A care home in Stowmarket is celebrating after taking home gold in the Suffolk Care Awards.
Care UK’s Cedrus House, on Bittern Crescent, won in the ‘Excellent Person Centred Care At End Of Life’ category at the regional awards, which reward excellence and shine a light on the work that individuals and care providers undertake.
The care team at Cedrus House was recognised for the high quality of their end of life care, after taking part in a supported self-improvement programme of professional, educational and development training which has secured them accreditation from St Elizabeth Hospice.
Cedrus House puts together detailed end of life plans with each person and their loved ones, allowing them to make their own decisions about their end of life care. Relatives are always welcome at Cedrus House and the team continues to offer an open door even after loved ones have passed, to support families through the grieving process.
The home’s high-quality end of life care doesn’t only support residents and relatives. A buddy system has been put in place by the home to guide the younger, less experienced members of the team when dealing with the death of a resident.
Michelle Webster, home manager at Cedrus House, commented: “We are thrilled to have won in the ‘Excellent Person-Centred Care At End Of Life’ category at this year’s Suffolk Care Awards.
“When someone is approaching the end of their life, they often want to spend their final days in the place they call home. If that is our care home, then we want to ensure we are doing everything in our power to ensure residents, and their families have peace of mind that the best possible care will be provided.
“I’d like to say a huge thank you to the team at Cedrus House for all of their hard work, which I know is greatly appreciated by residents and their families.”
Cedrus House is a modern home which provides full-time residential, nursing and dementia care, as well as short-term respite care. Designed to enable the residents to live enjoyable and fulfilling lives, the care home has its very own cinema and hair salon, and there is plenty of space, both indoors and out for relaxation and recreation. The home also has a purpose-built day centre for the benefit of older people in the local community.
For more information on Cedrus House, please call customer relations manager, Julie Dennis, on 01449 797 323, or email firstname.lastname@example.org