Continuity of care for dementia patients plays a vital role in specialist dementia care homes, like Stanfield Nursing Home. It is the extent to which a person experiences an ongoing relationship with care home staff.
Why Continuity Of Care?
Continuity and coordination is essential for safe, effective and high-quality care and it matters to everyone.
Good continuity of care inspires trust and confidence in those we care for and their loved ones. In many ways, nursing homes and specialist dementia care homes are the best places for this to occur.
There is a lot of evidence to suggest it is associated with improved preventive and chronic care services, patient satisfaction, lower costs, and for elderly patients, lower mortality.
So, how do you achieve continuity of care for dementia patients?
High Staff Retention Levels
During our 32 years as a specialist dementia care home, we’ve maintained high staff retention rates. This secures the all-important continuity of care for people to build rapport and gain familiarity as well as provide more motivated and supportive care.
Staff have multiple interactions with individuals in care. This places them in a unique position to help ensure that people’s needs are met within appropriate continuity of care.
We believe that familiar faces in our nursing home team is critical to enable us to continuously meet these needs. It means we have the best knowledge of them as an individual.
Contacting Stanfield Nursing Home
For more information on continuity of care, take a look at our philosophy of care. To find out more about our types of care, explore our specialist dementia care home services. You can also check out our social media for daily updates. If you want more information on Stanfield Nursing Home’s palliative care then head to our website. Alternatively, you can call 01905 420 459 to speak to a member of our helpful and friendly team.