How do you create a culture of care in a society that is all too often uncaring? How do you make sure that your nurses and carers do not act like those that appear in TV exposés?By celebrating success!By focussing on achievement!
By rewarding positive interaction with praise and recognition!
A good care team has members who feel supported and valued. They know they are making a difference to peoples’ lives. Team members are comfortable being loving and showing affection. They are clear about what they are doing and why.Our staff team is highly trained and remarkably experienced. All of our senior care staff are qualified nurses registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, over 60% of our carers hold an NVQ II in care, and most of the rest are working towards it.
No amount of training however can make someone a ‘glass half full’ person and give them a positive approach to life. These things have to be there already. So we recruit according to the kind of attitude we want our staff to have and then train them to provide them with the skills they need.
So far it’s working well.
(We are always interested in hearing from people who would like to get involved with what we do. If you are the kind of person who knows that what matters most in life is how we feel, whether we are happy or not, and you really want to make a difference to peoples’ lives, then please follow this link, because we really want to hear from you. )