We are registered with and routinely inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
Our physiotherapist, her assistant, and our speech and language therapist provide a valuable service to our residents, along with professional support and training to the staff team.
Our physiotherapist works with residents to promote their mobility and independence by developing individual fitness programmes, designed to maintain and restore maximum movement and functional ability.
The physiotherapist establishes an ongoing programme to achieve the resident’s short and long-term goals, which is reviewed every six months. Each resident can have a one hour individual session each week, funded by QEF as part of their placement package.
Speech and Language Therapy (SLT)
The SLT therapist assesses every resident’s eating, drinking and swallowing skills and any difficulties managing food, drink and medication. Each resident has a Mealtime Information Placemat that carries essential information to help manage any risks. Those with specific difficulties will also have more detailed documentation to let staff and families know how to manage eating, drinking and swallowing.
The therapist also focuses on each resident’s communication, and runs individual or small group therapies to improve the strength, effectiveness and co-ordination of the mouth where speaking is challenging.
Each individual has a keyworker, whose responsibilities include:
- Promoting the educational and therapeutic goals established by the other specialist departments
- Negotiating a care/support plan with each individual, which fosters skills in self-care and independent living
- Developing social skills and leisure opportunities
- Support to engage with specialist medical services, e.g. GP, dentist, dietician, speech and language therapy, consultants, continence advisors, Well-Man and Well-Woman clinics, in order to promote optimum health