Stumbling Inn’, a salon, and a sweet shop to spark fond memories and create enjoyable environments for residents. The team has also created a sensory garden, which features windmills, wind chimes and even chickens, to help those living with dementia lead fulfilled and active lives.
The judges said of the winners, “[we] chose the Broadwater Lodge care home team because they were so joyful in talking about their team and so obviously proud of them. There were many real and specific examples of teamwork and a true celebration of the successes of individual team members.”
Angela Bookham, home manager at Broadwater Lodge, said: “We’re really thrilled to have won the Best Dementia Team at the National Dementia Care Awards.
“The team works really hard to deliver the best care for all residents in the home, but for those living with dementia, it is especially important to make their lives as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Residents are at the heart of what we do, and we take great pride in the level of care we provide.
“It is an honour to receive national recognition from the care sector for our work with those living with dementia. I’m really proud of the team for their commitment and passion, without which we would not have won this national award.”
January 18 2018
Nicola Swanborough from the Epilepsy Society offers helpful advice on what to do if you are with someone having a seizure.