I’ve not been in post long, but it’s been a positive transition for me thanks to the great work that’s already been done at Windsor House.
Since starting in May, we’ve looked to build on this by increasing our focus on 1-1s with residents and integrating into the community to make new friends and great memories. Windsor is more than just a care home – it’s a family with a support network!
Going forward we’ll push ourselves for example, an outing is not a treat, it’s our norm! There should be no barrier at Windsor House, we’re a person-centred home and we’ll embrace that.
Having trips out for our residents is important for several reasons, it can significantly contribute to their overall well-being, quality of life and creates social engagement, so why would we put restrictions on such opportunities?
Over the next few months, we’ll concentrate on improving our residents’ independence and breaking down barriers. Our recent community-driven garden DIY day saw a great bunch of lovely, new people introduced to the home. Something our residents revelled in.
Independence in care settings promotes well-being, dignity, and quality of life; it gives people a sense of purpose and empowers them to take control.
And, breaking down barriers is essential for creating a supportive and inclusive environment that fosters well-being. Supporting resident autonomy is crucial for promoting independence and self-worth and it’s my focus here at Windsor.
The staff team at Windsor are fired up and ready to continue delivering outstanding care as we create that home from home environment our residents crave. There are a few more ideas in the pipeline but for now, watch this space…
Ffion Caunce, Home Manager at Windsor House.