Nursing Care Home
The care home sector is due for a major overhaul as the national audit office admitted that lack of government funding has undermined the sector and its huge number of care home workers.
Changing the way care home services work
An urgent green paper has been proposed for this summer to change the way care home services work. The move will cover nursing homes and other care services sectors, which are paid for by the council and by private individuals and families.
The office said changes in the sector were desperately needed and admitted that the extra £2 billion earmarked for the sector until 2021 would probably have no significant impact on the current problems.
Davina Ludlow of carehome.co.uk recently told Telegraph Money: “Choosing a care home can be extremely difficult. The home must have everything you or your relative needs, in the right location at an affordable price.
“It needs to be a care home where the resident can still do the things that matter to them, where they have choice and control and where their emotional needs are valued and their rights are upheld.”
Stanfield Nursing Home emphasise on quality
And despite the downbeat news in the care home sector – including a rise in bankruptcies of small care home operators and problems with Four Seasons Health Care, one of the biggest operators – Stanfield Nursing Care Home in Worcester continues to kick against the national trend with its emphasis on quality, community and best practice for its residents.
Set in a largely rural location, Stanfield nursing home Worcester has views over open farmland across to the Malvern Hills in the distance. Known for its caring, friendly atmosphere, the care home boasts single rooms with en-suite showers and toilets, and a limited number of shared rooms, which are ideal for couples.
Treat our care home like your own home
Stanfield staff encourage the residents and their loved ones to treat the nursing care home in Worcester like their own home. The care home provides plenty of activities including visits from diversional therapists who run regular leisure and recreational activities. All these activities are there to enhance the social, psychological, physical and emotional well-being of the residents. Moreover, there are also regular sessions with a visiting music therapist who leads singing and music sessions. The music therapist also brings musical instruments for residents, loved one and even staff who enjoy playing.