Wilberforce is a 25 bed mixed nursing community for people with a dementia and additional health needs. Churchill is a 15 bed mixed nursing community for people with a dementia whose behavior can sometimes be challenging. Mountbatten is a 15 bed all male safe community for people with a dementia whose behavior can sometimes be challenging.
Working closely with family members and other professionals we are committed to providing the people we support with the highest quality of both nursing and social care. We strongly believe in developing person-centred care planning and, supported by visiting professionals including an onsite GP service, we are able to support people with a wide range of needs in a dedicated, homely and specialised environment. Our staff are skilled in working with people with a dementia and have all completed our in-house training programme which includes ‘Respect’ training, providing our teams with the necessary skills to support people who exhibit behaviour that challenges
Activities play a big part of the day and we employ a dedicated activities coordinator on each one of our nursing communities who work with individuals to develop personalised life story work. This helps to support personalised activity plans which involve simple short bursts of activity and stimulation according to individual need. This may include looking at photo books, therapeutic music reminiscence through ‘Playlist for Life’ activities, ball games or reminiscence activities. These personalised plans are complemented by our innovative market square concept; a destination space which allows people to continue to access social situations in a safe purpose-built environment.
Specially designed to the Stirling University Gold Standard and with the guidance of the Alzheimer’s society, all our nursing communities are designed to support people with all aspects of their daily living, in a homely and familiar environment. All communities are built around a main communal lounge, a large dining room and activity space with access to a safe garden area that is open to all residents. Personal accommodation comes in a variety of sizes in either bedrooms, studio or one bedroomed apartments with kitchenettes in apartments and ensuite wet rooms as standard. Wide corridors and open plan living spaces support safe supervision whilst at the same time enabling people to maintain a level of independence.
Referrals to one of our nursing communities are made to The Lodge via Local authorities and NHS trusts. A pre admission assessment is carried out by a Registered Nurse to assess the needs of the person and, along with any information from family, health professionals or principle carers is used to identify the needs of the person to ensure an effective person centered care and support plan is put in place. Our Head of Nursing works closely with referring bodies to ensure care is provided in the least restrictive way for the person at the center of the assessment, whilst ensuring all nursing needs are considered. In addition, we work in partnership with the commissioning panels to ensure funding is appropriate and monitored for people living at The Lodge