We here at Aveley Lodge feel that care is more than simply providing personal care. We always look to take the holistic approach by which we mean to meet all aspects of an individual’s daily living needs. This being as said before, personal care, but also social interaction and stimulus. We are lucky to have a truly fantastic activities team. A team which offers many activities both as a group and on an individual basis. Although we have a wonderful activities team, we also encourage everyone on the staffing team and those visiting to participate in these sessions. The activities offered are varied and range from such activities as the cooking club, arts and crafts sessions, coffee mornings with the local library, visits from our local church, external entertainment groups, or even the monthly high tea as laid on by our delightful chefs. The approach we like to take is that an individual can do as much or as little as they please. It is, after all, their home. You can view more information about the activities and the impressive selection we offer by visiting our activities section here on our website.
Once an individual has made the choice to reside here at Aveley Lodge, they will be involved in the creation of their own person centred care plan. It is this care plan which will enable the highly trained staff team to provide the service for which we are known and respected for. Furthermore, we always encourage and appreciate the input of both the individual family members and respective professionals should this be necessary.
We are pleased to say that Aveley Lodge Care Home will offer a pleasant and refreshing change from all that you undoubtedly read and see in the media regarding care homes. The magnificent staff team are consummate professionals in all that they do, leading to the creation of an environment which is relaxed, warm and homely and perfectly equipped to meet the needs of those wishing to live within this stunning care setting; a setting which will fast become their home. A home of peace and relaxation, yet filled with opportunities.
On winning the “Putting People First” Award at the East of England Care Awards 2017, the judges said that we are “A dedicated, passionate team of care professionals that really do put the service users at the heart of everything they do”. The judges also commented that “The two cooks really like to champion that the Home is just that, it’s a home, for one big family” when we became finalists at the CaringUK Awards 2017 in the “Catering Team of Year” category.
Finally, selected staff have begun the required training under the Gold Standards Framework (GSF) for us to become an accredited care home. This training and accreditation enables generalist frontline staff to provide a gold standard of care for people nearing the end of life. GSF improves the quality, coordination and organisation of care, leading to better patient outcomes in line with their needs and preferences and greater cost efficiency through reducing hospitalisation. It will take approx. 12 months for us as a home to complete the training, to roll this out within our home in general and to officially become accredited, but we hope this additional standard will help to improve upon the high quality of service we currently offer to all residents in their final stages of life.