A care home for people living with dementia has been recognised for its commitment to supporting meaningful lives for its residents.
Weybourne in Abbeywood, now has an ‘Eden Tree’ plaque and certificate, in recognition of being included on the Eden Alternative UK Register of Homes.
The home was assessed in September, by June Burgess and Paul Bailey, who are part of the validation team for the Eden Alternative. They spent the day observing the character of the home, and speaking with many residents and staff.
The Eden Alternative is based on the core belief that ageing should be a continued stage of development and growth, rather than a period of decline.
On Monday 1st December Richard Macintyre, Regional Care Director, presented Jackie Butler Assistant Home Manager, with the Eden plaque and certificate and praised Jackie and all the staff at Weybourne for their hard work and dedication.
Jackie Butler, Assistant Home Manager said:
“We are very proud of the achievement. The staff and residents have all made this happen however we are all very aware and excited that this is just the start of our Eden journey for Weybourne.’
Studies show that implementation of the Eden Alternative is a powerful tool for improving quality of life and quality of care for those living in care homes. Also, homes that have adopted Eden as an organisational-wide philosophy have found that there is improved staff satisfaction and retention and significant decreases in use of medication.