Care Philosophy at Stanfield Nursing Home
We follow a person-centred care philosophy at our nursing home.
With that in mind, the ethos of Stanfield Nursing Home is that we recognise that we are second best compared to staying in one’s own home. However, having recognised that we are second best, we aim to make the experience of living at our care home, the very best second best it can be.
Our home’s basic care philosophy links to Bradford University. As a result, it follows the work of Professor Tom Kitwood. He took the theory of Carl Rogers, of working with people who are in distress in a person-centred way, before moving it into healthcare. One element of Professor Kitwood’s work is the concept of personhood.
It is this element that we hold as a central guiding tenet to our philosophy of care. In fact, we model this basic ethos every single day by our whole team. Therefore, we treat each and every one of our Worcester care home residents as an individual. Our demand of ourselves is to give them a rich life at Stanfield Nursing Home. As well as recognising the rich and varied lives they have lived before coming to stay with us.
All of these things help to inform the care we deliver. From understanding a person’s food likes and dislikes, to knowing about their preferred hobbies. By treating our residents as individuals we give them care that best meets their unique needs.
We relish hearing our residents’ stories and learning about their rich and wonderful lives. Indeed, some of our staff are dumbstruck at the lives some of our residents have lived!
Put simply, we consider ourselves privileged to support them at this stage in their life.
Continuity of Care
We recognise that admission to a nursing home can be a stressful experience for the individual and their loved ones. We understand this and will aim to make the process as stress-free as possible. By delivering continuity of care, we help to ease this stress and improve the well being of our residents.
For example, if it is the resident’s wish, we try to arrange wherever possible for them to continue to use their GP of choice.
Providing familiar faces and continuity of care is an important aspect of providing dignified care for people.
As part of our care philosophy, where it is possible to do so, we will arrange to integrate health services that were used before. This will maintain continuity of care for our Worcester care home residents.
Should they require other services, for example optometry, dentistry, physiotherapy, chiropody and audiology, we will arrange in consultation with the GP and the resident’s family and friends.