Health & Care Awards: nursing homes encourage new generations
Caring for the elderly has been difficult during the pandemic, but the team at Claremont Court and Ty Ceirios nursing homes have been up for a challenge.
Not only have they worked hard to keep residents safe by keeping Covid out, but they have also been involved in the government’s Kickstart program.
This initiative gives younger generations the opportunity to build a career, starting with Claremont Court Care Home in Malpas, which, along with Ty Ceirios in Pontnewynydd, won the Innovative Care in the Care Home Sector award at the South Wales Argus Health & Care Awards 2020.
âWe give each individual the full experience, from the interview process with managers Alice Mowat, Tania Garwood and Rebecca Chiverton to training with our performance manager Debra Farkas, before installing them in their chosen role with help from the whole team here, âsays Alice.
âThey are then supported by regular checks and supervision to ensure that they are getting the most out of their experience.
âIt was a pleasure to see each individual learn, grow in confidence and truly excel in their role.
âAs we near the end of their six month internship, we have been delighted to offer permanent positions here at the nursing home.
âI am keen to positively promote the healthcare industry and build a great team here in Claremont. âI would like to especially thank Tania for the time and effort she gave me to help me do this, and to our entire team for their support.
âWe are passionate about giving the younger generation a chance. ”
Ethan Collins, Claremont’s first administrative assistant, says he has really benefited from the initiative.
âSince I started my internship at Claremont through the Kickstart program, I have been able to acquire the knowledge and experience necessary to progress in the administrative and social sector,â he says. âThe staff were welcoming and helped me progress in my role.
“Overall, Kickstart has been a brilliant experience and has helped me find a full time job with a team that I love to work with.”
Claremont Court and Ty Ceirios last year impressed the judges with another new innovation, which they call TC – Ty Ceirios & Claremont Court – Hub.
Through this, they aim to provide enhanced individual care and support residents with complex needs through the creation of meaningful person-centered therapy and nursing plans in line with individual tastes and interests.
TC Hub seeks to maintain skills, build confidence, and reduce social isolation, as well as promote relaxation, channel energies, encourage conversation and memories, stimulate the senses, and potentially enhance feelings. alertness, appetite and hydration levels.
The initiative, the brainchild of Nursing Home Director Mary Mowat, was set up in a way that reduces the need for outside staff to come into homes, which improves infection control measures and increases employment prospects in areas close to houses. This is achieved by households employing their own staff, who are monitored and trained by the company and encouraged to study under the Qualifications and Credits Framework (QCF).
The success of therapies delivered through TC Hub is measured by how well residents require shorter periods of one-on-one support. At the same time, the results are analyzed to ensure that they are meaningful and useful to the individual concerned, with emotional mapping among the techniques used to determine the effect on their quality of life.
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