Residential, Nursing and Dementia Care
Visitors to Woodleigh Christian Care Home always comment on its warm and happy atmosphere and how the staff are as much friends of our residents as their professional carers. It’s a sentiment we appreciate as it sums up what we are all about – caring for people through developing strong and lasting relationships.
Our community at Woodleigh embraces people from all backgrounds. Our experienced and dedicated staff work hard to provide you and your family with a welcoming and supportive environment, where you feel recognised as an individual, with your own personality and wishes, and our care is always delivered with that in mind.
Coronavirus update 7th November 2020
We are continually reviewing the government advice daily to ensure we are assessing all risks and taking all appropriate actions. We will work with our families, residents, staff, suppliers and other key stakeholders to minimise the risk.
On Tuesday 6th October Nottinghamshire County Council informed us that due to a dramatic rise in COVID cases in the county they were recommending that all care homes limit visiting as follows:
“Visiting will be restricted to:
• Visits from professionals who cannot undertake important tasks remotely: for example, this may include safeguarding, statutory advocacy in certain circumstances and flu vaccination.
• Exceptional visits from family or significant others – for example to support end of life care, or where a person’s wellbeing is so adversely impacted it presents a significant risk.”
• Their advice will be reviewed in two weeks’ time - but is unlikely to change.
Whilst this is frustrating for us all the increases in the infection in the wider community is concerning. We will continue to review our policies in relation to visits and coronavirus as the advice and guidance changes.
The testing of all care home residents monthly and all care home staff weekly has started and it will enhance the care of our residents.
When visiting can recommence the following guideline will continue to apply. We will offer periods of time out in the garden and the grounds of both home’s for you to spend time with your loved ones in groups of up to six people from different households, following social distancing guidelines.
However, in order to ensure the safety of yourself, our residents and staff the following, common-sense, rules will apply, please do the following:
- Visits will be scheduled as the visiting areas have to be disinfected between visits, you must vacate when your designated time is up to allow staff to disinfect the area ready for the next visit.
- Hand sanitiser will be provided, please use it before and after the visit
- You should wear a face shield (mask) as we know that the virus is spread by droplets from the lungs.
- You must remain at a 2-metre distance from anyone at all times. unfortunately, at this time, it is not safe to touch your loved one, even wearing gloves and masks or other forms of PPE.
- You should bring your own refreshments as, at present, we cannot offer any items that have been in the care home.
- Avoid meal times.
- If the home is evacuated you should attend the designated evacuation point.
If possible the following will assist us all to stay safe
- Where you are able please bring your own seating, that you have disinfected before and after the visit.
- The majority of our residents are in the ‘high risk’ category and we must protect them as much as practicably possible. Keep well and socially distanced. The less pressure our health services have, the more likely we can get help from GPs, community nurses and the hospitals when we need them. Also this lowers the risks when you visit.
Please do NOT do the following
- Do not turn up unannounced.
- You must not visit the home if you are unwell or have symptoms of coronavirus. The Government state: Do not leave home if you or someone you live with has any of the following:
- a high temperature
- a new, continuous cough
- a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste
- Feeling tired, achy or lethargic
- When visiting the home, you must not enter the home, you will be guided to the designated area by a member of staff.
- If you are shielding please do not visit
- If you have had symptoms or are awaiting COVID test results you must not visit.
- Please avoid bringing young children.
- No visits will be taking place in adverse weather conditions and during hot, sunny days, visits will be limited to 1hr, this is to prevent the risk of sun burn and sun stroke for our residents.
- Both homes reserve the right to instruct anyone not adhering to the measures set out to leave the site.
If you have any questions relating to the virus and how it will impact life at our homes, please speak to the Home Manager.
"Your staff are a credit to your company. They are always smiling in what I can only describe as a high pressure job. A special thank you must go to the manager for being fantastic. Many thanks."
Finding a care home that is just right for you can be difficult. At Woodleigh Christian Care Home we offer Residential, Nursing, Dementia, Respite and Day care, so whatever your needs we are sure we will be able to take good care of you. Many of our staff have been with us for many years and they understand the importance of you feeling comfortable with your new surroundings and the care you are receiving. We are committed to making you feel one of the family and delivering the care you want and deserve.
"My mother had not had the care expected at a previous placement. We looked around various other homes. However arriving at Woodleigh brought myself and my daughter to tears. Such a welcoming place. My mother has certainly changed and looks her best in years."
"The staff are very friendly and always have a kind word for Mum, and when she has down days give her support. She is mixing well with other residents and knows she is in the best place possible for her, and it puts our minds at rest that she is settling in well."
RESPONSE TO THE 2019 CQC INSPECTION
On the 4th November CQC released its latest comprehensive report following their most recent inspection. We were delighted, although not surprised, to be rated “Good” in all areas.
Sarah Milnes, the home manager said “We were not surprised at the feedback from the inspectors. The staff have worked so hard to make Woodleigh a safe, thriving and happy place. So, it was wonderful to hear that the inspectors had seen this as well.”
The report included many comments from residents and relatives such as:
“People and relatives spoke positively about staff skills and experience”
“People and relatives spoke positively about the staff team. One person said, “They are marvellous. Nothing is too much trouble for them.”
There are many events such as the weekly community choir and "Friends on Friday" event - both supported by volunteers.
The home`s own chaplain is always available – leading the singing at the community choir, leading services and most importantly supporting the whole family through difficult times.
John Walton, the owner of the WoodleighCare group said: “This recognition is absolutely thrilling. Woodleigh has been at the heart of the Mansfield community for over 30 years – so to receive this recognition is very important and, as the report lists so many outstanding points, is amazing. We are so proud of the whole team as each one of them plays a vital and important role, and of our volunteers who have bundles of energy to.”
The full report is available in the foyer, on our website and on CQC`s web site.
Thank you to everyone involved in this inspection.
Sarah Milnes RGN - Home Manager
John Walton - Director
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