Christmas is a very special time for our residents and many look forward to gathering with loved ones to enjoy the festive period.
We fully embrace the Christmas spirit at Culliford making sure all have a fabulous time. We hosted our annual Christmas Tea on the 3rd and a lovely Christmas Fayre on 16th December. We invited members of the community to join in with our residents and celebrate. We were fortunate to have many visitors and lots of support.
We also enjoyed a visit to York Road Nursery on the 6th December where children sang a variety of Christmas carols and performed a heart-warming nativity play. Residents were also treated to some Christmas stockings filled with chocolate goodies which the children gave out along with a Christmas card.
Allen Knott from the local church also visited and entertained us, getting us all singing, dancing and toe-tapping along to some festive favourites and gave some bible excerpts to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas.
Rose has worked at Culliford since 1992. She has gained her NVQ Level 2 and 3 in care and for many years enjoyed working as Head of Care. Rose has worked as Management deputy for 6 years and enjoyed every aspect of her role. Rose has dedicated 25 years of service, particularly enjoying the contact she had with the residents and always consistently professional, honest, trustworthy and hard working
Rose was nominated as Employee of the month in October for being loyal, reliable, and punctual and going above and beyond the requirements of her job throughout her service at Culliford. She has also been a very valued member of the team and will be very much missed.
We wish Rose all the very best in her Retirement.
Our fifth art exhibition took place at Culliford House, in October, and featured the work of the Connections Project, an art group made up of the care home’s residents.
The exhibition included paintings, drawings and prints made by the residents and is the fifth exhibition the group has held since its formation along with a bit of sparkle and dance.
Bridget Townsend, an artist and co-ordinator of the Connection Project, said the art group has helped the residents connect with the community.
June, a resident who is involved with the group, said it is very popular with the care homes’ residents.
She added: “It is very good. I am just getting into it, everyone loves it. I got drawn into it, but I do a bit of everything.”
Culliford House prides itself on keeping residents busy with hobbies and other activities. Jeanette A’Court, quality manager at Culliford House, said: “We have been working with Bridget for four years. We have wanted to connect with the community so that the care home can feel like they are part of it. Every year we go forward and when people come into care we make sure we cater to their hobbies and anything they want to try. We say life is for living and living well.”
We raised £85 in the raffle- half of which will go to the ‘Dignity in Care Action Campaign’ and half will go towards the new activities at Culliford House. Thanks to all who came. It was smashing and such a lovely event for the community and residents.
Sarah Riley Senior Care Assistant/Relief Cook
Sarah has shown dedication to fulfilling her job responsibilities in the Kitchen and understanding in her role in providing and monitoring nutritional care.
Also, hardworking, reliable, respectful, flexible and goes above and beyond the requirements of her role.
Katie Sanford – Care Assistant & Stephanie Will – Care Assistant
Katie had been nominated for ongoing commitment to her development and going above and beyond in her duties. Has also shown compassion and dignity in her role.
Also, polite, honest, trustworthy and hard working.
Stephanie has shown good knowledge and understanding in her role. Has also shown knowledge compassion and dignity in her role.
Also, hardworking, reliable, polite, flexible and goes above and beyond the requirements of her role.
Despite the wet weather on the day, we enjoyed a trip to SandWorld Weymouth.
We all had a great time enjoying the sculptures!
Irene Cuff – Care Assistant
Irene was nominated for her helpfulness in covering staff sickness and holidays and in addition providing enjoyable activities for our Residents. She was also nominated for her care and kindness with a Resident at the end of their life.
Peter Hassell – Care Assistant
Peter was nominated for being conscientious, dependable and punctual and goes above and beyond the requirements of his job. He is also a very valued member of the team.
We are pleased to announce that we have successfully passed the GSF Care Homes Re Accreditation Assessment Round and have been awarded the Quality Hallmark Award at PLATINUM status.
Culliford House has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to meeting the wishes of its residents in the final months of their lives through better planned, more coordinated and compassionate care.
The Gold Standards Framework is a framework to enable a ‘gold standard of care’ for all people nearing the end of life and providing our residents with the best possible care. We believe our residents deserve the best care that we can provide and this means a high quality, reliable and consistent standard –helping them to live well for the rest of their lives and die in the place and manner of their choosing. For many this means avoiding hospital admission in the final stages of their life, enabling them to die with dignity at home.
“We now work very closely with our GP’s and our staff have the confidence, training and support to talk to residents, plan their care and look after them in the home right up until their death. It is our firm belief that our residents should receive the sort of care we would want for ourselves or our loved ones. “ Julie Tombs GSF Lead Co-ordinator.
“The Gold Standard Framework has provided our home with procedures allowing our staff the confidence to meet the needs of our residents and relatives in their final days”. Suzanne Jackson – Registered Manager.